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Quick and easy steak makes delicious summertime meal

By Staff
Chophouse Steak with ranch dipping sauce makes a tasty summer meal.
Start your grills, it's steak season! Crowned king of the "barby," steak is still America's favorite grilled entr/e, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Beef also reigns supreme when it comes to protein, and is packed with B vitamins and iron.
So what's the secret to making a mouthwatering, restaurant-style steak on your own backyard grill? First, choose the right cut. With its lean, tender meat, top sirloin is an excellent steak to please just about everyone, and a perfect candidate for marinating.
Marinades like new Lawry's Steak &Chop Marinade make it easy to bring the robust flavor of your favorite steakhouse home, with a blend of garlic, black pepper, coriander, mustard, caraway seed and a splash of lemon juice to tenderize. The easiest way to marinate is in a resealable plastic storage bag. Simply place your meat and marinade in the bag and seal, turning occasionally. After marinating, just discard the used bag and marinade. Remember to always marinate in the refrigerator.
To know when your steak is properly cooked, using an instant-read thermometer, check for the following temperatures: medium-rare, 145¡F; medium, 160¡F; well-done, 170¡F. Never stab your steak with a fork – always use tongs to turn while on the grill.
So celebrate steak at your next "backyard soiree" with this simple yet savory chophouse recipe.
Chophouse Steak With Ranch-Style Dipping Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 16 minutes
1 1/2 pounds top sirloin steak or other favorite steak cut
1 (12-ounce) bottle Lawry's Steak &Chop Marinade With Lemon Juice, divided
1/2 cup Lawry's Steak Sauce
1/4 cup Wish-Bone Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing
In resealable plastic bag, combine steak and 1 cup marinade. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, turning several times. Remove steaks, discarding used marinade. Grill steaks over medium-high heat to desired doneness, turning and brushing often with remaining marinade.
In small bowl, combine steak sauce and ranch dressing. Serve as dipping sauce with steak.
Meal Idea: Thinly slice grilled steak to top a salad. Use the Ranch-Style Dipping Sauce as a dressing.
Makes 4 servings

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