Chad's Steak

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I've tried making steak before but it always turns out tough and chewy, I had no idea how to grill it correctly so I invited Chad over to teach us! Chad is my brother-in-law/ builder/ carnivore... if anyone knows how to cook a steak it's Chad! My goodness we weren't disappointed, he made some awesome steaks! I am so glad he taught us how to do it because when we grill we get it really hot and our meat cooks fast but Chad showed us how to cook the steaks slowly so they are tender and juicy... Mmm, they were fantastic! Thanks Chad!!!

KC Strip Steak (Chad said New York Strip or T-Bone would also work)
Lawry's Seasoning Salt
BBQ Spice Rub (Chad used Stubb's)
Jack Daniels wood smoking chips (soaked in water for at least 10 minutes)
Optional- Heinz 57 Steak Sauce

Shake Lawry's and BBQ seasonings on both sides of the steak. Chad used our Weber charcoal grill, stacking approximately 35 pieces of charcoal on one side. He lets the fire burn for fifteen to twenty minutes, until the coals turn about halfway white; so the grill was hot on one side and cool on the other. Place the meat on the coolest part of the grill (so they can slowly cook).

We were cooking so many steaks Chad couldn't fit them all on the cool side so he kept some on the hot side and rotated them (cool side to hot side) every 5 minutes. Chad never slid the steaks across the grill; he gently picked them up with tongs.

When the steaks were cooked rare, Chad took the grill rack off and sprinkled the wood smoking chips on top of the charcoal. He then replaced the grill rack and let the steaks cook until they were medium-well (which is what we requested). All in all he cooked our steaks for probably 30 minutes total.

Right before he plated the steaks he poured the steak sauce over half of them... the steaks were cooked so perfectly though they really didn't need any sauce!


Donna-FFW said...

Well, that is one fine looking steak. I so cant wait for BBQ season. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your blog looks chock full of delicious goodies!

Coleen's Recipes said...

You make me very anxious to dig out the grill, although we still have a good 3 feet of snow in front of the storage shed (where the grill is kept in the winter). But your post reminded that spring IS coming, eventually.