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The Biggest Mistakes Everyone Makes When Cooking Steak

Steak looks like simple fare, just a lump of cow exposed to high heat. But steak can be tough or just underwhelming if you don't treat it right, and it's more complicated than you might think. You've probably messed it up somehow in the past, but that's all right. We'll fix that now, and let you know what mistakes to avoid if you want to eat like royalty.

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    Mistakes Everyone Makes When Cooking Steak

    Mistakes Everyone Makes When Cooking Steak

    When cooked correctly, steak is the king of meats. It's big and bold, and it has a way of dominating any meal in the best way. Although there are a few tricks to make cheap steaks taste expensive, steak is also usually pretty pricey, especially when you go for options like thick-cut ribeyes, New York strips, or filet mignon cuts from the tenderloin. Things can get even more expensive when you graduate from buying regular beef at the grocery store to grass-fed beef, enormous bone-in tomahawk steaks, or specialty dry-aged options from the butcher shop.

    The Biggest Mistakes Everyone Makes When Cooking Bacon

    The Biggest Mistakes Everyone Makes When Cooking Bacon

    Bacon is, arguably, the best part of breakfast. When made right, it's the perfect combination of chewy and crispy, with tender meat and melt-in-your-mouth fat. But when it's made wrong? There is no place on the breakfast table for undercooked or overcooked, too limp or too crisp strips of subpar bacon. Maybe you think the words "subpar" and "bacon" couldn't possibly go together — after all, any bacon is good bacon, isn't it? No. There is, in fact, bad bacon, and it occurs when you make these mistakes in the cooking process.

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