Mensure do love their steaks—but most probably enjoy the eating part more than the actual cooking. No wonder articles like this exist in the internet. How to grill steak? How long should it take? We’ve listed down answers to 9 of new grillers’ most frequently asked questions. If you tend to burn steaks, read on to save good meat.
Grilling on a charcoal grill might be the manliest way to cook a steak. With no help from electricity or gasoline, this might be the closest you’llever get to cooking like our cavemen ancestors. To grill a perfect steak, here are some of the things you need to do:
Aside from preparing your grill, you also need to prep your steak. Below are some basic tips for prepping:
How long do I grill a steak? Two factors: thickness and doneness. The thicker steak, the longer it will take to cook. How well-cooked you want the meat to be dictates how long you should leave it on the grill.
For example, if you’re grilling a one-inch steak and like it medium rare, grill each side for about 4 to 5 minutes. To have the same steak rare, grill each side for roughly 3 to 4 minutes.
No grill? No problem! With the right indoor cooking techniques and tools grilling a steak in your very own kitchen shouldn’t be impossible. Toss a hearty glazed fillet of beef on a pan or oven, voila—a delicious home-cooked steak dinner.
The most common way to grill steak indoors is to sear it in a pan and finish it in the oven. To do this, you need to:
Tip: A cast-iron pan is perfect for cooking steaks indoors because it helps give steak a great sear.
Yes, you can! It’s called pan-searing. Pan-searing a steak is similar to the method outlined in the previous question, minus the placing-in-the-oven part. Instead, you’ll be searing the steak on each side longer, for up to 3 to 4 minutes. You’ll also be basting the steak with the garlic and rosemary-infused butter for a little bit longer.
This method is best for meat cuts no more than an inch thick. For thicker steak cuts, it’s best to finish cooking them in the oven.
And remember, a real man will let the steak rest before you cutting and serving it!
After searing both sides of the steak, add a tablespoon of butter, crushed clove of garlic, and a sprig of rosemary into the pan. Let the butter melt and baste the meat for about 2 minutes. Preheat your oven and in it, goes the skillet. Bake the steak to medium rare for 6 minutes.
I repeat, a real man will let the steak rest before cutting and serving it!
Having your buds over for dinner? Serve ‘em some grilled steak kabobs! Go for top sirloin.
Below are the easy steps to make steak kabobs:
If you want the half-assed truth, I can babble about how X is the best way to cook a steak. But I know you wouldn’t want that. Among outdoor grilling, pan-searing, and baking? The truth is it boils down to your personal preference.
Want to see a live demo of how to grill steak on a charcoal grill? Learn how to do it by watching this video from Kingsford:
Is that the sound of you getting ready to grill a steak? Go on experiment with your newfound steak-grilling knowledge. Be careful not to burn your beard. Wash it off withWild Willies Beard Wash after cooking.
How do you cook your steak? Let us know in the comments section below.