Steak of the Caveman

Makes two servings. Serve with a vegetable for a complete meal.

Approximate cooking time: 20-35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (5 oz-6 oz, about 1" thick) beef steaks (rib-eye, sirloin, strip, tenderloin)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbs coconut oil or tallow, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. In a small bowl, combine oregano, black pepper, garlic, sea salt (optional) and oil or tallow.
  3. Place steaks on broiler pan and brush both sides with oil mixture.
  4. Broil 2"-3" from heat source (usually the very top of the oven) for 7 minutes for medium-rare (8 minutes for medium). Remove from oven and turn steaks. Return to oven and broil the other side an additional 5 minutes for medium-rare (6 minutes for medium).
  5. When desired internal temperature is reached, remove steaks from oven, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes. Serve with your favorite vegetable or side.

NOTE: To cook steaks on the stove top, heat a heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp oil or fat when pan is hot. Add steaks and cook for 10 minutes for medium rare. Turn and continue to cook for another 14 minutes. Remove from heat, cover with foil, and let rest 5 minutes before serving.


16 Comments

  1. Elizabeth

    We tried this recipe and it caught on fire!!!! Twice!!!!! Suggestions?

  2. matthewjcarnes

    did you grill it?

  3. brello8989

    Ya mine went up in flames too

  4. I haven’t tried this one yet, but if its catching fire in the oven, try ditching the oil/lard and using the spices alone as a rub. Oil + open flame = internal combustion engine? If its catching fire on the stove, some oil might have splashed out. Try using less, just enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Or cover the pan while cooking. No air = no fire. Good luck. Keep the phone handy and 911 on speed dial

  5. mpanderson2323

    I made it and it was very good. I definitely did not follow cooking instructions for the broiler. After seeing the comments about catching on fire I was a bit hesitant. So I did 6 mins and then flipped the steaks and cooked for 4 more minutes. You could definitely cook for less time than specified. Maybe that’s why it caught on fire?

  6. Saracolette

    This was fabulous! I had never used my broiler before, but so glad I did. The instructions and timing were spot on. I used a 2 lb flatiron steak cut into serving sizes. Even though it was a lean cut, it was still juicy and delicious. We don’t have a grill so I never make steak at home, but I know my husband will be thrilled to have it added to our dinner rotation!

  7. Hehe it does say to preheat the broiler on high and that’s why it would’ve caught on fire from being too hot. You should only turn on the pan to heat up once you’re ready to cook your meat.

  8. AlexJab

    Mine caught fire too!!! C’mon man, 1/4 cup is way way way too much oil. Another recipe called for 2tbsp of cayenne when it should’ve been 2tsp.

    • Neely Quinn

      AlexJab – Which recipe called for 2tbsp cayenne when it should’ve been 2 tsp? I’d love to fix that!

  9. gdougherty

    Grilled it here. Skipped the oil and should have cut way back on the seasoning. This is a recipe for bad cuts of beef or people who don’t care for the natural flavor of a good piece of beef. Grass fed tends to be so much tastier than grain fed anyway.

  10. Ashlee

    This was so easy and met the hubby’s craving for simple steak. I skipped the oil altogether, used a couple of nice strips and it came out perfectly.

  11. wattscove@roadrunner.com

    Now I’m sure this steak is going to taste great. But I really like my steaks with just a touch of salt and pepper. So here’s my question is, (being new to wanting to get fit), do these seasonings add any nutritional value to the meat? Or is just for flavor?

  12. If you want a steak with a nice crust that isn’t shoe leather….24 min, really? try the method used in Steak with Apple-Horseradish Sauce.

  13. We cooked the steaks on a grill pan over the stove on medium high heat. Used olive oil instead of coconut oil. For the oil mixture, we used 1Tbsp coconut oil and 2 Tbsp olive oil. Based on reviews, looks like the coconut oil makes the steaks catch fire, so we thought of substituting with olive oil. We are no experts but it sounded like a good idea. Our steaks did not catch fire. It took about 8 minutes to cook medium rare (4 minutes on each side). So for us, the cooking time on here for the over the stove cooking option is too long. The steak was DELICIOUS. The oil mixture was perfect.

  14. What’s wrong with fire?

  15. Karen M

    I cooked this on the stove top in a grill pan as I normally do with all my steaks. Not sure where the cooking times comes from, but our steaks always take about 3 mins each side for medium rare. This is on high heat. It was delicious.

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