How to make the Best Steak you have ever had!

I love a good steak. And I admit that normally my husband is left to the steak cooking duties. But last week we decided to make a couple steaks, try something new and cook them together. This steak was hands down the best steak I have ever had. So good we repeated it this week. The first time we tried this we used t-bones. For these pictures we used ribeyes.

What you need:

You choice of steak.
Salt and pepper.
Garlic (optional).
Cast Iron pans (one for each steak or a large one if it holds two).

Make sure your steak is room temperature before you begin cooking. Cold steak on a hot surface causes the meat to contract and can make it tough.

Season your steak with salt, pepper and garlic. At this point it is really up to you. You can add any spices you want.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place your cast iron pans in the oven to get them good and hot.

Once the oven is hot, take your pans out and place them on a burner over medium heat.

Add your steak and let sit for 2 minutes. Don’t touch it!

When the two minutes is up, flip the steak and allow it to sear on the other side for 2 minutes.

After the steak has seared add a bit of butter to the top of each steak and then put in the pre-heated oven.

Leave the steaks in the oven for the following times depending on how you like your steak cooked:

1 minute for rare.
1 minute 30 seconds for medium rare.
2 minutes for medium.
2 minutes 30 seconds for medium well.
3 minutes for well done.

Once you have cooked the steaks in the oven for the appropriate time, pull them out and plate them up. Let the steak sit on the plate for 5 minutes before you cut into it. This final step is called resting and it will allow the steaks to cool a little, stop the cooking process, and still retain all the juices.

Then enjoy! So good.

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