steak help, cheap cuts and how to cook them(cast iron griddle)

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  1. keeler

    keeler New Member

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    So I just got a new cast iron griddle and want to make some delicious steaks. I'm totally unfamiliar with the different cuts of meat and how to cook them. Whats the cheapest cut that still can make for a tasty steak dinner and how do i prepare it on a cast iron griddle?
     
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    New york strip on a charcoal grill :drool:
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    real grill + expensive cuts is where it's at
     
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    Charcoal grill is good for the charbroiled flavor - but i'd rather have a steak cooked in cast iron any day.

    new York strip isn't that cheap. Around here, your best bet is a Rib Eye. It will have the best marbeling for the cost.

    As for how to cook.. Sear both sides until it turns a golden brown, then toss it in the oven at 375 until it's cooked how you like it. I like my beef rare, so depending on the thickness i don't even toss it in the oven
     
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    obviously both of you totally missed the point of this thread. I'm not going to charcoal while it's 20 degrees outside.
     
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    the cheapest cut will prob have the most fat (the white in the meat) then you will pay for supplements, or with time (time=money) to burn off that fat. so why not go with the leaner meat instead.
     
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    how hot should my griddle be/how long does it take to sear? sorry, i'm a total newb when it comes to this.
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    on a dollar per calorie basis steak you cook at home isn't that bad. Ribeye is about $10 a lb here for high quality local stuff
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    don't do the gravy if you dont want to

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    -Use sirloin steak or prime rib. Averages $3-$5 per pound and has a lower fat content.
    -Buy some peanut oil because it has a high burning point
    - coat the bottom of the pan with oil
    -place pan over high heat for 3-4 minutes
    - in the meantime salt and pepper each side of your steak with coarse ground sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
    - throw steak in hot pan for 4-6 minutes each side depending on thickness
    - the high heat will slightly burn some parts of the steak, this is ok. It's called the mallard effect, this process develops the flavor of the steak.
    - remove steak from heat and place on top of a raised surface on a plate to let the juices run off.
    -after a few minutes of cooling down, consume.
     
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    actually i find that lean sirloin/round cuts are pretty cheap because there is no fat and they lack alot of flavor so people typically don't buy them. most people don't want to eat a lean ass steak. the fat heavy cuts, such as ribeyes and NY strips, are the tastiest and pricier.
     
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    When cooked well, a sirloin steak can be a reasonably priced and great tasting meal.
     
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    I just buy whatever meat special i see at the store. Throw it in the pan and add whatever seasonings smell the best. A1 as needed.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I eat a lot of flat iron steaks on special from Kroger. Very cheap and good even if you accidentally overcook them. I just pan fry them up with a tiny bit of oil
     
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