Steak with Onion-Bleu Cheese Sauce

After Brett and I were married last June, we ventured to Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico where we indulged in top-of-the-line seafood nearly every day. We chose this resort due to its rave reviews on Trip Advisor. While reading these reviews in the weeks leading to the wedding, I happened to come across one topic of interest to me: “Favorite Meals at Excellence Playa Mujeres!”

There was one dish that everyone seemed to love: pasta with bleu cheese sauce. I made a mental note about the dish, but wasn’t sure whether it would still be served on our honeymoon.

When we sat down at Toscana, our resort’s Italian restaurant, we first ordered an entire bottle of wine, soon followed by seared tuna for Brett and – you got it – pasta with bleu cheese sauce for myself. One bite and I was a convinced woman: nothing could have made that pasta more delicious!

Despite enjoying six nights (and countless meals) at our resort, Brett and I still insist that the pasta with bleu cheese sauce was the best dish that was served to us on our honeymoon. While recently perusing Pioneer Woman’s website for dinner ideas, I noticed a recipe for steak with onion-bleu cheese sauce, and couldn’t resist.

Brett doesn’t love bleu cheese, but his reaction to the pasta on our honeymoon gave me enough reason to make this sauce anyway. The recipe below definitely has more bleu cheese flavor than the pasta, but you could easily reduce the amount of cheese (and increase the amount of cream) to balance it out. Choose any type of steak that you love; PW made this with ribeyes, but I found a good deal on KC strips. I think the asparagus was a perfect, and pretty, addition.

Steak with Onion-Bleu Cheese Sauce – from Pioneerwoman.com

4 steaks of your choice
salt, pepper
4 TBS butter
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 C heavy cream
1/2 C bleu cheese crumbles

Season steak with salt/pepper and grill to desired doneness.  Melt butter in large saucepan; saute onion until very tender and slightly browned. Reduce heat to simmer and add cream. Stir several minutes. Stir in bleu cheese and mix well until melted. Serve steak over sauce.

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