Since starting the Paleo journey, I have developed a fondness for a killer homemade steak. I have discovered different cuts of meat. Some I love, some I wish I never bought. But when I have a winner, its a damn good night.
The Pat La Frieda cuts of Eye of Round were surprisingly delicious and came at a hell of a deal.
Getting a good steak is great, but overcooking steak is a crime. And a waste of some possibly wonderful texture.
What you will need:
heavy bottom skillet or frying pan
eye of round, about 1.5 inches thick
butter or oil
Start by seasoning your steak. I stick to salt and pepper and sometimes add a sprinkle of onion and garlic powder.
Preheat the oven to 450*.
Heat a heavy bottom skillet over a medium high flame. Add a tablespoon of butter or oil and allow the pan to heat for about 1 minute or 2. If you add a drop of water to the pan and it sizzles, its ready. Gently add the steak(s) to the pan. Set a time for 6 minutes. Let the steak cook, undisturbed. At the end of the 6 minutes, flip the steak over and allow to cook for 6 additional minutes undisturbed.
Finally, transfer the entire skillet into the oven and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes, depending on how well you like your steak. I like my steak medium so i allow it to cook in the oven for 5 minutes. When the steak comes out of the oven, allow it to rest for 10 minutes. This will allow the steak to redistribute its juices and be absolute perfection when you are ready to cut in!
The steak had a good amount of fat on it so it was juicy and delicious. A leaner steak will require less cooking, otherwise it will taste like leather. Also, a thinner steak will require shorter cooking times but this is our favorite way to prepare steaks!
Go forth and Eat steak!!!! 🙂