Learn how to grill steak so that it turns out perfectly each and every time. We have lots of tips and tricks for the best steak!
how to grill steak
Today we are going to learn how to grill steak perfectly each and every time. No one likes an overdone or burnt steak and these tips will ensure the perfect steak.
Our family loves to grill and it doesn’t matter the weather or time of year. We will grill year round. The food tastes amazing and you have less clean up in the kitchen.
We are always grilling something. You might want to check out this post on how to grill chicken breasts perfectly every time.
Let’s learn how to make this grilled steak recipe!
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What you need for perfect grilled steak:
- Steak (Strip, Ribeye and T-bone are my favorite)
- Oil (Olive oil, Canola or Vegetable for oiling grill grates)
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Butter (½ tablespoon per steak)
How to grill steak perfectly every time:
Remove the steaks from your refrigerator 45-60 minutes prior to grilling to allow them to come to room temperature.
Season the steaks on both sides with Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. You can also use easy steak seasoning.
Heat grill to 400 degrees F.
Spray or wipe oil onto the grill grates.
Place steaks on a hot grill and cook for 3 to 5 minutes depending on your Steak preference.
Flip the steaks over and grill for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until steak is cooked to your preference.
Remove from the grill and allow steaks rest a minimum of 5 minutes before cutting or serving.
Salt and pepper to taste.
What temperature do you cook steak on a gas grill?
This will depend on how you prefer your steak. Take a look at the guide below:
- Rare – 120F, cool to warm red center
- for Medium Rare – 130F, Warm red center
- Medium – 140F, Hot pink center
- Medium Well – 150F, Mostly brown center
- Well Done – 160F, full brown in color
When checking the internal temperature of steak, make sure to insert the meat thermometer into the thickest part of the steak. Do this through the side, not the top of the steak.
Do you close the grill when cooking steak?
Yes, it is best to keep the grill lid closed. Keeping it open will slow down the cooking process.
What to serve with grilled steak:
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- Grilled Vegetable Foil Pack Recipe
- Easy Grilled Corn
- Baked Potatoes on the Grill
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Easy salads to go with grilled steak:
- Easy Pasta Salad Recipe
- Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
- Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
- Cucumber Onion Salad
- Classic Italian Pasta Salad
Sometimes, we just serve the steak with a baked potato and simple salad. You can’t go wrong with this recipe and it is sure to be a family favorite!
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Try this delicious grilled steak!
Cooking steak is simple once you know these tips and tricks. Give it a try and let us know how your steak turns out for you.
You will save so much money from going to the steakhouse. Not only will your budget thank you but these steaks are amazing.
Plus, we just love to grill. It is so fun and keeps the kitchen cool. Clean up is easy and you have less mess.
Grilling is always a good idea. 🙂 Give this a try enjoy grilling steak at home!
Print this recipe for grilled steak below:
How to Grill Steak
- Remove the steaks from your refrigerator 45-60 minutes prior to grilling to allow them to come to room temperature.
- Season both sides of the steaks with Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
- Heat grill to 400 degrees F.
- Spray or wipe oil onto the grill grates.
- Place steaks on a hot grill and cook for 3 to 5 minutes depending on your Steak Doneness preference.
- Flip the steak over and grill for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until steak is cooked to your preference.
- Remove from the grill and allow to rest a minimum of 5 minutes before cutting or serving.
Rare – 120F, cool to warm red center
Medium Rare – 130F, Warm red center
Medium – 140F, Hot pink center
Medium Well – 150F, Mostly brown center
Well Done – 160F, full brown in color
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Question: Can this recipe be used on charcoal grill. If so how do you know when grill is at 400 degrees?
Yes, you can. I don’t have a ton of experience with a charcoal grill so I would use a thermometer to make sure it’s at the right temperature. Thank you.
And the butter goes where???
I like to to top the steak with a tab of butter before serving.