The Official Dorfler’s Guide to Meats

At Dorfler’s Meat Market, we love helping every customer select the perfect cut of meat. In this section, we share advice you can use to make the right selection, and to improve the results you get from every recipe.

This sort of information is part of the experience of shopping at Dorfler’s Meat Market. We’re glad to share it with you, here on the Web. If you don’t find an answer to your question here, please stop by Dorfler’s or call us at 847-459-3060. We think that the more you know about meat, the more you will appreciate our attention to detail and superb customer service.

  1. Perfect Steak Tip and Tricks
    Suggested total cooking times are estimated below for a preheated oven broiler. Red-hot charcoal may take less time.
  2. Cooking times below include the initial searing time. Be sure to deduct the searing time from the total estimated cooking time to determine how long the steaks should be grilled, pan-seared, or pan-roasted.
  3. Give filet mignon one minute less to cook than other steaks.


For best results, check the internal temperature for doneness with an instant-read thermometer a couple of minutes before the end of suggested cook time.
Click here for our Cooking Times Guide

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