So you’re cooking at home for a bunch of people and have decided to serve steak. Nice choice. But this is where the problems start to arise — are you going to try to sear all those steaks at once, potentially losing track of which ones have cooked properly and which ones need to be flipped while they all fight for room on the grill or in the pan? You could resort to searing them one at a time, but the steaks will undoubtedly get cold and your guests will be served at different times. Bottom line: You’ll be stressed in the kitchen no matter what.

That’s where our friends at ChefSteps come in. They wrote in this week with a basic piece of advice: Just buy one hunk of meat to feed the entire carnivorous crew. There are multiple advantages to this approach. Firstly, you’ll be able to select the best-looking cut from your butcher, knowing that everyone will get an equally amazing piece. You’ll also waste less, since your guests can help themselves to exactly how much they each want (after you slice the cut). Finally, regardless of which cooking method you choose, you can rest assured that there are no other distractions — it’s just you and that big ole hunk of meat. It’s simple, sure, but it’s a bona fide steak game changer. Check out the quick explanatory video below.

ChefSteps comprises a team of award-winning chefs, filmmakers, scientists, designers and engineers focused on revolutionizing the way people cook by inspiring creativity and encouraging expertise in the kitchen. The site is currently offering free online classes called Cooking Sous Vide: Getting Started and Burgers, as well as a $10 class called Cooking Sous Vide: Beyond the Basics and a $14 class called Coffee.