November 18th, 2009

Tips for a Great Steak

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So you think you’ve got it down, this whole grilling thing. I mean, you just fire up the grill, stick on your steaks, turn them and eyeball when they’re done, right?

You COULD do it that way. But you might be disappointed with the results.

Here’s a handy dandy tip center to help you get the most out of each cut of steak.  Did you know that cooking a filet mignon is a bit different than cooking, say, a T-bone?

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The Kansas City Steak Company gives us some pointers on the best way to cook each cut of steak here.

Here’s a sample . . . read it, follow it, enjoy!

Preparing Filet Mignon

  • This cut is so tender that it should never be cooked beyond medium-rare. The longer you cook it, the less tender and drier it becomes 

  • Use a dry, high heat method such as grilling, roasting, pan-frying, or broiling 

  • Cutting into the meat to check doneness lets juice escape. Use the touch method. Touch the meat. If it feels soft and leaves an imprint, it is rare. If it is soft but slightly resilient, it is medium-rare. When it feels firm, it is overdone 

  • Filets are a thick steak, so grill the sides as well as the top and bottom

Excerpt and photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


  • http://Comcast.Net Timothy J. Pavelka senior

    How do you cook the sides on a grill?

  • http://Comcast.Net Timothy J. Pavelka senior

    How do you cook the sides on a filet mignon, on the outside grill?

  • http://Comcast.Net Timothy J. Pavelka senior

    Is there a basic time-limited to each side that I can go by?

  • Dena P

    Timothy,
    Great question! Filets are so thick that it’s possible to roll them onto their side to cook them if you so desire. Just remember to do both sides!
    Dena

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  • Dena P

    Timothy,
    Here is a fantastic grilling chart that will help you decide how long to grill each side according to the level of doneness you like. http://www.kansascitysteaks.com/Recipe-Grilling%20Chart
    Happy grilling!
    Dena

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  • http://weberreviews.com Weber Genesis

    Grilling a good steak is an art form! Thanks for the link to the Kansas City Steak Company….. they really know their stuff

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Hi! My name is Dena P., and I love steak. In fact, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect steak for a few years now.

I love experimenting with food and I like to get my family, friends and neighbors involved. They add a lot to my cooking experience by helping me perfect techniques and sharing recipes.

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