This 4 ingredient balsamic steak recipe is perfect for grill nights. Bonus: the goat cheese and balsamic reduction make you feel super fancy. 

Goat Cheese Steak with Balsamic Glaze | // This easy grill recipe comes together in about 20 minutes!

So my husband Eric is a major U2 fan. I wouldn’t say he’s the biggest fan in the world, but that’s only because there are some real freaks out there. (For example, there is someone out there managing a database that records every “snippet” ever played during a live concert. A snippet is a song by someone else, like if they sing “Amazing Grace” as a lead into “Where the Streets Have No Name.”) Like, for real? How did your life regress to the point that you’re the snippet database guy? Then I remember how much time I spend on Pinterest looking at food I’m never going to eat, and the world evens out just a little. Anyway, Monday night we’re hanging out with my extended family and the topic turned to the new iPhone 6 keynote that was going to happen the next day. At the mere mention of Apple Eric burst out, “There’s going to be some big news from U2 soon!!” And we all laughed at him, shaking our heads, because what the heck does U2 have to do with Apple. Eric and his crazy U2 obsession. He got his comeuppance the next day. In case you haven’t heard, Apple paid U2 to gift their new album to all (500 million) iTunes users. I think Eric texted every single person on his contact list. “Have you listened to it yet??” Needless to say, we’ve been having a lot of U2 dance parties around here lately.

How to make balsamic steak with goat cheese

Do you remember that picture up there of the steak? Here’s another one. Goat Cheese Steak with Balsamic Glaze | // This easy grill recipe comes together in about 20 minutes! You know you want it. I’m guest posting today for my friend Rachel from Rachel Cooks (whose blog is fabulous, by the way!) but you can also find the recipe below!

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Goat Cheese Steak with Balsamic Glaze

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
This 4 ingredient steak recipe is perfect for grill nights. Bonus: the goat cheese and balsamic reduction make you feel super fancy. 


  • 1 batch balsamic reduction
  • 4 steaks, about 5-7 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes, optional, for serving
  • chopped parsley, to garnish, optional


  • Follow instructions on this How to Make Balsamic Reduction post. It takes about 20 minutes to reduce balsamic vinegar.
  • Preheat grill to high heat.
  • Generously salt and pepper both sides of each steak.
  • Add the steaks to the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the goat cheese for the last minute of grill time, so that it melts slightly. (The times will depend on the size of your steaks and how well done you like them.) See my Ribeye Steaks post for more info about grilling steaks!
  • Remove from the grill and tent with foil. Let rest for about 3 minutes before serving.
  • Drizzle each steak with balsamic reduction and top with chopped parsley.
  • Serve with fresh cherry tomatoes on the side!


Calories: 623kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1993mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 884IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Calories: 623
Keyword: Balsamic, goat cheese, Steak
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  1. So basically Tuesday was the best day ever for him then right?? Free U2 + new iPhone + Steak?? He’s just spoiled now. ;)

  2. Yum! Karen, I need to grill more often and SOON before it gets too cold. My hubby and his IT coworkers use iPhones for work, so they were all trying to decide which new phone they wanted to get. They made themselves cardboard models to try out the new sizes. :-p And then after my husband decided which one he was going to get, he gave the cardboard ones to Wendy who was in complete and utter BLISS to have Daddy’s pretend phones! No mention was made of U2 though, so I guess they were all too distracted with their fake phones.

  3. Thanks, I’m so glad you clarified that U2 info, cuz I was trying to figure out why the heck it was automatically loaded on my phone. I even tried emailing iTunes for them to remove it. Lol. I was like what the heck, I’m not paying for a whole album!!!

    Steak looks amazing, can’t go wrong with cheese steak & vinegar

  4. Eric is so funny! I bet he was mighty excited about U2’s new album. Almost as excited as Shawn is for the new iPhone. The fella still has an iPhone 4. Not even a 4S, a 4. It’s basically a dinosaur.

    This steak looks SO good! Heading over to grab the recipe.

    And guess what! We’re filming a wedding in your neck of the Bay Area tomorrow! at Wilson Vineyards in Clarksburg, CA. The wedding party is getting ready in Sacramento. But I am FREAKING out because it is supposed to be 101 degrees. Please send cold vibes my way, because I may just melt and die. I’ll be thinking of you while we’re there!

  5. You had me at the title. Needed to check out the pic and the recipe. Looks like a great combination.

  6. I feel pleased to have received one of those texts. I believe the exact phrase Eric used was “Put it on repeat for the next couple weeks until everyone has passed through insanity to complete submission and obsession.” I think I could probably do that with this steak too. Go big or go home!

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