Marinated Steak Salad with Bacon & Crumbly Blue Cheese Dressing

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By Alicia Ghio

While we try to grill year round, it’s a little tough during those cold, dark and snowy winter days. So when warmer temperatures start to roll around, there is nothing I like more than to get the grill back in use.

Sliced grilled steak over some fresh vegetables is a delicious dinner. It’s simple but the flavors make it special, especially in this recipe for marinated steak salad with a bacon and crumbly blue cheese dressing. You just need to do a little planning and marinate the steak ahead of time; otherwise, it’s easy to prepare.

Marinated Steak Salad with Bacon & Crumbly Blue Cheese Dressing

Serves 3-4

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • juice & zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb. London Broil


  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1/2 head of escarole, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced


  1. Put all the marinade ingredients into a container. Mix well to make sure the meat is fully coated. Seal the container and put in the fridge for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  2. Grill the marinated steak to medium rare or your preferred doneness. (Internal temperature for medium rare is 135 degrees Fahrenheit.) Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, fry the bacon until really crisp. Place the cooked bacon on a towel; then crumble and set aside. Let the bacon fat in the pan cool a bit; then add two tablespoons of it into a small bowl.
  4. To the bacon fat, whisk in olive oil, vinegar and pepper. Then stir in the bacon crumbles and the blue cheese.
  5. Next, chop the escarole and slice the red onion. Toss together in a large bowl.
  6. Thinly slice the steak.
  7. Now it’s time to assemble: On a large platter, add the salad, place the steak slices on top; then drizzle the dressing over the top of it all and serve.

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