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Old 03-29-2019, 04:15 AM   #1
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Best Way To Cook Steak?

I don't know why it is, but recently I have been having difficulty cooking steak successfully. It always turns out chewy. My husband thinks it's the meat that is at fault. We usually get it from the butcher's shop next door to us and my husband complains that it is gristly, but the meat from next door is good meat - Charolais meat in fact. Even when I use steak from another source, I still have problems getting it right.

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Old 03-29-2019, 04:52 AM   #2
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That's one of those personal preferences that we each need to answer for ourselves.

For me, the secret is starting with the best steak that I can afford.

I usually pan fry steaks in a screaming hot cast iron skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side and let them rest for 3-4 minutes before cutting into them.

Good luck!
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:35 AM   #3
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I'm with Aunt Bea. The cut and quality make a world of difference. My preference is to reverse sear over hardwood charcoal.
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:12 AM   #4
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Here's some reading material:


https://www.seriouseats.com/definitive-guide-to-steak



And I hope you have an instant read thermometer.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:33 AM   #5
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If it's gristly and tough, the meat is most likely the problem. Really good steaks are more expensive. Talk to your butcher and tell him the meat has been gristly and tough and ask him to recommend another cut.
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If it's gristly and tough, the meat is most likely the problem. Really good steaks are more expensive. Talk to your butcher and tell him the meat has been gristly and tough and ask him to recommend another cut.
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Old 03-29-2019, 12:41 PM   #7
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My wife often complains about her well done and destroyed steaks coming out gristly and tough while I enjoy my tender, medium rare steaks.
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The most tender of all steak is the tenderloin (Filet Mignon) if you can afford it. If you overcook it, even that will be "tough and chewy". If you don't like rare steak you're doomed imo.
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Good steaks/roast etc begin at the point of purchase. Start with a place that sells USDA Choice or Prime. Learn the difference and what to look for when selecting your steaks. Fun!
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Good steaks/roast etc begin at the point of purchase. Start with a place that sells USDA Choice or Prime. Learn the difference and what to look for when selecting your steaks. Fun!
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