A perfectly cooked steak is one of life’s small joys. There’s nothing in the world like that first bite of a steak that’s juicy and flavorful. With all of the advertising we’re bombarded with these days, we’re presented with this idea that the only way to get an incredible steak is to go to the nearest chain restaurant.

Fortunately for everyone who owns a propane grill, that’s just not true.

As part of our “Buy a Propane Tank and Start Cooking” series, we’re going to provide you with a couple of simple, time tested tips and tricks for making the perfect steak all from the comfort of your backyard (or wherever it is you keep your gas grill)!

And no, despite what you’ve been lead to believe, you don’t need any special equipment other than what’s probably already in your kitchen. So go buy a propane tank, grab some groceries, and then head back here for our recipe for what’s likely to be the absolute best steak you’ve ever had.

Buy a Propane Tank–Check.

Once you buy a propane tank, you’ll need the ingredients for today’s recipe. On the menu is a perfectly seared New York Strip steak and a simple grilled “baked” potato. If you’re the meat and potatoes type, you probably know that you don’t need fancy barbecue sauces, expensive rubs, or anything else to make a great steak. If you’re new to propane grilling, on the other hand, you might not know that.

Luckily for you, you only need five ingredients for today’s recipe and getting it all together is probably a lot simpler than you might be thinking.

Your first step is to get your New York Strips out of the fridge. Pat each side of your steaks dry with a paper towel, then season liberally with salt and pepper. Three ingredients down, two to go. Leave your steaks on the kitchen counter so they can come down to room temperature or so. This is a key step and takes about half an hour or so, but luckily for you, you can prep the rest of your meal in the meantime!

Start by heating your grill to medium heat. While that’s heating up, grab yourself a couple of potatoes. Make sure you wash them off. From there, grab a fork and pierce each potato a handful of times, which will allow them to cook more evenly once you get them out on the grill.

Grab yourself a large piece of aluminum foil for each potato you have. Brush the foil with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll your potatoes on the foil, coating the whole thing. After that, just wrap the potato up and you’re ready to go!

Put your potatoes on the grill over medium or medium high heat. You’ll want to keep them on the grill for 45 minutes to an hour which gives you plenty of time to set the dinner table, grab yourself a drink, and get the steaks going.

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Stay tuned for part two, coming up tomorrow to complete our simple steak and potatoes dish. In it, we’ll provide readers with the rest of our tips for crafting the perfect New York Strip steak and grilled potatoes. Trust us when we say that it will make your mouth water when you’re cooking it, but that first bite will be the thing you’ve always dreamt of.

At Mighty Flame, we believe that your next great meal starts with buying a propane tank. Stop in at a location near you and pick one up on the way home!