Ranch Spiced Steaks

 
 

One of the things that I love about Butcher Box is that it provides me with meats that I don't necessary cook often - giving me the chance to try out new recipes. While ranch spiced meat is probably as old as me, it's a recipe that I haven't made so I was happy to try out this recipe with steaks and pork chops. The ranch seasoning combined with the paprika adds a great layer of flavor to any meat with only minutes of preparation. 

Ingredients

  • 4 oz grass-fed, top sirloin steak (I got mine from Butcher Box)
  • 1 tsp ranch seasoning (I do approximately a half tsp per side - my recipe for the spice mix is here)
  • 1/8 tsp salt 
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp of cooking fat (butter, ghee)

Directions

  1. Pat the steaks dry
  2. Add seasoning to the steaks. I pat the seasonings into the meat and am sure to rub it around so that it's on the top bottom and sides of the meat.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium heat
  4. Add 1 tbsp of butter and wait for it to sizzle
  5. Add steaks to the pan and sear for 3 minutes. 
  6. Repeat #4 and #5 for the other side of the steak
  7. Remove the steaks from pan and allow to rest (covered with a pan lid or a foil tent for 5 minutes before serving. 

Note: I swap the meat for this recipe often and include pork chops. To ensure that every part of the pork chop is amazing, I use one of the final minutes of searing to cook the "fatty spine". During this minute, I stand the chop up on the fatty side and sear. This searing makes the fat crispy and juicy enough to eat!