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How to Grill Steak
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How to Grill Steak

There is nothing quite like the aroma of flames licking a juicy cut of steak on the grill. Let's break down how to grill steak perfectly every time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Resting5 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 131kcal


  • 1 beef steak (t-bone or ribeye are great options)
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil, plus more for grill grate (see note below)
  • salt & pepper (can also use steak seasoning of choice)


  • Remove the steak from the fridge 20 minutes prior to grilling to allow it to come to room temperature. Rub the steak with cooking oil and add desired seasonings.
  • Light a full chimney of charcoal if using a charcoal grill and pour it over half of the grill. If using a gas grill, turn the heat on high.
  • Lightly oil the grill grate by adding oil to a paper towel and wiping down the grate. This will prevent sticking.
  • Place steak over the hottest part of the grill and let sit until the bottom forms a brown crust, ~4 minutes. Then flip and repeat.
  • Test steak doneness with a meat thermometer. If the exterior is nicely browned, but the interior is not yet at temperature, simply move the steak away from the heat source to finish cooking (or turn down heat to low on a gas grill).
  • Remove the steak from the grill when it reaches your preferred level of doneness and let rest 5 minutes prior to serving to allow juices to redistribute back into the meat.


Cooking oil is not needed if using a steak marinade
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Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2830IU | Vitamin C: 46.6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.9mg