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Fire Up the Grill for Steak Night

The forecast calls for a beautiful weekend, so get ready to fire up the grill for steak night!  The reverse sear method is the best way to cook your steak to perfection.

Reverse Sear Steak

Cook Time
45 minutes
Additional Time
10 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes


Yield: 1 serving
  • 1 strip steak
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • Windy City Prime Steak Seasoning


Step 1

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place baking rack on top. Preheat oven to 265 degrees F.

Step 2

Drizzle a few drops of olive oil on meat and spread over entire piece so that steak seasoning sticks to meat. Sprinkle with seasoning. 

Step 3

Place meat on baking rack and let sit until at room temperature (up to an hour).

Step 4

Roast steak in oven on baking sheet for 45 minutes to an hour. NOTE: Internal temperature should read 125 degrees F in order to serve a medium rare piece of meat. Meanwhile, turn grill onto high heat. 

Step 5

Lightly oil the grill grates and sear meat for 2 minutes, then rotate 180 degrees and grill an additional minute in order to make nice grill marks. Turn steak to sear other side for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from grill and let rest 5 - 10 minutes.

Step 6


Finish it with a slice of simple, herbed butter which takes minutes to make, but gives it a restaurant quality flavor.  Try whipping up a compound butter and save the extra for bread, fish, or pasta.   It will melt in your mouth!

Lemon Basil Compound Butter

This compound butter take minutes to whip together, but adds a fabulous finishing touch to steak, fish, pasta or bread. It will last for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes


Yield: 1/4 pound
  • 1 stick or 8 T Butter, softened at room temp for about 30 minutes
  • 1/4 C Fresh Basil, chopped finely
  • Zest & Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Sea Salt (if butter is unsalted) & Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste


Step 1

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Spread evenly onto a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Roll butter up into a log. Twist ends of wax paper. Wrap again with a plastic wrap.

Step 2

Refrigerate before using so that it is easier to slice into pieces.


Think Out of the Icebox: Don’t have basil on hand? Try dill, cilantro or oregano instead.

This Bon Appetit article 29 Grilled Steak Recipes has plenty of ideas for dressing up your steak and how to turn the leftovers into tomorrow’s lunch too.

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