Bleu Cheese Steak with Croutons

While watching Food Network at the gym one day (and yes, I am fully aware of the irony behind that statement), I watched Bobby Flay grill a steak with bleu cheese on top. Bleu cheese is not my favorite of the cheeses (no one can replace you in my heart, goat cheese!), but my husband really enjoys it. So, I decided to give the idea a go. I actually used a recipe from allrecipes.com, since it received higher ratings: topped with bleu cheese and homemade croutons, this recipe is a perfect meal for date night--or a weekday dinner that will take your steak to a whole new level!

You will need:
2 (6 ounce) beef tenderloin filets, 1 1/2 inches thick
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 slices white bread, crusts removed and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

First, set your steaks on your broiler pan and turn on your broiler. Broil about 6 inches from the broiler for 5-8 minutes per side, or until desired level of doneness is achieved.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine butter and bleu cheese. Set aside.

Saute bread cubes in olive oil until lightly browned. Set aside.

Finally, when steaks are cooked, remove from the oven. Top them with the bleu cheese butter and place back under the broiler for a minute or two, until the cheese melts. Before serving, top with croutons and sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top. The steak will be incredibly moist and flavorful!

Serve with mashed potatoes (or, since the cheese makes this a slightly heavier main course, a salad). Enjoy!

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