Making a steak at home can be a challenge on a lot of levels. Getting that restaurant quality taste isn’t easy. On top of that, the cost of purchasing a good cut of steak can be almost as much as going out and ordering one from a restaurant. Still, there are times when you just want to grill a steak at home, find a great deal on steaks, or feel you are up to the challenge of recreating that Texas Roadhouse type taste.
Cut of Steak
One of the most important things in making a great steak at home is buying a good cut of steak. Personally, I like ribeye the best both for value and tenderness. Look for meat that is a nice red with some marbling through it.
I’ve tried sirloin many times and you can make it okay but it comes up much tougher than ribeye.
There are, of course, many other cuts of steak, but they are so expensive most of the time that I don’t even consider going there.
Ribeye is often on sale at Kroger, which is where I tend to shop most of the time. You can also find good deals at Sam’s Club. If you’re lucky, you may even have someone near you who sales steak from grass fed cows.
Recipe for Texas Roadhouse Steak
Do you love the seasoning at Texas Roadhouse? Me, too. If you want your life to be super easy, you can buy their steak seasoning. They even have a Texas Roadhouse online store where you can easily purchase the seasoning and other items, such as rib seasoning and steak sauce.
If you’re like me, then you probably want to throw together your own like-Texas Roadhouse seasoning. I am a big believer is adding some coarse salt to steak, too, as it can help really bring out the taste. So, any recipe I create for steak has to have some salt in it. Here is what I threw together and it was utterly delicious. It tasted very similar to Texas Roadhouse. Honestly, I think it might have been better.
- 2 Tablespoons sea salt or coarse salt
- 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon black ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 2-3 Tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire yes, this brand, it tastes best and is worth the money
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard brand does not matter, buy cheapest
Mix together all the dry ingredients thoroughly
Add Worcestershire and stir until it makes a thick sauce. You may need to add a little more Worcestershire.
Stir Dijon mustard into the sauce.
Rub the sauce on both sides of the steak and allow steak to warm slightly on the counter while you heat the grill. Allow to sit in sauce for at least 30 minutes.
Grill on low heat on grill for about 8 minutes on each side.
Your cooking time for the steaks may vary, depending on how well done you like your steak. We prefer a medium temperature.