Monday, April 27, 2009

Steak Sunday

We have an frequent weekly tradition in my house called Steak Sunday. It's basically a way to end the weekend on a tasty note by eating a steak. It's Sunday, we have to go to work tomorrow, might as well eat a steak, you know? We do not do it every Sunday, in particular if we have already had a steak over the weekend. But many Sunday evenings that's what's for dinner. One of my favorite cuts is a rib eye. I can purchase a prime rib eye at Costco for about $7.99 per pound. They don't always have the prime cuts but if they do, I definitely upgrade.

Frugal note on Costco: I LOVE Costco. They have wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables, great meats, really good coffee for dirt cheap, and good finds on other stuff. You do have to buy in bulk and it is hard to get out of there for less than $100 per trip but the quality is great and I really like that Costco pays their workers a living wage and can still sell things at good prices to it's members.

My favorite way to make a rib eye is to rub it with Rib Eye Steak Rub and grill it. Here is the rub recipe.

Rib Eye Steak Rub

3 tablespoons kosher salt
3 teaspoons paprika
3 teaspoons garlic powder
3 teaspoons black pepper
3 teaspoons dried ground thyme
2 teaspoons finely ground coffee beans

Mix all ingredients together. Rub onto rib eye and let sit at room temperature for one hour. Grill over very hot grill until cooked as wished.
This recipe will make some extra rub and will keep for at least several months.

1 comment:

  1. Tried this rub on a beef tenderloin & then grilled it. WOW! It was delicious! Combining different seasonings for the taste desired is a great way experiment & save cost! Thanks.