Prep 2 hrs 9 mins
Cook 15 mins
I came across this recipe and thought this was an interesting marinade for cheap steaks.
- 4 beef blade steaks or 4 boneless beef chuck steaks, cut 1 inch thick
- 1 (5 ounce) package spreadable cheese with garlic and herbs (optional topping for steak)
- 1⁄2 cup red wine vinaigrette dressing
- 1⁄4 cup chopped dried fig (or fig preserves)
- In a blender place marinade ingredients (vinaigrette and figs) and process until blended.
- Place steaks in a marinating dish or plastic bag and pour marinade over steaks. Marinate refrigerated for at least 2 hours.
- Prepare grill.
- Remove steaks from marinade and discard marinade.
- Place steaks on grill over medium, ash covered coals, and grill covered (10-15 minutes for medium rare) (8-10 for rare and 14-16 for well done) to degree of doneness desired, turning occasionally.
- Season steaks with salt and pepper.
- ***Optional*** While steaks are cooking, heat cheese in a small saucepan over medium low heat for 2-4 minutes or until melted, stirring frequently. ***If your cheese spread doesn't have chives, just snip some chives into the saucepan while cheese is melting or add your favorite garden herbs.***.
- Serve steaks with optional cheese sauce if desired. (The sauce is also good over potatoes served with the steaks).
Sorry Ellie, I just didn't care for the combination of the vinaigrette dressing and dried figs. Had a kinda bitter taste.