Blue Cheese and Pine Nut Sauce for Steaks and Chops

Blue cheese and pine nut sauce recipe

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
157 Calories
12g Fat
4g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 4g
Calcium 77mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is great sauce pairs well with grilled steak, beef roast, and pork chops. It's also perfect for the holidays, formal gatherings, and special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, or Valentine's Day. 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Optional: pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for blue cheese pine nut sauce
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  2. Heat olive oil or butter in a large saucepan. 

    Heat olive oil
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  3. Add shallot and cook for 2 minutes, or until translucent. 

    Add shallot
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  4. Add wine, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. 

    Add wine
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  5. Stir in mustard and remaining seasonings. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. 

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  6. As the sauce begins to reduce, add blue cheese and melt through. 

    Add blue cheese
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  7. Remove from heat and stir in pine nuts.

    Stir in pine nuts
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  8. Serve over grilled or roasted meat of your choice. Enjoy!

    Blue Cheese and Pine Nut Sauce for Steaks and Chops Recipe
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