Bear’s 53rd Wedding Anniversary Dinner (Our Best Steak Ever)

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Bear’s 53rd Wedding Anniversary Dinner (Our Best Steak Ever)

I know this is hard to believe, but the Steak we had here was the Best Steak we’ve ever had, home or away, and it was made on an Indoor Grill.

First of all, this was the first “Prime” piece of any meat I ever bought.
The regular price of Ribeye at the time was $14.99 for “Choice”.
So I figured, if I’m going to pay $14.99 for Choice, I might as well pay $6 more for Prime.
So I paid $20.99 for this one Ribeye Steak, for Our 53rd Anniversary Dinner.

I Smoked a Prime Rib for each of most of the last 12 Wedding Anniversaries, but since I can no longer Smoke one, I decided to give my “Ninja XL Smart Grill” the chance to show it’s “Stuff”.
So $20.99 per pound may seem like a lot of money for a Steak, but this 1.31 lb Ribeye cost me $27.50, and splitting it like We always do filled us both up on the Best Steak Ever!

So this time I’m going to use the “Smart Probe”, and let the Ninja do the thinking for me.
The first thing I did was Marinate the Steak in some Teriyaki Sauce for about 4 hours in the Fridge.
Then I turned on the Ninja, and selected “Grill”, which will default the ninja temp to “HI” 500°.
Then I selected “Preset” which will cause the Unit to Default to “Beef”.
Then I chose “6” for the amount of Doneness I want, from the list of 1 to 9 settings.
Choosing “6” caused the “Target Temp” of 126° to go up on the left, on the screen.
That’s it—The Settings are complete.

The first thing that happens is the Pre-heat, which takes about 5 to 8 minutes.
Then the Ninja reads “ADD FOOD” on the screen, so I did that.
Now the Count-down begins—Mine started at 45° from that point, and kept going Slowly for awhile.
Then it went faster & faster, once the Cold center started warming up.
Then when the Internal Temp hit about 86°, the screen read “FLIP FOOD”, so I did that.
Then when the target Temp of 126° was reached by the Internal Temp, the Unit Beeped to let me know it’s time to “Rest” the Meat.
So I left the Smart Probe in & removed the Steak & put it on a plate to “Rest”.
The Ninja immediately started a 5 minute Count for the rest that is called for.
At the end of those 5 minutes, I cut the Ribeye into 2 pieces—One for Me & a smaller one for Mrs Bear.

We both agreed that this was easily the Best Steak we ever had, at Home, or away.
It was nice and Pink inside, and even had Tasty Charred areas on the outside.
It actually had charred Grilled flavor, & I have No Idea how it does that.

If the prices get back down, or Choice goes on sale, I’ll go back to Choice, but if the prices stay the way they are, I will be getting more “Prime Ribeyes” for “Dinners at the Den”.

Mrs Bear Made us some Broccoli & Baked Taters to go with our Steak.

BTW: I forgot to mention, as usual this Dinner is 2 weeks early for our Wedding Anniversary, because we have just too many Holiday Dinners, between Dec 24th and Jan 3rd.

Thanks for stopping by,


Prime Beef Ribeye----First one We've ever bought:

$27.50 = Dinner for 2:

Just put on grill---Still has Teriyaki on top side. Also Smart Probe Inserted:

First Flip at 86° Internal Temp:

Plated for 5 minute Rest @ 126° Internal Temp:

Perfect for Me & Mrs Bear:

Bear's First Helping:
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Happy anniversary to the mrs and yourself bear, looks like ya celebrated it right with that meal, looks great.
Happy Anniversary John to you and Mrs. Bear. Steak does look good.

Point for sure
Nice steak and congrats on the anniversary! :D
Holy smokes ! Now that looks fantastic . I missed that char on the steaks I did yesterday .
Great meal .
Congrats on the anniversary .
Congrats on your anniversary. And a great looking meal. Heck a steak dinner for two at less than $15 a piece! Cant beat that. And probably better than what you would have gotten at a restaurant.
Beautiful job on that slab of beef John, looks perfect to my eye! Congrats to you and Mrs Bear, Happy Anniversary! RAY
Congrats on Anniversary!! So great to see two people stay together like that. I 60 and still waiting. Meal looks killer. I have a Ribeye out and you inspired me to put in Teriyaki sauce.
Perfect as usual Bear! Happy Anniversary to you and your bride. Must be a PA thing, as my parents are still going strong and going on 67 years together in Pike Cty. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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