A simple marinade of pureed dried figs and store-bought balsamic vinaigrette adds intense flavor to steak. This recipe is adapted from Lori Welander's grand prize-winning recipe from the 2003 National Beef Cook-Off. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2008

Patsy Jamieson


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  • Place vinaigrette and figs in a blender or food processor; process until blended. Place in a large sealable plastic bag with steak and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours.

  • Preheat grill to medium.

  • Remove the steak from the marinade; discard marinade. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the steak for 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare depending on thickness. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Season with salt and pepper, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, warm cheese in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often, until melted. Carve the steak into thin slices. Serve each portion with a dollop of the cheese sauce.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 up to 1 day in advance.

Tip: To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel and use tongs to rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; 13.1 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 326 mg sodium. 321 mg potassium; 2.2 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 23.6 g protein; 8 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mcg folate; 21 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 20 mg magnesium;