July 24th, 2015

10 Signs You’re a Steak Enthusiast

Grilled Steak

You’re grilling steaks at a neighbor’s house.

He’s pressing down on the steaks, letting all the juice run off the steaks and into the coals.

You’re cringing and squelching the desire to grab the spatula out of his hands and do those steaks right.

But you resist. He’s a neighbor, after all. And you’ve gotta live near him.

Grilling steak is your “thing” and everybody knows it. Someone needs a rockin’ steak recipe and they come to you because you know what you’re doing.

You just might be a “steak enthusiast.”

So what is a steak enthusiast? Here’s a check list that just might describe you:

  1. You care about your steaks.
  2. You study the best methods of cooking steak.
  3. You choose quality meat.
  4. You know the difference between a filet mignon and a ribeye.
  5. You know which cooking method works best for each cut.
  6. You DO NOT press down on the steaks with your spatula.
  7. You understand seasoning.
  8. You know to let your steaks rest before serving.
  9. People talk about your steaks.
  10. You daydream about the next time you’re going to cook some steaks.

So, do you think you’re a steak enthusiast?

You’re reading this blog, aren’t you? I’d say that’s an excellent start!!!

July 10th, 2015

Dr. BBQ’s Simple Steak Rub

Simple Steak Rub

If you know how to season a steak, it makes all the difference in the world.

First, choose a steak of great quality, then comes the seasoning.

Steaks always taste better, in my opinion, when they are rubbed with a little love.

And of all the great steak recipes out there, a good rub is absolutely key.

This “Dr. BBQ’s Simple Steak Rub” below is just that – simple.

It brings out and enhances the natural flavor of your steak. It’s like creating Steak 2.0!

Ray Lampe (a.k.a. “Dr. BBQ”), who created this recipe, was inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame in 2014. He has appeared on the Food Network, Travel Channel and Fox Sports Network cooking BBQ competitively.

In short, he knows his stuff.

Wanna take your steaks to the next level? Dr. BBQ’s Simple Steak Rub is the way to go.

Try this recipe and see for yourself!

1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp coarse black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp granulated onion
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp sugar

Directions: Defrost the steaks overnight in the refrigerator. Take the steaks out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before you plan to cook. Prepare the grill to cook hot and direct. In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper, chili powder, granulated garlic and onion, coriander, and sugar. Mix well. Season the steaks liberally with the rub on both sides. You may not use the whole batch of rub. Put it in an airtight container and store it in a cool dry place until next time. Place the steaks on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes until well browned. Flip the steaks and cook another 3-5 minutes until the steaks reach an internal temp of 125f for medium rare. Transfer to a platter and rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Makes four man size servings

June 24th, 2015

Grilled Ribeye with Pancetta Butter Recipe

Grilled Ribeyes

Oh, man, does a steak butter give steaks an amazing flavor or what?

Nothing beats that butter-drenched flavor when you bite into a ribeye steak.

So fire up the grill and try out this delicious pancetta butter recipe on some grilled ribeye. It’s rich and buttery and it really brings out the meaty flavor of the ribeye steak.

Pancetta butter and ribeyes are a match made in heaven!

Grilled Ribeye with Pancetta Butter


4 10 oz. ribeyes
2 3 slices pancetta (or bacon)
1 stick unsalted butter, room temp.
1 tbsp. chopped shallot
1/4 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. chopped parsley
juice and zest of 1 lemon
salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions: Cook pancetta in a pan, saving rendered fat. After it’s cooled, chop pancetta and mix with reserved fat and butter in a bowl. Add shallot, garlic, parsley, lemon juice and zest. Mix and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place on parchment paper or plastic wrap, rolling to create a tube. Put in refrigerator until ready to use.

Grill steaks to desired doneness. Let steaks rest for 5 minutes. Remove butter tube from refrigerator and slice, placing a palette of butter on each steak.

Servings: 4

Source: The Kansas City Steak Company


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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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