Have you ever tried grass-fed beef? I know that these days it seems like a trendy type of thing, but I'm here to tell you if you haven't tried it, you're missing out. Buying grass-fed beef in the grocery store (i.e. health food stores) can be really tough on the wallet. If you're fortunate enough to have a farmer near you, that's the way to go.
We buy our beef from a rancher called Canyon Meadows. Not only is their beef incredible, their prices and customer service cannot be beat. It's a family owned company right here in Utah. Every month or so we'll pick up one of their economy packages. I take home an entire case which includes ground beef, stir fry, roasts and steaks for around $200. This may seem like a lot, especially if you're on a budget, but I'm telling you - it's worth it.
I only started getting the steaks in my package recently because I was of the mindset that steaks were too expensive. That all changed when I ended up with a couple of top sirloin steaks in our package. Once you try them, you'll never want to eat a conventionally farmed steak again. Obviously barbecuing is a great option. We have a charcoal grill and I don't always feel like pouring the coals, soaking them in lighter fluid, lighting them, waiting for them to burn down... I'm a little tired just thinking about it. If you broil them, you can have dinner on the table in a jiffy. This is so simple it should probably be illegal.
2 Top Sirloin steaks
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
Crushed black pepper
Preheat broiler to high. Season each side of the steak with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and chili powder. I season liberally (going lighter on the salt), but you can do it to taste.
Broil steaks according to desired taste.
Rare: 3 minutes first side, 2 minutes second side
Medium Rare: 4 minutes first side, 3 minutes second side
Medium: 5 minutes first side, 4 minutes second side
I haven't tested Medium-Well or Well Done because, frankly, I like my steaks to still be mooing. It seems logical that you would just add a couple of minutes per side, but if you try it out and find a good time, please let us know! And yes, this will work with conventionally farmed steaks as well.