Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Beef Sirloin Steaks and Baked Potatoes

Aug 12, 2013

Last Friday I bought a package of thick cut sirloin steaks at Sam’s club. The 3 larger ones would be good for the wife and I and son and the small one for our grandson. I had trouble getting all together to fix them; too many things going on. So Monday for lunch our son came down and fixed his on my Weber Q100, he did it 4 minutes on a side and looked med. rare. He said it was great.

I had also just bought some Taste 5 Umami Dust. A taste test said it would be great on the steaks. I was going to fix the steaks for my wife, me and the grandson. Our son had to work and his wife would eat a baked potato and a salad. I put the baked potatoes with potato rods in the oven 350 deg. at 5:00 and told the wife we would eat at 6:30. She said can’t we eat at 6:00; our grandson has soccer practice at 7:00. I said ok and turned the oven to 375 deg.

I preheated the Traeger to 375 deg. and did the steaks on grill grates for 5 min. then flipped for another 4 minutes. They looked great, nice grill marks. I served all at 6:10.

The steaks were rare instead of the med. rare I wanted. I should have used a temp probe. After cooking the Umami dust seasoning had lost most of its flavor. I think you need to use your favorite seasoning and use it to enhance. The baked potatoes did not have as crispy a skin as I usually get. The salad was good. It was not a disaster but not my best cook.

About the only positive about this cook was I now know I can sear steaks with great grill marks on my Traeger if using Grill Grates.

The Steaks

Tied and seasoned

Potatoes for the oven

Steaks are ready

My Salad

My Plate

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