Steak & Spinach Salad with Bacon Bits & Blue Cheese

Steak & Spinach Salad with Bacon Bits & Blue Cheese

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Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 6 slices smoky bacon
  • 2 petite filets (about 1lb. each), at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and coarse black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons EVOO, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 bunch watercress or upland cress, trimmed
  • 4 cups regular or farm spinach, trimmed, large leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup smoked or regular blue cheese crumbles
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Heat an outdoor grill or cast iron skillet over medium-high.
  2. Arrange the bacon on a broiler pan or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until crisp, 15 to 18 minutes, then chop.
  3. Season the steak with Worcestershire and salt and pepper; drizzle with EVOO. Cook to desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice, garlic, mustard and vinegar. While whisking, slowly stream in 3 tbsp. EVOO; season. Toss the greens and onions with the dressing; divide among plates.
  5. Slice the steak against the grain. Top greens with the steak, bacon and cheese.
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