Garlic Rubbed Steak with Blue Cheese & French Fried Onions

Did you guys have a great weekend? I sure did. I arrived Saturday afternoon to my sister’s place and we have been having a ball ever since. She has three kids and my little one has been in heaven! She has three new playmates that adore her not to mention an aunt and uncle that are over the moon! Last time we visited was at Christmas and she was so shy. Now, a few months later, she is talking, hugging, laughing and playing with them all! She’s like a new girl! I’ll be sure to post photos of all the fun we’ve been having!

Anyways, here’s another grilling recipe that you are sure to love! {Are you sick of these yet? Can’t get enough of that BBQ!} This is the second dinner idea I submitted to The Pioneer Woman’s Grilling Contest: Garlic Rubbed Steak with Blue Cheese and French Fried Onions. Don’t pass out. You’re not going to want to miss the details. In a nut shell, this New York Strip is given a good ol’ garlic rub down, sprinkled and massaged with oil, salt and pepper and then grilled to a perfect medium. Top the whole thing off with Blue Cheese and French Fried Onions and that my friends is what I called dinner two weeks ago.

Are you salivating yet? I am.

A few recipe notes for you to make this as close to perfect as possible:

-I used a NY Strip Steak, but feel free to use any cut of meat that is meant for grilling. Also, let the meat sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes or so to take the chill off. This will result in a more tender piece of meat.
-The longer you rub the steak with garlic, the more garlicky it will be. I love garlic and so does steak. Don’t hate! Appreciate.
-Be generous with the salt and the pepper. Sprinkle it on thick on BOTH sides after you oil it up.
-DO NOT forgo on the French Fried Onions. They add a delicious, unforgettable buttery crunch. And, don’t think you don’t know what I’m talking about. {The things you top your green bean casseroles with at Thanksgiving!} Deny it all you want- you know you love them!
-DO NOT forgo on the butter either. I am and will always be a butter lover/advocate/enthusiast.
-Once you take your steak off the grill cover that bad boy with foil and let it rest a good 10 minutes. It will make for a delicious and juicy steak. It will also help melt all the blue cheese. YUM.

I think that should be everything! If you guys only ever make one thing from my blog, please let this be it! Follow my few simple steps and you will be a steak/garlic/butter/french fried onion lover too. Happy Monday! :)

Garlic Rubbed Steak with Blue Cheese & French Fried Onions
yield: 2 large servings
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2 – 1 inch thick New York Strip Steaks
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons butter
4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese {about 2 oz.}
1/2 cup french fried onions

1. Remove steaks from fridge and sit them out 30 minutes or so to take the chill off.
2. Preheat outdoor grill to high.
3. Cut garlic clove in half and rub both sides of steak with cut side of garlic. The longer you rub them, the stronger the flavor. Drizzle canola oil over steaks and spread evenly. Sprinkle both sides of meat generously with salt and pepper.
4. Place steak on hot grill and reduce heat to medium. Cover and grill 3-4 minutes and flip. {If you like a more well done steak, leave on the grill to cook 4-5 minutes before flipping.}
5. Cook steak another 2 minutes covered. Top each with 1 teaspoon butter. As butter starts to melt, spread it evenly over the top of the meat. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of blue cheese on top of each steak. Replace lid and cook another 1-2 minutes or until steak is cooked to your liking and cheese has started to melt.
6. Transfer steaks to serving platter and cover with foil to let meat rest.
7. After 5-10 minutes remove foil and top with french fried onions. Serve warm.


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  1. Wow, how decadent!!! My husband usually likes his steak just straight up but I bet I could get him to make an exception for this.


  2. my audible response to these pics: ‘oooooooahhhhhhhhmmmmmmm’

    Looks amazing. Can’t beat a nice piece of steak and the blue cheese and french fried onions just take it over the top.


  3. Not sick of grilled recipes yet, keep ’em coming especially things like this :-)


  4. Oh, man….this sounds heavenly. And yes, I want to see those pictures of Brooke!


  5. This sounds amazing …..BUT what are french fried onions???? In my defence, I am English and I’m pretty sure we don’t have them here… it something I can make myself?


    • Lauren — May 25th, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

      They are fried onions…sort of like onion rings. We usually just use them for green bean casserole at Thanksgiving. I use the French’s brand. Hope you can find them!


      • Jess — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

        No, we def don’t have them, we do have onion rings though or maybe I could just coat some onion slices in batter and fry them up?

        • Lauren — May 26th, 2011 @ 1:24 am

          Yeah, that would be delicious. Good luck! Sorry you don’t have them there. It would make life easier. Rats!

  6. Yum!! I’m going to definitely make this :) Thanks for sharing!!


  7. I made this tonight for dinner, yum! My daughter who complains every time I make steak(and barely eats it), gobbled it right up!


  8. I decided to make this today for my husband. I was a little concerned because he is not as big a fan of blue cheese as I am. No need to worry. He loved it. This is definitely a keeper. Yummmm


  9. Looks absolutely delicious…and will have to try for next cook-out, soon! May even grill indoors, with all the new cooking elements now available, if weather need! Nice site to visit that popped up somehow to enjoy the pictures and advice for lovely recipes, enjoyable for our neck of the woods…Florida! Thanks!




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