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Tips on Grilling Steak

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Grilling the Perfect Steak, Grilled Steak Recipes

These how to tips on grilling steak will have you grilling the perfect steak in no time. Plus delicious grilled steak recipes and marinades for grilling flank steak, sirloin, ribeyes, and more.

Tips on Grilling Steaks

Grilling the perfect steak is easy when you follow our quick tips on grilling steaks.

Best Steaks for Grilling

The best steak for grilling is USDA Prime Aged Beef. If that is not available then go for Choice Beef.

Do not over-season or marinate quality meat. Allow its natural flavor to stand on its own. Save seasonings and marinades for lesser grades, like flank steak.

Size matters. The best steaks for grilling should be 1 - 1 1/2 inches thick because thinner cuts will dry out during grilling.

Leaner is not better. There should be some marbling (fat) throughout the steak because it adds flavor. If you are grilling a lean cut of steak then be sure to marinate it (the longer the better up to 24 hours). Marinating will tenderize the meat and add flavor.

Whether grilling frozen steaks or fresh, all meat should be brought to room temperature before grilling.

How to Grill Steaks

Grilling the perfect steak requires a lot of heat. Preheat your grill to
600 - 800 degrees F and maintain this temperature for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling.

No grill thermometer? The grill is ready when you can hold the open palm of your hand 1 - 2 inches above the grill grate for only 1 - 2 seconds before pulling away.

Just before placing your steaks on the grill, lightly oil the grate. This prevents sticking and cracking which can cause your meat to dry out.

Place steaks on the grill and cover to maintain heat. Have a sprayer handy to avoid flare-ups.

Use a spatula or tongs to flip your steak. Do not use a fork because it will cause juices to leak out. To preserve juices, once is enough when it comes to flipping a perfectly grilled steak. Flip it halfway through the grilling time for your preferred doneness.

Steak Grilling Time:
Rare 10 - 12 minutes
Medium 12 - 14 minutes
Well 14 - 18 minutes

(Steak grilling time is based on 1 - 1 1/2 inch thickness. Grilling time for steak should be adjusted for thicker or thinner cuts.)

Use the press test to see if your steak is done. Press on it with the edge of your spatula or tongs. It will depress easily if it's rare, offer some resistance if it's medium, or be firm if it's well done.

While we recommend the press test to preserve juices you can use a meat thermometer:
Rare 125 degrees
Medium 140 degrees
Well 170 degrees

Grilling Tip:
Let your perfect grilled steak rest
2 - 3 minutes before cutting or serving to allow juices to settle.

How To Grill The Perfect Steak Video

Grilled Steak Recipes

Grilled Steak Marinade Recipes

Easy marinated steak recipes for grilled sirloin, flank steaks, and more.

Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

A delicious and easy grilled fajita marinated flank steak recipe.

Grilled Sirloin Steak

An easy recipe with butter, garlic, and parsley with complete instructions for grilling top sirloin steak.

Grilled Ribeye Steak Recipe

Our sweet ginger steak marinade takes grilling ribeye steaks to the next level.

Grilled T Bone Steak Recipe

You'll want to make more of this spicy homemade steak rub to use in all your grilled steak recipes.

Grilling Steak Kabobs

These marinated grilled steak kabobs are perfect for company. Everything can be prepped ahead of time and the marinade puts it over the top.

Grilling Filet Mignon Steak

Filet Mignon steaks topped with gorgonzola and a garlic balsamic vinaigrette dipping sauce. Plus a video for grilling bacon wrapped filet mignon on the bbq.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Stuffed beef tenderloin with bacon and cheese and rolled in pesto. Plus easy marinades, sauces, rubs, and complete instructions for how to cook beef tenderloin on the grill.

Grilled Boneless Prime Rib Recipe

Easy bbq prime rib recipe for a grilled boneless prime rib roast with a simple seasoning rub, horseradish sauce, and au jus.

Grilling Tri Tip Steak

Instructions for cooking bbq tri tip steaks and roasts with quick and slow grilling times. Tri tip beef recipes for Santa Maria style rubs, and an easy marinade for grilling tri tip steak on the barbecue.

Grilling Beef Top Round Steak

Delicious marinated beef top round steak recipes for grilled london broil on the barbecue.

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