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How to Cook Steak, Tips for Cooking Steak, How to Oven Roast Steak, How to Grill Steaks


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You can talk rubs, sauces, & seasoning all you want, but the most important element is making a great steak, is knowing the basic rules of how to cook it. The type of cut, the cooking method, and your personal tastes all determine the best way to cook a steak. We've got you covered with the right info. Whether you want to grill your steak, roast it, broil it, or heaven forbid bake it...we have you covered. Different cuts of steak, from Filet Mignon, to New York, to Ribeye, Skirt, Flank, Sirloin, and everything between, have their own little nuances that can make them perfectly juicy & tender...or dry & tough. We'll give you the tips & trips to make sure that it comes out perfect every time.

How to Cook Steak

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    How to Make Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

    While I’m a fan of wrapping just about anything in bacon (a shoe wrapped in bacon would probably taste great), bacon wrapped filet mignon is a particularly good match. Filet is cut from the beef tenderloin, which is a very tender cut of meat, but also very lean. In fact, it’s only slightly fattier than chicken.

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    How to Buy Filet Mignon

    So….you’ve decided to cook up a juicy, tender, flavorful Filet Mignon. Obviously, the first thing you need to do make your way to your favorite purveyor of this most tender of steaks, and plunk down what is likely to be a fair amount of your hard-earned money.

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    Blue Cheese Butter Steak Sauce

    The craving: Entice me with meat and thrill me with edge.

    The palate: racy but creamy.

    The dish: New York Strip with Blue Cheese Butter Sauce

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    How to Cook Beef Tenderloin

    To cook the perfect beef tenderloin, it helps to know a bit about the cut of meat itself. The tenderloin is a long, cylinder shaped muscle that runs along the spine (one on each side) of the cow. It’s the muscle that Filet Mignon are cut from. Because of its location (far from the legs), is does relatively little work, which is one of the main reasons it’s such a tender cut of meat.

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    How Long do you Cook Filet Mignon

    Perhaps the most common steak question I get is “How long should I cook Filet Mignon?” 

    The short, but likely inaccurate answer, is “about 10-12 minutes”.

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    How to Grill a Perfect Filet Mignon

    Filet Mignon is often considered the greatest steak cut of them all. It’s unmatched in tenderness. Has a somewhat mild flavor, compared to other cuts, and when cooked right, it nearly guaranteed to please. I’ll frequently cook my filet in the oven, but once it gets warm enough, it’s time to bring the Filets out to the Grill.

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    How to Grill New York Steaks

    New York Steaks are sometimes called New York Strip Steak, Kansas City Strip Steaks…or just the abbreviated Strip Steaks. It’s is one of the most common cuts in restaurants, from the most expensive Steakhouse to the restaurant chain down the street from you. For good reason. New York Steaks have a great flavor (typically more than a Filet Mignon), while still being very tender and juicy.

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    How to Cook Filet Mignon in the Oven

    Filet mignon, or “dainty fillet” is among the most coveted cuts from the cow due its lovely, tender texture and subtle flavor. Despite the title of our dish, filet mignon should not be fully cooked in the oven. I first sear the steak on the stove top, then transfer to the oven to finish. This method is my favorite, due to the crispy outside crust and perfectly cooked center, beautifully rare.

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    How to Cook a Porterhouse Steak

    A Porterhouse steak is a thing of beauty.  Part Filet Mignon.  Part New York Strip.  It’s the most delicious Frankenstein you’ll ever cook.  In this video, I show you how to cook a Porterhouse steak insdie on a pan/in the oven.  Of course, even those I'm using the oven, the same techniques used here, apply to the grill as well, which I also love to use.

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    5 Rules for a Perfect Grilled Steak

    Growing up, the only way I knew how to cook steak was on the grill.  And I gotta admit that bringing flame to meat was, and still is, a satisfyingly primal expression of the culinary arts.  However, over the years, I've found that great steaks can indeed be cooked on the grill, and so each time it's time to cook a steak, I gotta make the grill or not to grill call.

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