Taste Tested: A Very Good Steak

When looking to grill the perfect steak, it’s best to consult the experts. So, when we wanted to up our grill game, we went straight to Meat Maker #4 at VG Meats, Kevin Van Groningen for tips and tricks for the perfect steak.


Turns out, grilling a Very Good steak is more than just a good cut of beef — though that definitely helps! Kevin suggests using a VG tenderness tested bone-in strip loin for a gas grill, about an inch and a half thick is ideal. The most important step for grilling a Very Good Steak? Let it rest for about 7 minutes after it’s done before slicing! Patience is key.


A Very Good Steak
Yields 2
This is an easy way to grill delicious steak at home for family, friends and those hard-to-please guests! With some salt, grape seed oil and a little horseradish butter at the end, you really can’t go wrong.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 2 VG Meats Tenderness Tested, Bone-In, Ontario Striploins
  2. 2 tbsp Ontario cold pressed canola oil
  3. 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
  4. 1 tbsp Ontario butter
  5. 1 tsp thyme
  6. 1 tsp horseradish
  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Pat steaks dry with paper towel.
  3. Sprinkle liberally with salt on both side.
  4. Coat meat with cold pressed canola oil.
  5. Sear steaks approximately 3 minutes per side, flipping only once. Remove from heat and let rest for 7 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, mix horseradish, thyme and butter together in small bowl until smooth.
  7. Once rested, slice steak against the grain into half inch slices. Arrange in a cast iron pan, top with horseradish butter and serve!
Adapted from VG Meats
Adapted from VG Meats
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    1. […] As we’ve said before, we love what they’re doing at VG Meats.  They’re internationally respected leaders and innovators in their field(s) and are helping to raise the bar for transparency in the local food system. That, and they make some Very Good steaks!  […]

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