Cooking your steak is generally easier than most recipes, but you can also mess it up easily without the proper tools. So we have a guide on how to cook steak on a Blackstone griddle.
A Blackstone griddle is a versatile type of cookware where you can cook anything. It is like a cross between a grill and a restaurant-grade cooktop which gives you a hands-on experience.
It is the perfect cooking appliance if you love going out and cooking. You can bring the Blackstone griddle on camping trips to make the best food while you are out of the house.
In this recipe, you will not need many ingredients as steak is one of the simplest recipes to cook. We stick to that simple process, but we also added a little twist to keep the food exciting.
Steak is a great meal if you want a lot of protein to go with your other recipes. You can cook it in almost any kind of cooking appliance as long as you know the basics of making it perfect.
If you are also planning to go out of the house and eat while camping, we have added a preparation process in this recipe which you can use to get the steak ready ahead of time.
What You Will Need
I bought a large rib-eye steak in this recipe, but you can get whatever kind of steak you want. Rib-eye steaks are full of flavor, so you will taste that meaty flavor within the food.
It is usually well-marbled, and compared to other steak cuts, rib-eye steaks are softer most of the time. They come out great with the right amount of fat within the meat.
So the guide here is to get a steak with a lot of marbling since you are cooking on a Blackstone griddle. That way, the meat will not dry out in the middle of the cooking process.
For the seasonings, you will only need salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary. They are the essentials to give just the right taste to the meat as the steak will already have many flavors within it.
Salt and pepper are essential to season the steak properly. I chose rosemary for the seasoning because it goes well with the mushrooms that you will add to the recipe.
Any kind of mushroom will go well with the steak, but I used button mushrooms for the specific recipe. You can also get baby Bella mushrooms if you want a more flavorful option.
Get at least one whole garlic ready to add to the recipe as it will enhance the meat’s flavor. Butter and olive oil are also necessary to cook the steak all the way through on the griddle.
Preparing The Steaks Ahead Of Time
If you plan to go on a camping trip and want to cook at the site, it is best to prepare as much of the process as possible, so you do not have to do it at the campsite.
First, slice your mushrooms, grate the garlic, and chop the fresh rosemary. Put them in an airtight container to ensure that they do not degrade or start to spoil while traveling.
Do as much as you can so that you will not bring many tools with you that can weigh you down while you are on a trip. Season the steaks and place them in a sealed container as well.
It is good to do that, but I advise you to do the seasoning right before cooking. That way, the salt will not melt through the meat and create a bitter taste.
From there, the only tools that you will need are:
- The griddle itself.
- Scraper or grill spatula.
- An aluminum pan for covering the steaks when they are being cooked at the campsite later on.
From there, you can then pack up and get ready to cook once you arrive at the site. So here is the process of how to properly cook this great cut of meat on a Blackstone griddle.
Step 1: Prepare And Season The Steaks
Get the steaks ready by patting them with paper towels to dry the outsides a little bit. Do not press too hard as the paper towel might stick onto the meat, which will be difficult to remove.
After drying the steaks, get your salt and pepper and then season the steaks generously with them. Use your hands to spread the seasonings evenly throughout the surface of the steaks.
Make sure to get the sides of the steaks as well by rubbing them with salt and pepper. To not waste the seasoning, you can also roll the steaks on the pan where you seasoned them.
Step 2: Prepare The Other Ingredients And The Blackstone Griddle
Slice the butter as well as the mushrooms while you preheat the Blackstone griddle. Set the griddle to high and let it preheat for about 5 to 10 minutes or until it reaches a high temperature.
If your steaks are over an inch thick, then you can set the griddle to a lower temperature. This will help slow the cooking down to make sure that the heat goes inside the steaks.
If you have a thick cut of meat and you cook it on a griddle at high temperatures, it is most likely going to fry and burn a little bit on the outsides, and the insides of the meat will stay raw.
So make sure to adjust the temperature of the griddle to cook the steak all the way through. After that, you can prepare the other ingredients such as butter and oil for cooking.
Step 3: Cook The Steaks
Drizzle a little bit of oil on one side of the griddle, and then place the steaks on that side. Let them cook for about 5 minutes without flipping or moving them around in this initial searing.
The total cooking time and temperature for the steaks depend on the thickness and doneness you want your steaks to attain. So make sure you get a meat probe with you.
After 5 minutes, flip the steaks and let the other side cook for another 5 minutes. After that, you can cover the steaks with the aluminum cover and let them cook inside for at least 10 minutes.
This will help seal the heat inside the steaks and keep the steaks from drying out. This is also helpful if you are cooking outside and the wind is strong or cold.
After letting the steaks cook for ten minutes with the lid on, slice the butter and put a large knob of butter on the steaks’ side. Add the sliced mushrooms, garlic, and fresh rosemary.
Let them cook for a few minutes or until the mushrooms are soft and juicy. Toss them around to ensure that the mushrooms cook evenly and the garlic does not burn on the griddle.
Step 4: Let The Steaks Rest
If you have a meat probe, insert it into the thickest part of the steaks. Measure the temperature and make sure the steaks reach the desired internal temperature for the doneness you want.
Before the steaks reach the desired internal temperature, remove them from the griddle and then put them on a wooden board. This will help the steaks become juicier and cook more.
Remove the steaks from the griddle while they are still 5 degrees colder than the target temperature. Letting the steaks rest will help them keep the juices and will continue to cook.
After the steaks reach the final internal temperature, put the mushrooms on top of the steaks and serve them while the steaks are still warm with your favorite side dishes and drinks.
At What Temperature Should I Cook My Steaks?
There are different types of doneness when it comes to cooking steaks. It is up to you to choose which doneness you prefer and cook the steaks to make sure you get the best out of them.
For rare doneness, the internal temperature of the steaks should be 125 degrees Fahrenheit. This type of doneness on the steaks will leave a cool red color in the center, which is raw.
It is Medium-rare done once the steaks reach an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The center of the steaks should have a warm red color when you cut them.
Medium doneness is when the steaks have an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also go for well-done or medium-well doneness at higher temperatures if you want.
For rib-eye steaks, it is best to go for the medium-rare doneness because, at that point, the steak would have cooked all the way properly while also keeping its juices and softness.
The USDA recommends that cooking steak be done at 145 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure that you do not get any food-borne illness and kill the bacteria within the meat.
That is why it is important to purchase a meat probe to get the steaks’ accurate temperature. That way, you can be sure that the steaks are cooked well and are safe to eat.
Cooking steaks is easy, but you have to be careful to make sure that the steaks cook properly while keeping the meat’s quality and softness, especially on a griddle.
Thankfully, a Blackstone griddle offers a very easy way to cook your steaks. Just make sure that you have all your ingredients or side dishes ready and let the Blackstone griddle do the rest.
Ensure that you follow the advised internal temperature for cooking steaks so that you will not get any kind of contamination within the food you are cooking to enjoy the steaks!
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