How to Grill a Steak
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Grill 101: How to Grill A Steak
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Chef Bill Collins

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds Steak (1 ¼ to 1 ½ inch-thick steaks (boneless rib eye, sirloin, top sirloin, etc.) )
  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable oil (olive, grapeseed, avocado, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (coarsely ground, if you have it)

Instructions

  • Remove the steaks from the refrigerator 20-30 minutes before you want to cook them. Let them sit, covered, at room temperature
     
     
  • If you’re using a gas grill, heat it to high, but leave one of the burners on low
  • If you’re using a charcoal grill, light a hot fire. When you spread the coals, make sure there’s a slightly cooler side of the grill. A hot fire means you should be able to hold your hand over the grill for no more than three seconds
  • Brush the steaks on both sides with a very thin coating of oil, and season generously with salt and pepper 
  • Place the steaks on the grill, and cook until a crust forms, and they’re slightly charred, for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Turn the steaks over, and continue to grill 3 to 5 minutes, or until cooked to your liking (see temperature ranges below) 
  • Remove the steaks from the fire, and place them on a cutting board or platter. Loosely cover with aluminum foil, and let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing or serving whole

Notes

Remove from the grill when the steaks reach your preferred temperature
Rare: 120°-125°
  • Medium-Rare 130°
  • Medium 140°-145°
  • Medium-Well 150°
  • Well Done 160°
 
Nutrition Facts
How to Grill a Steak
Serving Size
 
4 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
375
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
26
g
40
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Cholesterol
 
104
mg
35
%
Sodium
 
670
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
463
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
0.3
g
0
%
Fiber
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
0.003
g
0
%
Protein
 
34
g
68
%
Vitamin A
 
28
IU
1
%
Calcium
 
14
mg
1
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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