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How to Grill the Perfect Steak

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
A nice juicy steak is one of the best grill recipes for summer! Learn the basics of how to grill a steak to perfection.
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  • 4 steaks


  • Trim excess fat from the steak (but leave a little bit for flavor)
  • Let the steak sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before cooking
  • Prepare the grill and heat up about 30 minutes before cooking
  • Pat away extra moisture from the steak, and then season to your liking
  • Sear steaks until they lift without sticking to the grates
  • Turn your steaks over once and continue cooking
  • Use meat thermometer to check internal temperatures. A medium-rare steak should heat to about 140 F. Medium will be closer to 155 F and Well Done should be at a temperature of 165 F.
  • Remove the steaks from the grill when the thermometer reads about 5 degrees lower than you want it (the meat will continue cooking after removed from the grill).
  • Let the steaks cool briefly before serving


Calories: 470kcal | Protein: 45g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 605mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 3.9mg