Beef is extremely safe. There is only a marginal risk of e. coli contamination, which may occur if a careless butcher nicks the intestines while breaking down a carcass. Any such contamination does not penetrate the meat, but only lives on the surface, and thus is eliminated just by searing.
Then you're probably not a 'foodie' and don't savor food for what it is or balance and textures a good cook/chef can bring out in a meal. >.>,,
Honestly, when I cook steak I usually just smother both sides in oyster sauce, wrap it in tin foil and put it in the toaster oven (on toast) for about 20 minutes.
Then if you take pasta and put the oyster / au jus mix on top of it, and a little Wonnie's Hot and Spicy Korean stuff on top of the steak, it tastes fucking AWESOME.
I'm sure there are better ways to cook it, but this takes 20 minutes and you can do in your toaster oven in your apartment (or whatever).
Being a foodie isn't about stuffing yourself....I mean geez...look at the little French meal portions. >.>,, I dunno, some people do just eat to live and don't care and don't have the ability to notice much about what they're eating.....others just haven't had good enough food to experience the mouthgasm that is the perfect balance of the right flavors and textures. O.O,, But oh....when you find it......it is worth every cent.I don't even like food that much. :V I only eat enough to keep me alive (I can't bring myself to eat anymore, I don't know why) but I'm addicted to the flavourings, not the feeling of having a full belly.