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.

There are lots of things that can go wrong to ruin your steak dinner: you can undercook the steak, overcook the steak, under season it, over season it, have a few too many drinks and forget about it entirely … the list goes on. But don’t worry about all that just yet. In order to eat a good steak, you first have to buy a good steak.