Have you ever wondered...How do I get those perfect diamond grill marks on my steak, slightly crispy texture on the outside, and pink and juicy on the inside. Well it's simple. Salt and Rest. Bring the steaks to room temperature (about 20 to 30 minutes). If you put the steaks on the grill while they are cold they will cool the grill down quickly and you won't get a good sear... and that means no good grill marks. Don't salt the meat while it is cold or the salt will absorb the moisture from the meat and cause it to steam rather than sear on the grill. So after the meat has reached room temperature, then salt and pepper it and let it rest an additional 5 minutes at least. After grilling the steaks to your liking let them rest again for 5 minutes or so. If done right you will be a hit at the dinner table.
Use your own frozen meatballs or there are some nice ones in the super market. Canned whole tomatoes could also be used, but this recipe was my way of using up a garden tomato that was slightly past it's slicing prime. The alcohol in the wine brings out hidden flavors in the tomato, but you can leave that out if you wish. Cooking is a Creative Sport.
When cooking for ourselves alone, we tend not to indulge in the comfort food of family-sized meals such as meatloaf. We're intimidated with thoughts of leftovers or of breaking down recipes for a single portion. This recipe will give you one dinner and perhaps a sandwich or enough to share with a friend.
Asking for a Chuck Eye Steak is like acknowledging membership in a secret society. You are greeted with a knowing smile, a nod of the head, and then just maybe two will emerge from some quiet corner. There are only a couple in each animal, and although they have a taste and tenderness of the more popular rib eye, the cost is considerably less. Please... only tell your favorite buddy.
My kids don't like beef so I like making this for my husband and myself - we can have a nice roast beef dinner without leftovers. It's easy too! Prep time does not include the time it takes for the beef to freeze.