If you can believe it, I didn't learn how to cook a steak properly until about 2 years ago. I was always afraid I would ruin them and would make Tom do the cooking.
After a lot of research and even more trial and error, I have finally mastered the art of cooking a steak. Turns out, it's one of the the easiest dinners I make now.
Set your fears aside, and give this recipe a try. I promise, you can't mess it up.
The Perfect Steak
Rachel on the Ranch
I used to be scared of cooking steak! I thought I would ruin it and always made my husband do the cooking. After a lot of trial and error, I finally have a fool proof method for cooking the perfect steak. I promise, you can't mess this one up.
Steak of your choice. I prefer fattier cuts. Ribeyes and T-Bones are our favorites.
2-4 Tbs butter
2 Tbs oil (I like olive, but you can use whatever you have)
Salt (I prefer a coarse salt like Pink Himalayan) and Pepper
Any other seasonings you enjoy
Season BOTH sides of your steak. I recommend a heavy hand with the seasoning as a lot of it will cook off. I prefer simple salt and pepper, but feel free to get creative.
Let your skillet (I prefer cast iron) get nice and hot. I set my stove top to high for this!
Drizzle oil into the bottom of your skillet.
Set your steak in the skillet. It should sizzle like crazy. If it doesn't, your pan isn't hot enough - remove the steak and let the pan get HOT.
Sear one side for about 30 seconds (it should get a nice brown crust on it) and flip to sear the other side too.
Add several tablespoons of butter to the top of the steak and TURN YOUR HEAT DOWN TO LOW.
Insert a meat thermometer and cook to your desired temperature (I pull mine off at 135 degrees F)
As the meat gets closer to your desired temp, use a spoon to baste the melted butter from the pan over the top of the steak.
Remove the steak from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before eating (this allows the juices to redistribute through the meat).