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Black and Blue Steak Pittsburgh Style

Charred on the outside but rare in the inside, this Pittsburgh style black and blue steak is a classic American recipe.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 816kcal


  • 1 8 ounce filet mignon
  • 4 ounces frozen unsalted butter cut up
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Preheat the grill to high heat, between 550° and 650°.
  • Season the steak on all sides with salt and pepper and place it on the grill once it is at full temperature.
  • Immediately add the butter directly around the steak and over top to cause hot flames to shoot up over the grates in order to char the steak.
  • Place a grill lid over top to help char the steak.
  • Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until charred black on the outside but rare in the center.
  • Serve.


Calories: 816kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 92g | Saturated Fat: 58g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 13mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2834IU | Calcium: 27mg