The juiciest steak ever and the foolproof how-to on preparing it. Let me repeat: beautiful steak, without a grill, on the stove.
My husband and I were grocery shopping on Saturday (a very rare thing for us BOTH to be at the store) and of course, we were hitting up all the bargains. Now, usually I go at this alone, but with my husband on hand, we ended up with large sirloin filled styrofoam trays that were pricey, even with the sale. Not one tray, but two. Two trays that were close to 4 pounds of fabulous and expensive beef all for 2 people. Beautiful fat steaks were now in my cart.
I love my husband because he is great at making decisions, especially his decision to pick up some lovely steak. I fully support that decision. However, he is very good at saying no to food. When he’s full, he’s full and that’s the end of it. That’s why he’s a svelte 170 and holding strong. Doesn’t quite work that way for me. I’ve got……issues.
My internal dialogue went something like this: “This is going to be expensive…Steak is really good…..but we’re going to go over the budget….steak is really good…do we really need two trays?…steak is really good…etc. etc.” I think you see where this is going.
Steak – expensive
Butter – not so expensive
Eating fabulous sirloin 4 days in a row – Priceless.
Yes, we went over budget for a few steaks. But, it really was worth it…4 delicious days in a row.
Now, here’s the point I wanted to make: There is no sense in purchasing overpriced meat if you don’t know how to cook it properly! I’d say it again, but I don’t want to type it all out again. Just read it over and over until its burned into your retinas.
So, this little post will teach you how to cook a steak to a perfect medium flawlessly. That’s how we like it and that’s how we eat it. You can adjust the cooking times to create your perfect steak too. I’ll show you how! Its a great technique I picked up somewhere…..but I just can’t remember right now. I’ll give whoever credit as soon as I can remember, ok? Ok!
How to Cook Steak
It all starts off with some butter in a pan. Sweet sweet butter. Turn your pan up so it’s screaming hot. For me, that’s medium-high. If you turn your burner on high, I swear it’ll burn the place down. Also, preheat the oven to 350.
Next comes our lovely Sirloin. We had some awesome steaks in this one! Salt and pepper the one side of the meat, place it seasoning side down into the pan and then add the s&p to the other side.
It’ll look something like this. Sizzle away, boys! You want the one side to get dark and yummy looking. Kind of vague with the description…..I can do better: cook your meat 3-4 minutes on the first side without touching it or moving it around. Movement=bad.
Now, when you are ready, flip your steaks over, top them with butter and throw them into your hot oven for 5 minutes, keeping them in the same skillet! Did I mention you need to use an oven proof pan? Oops..
So, after 5 minutes, take them out of the oven, transfer them to a plate and cover them with foil. Let these babies rest! They’ve been through a lot, after all!
After 5 minutes, take the foil off and slice thinly and for everything that pure and holy, cut against the grain!
Oh baby, is this good stuff.
Delicious in breakfast burritos, tacos or straight down the old gullet.
How to Cook Steak on the Stove
- 4 pounds sirloin steak
- 8 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon for each piece of steak
- salt and pepper
- Melt some butter in an oven safe pan. Keep pan super hot, medium-high to high. Preheat the oven to 350.
- Salt and pepper one side of the steak then place it seasoning side down into the pan. Season the other side. Cook the meat 3-4 minutes on the first side without touching it or moving it around.
- Flip your steaks over, top them with butter and then throw them into the hot oven for 5 minutes, keeping them in the same skillet.
- After the 5 minutes, take them out of the oven and transfer steaks to a plate. Cover with foil and rest for 5 more minutes.
- Finally, take the foil off and thinly slice the steak against the grain. Serve with vegetables, potatoes or any other side you like to have with your steak.