Blue Cheese and Pine Nut Sauce for Steaks and Chops

Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings

This is great sauce adds another level to any grilled steak, beef roast, and pork chops.  While this sauce is perfect for the holidays, it also works well for formal gatherings and special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, or Valentine's Day. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL red wine
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL chili powder
  • pinch of salt (optional)

How to Make It

Heat olive oil or butter in a large saucepan.  Add shallot and cook for 2 minutes, or until translucent.  Add wine, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.  Stir in mustard and remaining seasonings.  Simmer for 8-10 minutes.  As sauce begins to reduce, add blue cheese and melt through.  Remove from heat, stir in pine nuts, and serve over grilled or roasted meat of your choice.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 157
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 316 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)