Ask DJ Lyons: How to make steak taste like it was grilled outdoors

Grilled Steak ready to eat plus Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Here is Grilled Steak all ready to eat. Side dishes include Roasted Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli.

The top picture only has zero calorie buttery spray on the broccoli. That plate was for my husband. The bottom picture of broccoli has Ranch Dressing on it. That plate was for me.

Grilled Steak ready to eat plus Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Grilled Steak ready to eat plus Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli
Grilled Steak ready to eat plus Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli | Source

Grilled Steak, Roasted Potatoes, and Broccoli

Grilled Steak, Roasted Potatoes, and Broccoli
Grilled Steak, Roasted Potatoes, and Broccoli | Source
Equipment - Nordic Ware Grill Pan
Equipment - Nordic Ware Grill Pan | Source

Equipment - Nordic Ware Grill Pan

This is my Nordic Ware Grill pan. It is one of the best buys I have ever made. When you cook meat or seafood on this grill, it not only looks like you cooked it on an outdoor grill due to the dark lines, it tastes that way as well. The other benefits over cooking on an outdoor grill:

  • You don't have that smoke chasing your around like it happens to us when we grill outdoors. You can simply turn your stove fan on if it starts to get too smoky.
  • A lot of times, we end up overcooking or undercooking food on the outdoor grill. This pan makes it a lot easier to monitor.
  • Preparation time and clean-up is a lot faster and easier using this pan.











Nordic Ware Searing Grill

Nordic Ware Santa Fe Red Steel Cookware Searing Grill
Nordic Ware Santa Fe Red Steel Cookware Searing Grill

* Raised ribs to create authentic grilling lines

* Constructed of aluminized steel

* Non-stick cooking surface

* Red enamel exterior adds pizzaz to your table

* Made in the USA

 
Nordic Ware Professional Weight Searing Grill Pan
Nordic Ware Professional Weight Searing Grill Pan

* Raised ribs to create authentic grilling lines

* Constructed of aluminized steel

* 11" cooking surface

* Made in the USA

 
Nordic Ware Superior Steel Searing Grill
Nordic Ware Superior Steel Searing Grill

* Hardcoat exterior for durability

* Premium non-stick interior surface for easy clean up

* Made of heavyweight aluminized steel for even heating

* Stay cool stainless steel handles

* Made in the USA

 

Ingredients - Chuck Eye Boneless Steak

Ingredients - Chuck Eye Boneless Steak
Ingredients - Chuck Eye Boneless Steak | Source

Ingredients - Chuck Eye Boneless Steak

You can use any kind of steak. This is our latest try from our steak experiment. This grill cooks them all well. So far, Rib Eye Steak has been the best.

FYI - This grill is great for cooking Salmon and Tilapia as well.

Ingredients - Meat Tenderizer

Ingredients - Meat Tenderizer
Ingredients - Meat Tenderizer | Source

Ingredients - Meat Tenderizer

This is the only seasoning I use on the steak. I sprinkle Meat Tenderizer on both sides of the steak. It truly does make the steak grill tender and delicious.

Ingredients - PAM Olive Oil cooking spray

Ingredients - PAM Olive Oil cooking spray
Ingredients - PAM Olive Oil cooking spray | Source

Ingredients - PAM Olive Oil cooking spray

You can use any kind of cooking spray. This is the one I feel is the healthiest due to the Olive Oil content.

Step 1 - Coat grill pan with PAM Olive Oil cooking spray

Step 1 - Coat grill pan with PAM Olive Oil cooking spray
Step 1 - Coat grill pan with PAM Olive Oil cooking spray | Source

Step 1 - Coat grill pan with PAM Olive Oil cooking spray

For cleaning ease and to help the meat to NOT stick to the pan, liberally spray the cooking spray on the grill.

Step 1A - Pan is coated with cooking spray

Step 1A - Pan is coated with cooking spray
Step 1A - Pan is coated with cooking spray | Source

Step 1A - Pan is coated with cooking spray

As you can see, I made certain to cover all surfaces.

Step 2 - Get out Steak from refrigerator

Step 2 - Get out Steak from refrigerator
Step 2 - Get out Steak from refrigerator | Source

Step 2 - Get out Steak from refrigerator

Take whatever type steak you bought out of the refrigerator.

Step 3 - Wash steak and place on disposable paper plate

Step 3 - Wash steak and place on disposable paper plate
Step 3 - Wash steak and place on disposable paper plate | Source

Step 3 - Wash steak and place on disposable paper plate

Wash the steak and place it on a disposable plate while the grill is pre-heating.

Step 4 - Sprinkle Meat Tenderizer on Steak

Step 4 - Sprinkle Meat Tenderizer on Steak
Step 4 - Sprinkle Meat Tenderizer on Steak | Source

Step 4 - Sprinkle Meat Tenderizer on Steak

Sprinkle Meat Tenderizer on the top side of the steak. When you place it on the grill, place it on upside down. Then you can sprinkle the other side of the steak as well.

Step 5 - Grill Steaks

Step 5 - Grill Steaks
Step 5 - Grill Steaks | Source

Step 5 - Grill Steaks

Pre-heat the grill by turning the burner on high for one minute before putting the steak on the grill.

Then place the steak on the grill. Set your timer for 5 minutes. After about one or two minutes have gone by of that 5 minutes, turn down the heat to medium for the remainder of the cooking time.

If you have not already done so, make certain both sides of the steak have been sprinkled with the Meat Tenderizer.

Step 6 - Turn steak over and grill on other side

Step 6 - Turn steak over and grill on other side
Step 6 - Turn steak over and grill on other side | Source

Step 6 - Turn steak over and grill on other side

At the end of 5 minutes, turn the steak over to grill for an additional 5 minutes on the other side. Keep the heat on medium.

Step 7 - Turn steak over and cook some more until done inside

Step 7 - Turn steak over and cook some more until done inside
Step 7 - Turn steak over and cook some more until done inside | Source

Step 7 - Turn steak over and cook some more until done inside

After 10 minutes of grilling has occurred (5 minutes on each side), cut into the steak to check for doneness. If you like your steak medium as we do, you might need to grill an additional minute or more on each side.

 

Grilled Steak ready to eat plus Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Grilled Steak ready to eat plus Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli
Grilled Steak ready to eat plus Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli | Source

Grilled Steak ready to eat plus Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Here is your plate of Grilled Steak with side items all ready to eat. Enjoy! I know we did!













 

Other Nordic Ware Grill Pans

Nordic Ware Burger Bites Grill Pan
Nordic Ware Burger Bites Grill Pan

* Heavy cast aluminum

* Grills and sears mini burgers on the stovetop

* Hand press included

* Makes 7 mini burgers

* Proudly made in the USA

 
Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle
Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle

* Cast aluminum

* Non-stick finish

* Easy and effortless clean up

* Seven 3 inch pancakes

* Made in the USA

 
Nordic Ware Pro Cast Flattop Reversible Round Grill Griddle, 12-Inch
Nordic Ware Pro Cast Flattop Reversible Round Grill Griddle, 12-Inch

* Made of heavy-weight aluminum construction

* Perfect for indoor and outdoor cooking

* Use as a grill or griddle

* Non-stick surface for easy clean up

* Proudly made in the USA

 
Nordic Ware Holiday Pancake Pan
Nordic Ware Holiday Pancake Pan

* Perfect for Christmas morning

* Non-stick surface makes clean-up easy

* Electric or gas stove compatible

* Fun holiday shapes

* Made in America

 
Nordic Ware Zoo Friends Pancake Pan
Nordic Ware Zoo Friends Pancake Pan

* 7 Fun animal shapes

* Non-stick surface makes clean-up easy

* Electric or gas stove compatible

* Use with any pancake recipe

* Made in America

 
Nordic Ware 2-Burner Reversible Grill Griddle, 20 by 10-3/4 Inch
Nordic Ware 2-Burner Reversible Grill Griddle, 20 by 10-3/4 Inch

* Ideal for grilling steaks, burgers and for cooking pancakes, eggs

* Heavy cast-aluminum provides even heat

* Non-stick surface offers easy food release and cleanup

* Measures 19.68 by 10.93 inches (two-burner size)

* Made in the USA

 

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cheapsk8chick 5 years ago

Looks yummy! Thanks for the hub. I got rid of my Foreman grill a while back because it wasn't big enough for our growing family. A grill pan may be just what we need!


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks for visiting! I hope it helps! Perhaps you could get the pan that sits across 2 burners. Perhaps that would help a lot! I am absolutely thrilled with my grill pan. I have already used it about six times in about a 3-week period with salmon and with steak. Yum!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Another one for me to bookmark again Debbie.

I am going to try it out. I will let you know how I got on with it.

Eiddwen.


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Eiddwen, I hope you enjoy it! My husband and I love grilling steaks with this pan. It sure saves time from doing it outdoors.

Best wishes,

Debbie

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