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Everything is Bigger in Texas...

Except this steak!

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I don't know what I was thinking. I'm normally a pretty smart guy, 'specially if I've had a few drinks in me (obviously, I hadn't had any). I knew Mrs. G was heading out of town yesterday, so picked up a little steak for me last night while I was at the store getting shrimp Wednesday. I figured a small steak would be fine for me since I'm "unofficially" doing this weight loss thing. Plus I didn't want to go into a meat coma. I just wanted the flavor of some steak. So I picked this guy up that weighed in at a whooping 0.26lbs!! Fired up the Mini to 800F, I actually had to bring it down because it was past the 800F mark and I had no idea how hot it was.

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My plan was to go 1 minute per side. You know...30 seconds, rotate 90 degrees, 30 more seconds, flip, 30 seconds, rotate 90 degrees, 30 seconds and pull. Probably should have pulled it earlier, but it just wasn't getting that seared, carmelization like coloring.

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I don't know if there is anyway that you could cook a steak this thin and get it to brown on the outside and still come out medium rare. I probably shouldn't have bought a steak so small. The good news is that even though it wasn't pink at all, it came out fork tender. I didn't even need a knife to cut it. And I got my craving for steak out of the way without feeling weighted down with a full belly of beef, ready to hibernate or go into a meat coma. Little salad on the side and some corn on the cob and I was good to go.

Richardson, Texas

Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

 

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,929

    As always, looks great Griffin.

    Now that is a thread title @VI is guaranteed to look at.....

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,929
    PS- what did you do with the coke?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,646
    @Chubbs - mix it with bourbon of course!! The coke and DP bottle were there just as a reference for size and how small that steak was.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • bodskibodski Posts: 350
    That is definitely a cute little feller. Looks really good.

    Cincinnati

    LBGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Gasser

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,929
    Griffin said:
    @Chubbs - mix it with bourbon of course!! The coke and DP bottle were there just as a reference for size and how small that steak was.

    10:4. Was thinking you mixed with rub or something. Always look forward to your posts because of the great pics and plating...
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,056
    Looks good! Making me miss my egg.
    2014 Co-Wing King
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,646

    Thanks @Chubbs. This was just a simple steak with some DP Cow Lick. Nothing fancy.

    @Dyal_SC - how's that big hole in the ground? Still there I assume. How was the dam tour?

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • EggRacerEggRacer Posts: 400
    On occasion I buy some very thin steaks and it takes about a minute a side and they're done. No medium rare or medium with these but they are good anyway for a smaller meal. It's my answer for made at home fast food.
    XLBGE & LBGE
    North Richland Hills, TX
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,056
    The big hole was awesome! The dam tour wasn't too shabby either. In the airport now. Gonna be a long day of traveling, but ready to get back home.
    2014 Co-Wing King
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,133
    Looks like a tasty steaklet. Must be from those smaller cows that wander into Texas by mistake :P

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,546
    That steak was cut for fajitas....
                                                                        
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Good for you for eating what is considered a healthy sized portion of beef. Nice meal.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,443
    edited January 2013

     weighed in at a whooping 0.27lbs

    see how much that little differance can make on a Mini.

     

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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    Mickey, looks like the bone alone weighs 0.27 lb.
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  • Griffin......How do you get your mini so hot?  What kind of lump do you use?  How do you start your fire?  I recently got a hi-Q grate but I still don't seem to get it that hot.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,443
    Mickey, looks like the bone alone weighs 0.27 lb.
    call me please 254.289.1877
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,929
    Mickey said:
    Mickey, looks like the bone alone weighs 0.27 lb.
    call me please 254.289.1877

    I am so prank calling you this weekend
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,816
    Chubbs said:


    Mickey said:



    Mickey, looks like the bone alone weighs 0.27 lb.
    call me please 254.289.1877
    I am so prank calling you this weekend

    Leave @Mickey alone...he might leave.

    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 6,710
    Chubbs said:


    Mickey said:



    Mickey, looks like the bone alone weighs 0.27 lb.
    call me please 254.289.1877
    I am so prank calling you this weekend

    Careful...he's connected! [-X

    Mick posted his number on the board a few times and the last two that prank called him were no longer members and their eggs ended up missing. Tread lightly! b-(
    Just a hack that makes some shitty BBQ...
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    @Griffin Since your famous now, I hope every thing bigger in Texas doesn't include your head. =))
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,646
    Griffin......How do you get your mini so hot?  What kind of lump do you use?  How do you start your fire?  I recently got a hi-Q grate but I still don't seem to get it that hot.
    not sure if there was some royal oak still in there, but topped it off with Ozark oak, made a lttle depression and set in a rolled up paper towel that had been soaked in canola oil. lit it on fire and bridged it with  few more pieces of lump and just let it go. had it steady at 800 with no top and bottom vent somewhere between 1/2 way and 1/4  open. seems like my mini just likes to run hot. i have a problem keeping it under 400.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,073
    Doing a burn clean right now before putting on my Rutland, the mini blasted past the max on the thermo.. funny I still get nervous about that.
    Seattle, WA
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  • REMtxREMtx Posts: 15
    I did a cook a couple of weeks ago where I was primarily cooking drumsticks and sausage raised direct.  Had some family from Mexico drop by and they brought some "NY strips" from Mexico (they were like a giftbox given to them from their workplace or something like that).  The box actually said NY Strip on it and had a cartoon of the steaks that were inside.  Well, these things looked similar to ribeyes than strips, and were really thin; laugh. I tossed them on there, but didnt have a grid at normal level so I just did them raised direct. It took a bit to get them a nice color, and they were well done at that point, no pink inside, which most of my family members eat their steak at anyways.  They were flavorful and moist/tender though.  I just keep laughing at that box.
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  • KempyKempy Posts: 186
    REMtx said:
    I did a cook a couple of weeks ago where I was primarily cooking drumsticks and sausage raised direct.  Had some family from Mexico drop by and they brought some "NY strips" from Mexico (they were like a giftbox given to them from their workplace or something like that).  The box actually said NY Strip on it and had a cartoon of the steaks that were inside.  Well, these things looked similar to ribeyes than strips, and were really thin; laugh. I tossed them on there, but didnt have a grid at normal level so I just did them raised direct. It took a bit to get them a nice color, and they were well done at that point, no pink inside, which most of my family members eat their steak at anyways.  They were flavorful and moist/tender though.  I just keep laughing at that box.
    No pictures of the box?
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