How to Cook the Perfect Indoor Steak

My husband is a chef and he taught me how to cook the perfect steak so I wanted to share it with you. As a nutritionist I see people eating lots of white breast chicken and fake soy burgers. But I urge you to re-think your low fat ideals! It is okay to eat beef again and I think we have shunned this super food for far too long. Most of the studies that show beef is bad for heart health have been done using genetically modified corn-fed, confined, antibiotic filled cows. 100% Grass fed beef  on the other hand has healthy omega-3′s and fat burning CLA. Read more about the benefits of grass fed beef here.

perfect paleo steak without a grill (indoors)


1 grass fed steak such as a grass fed rib eye or NY strip
(make sure to get one with some marbling)
1 Tbsp beef fat, pork fat or sustainable Palm Oil
Real Salt

  •  Coat the steak with real salt and pepper on both sides
  • Let it sit for about 20 minutes until it is room temperature.
  •  Turn your oven on to 400 to get it warmed up
  •  On the stove top, turn your burner on high and melt meat fat in this Cast Iron Skillet
  •  When the fat has melted and is sizzling, sear your steak on each side for one minute
  •  Then place the whole frying pan in the oven for three to 7 more minutes depending on your desired meat temperature
  • Use your finger and touch the outside to figure out the temperature
  •  I always pull it out before I think it is done, because you can not go back! 
  • Rare: Red, cool to warm center and the meat will be soft and spongy: 3 minutes
  • Medium rare: Red, warm center and the meat will have a springy firmness: 5 minutes
  • Medium: Hot, pink center and the meat will be less springy than medium rare: 7 minutes 
  • Let the steak rest for 1-3 minutes after removing from the oven
  • Serve with raw sauerkraut as a digestive aid and fresh herbs for antioxidants  
  • Enjoy with a side of Brussels sprouts or broccoli and baked sweet potato with grass fed butter such as this brand.


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