Best steak ever

Discussion in 'Cast Iron/Campfire Cooking' started by RB., Oct 27, 2017.

  1. RB.

    RB. Senior Member

    May 16, 2003
    warren county
    Picked up a couple small beef tenderloin steaks from Sam's on a special. Was going to grill them the other day and it was pouring down rain and windy. Decided to do them in the cast iron. Oiled the pan lightly and heated until the oil was just starting to smoke. Dropped the steaks in and the sizzle was on. after 3 minutes turned them over and began to baste with melted butter I put in the skillet. great crust and perfectly med rare. Might not ever grill them again. The butter basting is the trick.
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  2. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Cast Iron on a gas stove is the best

  3. JNH

    JNH Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    I have reverse seared them in cast iron by baking them in the oven and then searing them in our cast iron with butter, garlic cloves and a sprig or rosemary and they were superb!
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  4. Wings Fan 19

    Wings Fan 19 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Kansas City, MO.
    I've grown pretty partial to these. USDA Prime bone in rib eyes reverse seared over charcoal.... IMG_20170902_183721582.jpg output.jpg
  5. radioactive

    radioactive Active Hunter

    Jan 25, 2012
    Sounds fantastic RB! Heck, cast iron magic even makes Trout somewhat edible:D
  6. bluecan

    bluecan Long time listener, first time caller

    It even has a convenient handle to hold while you eat it :D
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  7. itsb

    itsb Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    Dent Co.
    thems look and sound good, man Im humgry
  8. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    S hot skillet and a steak makes yummy vittles. I think that's what I will have for dinner this evening.
  9. RB.

    RB. Senior Member

    May 16, 2003
    warren county
    It was so good we did another one Saturday night. forgot to take a picture but it was good. Great crust and perfect mid rare all the way through.
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  10. radioactive

    radioactive Active Hunter

    Jan 25, 2012
    Glad you repeated the feast with superb results! I usually only break out the cast iron when we go camping, but your steaks are making me want to fire up the big propane camp stove and toss a couple of ribeyes in the skillet!
    When you headed to Branson again?
  11. RB.

    RB. Senior Member

    May 16, 2003
    warren county
    Yep, I think I'm on to something with this and the wife loves it. We are going to try to get back down before December but not sure yet.