April 22nd, 2015

The Best Way to Grill a Steak

Filet Mignon on Grill

When you learned how to grill steak, no doubt you just covered the basics.

That’s what we all do in the beginning.

But now that you’re a bona fide steak aficionado, we’ve got to step up our technique a bit.

People are counting on you.

Grilling steaks is an artform. But like all art, there are some guidelines to follow, then you can put your own artistic flair on it.

Watch this steak grilling video for some great chef advice on the best way to grill a steak.

Then, use this handy dandy steak grilling chart for guidelines on how to achieve the doneness you desire for the cut you choose.

Check these steak cooking tips out for cut-specific tips. Yes, each cut has its own set of rules.

See? There’s so much to consider. It’s more than just flipping meat on a grill! But follow advice from chefs who know and you’ll have the greatest tasting steaks around!

 


March 4th, 2015

The Best Way to Cook a Steak Indoors

Filet Mignon and Crabcakes

I’ve been known to pull out my George Foreman Grill when I’m too cold to even think about going outside. I like the feeling of grilling my steaks even though I’m inside the house.

But grilling isn’t the only way to get the results we want from the comfort of our homes. True chefs prefer the pan searing method. And I can respect that. A good pan and the right love and care can bring out a beautiful flavor in a steak. You can read more about how to properly pan sear a steak here: http://www.kansascitysteaks.com/Recipe-Pan-Searing/Index.htm

And don’t forget you can always bake a steak in the oven. It’ll do the trick but you’ve got to watch them closely or they’ll come out dry.

Or, why not broil your steaks? I particularly like this method when I’m having filet mignons. So tasty!

Need some guidance on how to broil a steak? I KNOW I do. Check out this wonderful indoor cooking chart for all the steps including temperature and timing.

Don’t let your fear of the mountain of snow in your backyard deter you from cooking the steaks you crave this time of year. Just cook ‘em indoors!


August 18th, 2014

Campfire Cooking

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Cooking over a campfire this summer?

You lucky duck!

It’s fun and totally “back to nature” BUT, you’ve gotta follow some ground rules to make sure it all goes smoothly.

Here are some helpful tips for successful campfire cooking:

1. You could do stick-related meals like hot dogs and bacon-wrapped goodies (see above). Those are always tasty and fun. Just pay attention because they can burn quickly!

2. A yummy culinary trick is to wrap meat (fish, chicken) in wild leaves and tie it up with twine to give it an authentic flavor. You can cook it right above the coals and you’ll have a tender, deliciously flavored meal.

3. Repurpose the things you brought with you when cooking. Use a Frisbee as a chopping board or even as a plate. Hey, we’re outside, it’s not pristine, people.

4. Be sure to clean up after yourself before you leave. Camping etiquette requires us all to not leave cups, forks, napkins all over the ground. When you’re done it’s someone else’s turn to enjoy the great outdoors!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


May 21st, 2014

Video: Steakhouse Secrets – Perfect Steak at Home

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Looking for the secrets of the pros? Check out this video on making your own PERFECT steak at home.

Tips and techniques from chefs always make at-home meals better.

Try it this weekend – this LOOONNNG, EXTENDED weekend!

And while we’re enjoying a day off, let’s remember the folks who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom this Memorial Day.


February 21st, 2014

Filet Mignon Cooking Tips

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It’s the weekend! Maybe you’re going to fire up the grill (or the broiler as the case may be).

If you’re in the mood for some tender, outta sight filet mignon there are some important things to keep in mind before sizzling that steak.

For instance, this cut is thick so be sure to grill the sides, too. Not just the top and bottom.

It’s the little things, right?

Read on here for more great advice on getting the most out of your filet mignon.

And then, bon appetit!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


November 8th, 2013

Brush Up on Your Beef Stew

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Oh, man! It’s November! That’s beef stew time!

Rich and hearty, beefy meals are calling us these days. But we don’t want to be disappointed when we sit down to that gorgeous bowl of beef stew.

Avoid these “7 Mistakes You’re Making With Beef Stew” and all will be well!

Things like throwing in raw beef (unseared), thickening the stew until it’s ooey gooey thick and serving the stew all by its lonesome are key to avoid if you want a great stew experience.

Don’t blow it for everyone!

Check out all the tips here and make yourself a pot of beefy goodness this weekend!

Photo courtesy of Bon Appetit via FoxNews.com.


May 10th, 2013

Mother’s Day Steak and Lobster

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Your mom deserves the best, right?

Well, does it get any swankier than steak and lobster?

I didn’t think so.

Choose Mom’s favorite cut and pair it with yummy lobster tails this Sunday (you know, Mother’s Day) to show her she’s something special.

Moms like that.

The gorgeous cold water lobster tails above were prepared for me by my honeys.  Awesome, no?

Here’s a fantastic resource for cooking tips for your steak AND lobster. Follow these instructions and you can’t go wrong.

Happy Mother’s Day this weekend!


December 6th, 2012

Chef Tips: How To Cook a Prime Rib Roast

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As a beef lover, holiday time is a time to be treasured. So much good food — it’s a gift for the senses!

And in this simple how-to video the corporate chef at the Kansas City Steak Company shows us the best way to cook a gorgeous prime rib roast.

Just in time for guests at the holidays!

Watch how easy it is to make a beautiful beefy roast for your next get-together. Order yourself one of these amazing roasts and have it in time for the holidays this year.

Magnifique!


July 27th, 2012

Searing Unthawed Steaks

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This cool video from NYTimes.com. instructs us how to sear a steak that hasn’t been thawed. They even use a blowtorch!

If you have one handy. If you don’t, don’t sweat it. :)

This is a great way to prepare a steak if you like it rare. It seals in the flavor and keeps the steak crazy juicy.

Check it out and try it this weekend!!

 


March 13th, 2012

Baked Steak

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You grill it. You sear it. You fry it.

But have you tried baking it?

Our friends over at Livestrong.com have the perfect tips for baking a steak that melts in your mouth.

Sounds good to me!

Sometimes you’re out of charcoal/propane, etc. Sometimes you just don’t want to go outside. And sometimes you just want to try something different.

Whatever the reason, try this method and see how it stacks up.

And then let me know what you think!

Click here to see full instructions on how to bake your steak.

Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images via Livestrong.com.


February 17th, 2012

Steak: Frozen With Salt

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Well, here is yet another method of cooking steak I have not heard.

Melanie at Lifehacker.com suggests searing a FROZEN steak first, then placing it in the oven at a low temperature for up to an hour (depending upon how well done you prefer it).

Writer Brandon Matzek says of this method: “The contrast of the salty, golden crust and the smooth, buttery center is just pure heaven.”

Hey, that sounds marvelous! Sign me up!

It had never occurred to me to not let a steak thaw before starting the cooking process. This sounds pretty intriguing.

What do you think? Would you try this?

Click here to read all the ins and outs of this steak cooking method and then try it at home!

Photo courtesy of Brandon Matzek of KitchenKonfidence.com.


January 10th, 2012

How Do You Like Your Steak?

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This photo chart from the Sheraton Hotel in Akron, Ohio, is a helping hand for guests when deciding how they want their steak cooked.

It also might serve as a subliminal message to, in fact, order a steak. It sure makes ME crave one!

So cool! I’m thinking of framing this and putting it over my mantel. Yum.

I found this online steak guide on Pinterest. I’ve said it before — if you haven’t yet checked that site out . . . DO IT! It’s so entertaining!

Happy cooking, everybody!

Photo courtesy of Sheraton Hotels via Pinterest.com.


October 27th, 2011

Cooking Filet Mignon Video

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Filet Mignon from Kansas City Steak Company on Vimeo.

The corporate chef at the Kansas City Steak Company has some great tips for us on how to cook a fantastic filet.

Thank goodness. I’m going to be listening up because I don’t always know what I’m doing at the helm of a grill. Any advice he has would be a good thing for me to pay attention to.

And I certainly wouldn’t want to ruin a perfectly beautiful filet mignon! That would be a crime.

Check out the video here and get the perfect filet to grill while you’re at it!

Happy grilling, everybody!


October 13th, 2011

Steak Widget!

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Have you noticed the new Steak Widget on this site? Just scroll down and you’ll see it on the left-hand sidebar. It looks like this:

You can use it on your site to keep up with all the tips, posts and recipes going on over here at Steak-Enthusiast.com. You know how we like to talk about steak in all its many facets. And seriously, you don’t want to miss anything!

Just press the “Get Widget” button there at the bottom of the actual widget on this page and you can upload it where you like!

Steak tips at your fingertips. Yeah, feel free to use that one. It’s on the house.

Happy widgeting, steak lovers!

 


September 14th, 2011

Perfect Steak Cooker

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There is something in the U.K. called the “Steak Appreciation Society.” I must delve into this more deeply.

But for now, here is something they have unearthed that may revolutionize your steak cooking from this day forward. . .

Or not. You decide.

It’s called the Perfect Steak cooker and it has a grill and timer to help you cook – you guessed it – that perfect steak every time.

It’s available on Amazon.com here:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Steak-temperature-vegetables-perfection/dp/B001644WLM

Note the U.K. URL. Apparently they have really good stuff over there that we don’t have. Jealous.

Check out this device and let me know what you think. In the meantime, I shall investigate this Steak Appreciation Society and report back.

Is it weird that I’m starting to talk like Harry Potter now? Hmmpf. I can’t help myself.

Photo courtesy of SteakAppreciationSociety.com.


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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.

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