Hilltop Blue Cheese Dressing

Back in the day, there was a humongous restaurant on Route 1 just north of Boston, Hilltop Steak House. It was kindofa destination in and of itself, with Disney-like lines to actually get to where you could ask for a table.

Out front, there was this huge cactus sign, proclaiming that yes, you were, indeed in the right place. It has now passed into history, but last week, I came across a recipe for Hilltop Steak House’s salad dressing, which a lot of folx still swear by.

We were having people over, and I thought I would give it a try.

At first, I thought it a touch on the sweet side, almost like Donair Sauce, then, I looked at the notes and saw that there was a blue cheese option.


1/4 pound of rather nice Maytag Blue Cheese later, and we had ourselves a winner.

•1/2 cup mayonnaise
•1/4 cup sour cream
•2 tbsp white vinegar
•1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
•1/2 tsp sugar
•1/2 tsp Cajun Power Spicy Garlic Pepper Sauce – or your fave hot sauce, to taste
•1/4 tsp garlic powder
•1/4 tsp onion powder
•1/4 tsp dry mustard
•1/4 tsp steak seasoning
•1/4 tsp seasoned pepper
•1/4 lb crumbled blue cheese

Whisk the mayonnaise together with the sour cream, vinegar, Worcestershire, sugar, hot sauce, and seasonings until well blended; an immersion blender works a treat for this.

Transfer to a covered jar and stash in the fridge for at least two hours to allow the flavors to blend.

Give it a taste.

Hmmm. I was definitely getting Donair Sauce vibes, so I went ahead and crumbled in that 1/4 pound of good blue cheese, then returned it to the fridge overnight.


What a nice dressing!

The musky blue cheese counterbalanced the sweetness of the dressing and, all in all, is now my new fave!

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