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Grilled Steak with Bacon-Bleu Cheese Maitre ‘D Butter

Grilled steak with a potato and broccoli
Photo by Shari Pennington.

This Grilled Steak with Bacon-Blue Cheese Maitre ‘D Butter pairs well with a Cleve from Philip Carter Winery. The recipe appears in this full episode of “ Un-Wine'd,” which airs Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on VPM PBS.

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 ½ sticks butter, softened to room temperature
  • 6 ounces bleu cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 4 slices bacon, crisply fried and crumbled
  • 1 tbsp. finely minced fresh basil

  • 1 tsp. finely minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp. finely minced fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher salt 
  • 4 Steaks, your choice of cut, 1 1/2 “ to 2” thick
  • Mixing bowl
  • Parchment or waxed paper


Step 1: In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, bacon, salt, garlic and herbs. Make sure all ingredients are well blended and flavors are distributed.

Step 2: Then add in crumbles of bleu cheese.

Step 3:  Place the butter on a piece of waxed paper and roll it up into a log. Wrap tightly and try to get the air out. Then stick it into the refrigerator.

Step 4: Grill steaks to desired doneness and top with a thick slice of the butter on each serving.  Garnish with additional herbs if desired.


Serves 4 to 8 depending on the size of the steaks.

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