Monday, February 15, 2010

Craving Ellie in My Belly!

This is my first Craving Ellie in My Belly Recipe and I strongly recommend it! This recipe is really easy to make and I had most of the ingredients in my pantry. I paired this with my roasted potatoes and asparagus for a filling and inexpensive dinner.

Marinated Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

Adapted from Ellie Krieger


  • 1 1/4 pounds beef flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat buttermilk
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley leaves


In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar and garlic. Put the steak into a sealable plastic bag with the marinade and let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature, or 1 hour in the refrigerator.

In the meantime, in a small bowl combine the blue cheese and buttermilk with a fork, mashing until creamy. Stir in the Worcestershire and set aside.

Spray a large grill pan with cooking spray and preheat over medium-high heat.

Remove the meat from the marinade and season both sides with salt and pepper. Discard the marinade. Cook the meat in the grill pan over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Drizzle with blue cheese sauce and top with a sprinkling of parsley.


  1. Welcome to CEiMB! I've been gone for 4 weeks but hope to be back with the group this week or next. The chocolate mousse for this week looks right up my alley :)

  2. welcome to CEiMB! i loved this recipe too!

  3. Welcome to CEiMB. We eat well there. This is one of my favorites.

  4. Welcome to the group! I think you'll really enjoy cooking with us - Ellie has some fantastic recipes, and it's a great bunch of bloggers.