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How To Reverse Sear A Steak | Grillaholics

how to reverse sear a steak

So you're getting ready for the big BBQ... you have all of your essentials, beer, steaks, seasonings (you know the deal). BUT, did you plan on HOW you're going to whip up your meat for your backyard shindig? Probably didn't give it much thought, but that's okay! If you're anything like me, you usually just stick to the normal grilling method when it comes to steak cuts, but today you're feeling spontaneous. 

There are multiple methods to cook a steak, but reverse searing has so many benefits that it will enhance your entire BBQ experience. By reverse searing your steak instead of regularly searing, you are allowing for your steak to be evenly seared across the entire steak. By having your meat cooking more evenly, you will eliminate the "bulls-eye" effect, which is the dark crust with the grey- brown ring of meat under it which then fades into pink. In addition, because you are resting your meat between low heat smoking and high heat searing, you are also allowing for more juices to stay within your meat instead of it drying out, and you can serve your steak hot off the grill instead of letting it sit.

Step #1: Grab Your Ingredients

This step is totally up to you and your preferences! For us Grillaholics, we concocted a steak seasoning that we think makes everyone happy and leaves their tastebuds asking for more. If you want to try our recipe out all you'll need is:

Step #2: Prepare Your Smoker or Oven

Smoking method: After you season your meat, it's time to fire up the grill or oven! If you have a smoker, perfect. Turn that sucker on and place your steaks on on the grill. Smoke for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Oven method: Preheat the oven to anywhere between 200 and 275°F (93 and 135°C). The lower you go, the more evenly the meat will cook, though it'll also take longer. If you have a very good oven, you can probably set it even lower than this range, but many ovens can't hold temperatures below 200°F very accurately.

Step #3: Remove Steaks from Grill 

Remove your steaks from the grill or the oven.

Next, if you are using the smoking method, turn your grill to a high temperature. Throw the steaks back on the grill and sear them for 1-2 minutes for a medium rare steak!

If you are using the oven method, place the steaks—baking sheet, rack, and all—in the oven, and roast until they hit a temperature about 10 to 15°F below the final temperature at which you'd like to serve the meat. A good thermometer is absolutely essential for this process.

Step #4: Enjoy!

Serve hot! Crack open a cold one and enjoy your masterpiece. 

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