Simple Steak

  • 1 lb. venison sirloin, NOT cut into steaks (you can use this same method for other game, beef, or lamb)
  • 1 T. seasoned salt (I used Penzeys Northwoods Fire)
  • 1 T. bacon grease or canola oil
  • 5-8 whole cloves garlic, optional
  • Blue cheese, optional

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Rub the sirloin generously with the seasoning mixture. Set aside.

Melt the bat grease in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meat and sear on all sides. If needed, use a set of tongs to hold the meat against the hot surface to get an even sear.

Once the meat is evenly seared, toss the garlic cloves (if using) into the pan and stir enough to coat evenly with the fat. Place the entire pan into the preheated oven and bake to desired doneness, as follows:

  • Rare - 120 degrees
  • Medium rare - 126 degrees
  • Medium - 135 degrees
  • Medium well - 145 degrees
  • Well-done - You're not my friend anymore :-P

Remove from the oven and allow the meat to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. If desired, sprinkle some blue cheese over your steak after you've sliced it.

  • Yields: 2-3 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes, depending on desired level of doneness
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