Amber Beer-Braised Steaks with Leeks and Gorgonzola Crumbles

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 15 mins

This sounds super-fancy for just five ingredients, right? The sweet flavor of the beer is excellent when partnered with the sweet leeks and tangy Gorgonzola cheese (although any blue-veined cheese will work).

Photo by Ben Pieper


1 tablespoon olive oil
4 lean steaks (about 5 ounces each)
2 leeks, rinsed well and chopped (white and light green parts only)
1 cup amber beer
1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season both sides of the steaks with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Add the steaks to the hot pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until just browned.
  3. Remove the steaks from the pan.
  4. Add the leeks to the same pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, until the leeks are tender and golden brown. Add the beer and broth and bring to a simmer.
  6. Return the steaks to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes, until the steaks are medium.
  7. Transfer the steaks and sauce to a serving platter and top with the Gorgonzola cheese.

From Robin Takes 5: 500 Recipes, 5 Ingredients or Less, 500 Calories or Less, for 5 Nights/Week at 5:00 PM / by Robin Miller / Andrews McMeel Publishing

For more information on why meat needs to rest after cooking, watch this video for tips from the “Butcher Boys” of Porter Road Butcher in Nashville, TN



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