With over 100 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States, RARE Hospitality International Inc. has a fast-growing presence in the steakhouse segment of the dining industry. This relative newcomer to the market--at scarcely 15 years in business, compared to such 1960s-era chains as Ponderosa and Bonanza--RARE's irreverent style of "cowboy cuisine" shook up the segment. By 1996, the company's core chain of LongHorn Steakhouses numbered 81 units. Following its initial public offering in 1992, the company acquired the Bugaboo Creek Steak House chain and its smaller The Capital Grille group of pricey eateries. Founder George W. McKerrow, Jr. continued to serve the company as chairman through the mid-1990s.




Smoky Bacon Sirloin

LongHorn Steakhouse

4 (6 oz.) sirloin steaks
1 tablespoon hickory sea salt
1 teaspoon canola oil

Evenly season both sides of the steaks with the hickory sea salt. LongHorn uses two types of grills – a charcoal grill and a flat top grill. The flat top grill has a similar surface to a saute pan found in a home kitchen, which can be used to grill indoors. If you’d like to get some grill marks on your steak, you can use a grill pan. Make sure the pan surface is very hot and add a teaspoon of canola oil.

Place the steak in the center of the pan and flip the steak consistently every 3 to 4 minutes to ensure both sides get equal heat. Remove steak when desired doneness is achieved. You can use a digital meat thermometer to check the temperature of your steak.

Smoky Bacon Butter:
1/4 cup of chicken stock
1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup of unsalted butter, chilled and diced
1 teaspoon of kosher salt and black pepper mix
6 slices of cooked, chopped Applewood bacon
1 teaspoon of chopped parsley

Cook the bacon on medium to low heat in a frying pan until the fat has rendered. Add chicken stock and heavy cream to a medium saucepan and simmer. Gradually whisk in the butter, salt and pepper.
When the sauce thickens, remove from heat and whisk in 3/4 of the chopped bacon. Top the steaks with a tablespoon of sauce and garnish with the remainder of the chopped bacon and parsley.
Serves 4.

McCormick Smoked Sea Salt Grinder

About the Product
Smoky flavors of hickory and sea salt
Use the finer grind to deliver the most intense flavor
2.39 oz single

Chef's Necessities Instant Read Thermometer 
for Meat, BBQ and All Kitchen Cooking

Product Detail
Size: 4.75" Metal Probe
Color: Black
Brand: Chef's Necessities TM
Dimensions: .56" h x .75" w x 8.00" l,
Quick-read thermometer is accurate, fast, and reliable. Helping you cook to perfection every time
USDA internal meat temp cheat sheet on thermometer cover so you always remember what temp to cook to
Our digital thermometer covers all your needs (Meat, Dairy, etc) so you're prepared for any occasion
Auto-shut off preserves your battery life. Battery included, saving yourself a trip to the store
Single probe design optimizes juice retention in meats. Hassle-free wipe-down for easy cleanup

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