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    Pan-Grilled Steak (Biftek à La Parrilla)

    Pan-Grilled Steak (Biftek à La Parrilla). Photo by Annacia

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    38 mins

    30 mins

    8 mins

    lazyme's Note:

    This recipe is from Shirley Lomax Brooks's book Argentina Cooks! Steak is at its best when it is well marbled. Cuts such as beef filet, New York steak, porterhouse, or T-bone are recommended. Prep time includes time for marinating.

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    1. 1
      Marinate the steaks in olive oil for at least 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      Drain off the oil — leaving a light film of oil on the steaks — and salt the steaks on both sides.
    3. 3
      Heat a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over a high setting.
    4. 4
      When hot add the steaks and char on one side.
    5. 5
      Turn the heat down to medium and continue cooking for about 3 minutes for medium rare.
    6. 6
      Turn the steaks with tongs and turn up the heat to high.
    7. 7
      Be careful not to cut into the steaks while turning so that you don't lose any of the juices.
    8. 8
      Sear the second side of the steaks, then turn the heat to medium and cook for another 3 minutes to medium rare.
    9. 9
      Add 2 to 3 minutes per side for well-done steaks.
    10. 10
    11. 11
      If using an electric oven broiler, char one side of the steaks on a high broil on a preheated broiler pan with the rack as close as possible to the broiler element.
    12. 12
      When browned, turn steaks with tongs and brown the other side.
    13. 13
      Total cooking time with this method is about 5 minutes per side for medium rare.
    14. 14
      Less time is required for gas broilers and outdoor charcoal barbecues.
    15. 15
      If using the latter, char meat directly on a rack over very hot coals on the hottest part of the barbecue, then move the meat to a cooler area of the rack over the drip pan leaving the barbecue lid open about one inch.
    16. 16
      Return the meat to the hotter area to char the second side and then move it back over the drip pan.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 10, 2010


      Yummmm, I enjoyed this steak. I used a ribeye and cooked well done, 6 minutes per side on medium heat in a cast iron grill pan. I plated steak and covered with foil while I finished cooking Inspired Steakhouse Mushrooms. The steak was simply delicious. So easy and good, will have this again. Thank you lazyme for posting

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    • on September 08, 2010


      Super simple and delicious way to do a steak. I used a cast iron pan that has the grill bars in it and cooked it to a med rare. DH, who prefers plain foods was in heaven that I didn't "ruin it" by using more seasonings. The truth is that with a good steak it really doesn't need anything else. This simple preparation would, of course, be perfect in the BBQ also.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pan-Grilled Steak (Biftek à La Parrilla)

    Serving Size: 1 (36 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 238.6
    Calories from Fat 243
    Total Fat 27.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3488.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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    beef steaks

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