Tri-Tip Steak with Blue Cheese

An extremely quick and simple preparation that results in a tender steak topped with a delicious sauce and accented by the rich taste of blue cheese.


1 1/2 pounds tri-tip, sirloin or flank steaks

coarse ground black pepper

2 tablespoons butter

2/3 cup canned beef broth

1/4 cup brandy


2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped

4 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled

Honey Tips

Honey Is Magic

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Melt butter in a large ovenproof skillet. Add steaks. Turn to coat with butter. Sprinkle steaks with pepper. Place pan under broiler and broil 5 minutes. Turn steaks, sprinkle with pepper and broil 5 more minutes or until steaks are medium rare. (Do not over-cook or steaks will be tough.) Remove steaks from pan. Keep warm.
Place pan that you cooked steaks in on top of the stove. Add beef broth, brandy, honey and rosemary to pan drippings. Bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes to reduce sauce. Place steak on plates. Drizzle with sauce and top each with a tablespoon of blue cheese.
Serves: 4