Learning how to to grill steak is not as hard as you think! Juicy, delicious, and perfectly cooked it to your preferred doneness every time.
Warm weather means it’s time to dust off the grill and heat up some briquets or refill that propane tank. Grilled steak is a favorite summer past time of mine.
I just love everything from the appearance to the flavors. You definitely can’t replicate grilled steak on the stove (although you can try).
When you know how to grill steak, you’ll find yourself wanting to step outside more and more.
Using grilled steak for the top of salads, inside a steak fajita or simply next to a delicious loaded baked potato- you can’t go wrong with any of those tasty options!
As fancy as a grilled steak can be, this easy steak recipe is all about keeping that juicy piece of meat nice and simple. Simple steaks are great because you can add just about anything as a side dish and not clash on flavors. Plus the steak looks like the star of the show no matter what is sitting there next to it.
How to Grill Steak
- Combine all your ingredients inside of a zipper topped bag or a bowl.
- Let your steaks marinate in the mixture for at least an hour, but you can go as long as overnight.
- Preheat the grill on high and make sure you clean it (if necessary).
- If your grill has a temperature gauge, it should be set between 450º-500º.
- Place the steaks on the grill and then cook for about 4 minutes on each side.
- They should be cooked rare when cooked for that long, but use a meat thermometer to be sure.
How Long to Grill Steak
The steak grill time totally depends upon the temperature of the grill and the size and cut of meat that you’re working with. Thicker cuts of steak will take longer to cook than the thinner ones, and ones with bones cook a little differently than those without.
The grilling time is also decided upon by how “done” you want your steaks to be. With rare being one of the least cooked options, it will take longer on the grill to achieve medium or well done.
You can use an instant-read thermometer to probe the meat and see the internal temperature to see how “done” it is.
Degree of Doneness:
- Rare 125º F
- Medium-rare 135º F
- Medium 145º F
- Medium-well 150º F
- Well-done 160ºs F
What Is The Best Steak for Grilling?
A Top Sirloin steak, Ribeye, T-Bone or even a New York strip would all be great options to use when grilling. Just make sure that the steaks are at least 1 inch thick because otherwise they’ll cook way too fast and there may not be much left besides an overly chewy piece of meat.
So grab your favorite cut of beef, whatever the budget allows, and enjoy yourself a delicious steak. And if you find yourself with some steak leftover the following day, consider turning it into an incredible chopped steak salad!
How to Grill Steak
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 lemons juiced
- 4 steaks see note
- Combine all of the ingredients in a zipper top bag or bowl.
- Let marinate for at least an hour, up to overnight.
- Preheat the grill on high. Clean it if necessary.
- If your grill has a temperature guage, it should be between 450º-500º.
- Place the steaks on the grill and cook for about 4 minutes on each side.
- They should be cooked rare when cooked on that long, use a meat thermometer to be sure.
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