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5 Steps to the Perfect Grilled Steak

5 Steps to the Perfect Grilled Steak

This is a topic everyone has a different opinion about. That’s partly because there are so many ways to enjoy steak, but there are also many different cooking methods.

One of our favorite ways is probably one of the simplest. Marinate your meat in a little Moore’s, then cook it on the grill.

Keeping these basics in mind, here are a few of our tips for grilling the perfect steak:

1. Choose the Right Cut – Again, this comes down to preference, but remember that the less expensive cuts often require longer marinating time to tenderize and flavorize. We recommend steaks that are at least one inch thick for optimal grilling results.
2. Trim the Fat – Fat is actually a good thing when it comes to grilling steak. It provides marbling which equals flavor and juiciness. But too much fat around the outside melts on the grill and can cause flare-ups and charred meat. There’s no need to remove all the excess, but don’t leave more than a thin layer.
3. Sear – While you’re preparing the steak, get your grill pre-heating. Once it’s hot, place the meat on the grill with tongs, not a fork, to avoid puncturing the steak and letting juices run out. Once it’s in place, don’t move it for 2-3 minutes. Flip only once halfway through cooking to sear on the other side.
4. Finish Cooking – If you sear on high heat, the outside of the steak could be burned by the time the inside is done. So after searing, turn the heat down or move to indirect heat and cover to finish cooking. Depending on how you like your steak, here’s a guide to temperatures for doneness: Rare: 120-125°
Med-Rare: 130-135°
Medium: 140-145°
Medium-Well: 150-155°
Well Done: 160°+
5. Rest – Take your steaks off the grill when they’re done, but don’t dive in right away. Cover loosely with foil and let them rest for at least 5 minutes so the juices can redistribute.
Now that we’ve shared our tips, we want to hear yours! What is your favorite method or recipe for the perfect grilled steak?