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Buttery Blackened Steak Bites with Gorgonzola - Overhead shot of steak bites in cast iron skillet

Buttery Blackened Steak Bites with Gorgonzola

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Buttery Blackened Steak Bites with Gorgonzola is perfect for an easy, casual dinner or make a fun appetizer!  Tender, succulent pieces of steak are tossed in a flavorful blackening mix, seared to perfection then glazed with melted butter and Gorgonzola cheese!
Course Beef
Cuisine American / New Orleans
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1048


Blackening Mix

  • 4 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons granulated onion
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Steak Bites

  • 2 pounds beef tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup blackening mix
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil as needed
  • 1 stick salted butter cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese divided
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Blackening Mix

  • Combine the blackening mix ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup for steak bites. Transfer the remainder to a jar, seal and store for another use.

Steak Bites

  • Cut the tenderloin into 1 to 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Sprinkle the steak pieces generously with the blackening mix.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil.
  • Working in batches if necessary, place the seasoned steak pieces in the skillet and brown well on all sides. Be careful to just brown and not cook all the way through. Tent the steak pieces to keep warm if working in batches.
  • When all the steak pieces are browned, return them to the pan and shove to one side.
  • Add the butter pieces and allow them to melt.
  • Sprinkle beef with half the Gorgonzola cheese.
  • Gently spoon the melted butter over the steak pieces.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese over steak pieces.
  • Serve from the skillet or transfer to a platter. Sprinkle with parsley for garnish.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 1048kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 36g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 230mg | Sodium: 5572mg | Potassium: 1156mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6582IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 10mg