July 31st, 2015

Kansas City Strip Steak Recipe

Strip Steak

If you follow the chef tips for cooking and select a high-quality Kansas City Strip Steak, you’re now ready for an amazing recipe to top it off.

As far as steak recipes go, the one that’s the best is the one YOU like.

Recipes for steaks are designed for the cut. So make sure you find a recipe created to highlight the qualities of the Kansas City Strip if that’s what you’re cooking.

For instance, this recipe for Black Pepper Coffee Strip is tailor made for the KC Strip. And you’ll notice that the recipe calls for grilling your steaks. There’s an alternate cooking method, but grilling these steaks is always best.

Maybe you don’t have access to a grill, then go ahead and use the alternate method. But always grill if you can.

Not a coffee fan? Try these Wild Strips. They’re a heavenly blend of wild mushrooms, onions, Dijon mustard and other seasonings.

Nothing too overpowering. Just enough flavor to bring out the taste of the KC Strips.

And notice the recipe calls for grilling. Notice a pattern here?

Check out a whole array of Kansas City Strip Steak recipes  and try some out. You’ll have a blast. How could you not? You’ll be eating KC Strips!

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


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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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