Preparing Kansas City Strips
Coat your grill with non-stick kitchen spray before you begin to keep your steaks from sticking to the grill. Preheat your grill before placing your steaks on.
You should only turn your steaks once on the grill. Turning more often will cause the steaks to dry out.
Internal temperature for rare is 120° - 130°, medium rare is 130° - 140° and for medium is 140° - 150. You can also judge the doneness of steak by pressing the meat with your finger. Very rare meat offers little resistance, medium rare is slightly springy, and medium is firm but still springy, whereas well-done is quite firm.
Kansas City Steak Company burgers can be prepared from either frozen or thawed. Use easy peel corner to remove top of plastic and take out patties. Burgers that are 5 ounces or less are packages 2 per vacuum seal with wax paper separating each patty. Be sure to remove the wax paper before cooking.
No matter what your cooking method, be sure to cook to an internal temperature of 160°F, regardless of meat color.
On the Grill
- Sear burgers 1 minute on each side over direct heat to seal in juices. Move to indirect heat. Grill for 6 minutes per side, checking to ensure patties are not burning. Do not press burgers with spatula.
- Preheat 5 minutes. Place burgers on grilling machine and close lid. Cook approximately 6 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Preheat oven broiler for 10 minutes. During broiling, the oven door on electric ranges should remain ajar; the oven door on gas ranges remains closed (consult your owner’s manual for specific broiling guidelines). Place burgers on broiler pan rack and cook for approximately 6 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Preheat a skillet or grill pan, place burgers in pan, cook on medium heat, flipping occasionally, until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
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