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Steak Grilling Guide

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Here are the steps I follow when grilling a steak – it works every time!

  • 30 minutes before you’re ready to grill, season both sides of the steak with salt and let it come to room temperature on a lipped plate.
  • 15 minutes before you’re ready to grill preheat your BBQ so that it gets SMOKIN’ HOT!
  • Scrape grill grate clean with a grill brush.
  • Determine the steak’s thickness and refer to the below steak grilling guide.  The thickness of the steak will determine what temperature the steak should be cooked at (high, medium-high or medium) and for how long per side.
  • Pat steak dry and lightly brush both sides with a little oil.
  • Adjust BBQ temperature and grill the steak using a timer; keeping the BBQ lid closed as much as possible!
  • Remove the steak from the BBQ and let it rest UNCOVERED for 2-3 minutes before serving.

 

 

Steak Grilling Guide

Rare

125-135°F

Medium-Rare

135-145°F

Medium

140-160°F

Well-Done

160-170°F

¾ inch thick steak

3 minutes per side over high heat

3.5 minutes per side over high heat

4 minutes per side over medium-high heat

4.5 minutes per side over medium-high heat

1 inch thick steak

3.5 minutes per side over high heat

4 minutes per side over medium-high heat

4.5 minutes per side over medium-high heat

5 minutes per side over medium heat

1 ½ inch thick steak

4 minutes per side over medium-high heat

4.5 minutes per side over medium-high heat

5 minutes per side over medium heat

6 minutes per side over medium heat

 

Helpful Hint: Keep in mind; bone-in steaks take a little longer to cook.

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5 comments

  1. Hey Anne,
    We used an All-Clad grill and we made the cover. It’s a roasting pan lid. Hope this helps, k.

  2. I love this recipe.
    I am looking for a indoor range grill and cover, like on your show. Where can I find one?

  3. Love the recipe, and it works!
    Question for indoor grilling:
    I would like to know where you bought your really cool indoor range griddle/grill and it’s cover. I have been trying to find a grill with a cover for years.

  4. This guide is amazing! I would rarely buy beef to grill because I never really knew how long to cook it for and needless to say, every time I tried it was an epic failure. This time, I followed your guide and my filet mignon and sirloin were cooked to perfection! Thank you, Kary!

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