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16 Essential Tips For Cooking The Perfect Steak

Do you love steak but have trouble cooking it? Here are 16 tips to make your life easier.

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1. Start By Knowing Your Cuts of Meat.

If you don't know, ask your butcher, They're there to help in these situations.
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If you don't know, ask your butcher, They're there to help in these situations.

2. Salt Your Steak! A Dry Steak Prior to Cooking is a Great Steak!

Osmosis baby. Here's another great guide.

3. Let the Steak Come to Room Temperature Before Cooking

This will help you cook the steak evenly as it's easier to bring the steak up to temperature internally. Here are some other great tips from cleaning your grill to the type of heat to use.

This will help you cook the steak evenly as it's easier to bring the steak up to temperature internally. Here are some other great tips from cleaning your grill to the type of heat to use.

4. Find Your Perfect Steak Rub.

Dabble around with different recipes until you find one you like. I prefer Bobby's World Famous Steak Rub on mine.
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Dabble around with different recipes until you find one you like. I prefer Bobby's World Famous Steak Rub on mine.

5. Gordon Ramsay on how to cook steak in a cast iron pan. Also, remember butter!

View this video on YouTube

6. Bobby Flay's Perfectly Grilled Steak

Recipe found here.

7. There's also the searing then moving to oven method.

Recipe is found here.
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Recipe is found here.

8. ...Or you can cook your steak in a cooler.

View this video on YouTube

9. Always Use Tongs to Turn Your Steak.

Would you stab yourself with a barbecue fork? Using tongs helps retain juices.

Would you stab yourself with a barbecue fork? Using tongs helps retain juices.

10. Use the Grilling Chart for Different Thicknesses and Cuts

11. How long to cook a steak to achieve desired doneness.

12. How to Test Doneness by Hand

13. What Each Degree of Doneness Should Look Like

Degrees of Steak Doneness
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Degrees of Steak Doneness

14. Let Your Steak Rest Before Eating.

This allows the meat to "relax," making for a juicier, more tender steak.
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This allows the meat to "relax," making for a juicier, more tender steak.

15. Did you mess up and need sauce? Just mix ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to make A1.

16. IF you have steak leftover, do not let it go to waste. Have a plan.

Here's a great site with leftover recipes and ideas.

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