.30lbBlue Cheese Crumbles (roughly 1 cup) + more for garnish (optional)
3TBSPHalf & Half
1mediumOnion - thinly sliced
Toasted Herb Breadcrumbs
¼cupFresh Flat Leaf Parsley - minced See Blog Notes
¼cupBreadcrumbs (you can also use panko)
The first step(s) will be to make all of your toppings, you can do this step ahead of time too!
Whipped Blue Cheese
In a food processor - pulse your blue cheese crumbles, while the food processor is running, pour in your half and half 1 TBSP at a time. It may form a ball, if you add another TBSP of half and half it will start to become a creamy consistency. Once you get it to your prefered consistency, set aside. If you are doing this hours in advance, you may want to refrigerate until serving.
Over medium heat in a sauté pan add your thinly sliced onions, butter and a pinch of salt. Let the onions sit and caramelize. They will not caramelize if you continue to stir them around the pan. Just let them sit and brown, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Let them brown to your liking.
Toasted Herb Breadcrumbs
Over medium heat in a sauté pan add your minced parsley, breadcrumbs, butter and a pinch of salt. Toss and stir while the breadcrumbs toast, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and the pan, put them in a bowl and set aside, this will help prevent them from over-toasting burning in the still hot pan.
You can make bacon several different ways (including the grill!). My preferred method is splatter-mess-free and clean up is a cinch.
Preheat the over to 425F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Lay out your bacon.
Bake at 425F until they are crispy - about 10 minutes. Once you start to smell it, check on them.
Remove from the oven, drain your slices on a paper towel. Before serving cut into bacon pieces.
Sprinkle salt over the steak, then preheat your grill.
Using a medium-hot grill - grill your steaks! The timing depends on the thickness of your steak and the preferred temperature. Make sure to use a meat thermometer. For a medium steak - remove from the grill at 155F and let it rest - it will come up to the 160F. If you don't want to grill or it's raining, you can also sear them in a pan with 1 TBSP of butter.
Cut your head of lettuce into half or quarters.
Spread some whipped blue cheese on the lettuce as the "glue" then sit your steak on top of that and spread more whipped blue cheese on top of your steak. Then pile on your topping, starting with caramelized onions, bacon, cherry tomatoes and then sprinkle your toasted herb breadcrumbs.