Cowboy Steak

Recipe by ellie_
READY IN: 1hr 45mins


  • 4
    rib eye steaks, 1-1/2 inch thick bone-in (or T-bone steaks)
  • 4
    onions, cut into rings, 1/8th inch thick
  • 3
    cups milk
  • 3
    cups flour
  • 12
  • 2
    tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2
    teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3
    teaspoons salt
  • 3
    teaspoons cumin
  • 2
    teaspoons sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons paprika (hot Hungarian is best)
  • vegetable oil (for deep frying the onion rings)
  • salt and pepper


  • Bring steaks to room temperature before grillng.
  • Soak onions in milk for one hour; drain.
  • In a large bowl or pie pan mix together flour, chili powder, cornstarch, salt, cumin, sugar and paprika.
  • Dredge onions in flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat oil in a large heavy frying pan (cast iron works well) and heat to 360 degress Fahrenheit.
  • Add onions in batches, cooking until golden brown. BE CAREFUL. They cook fast (30 to 45 seconds).
  • Transfer onion rings to paper towels to drain off excess grease.
  • Meanwhile, season steaks with salt and pepper and place in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • Cook about 7 to 10 minutes per side, pouring off excess fat before turning.
  • Finish cooking steaks on the grill (or skip the frying step and just grill steaks to desired doneness (10 minutes per side).
  • Serve steaks with onion rings, baked potatoes and salsa, or as desired.