How to Cook the Best Steaks

“This is the best steak I’ve had in a while.”

That’s what my grandma said to me as she was finishing the last bite of steak I cooked her for lunch. That is a mighty fine compliment coming from my grandma, who shoes my out of the kitchen every chance she gets.

I thought I’d share with you what  I did to cook the steaks just in case you want that kind of reaction from your grandma, mama, nanny, or granny.

First, I seasoned the steaks with seasoning salt, lemon pepper and lime salt (You don’t have to use the lime salt, I just like it), and lots of freshly ground pepper. I used beef tenderloin cuts of steak here.

Next I got olive oil and butter really hot in a cast iron skillet and seared the steaks.

Steak Cooking in a Cast Iron Skillet

After I sear them, I put butter on them before they go to the grill. You can never have too much butter.

Then they go on a hot grill for about 5 minutes. I used a meat themometer to get them to medium rare which I think is about 140-150 degrees. But seriously people, don’t take my word for any of this. I’m not a chef and for that matter not even a food blogger. So take this all with a grain of salt. But don’t add that grain of salt to the steaks. Ok I’ll stop now.

The boys wanted pork chops, but I didn’t make those. I stole a bite from my grandpa. They were still yummy.

Aren’t sear marks so pretty. I guess beauty is the eye of the beholder.

Bella wanted to help cook too!

Ok, now everyone in the house and let’s eat!

Is your mouth watering yet?

I’ll be right over and help you cook! Get the olive oil hot!

See you in a bit!