All you need is a hot skillet, some smoked paprika and a butter garlic pan sauce and you have yourself a Ranch Steak & Butter Garlic Sauce.
Maybe you’re wondering what is a “Ranch Steak.”
You’re not alone in questioning what a ranch steak is, ad it is relatively unknown. It is overlooked, rarely bought, and a newcomer to all things steak.
However, like any great steak, the ranch steak is absolutely delicious, just like the well know beef steaks. Such as a beef tenderloin, ribeye, and porterhouse steak.
What is Ranch Steak?
The ranch steak comes from the shoulder area, or chuck portion, of the cow. It is a lean cut and can be tough, but if cooked properly is tender and delicious.
- Coat the pan with a fat that has a high smoke point – such as avocado oil
- Generously season the meat with salt and pepper and sear on both sides only until medium rare in the center – this will keep the steak juicy and tender
Ranch steaks are easily distinguishable because they usually weigh 10 ounces or less, are 1-inch in thickness or less, and are trimmed of the silver skin, connective tissue, excess fat.
Ranch steak has a hearty, beefy flavor. The taste can be compared with sirloin steak.
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Ranch Steak & Butter Garlic Sauce
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 – 4 ounce ranch steaks
2 tablespoons avocado oil or other high heat vegetable oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
Pat steaks dry and season all over with smoked paprika and a pinch each of salt and pepper.
Add avocado oil to a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks and cook until well-browned and medium-rare, 2–3 minutes per side (or longer for desired doneness). Transfer to a cutting board.
Let your steak rest for half the amount of time you cooked it. This will let the juices retract and stay inside the meat, not on the plate.
Reduce heat to low, then add the garlic powder and 1 tablespoon butter with 2 tablespoons water. Cook, stirring and scraping up any brown bits, until butter melts and pan sauce comes together.
Plate steaks and slice into 1/2 inch strips, if desired. Drizzle garlic pan sauce over steaks.
Serve steaks with a side dish of Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes with a Garlic Sour Cream Sauce or any of the following suggested side dishes.
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