I love a good steak. There’s nothing quite like it. So when I was offered the opportunity to review a selection of premium Angus steak – some of the best beef in the country – I didn’t hesitate. Although I was sent a sampling of steaks from Chicago Steak Company, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have always considered myself to be a good cook, but I was painfully ignorant about steaks until just the last couple of years. I remember buying steak at the grocery store (whatever was on sale…because that’s how I rolled) and then wondering why my steaks didn’t taste anything like the steaks I ordered at my favorite restaurant.
Then I would go to a friend’s house for his famous BBQ and HE would be able to duplicate that amazing taste and tenderness that I loved. I thought it was about what this friend (or the restaurants) were putting on the steaks to make them taste so good. For some reason, I never made the connection that the quality of the cut of meat made more of the difference in how it tasted.
Luckily, I’ve learned the error of my thinking, and I’ve become much more picky about the meat that I’ll buy. A quality steak makes a fantastic meal. But a low-quality steak is almost always a disappointing waste of time and money. If I’m going to grill a steak, I might as well do it right. Right?
What’s In a Great Steak?
I have learned a ton about steaks simply by browsing through Chicago Steak Company’s website. There, you can find information on:
- Grade – Chicago Steak Company only offers USDA Choice and USDA Prime steaks, which represents only 2% of all American beef. The USDA describes USDA Prime as “the ultimate in tenderness, juiciness and flavor.”
- Aging – Aging meat is a process that breaks down a steak and makes it more tender and flavorful.
- The Importance of Hand Selection – Variations in marbling, texture and color are just a few of the variables that can affect flavor and tenderness. Chicago Steak Company carefully selects beef from the top of the grade.
- 2 (6oz) Complete Trim Filet Mignons
- 2 (10oz) Boneless Strips
- 2 (8oz) Sirloin Steaks
- 2 (8oz) Ribeyes
You can also watch videos about how to cook and season meat as well as what cuts of beef you should buy.
Premium Angus Steak from Chicago Steak Company – The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea
Want to “wow” a special family member, friend or co-worker? A package from Chicago Steak Company is sure to be noticed and appreciated! There are tons of options – from gifts under $100 to decadent desserts (that Greek yogurt mousse cake looks incredible!) to steak gift clubs (steaks all year!) and more.
I would highly recommend the package that I received – it’s not Chicago Steak Company’s most popular combination of Premium Angus steaks for nothing! The “Chicago’s Best Seller” includes:
The steaks come individually frozen, and all I had to do to get them ready to cook was to move them from the freezer to the fridge the day before I wanted to cook them.
I seasoned my steaks with some Chicago Steak Seasoning and then melted a little butter in my cast iron skillet. I’ve learned that I prefer my steaks prepared simply so that I can savor the natural flavors.
The first thing that I noticed about the steaks was the tenderness and the texture. Each bite was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I tried the boneless strips, ribeyes, and sirloin (I’m saving the filets for a special occasion!) and my favorite cut was the boneless strips. In fact, we were fighting over those cuts!
Exclusive Chicago Steak Company Discounts for Food Fun Family Readers
If you would like to try some steaks from Chicago Steak Company for yourself to see the difference, I’ve got a discount code to share! Just ender code K10OFF for 10% off your order. Or use code K3FREE for Free Shipping + 12 (4oz) Gourmet Steak Burgers on orders of $99 or more and a $25 gift check to use on an order $150 and above.
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