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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.
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.
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Why This Recipe Works
These tips and tricks will help you grill your favorite cut of beef recipes to perfection. Take your steaks to the next level with these easy steps for the most tender, juicy and flavorful 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)
Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.
These tips will help with any cut of beef. Feel free to choose from rib eyes, NY strip steak, skirt steak, or our favorite top sirloin steak.
You can easily brush on a marinade or stick with a simple seasoning.
How to Grill Steak
- Step 1 – Remove the steaks from your refrigerator 45-60 minutes prior to grilling to allow them to come to room temperature.
Step 3 – Season the steaks on both sides with Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. You can also use easy steak seasoning.
Step 4 – Heat grill to 400 degrees F. Spray or wipe oil onto the grill grates.
Step 5 – Place steaks on a hot grill and cook for 3 to 5 minutes depending on your Steak preference.
Step 6 – Flip the steaks over and grill for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until steak is cooked to your preference.
- Step 7 – Remove from the grill and allow steaks rest a minimum of 5 minutes before cutting or serving. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Season Steak – Season the steak with a simple seasoning blend or marinate the steak.
- Prepare Grill – Before placing the steak on the grill grates, make sure to preheat the gas grill to high heat and oil the grill.
- Sear Steak – We like to sear the steak over direct heat for a few minutes and then finish cooking over indirect heat. This creates the best texture while slowing cooking the steak to the temperature you prefer.
- Cooking Steak – Make sure to not overcook the steak. As your steak is resting, it will continue to cook. We usually cook the steak on a gas grill, charcoal grill, or an indoor grill.
- Resting Steak – Rest the steak to lock in the juices before slicing the steak for the best flavor.
How Long to Grill Steak
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 Steak – 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.
Another favorite side dish is making Baked Potatoes on the Grill, Easy twice baked potatoes in only 4 steps, How to Bake a Potato and this Instant Pot Baked Twice Baked Potatoes Casserole Recipe.
You can even try this Easy to make microwave baked potatoes or Crock pot Baked Potatoes for another easy option. We also love to add this Easy Pasta Salad Recipe and Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad anytime we grill out. For even more sides, check out our Best Side Dishes for Steak.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it is best to keep the grill lid closed. Keeping it open will slow down the cooking process.
Store your leftover steak in an airtight container for up to 5 days. We love to meal prep with grilled steak. Slice the steak into bite size pieces, then store in individual containers with your favorite side dishes. This makes for an easy lunch the next day.
Yes, you can freeze cooked steak. Store the steak in freezer safe container or a ziplock bag and place in the freezer. If store properly, the steak should stay fresh for up to 3 months.
When you are ready to serve, thaw the steak overnight in the fridge. Then reheat in the microwave or oven.
Try these other Steak Dishes
- Philly Cheesesteak Pasta
- Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon Recipe
- Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas
- Instant Pot Steak and Potatoes
If you follow these tips on this grilled steak recipe, make sure to leave us a comment on how your steak turned out. We love hearing from you.
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, top with butter, 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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