Butter on a steak, y’all. Oh my goodness. I cannot tell you how a melted herbed butter running down the sides of a juicy steak makes this protein-loving girl some kind of happy. But add bacon and goat cheese to this mash up? And, well …Sorry, I’m going to need a couple of minutes of here. The fabulousness. It’s all just too much.
I remember the first time I had steak butter. Mr. ASD, my very own engineer, and I were on a date celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. Even though we had been married for two years, we were really just starting out- our first year and half of marriage we spent in graduate school, living the lives of students. So, on the date of our second anniversary, we found ourselves 6 months gainfully employed, caring for a newborn, and adulting like mad on a full-time basis. We didn’t have 2 cents to rub together, but we didn’t know it. And it was wonderful.
So on this date, we decided to throw caution to the wind, go somewhere close to the house for dinner and spring for fancy. I remember the sheer joy of real table cloths! There were real table cloths! And little oil burning lamps, true water glasses, and a full array of silverware… what kind of heaven… And then the steak. Impeccably cooked with a perfectly rounded scoop of butter that had already started to slide a little to the left and trickle down the sides…
I don’t know who first thought of putting butter on a steak. But if I did, I’d kiss them right on the face. The salty, the fat… it’s nothing but good. And what’s even better is that we don’t have to save this wonderfulness for a special occasion; we can enjoy herbed steak butter, at home, anytime we want. Talk about some kind of heaven! It’s super easy, and its goodness is only amped up a million times over with the addition of soft goat cheese and crispy bacon.
What You’ll Need to Make Herbed Steak Butter with Goat Cheese & Bacon
- butter, room temperature
- goat cheese crumbles, room temperature
Let’s Get Started:
Herbed steak butter is one of those little extra things that seems so special, but actually comes together really quickly and easily. The key is to use butter and goat cheese that is room temperature. You can either use a fork to blend the two together until creamy or a hand mixer. Because of the amount of butter and cheese you have to sacrifice on the beaters of the hand mixer, I use a fork. (Yes, I want every bit of the yumminess!)
All that is really left blending the two base ingredients together is chopping the herbs and adding the bacon and garlic. Bacon I’ve cooked myself is always a prize choice, but not always my go-to. For the sake of convenience, there are some really good pre-packaged bacon pieces out there that can be used.
After everything is mixed together, it’s time to chill the butter and goat cheese so that it is convenient to serve and use. Plastic wrap or parchment paper is perfect for the job. Just put the herbed steak butter in the center of a piece about twice the size of your butter mixture.
Roll it up and twist the ends and you’re finished! You can use your hands to pat your parchment paper here and there or roll the wrapped and twisted butter gently back and forth on a cutting board to make a nice “log” shape.
Leave in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using. When you’re ready, just unwrap, place on a butter dish and slice! Look at all those fresh herbs and colors! You know this has to be good! But you’ve already tasted it, haven’t you? I know you have.
When the steaks come in off the grill to rest, putting your fabulous Herbed Steak Butter with Goat Cheese & Bacon on during that last minute or two of resting time is a perfect idea. Or guests can put on their own butter as soon as the steaks are served. Just when you thought steaks couldn’t get any better, right?
And then I had the brilliant idea that I should put it on some sourdough. I should have never started. I simply couldn’t stop. My men folk decided they needed to put it on a baked sweet potato. They couldn’t stop talking about it. I had to miss out on that. I was too full of warm sourdough bread, butter, goat cheese, and bacon. Oh, steak butter, why do you do this to me?
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Love this Herbed Steak Butter with Goat Cheese & Bacon? You might like these other ASD favorites too!
- 1/2 C Butter, room temperature
- 1/2 C Goat cheese crumbles, room temperature
- 1 1/2 TBSP chopped chives
- 1 1/2 TBSP chopped parsley
- 1/3 C bacon pieces
- 1 TBSP chopped basil
- 1 tsp red pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic
- Blend together butter and cheese.
- Add in rest of ingredients, mixing well.
- Place butter mixture on plastic wrap or parchment paper. Roll up and twist ends to secure.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.