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Best Way to Cook Steak at Home | Dinner Idea

best way to cook steak at home

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I have been loving trying the various meats in the Stemple Creek Ranch box.

They offer a variety of meat packages that you can buy and have shipped to your home.

I feel like this is great for anyone who loves fresh grade A quality beef.

They sent me the Beef Welcome Box for Two and I’ve been loving it!

Today I decided to try making the beef bavette steak & the beef petite tender steak.

I figured I would share with you guys my experience making steak for the first time.. so let’s jump into it!

I cooked steak at home for the first time. | Dinner Idea

beef bavette steak

beef petite tender steak

2 days before I took the meat out of the freezer and put it in the fridge to thaw out.

beef marinade

Then last night I washed the meat off and put it in a ziploc bag to marinate with Italian dressing, garlic powder, and onion powder for about 24 hours.

steak marinade

When I thawed the beef bavette steak, I didn’t realize it was folded and how big it was… but I was super excited for it.

fry steak

I want to say it took me maybe 15-20 minutes to cook these steaks.

I tried to make sure the temperature was around 146-160 F.

I made sure that I had a thermometer nearby so that I could test the temperatures of the meat because I wanted them to be medium well kind of.


I used to didn’t like eating steak until my boyfriend made me a steak one day and my entire life changed.

In the past whenever I had steak my grandmother would make them to where they were well done so I was never a fan of steak, but after eating a steak cooked medium rare… I love steak.

pan fried steak

These are both of the steaks after I cooked them. They’re absolutely beautiful and they tasted amazing.

beef bavette steak

My boyfriend said that the beef pavette steak kind of gave him flashbacks of eating liver with his dad when he was a kid.

This steak was my favorite out of the two.

beef steak

My boyfriend liked the beef petite tender steak much more.

I thought it was pretty good, but it didn’t seem to hold the seasoning as well as the beef pavette steak did.

tender steak

I made these steaks with some oven  potatoes and fresh spinach.

This was also my first time making fresh spinach and it tasted amazing!

Highly recommend making fresh spinach over frozen spinach now.


Overall this was a lovely experience for my first time making steak.

It was tender, beautiful, and super tasty!

I highly recommend making steak the way I made it along with trying a meat box from Stemple Creek Ranch.

So now it’s time for you guys to try in, what are your thoughts about cooking steak?

How do you like yours; well done or medium?

Let me know in the comments below!

best way to cook steak at home

(6) Comments

  1. Oh yum!! I absolutely love steaks but rarely cook them at home. It’s so neat that it was sent directly to your door!

  2. This looks so so good! I can’t wait to make your recipe, can’t wait! I love steaks.

  3. That looks sooo good. I love steak; I like mine well done. I haven’t done steak in a long time. I am doing groceries later today; I think I will grab a few and cook them for lunch on Sunday.

  4. Melissa Cushing says:

    I love cooking steak at home but I do love it grilled. If. do not grill outdoors I use my cast iron grill pan… its works beautifully! These steaks looks fabulous and will have to check them out for myself 😉

  5. MELANIE EDJOURIAN says:

    This sounds interesting. I normally cook mine and make a sauce. I don’t often use a marinade.

  6. Rosey says:

    Looks like a nice, tasty cut of meat. Perfect for a nice Sunday dinner.

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