I'm a big fan of The Joe Rogan's Experience podcast and videos on YouTube. Recently I watched episode 1120 with Ben Greenfield. In the episode Joe and Ben talked about all sorts of interesting subjects to make a great show but what really caught my attention is when they started talking about hot to cook the best steak! It's absolutely one of mine favorite foods to cook and eat at home anytime. Joe started explaining how he cooks the perfect steak at home and instantly my mouth was watering and I wanted steak. That's where the idea for this video started and the mission began to make his words come to life in a quick video recipe so more people can give this a try at home. There's is a couple of tweaks I made is using a regular 22" charcoal barbecue over a pellet smoker and I couldn't find grass fed butter so normal butter will just have to do.
1 - Steak over 1" to 1 1/2" thick (rib eye, porterhouse, T bone, striploin)
Seasoning - Medium coarse sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper, garlic powder
1/2 Cup of grass fed butter or normal butter if you can't find it
To sound fancy some might call this a reverse sear but this method of cooking has been done for ages. To get this steak cooked it's pretty easy. Heat the meat low and slow with a kiss of smoke on the BBQ to start at 225* to 250*F For a nice rich flavor I used hickory wood chips to add the smoke. Many other smoking woods will work good too such as oak, maple, alder and mesquite depending on your desired flavor profile. Smoke the steak at 225* to 250*F till the meat reaches a internal temperature of 120*F. Usually once the steak reaches close to 110*F it's a good time to get your hi heat source prepped and ready to sear the steak. When the steak hits 120*F for a internal meat temperature pill the steak off the barbecue and wrap tightly with aluminum foil and place in a insulated cooler to retain heat and continuing to raise the internal meat temperature. With the heat fired up place a cast iron pan over the heat and get it to a medium high heat. Add 1/4 cup of butter and sear the steak for 1:30 minutes per side to produce a beautiful sear on both sides. Remove the steak and wrap it again tightly in aluminum foil and place it back in the cooler to rest for 10 minutes and then it's ready to serve. Let me say that this is absolutely delicious and I hope more people give this a try.
Listen to Joe explain the whole process on episode 1120 at 1:03.43 here- https://youtu.be/v9A3Jy7s5qY?t=1h3m43s
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