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Steak Your Claim: Our Beef Preparation Cheatsheet

If you’re like some of us here at Massel, there’s nothing more satisfying than cutting into a perfectly prepared filet at your favorite steakhouse. As delicious as this is, it’s expensive and, often times, not the healthiest option. To make up for this, we’ve rounded up all of our favorite tips and tricks in order to make the perfectly seared steak at home.

We’ve compiled information from the best cuts and cook times to preparation and recipes so that you’ll never under (or over) cook your meal again. If you’re craving your favorite cut of meat but aren’t looking to break the bank, keep reading!

shutterstock_145058521Most Popular Cuts

  1. Filet Mignon
  2. Flank
  3. New York Strip
  4. Porterhouse
  5. Rib-Eye
  6. Sirloin
  7. Skirt Steak
  8. T-Bone
  9. Ground Beef
  10. Short Rib

shutterstock_269598371Cook Times for Steak Cuts

  1. Filet Mignon
    1. Grill: 3-4 min. per side
    2. Sear: 4-5 min. per side
  2. Flank
    1. Grill: 4-5 min. per side
    2. Sear: 5-6 min. per side
  3. NY Strip
    1. Grill: 3-4 min. per side
    2. Sear: 4-5 min. per side
  4. Porterhouse
    1. Grill: 3-4 min. per side
    2. Sear: 4-5 min. per side
  5. Rib-Eye
    1. Grill: 2-3 min. per side
    2. Sear: 3-4 min. per side
  6. Sirloin
    1. Grill: 3-4 min. per side
    2. Sear: 4-5 min. per side
  7. Skirt Steak
    1. Grill: 1-3 min. per side
    2. Sear: 2-4 min. per side
  8. T-Bone
    1. Grill: 3-4 min. per side
    2. Sear: 4-5 min. per side

shutterstock_281521253Healthiest Ways to Cook Beef

Best Way to Freeze Meat
Preserving meat is a great way to not only make things easier on you but on your wallet as well. Here is our favorite method of freezing meat while dodging freezer burn. By using this method, your meat will stay good for up to three months. The overall goal is to protect the meat from air exposure.

  • Step 1: Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, pressing tight against the meat
  • Step 2: Zip in a plastic freezer bag

shutterstock_125396873Benefits of Using a Meat Thermometer
While we often overlook the importance of using a meat thermometer, it’s an important tool in more ways than one. Not only does it make our lives more convenient but it keeps us from consuming bacteria as well:

  • Prevent illness
    • The temperature for whole cuts of beef should be 145 degrees, with a 3-minute rest time
    • The temperature for ground beef should be 160 degrees
  • Prevent overcooking
    • No one wants dry, tasteless meat!
  • Eliminate guesswork
  • Ensure safe temperatures during initial cooking
  • Reheat foods to safe temperatures

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