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Strip Steak

The strip steak, often called New York strip, is one of the most sought-after cuts on the animal. Cut from the short loin region, this boneless steak combines tenderness and flavor. For some, it's their favorite. Strip should be cooked fast over high heat.

Other Common Names

  • Kansas City Steak
  • Manhattan Steak
  • New York Strip

Primal Cut

  • Loin Primal

Strip Steak Cooking Methods and Tips

Typical Cooking Methods

  • Grilling

  • Reverse Sear

  • Broiling

  • Pan Sear

General Cooking Recommendations

To preserve the tenderness and flavor of strip steak, it's important not to overcook. That's why cooking over high heat is the best method. The high temperature will brown the outside of the steak, giving it a pleasant appearance and aroma without overcooking the inside of the steak.

You can also reverse sear strip steak, especially those on the thicker side. Start at lower temperatures to bring the internal temperature close to medium-rare, then sear over high heat to finish.

How to Cook Strip Steak on Your Traeger

To cook strip steak on your Traeger, preheat to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the steaks at the front of the grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side until the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees for medium-rare.

Strip Steak Internal Temperatures

  • For rare, aim for 120-130 °F internally.
  • For medium-rare, aim for 130-135 °F internally.
  • For medium, aim for 135-145 °F internally.
  • For medium-well, aim for 145-155 °F internally.
  • For well-done, aim for 155-165 °F internally.

Strip Steak FAQs

Is Strip Steak a Good Cut?

Yes, strip steak is one of the best cuts on the animal for its combination of tenderness and flavor.

How Much Does Strip Steak Cost?

Expect to pay at least $10 per pound for strip steak. Specialty producers like grass-fed or Wagyu will cost more.

How Do You Know When Strip Steak Is Done?

Strip steak is done when the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit.

What Is a Strip Steak Best For?

Strip steak is best for cooking whole over high heat, then slicing and serving.

Is Strip Steak the Same as New York Strip?

Yes, the names refer to the same cut.

Which Is Better Ribeye or Strip Steak?

Ribeye tends to have more flavor and tenderness than a strip steak, but some people prefer the beefier flavor of a strip steak. It's all about personal preference.

Can Strip Steak Be Cooked From Frozen?

Yes, you can cook it from frozen as long as you use high heat.

Interesting Facts About Strip Steak

When left on the bone, the strip steak is one of the two sections of porterhouse and T-bone steaks. The porterhouse has a large section of tenderloin, with the strip on the other side of the bone. The T-bone is more dominated by the strip section with a smaller section of tenderloin on the other side.

In many parts of the United States, this cut is now referred to as a New York strip. "New York" is a reference to the famous restaurant Delmonico's which became well known in the mid-1800s for serving thick cuts of steak.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association identifies strip steak with UPC number 1404. You may see this number in the UPC code on the beef package label at the supermarket.

Strip Steak Nutritional Facts

According to the USDA, a grilled 6-ounce portion contains 472 calories, 44.6 grams of protein, and 31.2 grams of fat.

Strip Steak Recipes