Which way is the best way to cook a steak is cause for consternation within the Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s online community. Beef lovers have taken to Facebook to share outrage over the idea of pan-searing a ribeye. Many agree pan-searing yields a great steak while others plead “Insanity!” and challenge the notion with personal opinion, homemade tips and even curse words.



To say cooking method is a hot topic would be an understatement. Community members prefer everything from grilled steaks to smoked versions, charcoal pits to cast iron pans. Other fans greet the Classic Pan Seared Ribeye recipe with peace and a positive attitude, proving true beef aficionados belly up to the table with fork in hand whenever Certified Angus Beef ® brand steaks are on the menu.



Here’s the deal: cook your steaks any which way you want. Don’t have a grill or fire pit? Try the pan-sear method. The real key to success is not the cooking method but instead, starting with a high-quality Certified Angus Beef ® brand cut. It’s the best of the best Angus beef. Every steak is highly-marbled and always delicious. It’s graded upper Choice and Prime by independent USDA graders and then it must pass 10 additional quality standards. How’s that for mouthwatering?


But back to the great debate: of course hot-off-the-grill steaks are amazing, and yes – absolutely, that pan-seared steak with rosemary and melted butter is going to make your taste buds tingle. There’s room at the table for every technique. Enjoy your steak, prepared your favorite way, and celebrate flavor with hundreds of thousands of other Certified Angus Beef ® brand fans.


As one beef lover exclaimed: “Let’s stop arguing about how we cook our steaks and focus on eating them. We can all agree we love steak, right?”


Right. Just don’t ask how rare or medium or [grimace] well a steak should be cooked.


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