Nobody wants to go to the effort and expense of grilling a steak to find out that it tastes like old shoe leather! So, lets take a look at how to create Perfect Grilled Steak.
In this article I will be covering both the traditional method for grilling steak, as well as the reverse sear method. Here we go.
To start you’ll need some steak. When you go shopping you will want to buy one that’s about 2 inches thick.
For this guide I’m using Ribeye, but this method will also work with any other cut of steak. This means you can use a New York strip steak, a T-bone, a Ribeye or any type of steak you prefer. Basically, any steak will work.
First, you want to brush your steak with a little bit of oil on both sides. You probably already know but steak is sold in different grades of beef. You can get either select, choice, or prime. In my opinion it’s worth the extra few dollars to get at least choice grade beef, if not prime. I understand we all have different budgets so get what you can afford.
Season your Steaks!
Now I season my steaks with just salt and pepper. You are going to want about 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon of white pepper. Stir all of this together. I like to pre-mix it before placing it on
my steak as i feel it comes out with a more even coverage. When you season you will want to do it very generously on
both sides of your steaks.
With a good piece of beef, salt and pepper is really all that you need to use. The next step is very important. You must let the steaks sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This really will help the steak bring out its best flavor which is the most important thing.
If you are following the traditional method you’ll want to get an outdoor grill heating to a high temperature. Like a really smokin’ hot heat. This is because you are going to sear the steak. You will want to do this for about 2-3 minutes per side. Put it on the grill and close the lid. After about 2-3 minutes open the lid back up and then flip your steak.
Once both sides of the steak have been seared you are going to want to reduce the heat to low to let it finish cooking.
Now how long it will take for your steak to finish cooking depends on how done you want your steak, how thick it is, and things like that. Below you will find a chart that should help you to work out how long you need. If you have a meat thermometer it will really help you to be 100% accurate.
The Reverse Sear Method
If you are going with the reverse sear method you will want to start with the meat over a low heat. So you’ll want one side low heat and the other side high heat. When you reverse sear you’ll want to close the lid and let it cook. For this method a temperature probe is again going to really help you. Once your steak reaches an internal temperature
of about 110 degrees you’ll want to move it to the hot side to let it sear.
Similar to the other method you will want to sear for about 2-3 minutes for each side. Once the steaks are done its time to get them off the grill. Place a tablespoon of butter on each of your steaks and let them rest. Then it is time to rest them in aluminum foil. The purpose of the aluminum foil is so that the steaks stay warm as they are resting.
They do not need to rest for too long. About five minutes should be enough. This will give the meat a chance to absorb the juices. Finally you are ready to eat!
Following this method should allow you to grill perfect steak.
Want to try other steak recipes? How about trying Grilled Ribeye Steak with Caramelized Shallot Butter Sauce!