The Ultimate Guide to Cooking the Perfect Steak

November 10, 2019

If you've never tasted true pasture raised grass-fed and grass-finished beef you are in for a pleasant surprise! There's no need to marinade a Jubilee steak, they are tender and flavourful just the way they are especially if you like your steak rare :)

Grass-fed beef tends to be a bit leaner than grain fed beef and because of this there's a whole different cooking technique involved.

Here's the process I use for cooking the perfect steak every time:

Grilling

--> I first pre-heat the BBQ to at least 500 degrees for searing. I coat the steaks with oil and seasoning (our fav is Cured Spice Co. Brisket & Beef)

--> I place the steak on the grill and leave it alone for 1-2 minutes, then turn it a 1/4 turn to create the cross hatch grill marks. After 1-2 additional minutes, flip the steak and repeat on the second side. Watch it closely to prevent burning. If flare ups occur, move the steak to a cooler part of the grill and allow the flames to die down.

--> I then reduce the heat to medium, cover the grill and continue cooking, only flipping it one more time. You can use a meat thermometer to check for internal temperature. I like to see it at 140 degrees. 135-140 degrees for rare, 141-146 degrees for medium rare, and 147-150 for medium. Cooking the steak for any more done will cause it to lose moisture and become tough and dry.

--> Let the steak sit for 5 minutes to allow juice to set. Don't skip this step!

--> Slice against the grain (cut across the steak; perpendicular to the long edge).

If you like your steak medium well to well done could we persuade you to try it a little less done? I used to always cook our steaks medium well because I worried about the safety of grocery store beef, but now I enjoy them just past rare with no worries and it is heavenly :)

If you really prefer a medium well to well done steak then you will need to increase the moisture and oil content of the meat through
marinating and basting while cooking. Here's a recipe for the Best Steak Marinade in Existence.

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We believe our steaks are best on the grill but pan frying and even the George Foreman grill works well too.

How to Fry a Steak in a Pan

--> Use a well-seasoned cast iron pan, or a non-stick heavy fry pan.

--> Pat the meat dry.

--> Use a rub if desired.

--> Lightly coat the pan with oil.

--> Have the pan very hot; the meat should sizzle instantly when it hits the pan.

--> Sear well and fast on both sides, turning with tongs.

--> Reduce heat and continue cooking until steak reaches target internal temperature. 

These Jubilee steaks can all be prepared using the above grill or pan frying instructions: Striploin Steak, Filet Mignon (Tenderloin Steak), Sirloin Steak, Rib Steak, Ribeye Steak.  

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