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Fire Up The Grill

Be The King of the Cookout With Lazy L Ranch Meats

Nothing describes summer better than a good cookout! And what is a cookout without a good, quality choice of meat from a local place that you trust? 

At Lazy L Ranch Meats, the meat comes from their farm straight to your table. There is a wide variety of products that Lazy L Ranch Meats offers, including a selection of different retail cuts, pork and chicken products, bundle packages and even custom processing. Through their custom processing, you can bring your cattle, and they will handle all the processing and provide you with the highest quality of cuts and packaging. Or you can even purchase one of their cattle for processing to stock in your freezer! 

Lazy L Ranch Meats bundle opportunities include different types of steaks like porterhouse, t-bone or even filet mignon, chuck roast and ground beef. The bundle is a great way to save money and get you a better deal than their competitors. Plus, stocking your freezer with meat is always a smart idea.

If you love meat but you're not 100% confident cooking it, Lazy L Ranch can help. Their website and Facebook page offer helpful nuggets of advice, tricks, information on the cuts and recipes for their different options.

One such resource that they published as a blog on their website is about how to grill the perfect steak. Here are the steps they recommend taking: 

1. Thaw and acclimate the steak. For searing to occur, the proteins in steak need to be heated to at least 310°F. Tossing cold meat onto a hot grill lowers the temperature and can prevent a crust from forming, so it’s important that any frozen steaks are thawed completely before cooking. 

2. Salt your steak 30-45 minutes before grilling. This causes the salt to draw moisture from within the steak up to the surface, where it dissolves the salt and creates a brine that gets reabsorbed into the steak where it breaks down tough connective tissues.

3. Oil the grate on the grill, not the steak. Use tongs and a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil to lube your grates.

4. Manage your heat well. Remember that your grill needs to be hot for your steak to get a good sear. But if it's hot enough to cause your oil to smoke, it's too hot. 

5. Use the 60/40 rule. The best-tasting steaks are seared on both sides and cooked evenly in the middle. The simplest way to do that is to only flip your steak once. The 60/40 rule suggests that 60% of your cook time should be spent on one side, and 40% on the other.

6. Keep the lid closed. It may be tempting to peek, but trust the experts and keep it shut! Opening the lid makes your grill lose heat, which makes steaks cook unevenly.

7. Check for doneness. Lazy L Ranch recommends using a meat thermometer because it is the most accurate. 

  • Rare: 120°F
  • Medium Rare: 130°F
  • Medium: 140°F
  • Medium Well: 150°F
  • Well: 160°F

8. Let your steak rest. Pull your steaks from the grill once they’re cooked to 5-10 degrees below your target temperature and rest for 10-15 minutes.

Are you ready to fire up the grill? It’s not a cookout without a great choice of meat! Lazy L Ranch is located at 1990 Center Road, New Franklin, Ohio 44216. Visit their website and their Facebook page for more information about their products, recipes, tips and more.