June 22, 2024
how long steak on grill

How Long to Cook Steak on the Grill: A Complete Grilling Guide

The grill is the perfect place to cook steak because it not only gives a great flavour, but it also cooks quickly. Knowing how long to cook steak on the grill can help you enjoy an appetising meal for your family and friends.

We’ve gathered a list of approximate cooking times for different types of steaks. and cuts so that you can easily tell when your meat is done without having to constantly check on it. With these guidelines, you’ll be able to enjoy every bit of this delicious dish with little worry.

The general rule of thumb is to allow the meat to reach an internal temperature of around 150-160 °F. However, before you start grilling, it’s important to know the best way to prepare your steaks for the perfect grill experience.


how long steak on grill


Here is a list of hints and tips for getting a better steak on the grill. We want your success with this delicious dish to be easy and enjoyable!

  1. PREHEAT THE GRILL:  Allowing a grill to cool down between grilling sessions will help prevent food from sticking on the grate.  it will ensure that your meat won’t burn while it is sitting on the grate.  To ensure that you don’t have to wait until the next grilling session before you can get your steak to cook.  preheat the grill for 15-20 minutes.
  1. SHAPE YOUR STEAK AS IF YOU ARE SHAPING A burger or a patty for a sandwich: Unlike the food on a burger or a patty.  you can’t just press down on your steak in the centre with your thumb to flatten it out. Steak is stronger than that, so don’t try.  Instead, remember how you would shape and flatten meat for a burger or a patty when shaping and flattening steaks for dinner.
  1. FOLLOW THE STEAK’S RULES: When serving, cut across the grain to avoid making your steak too tough.
  2. THINK ABOUT THE GRAIN, but don’t obsess: When you’re buying steak, it’s important to know which way the grain is running. Identifying the grain makes it easier to cut against the grain when preparing your steak.

When you’re purchasing a steak, feel along its surface and look to see if there is any difference in texture. This will help you determine which direction the grain is running in. 

Once you find it, hold the steak up and look at it with the light behind it. If the light seems to be coming through one side and not the other, that’s the direction in which you should cut.

  1. CUT UP THE FAT INSTEAD OF CUTTING INTO IT: When grilling a steak, you want as much fat trimmed off as possible. This will help prevent flare-ups and keep your meat from drying out too much during cooking. Cutting up the fat will also help you get more juice out of your meat when it is done cooking.
  2. SEASON WITH SALT AND PEPPER: Seasoning your steak with salt and pepper will not only add flavour, but it will also help to promote a better sear when grilling. When grilling a steak, a good sear is important because it adds to the overall flavour.  it helps the meat retain flavour and moisture and gives your steak an appetising crust.
  3. ALWAYS BRUSH THE GRILL BEFORE ADDING THE MEAT: Before adding any food, brush the grill with oil or cooking spray to prevent food from sticking. A well-oiled grate will ensure delicious food without too much hassle.
  4. DON’T OVERCOOK IT: To make sure that your steak is well-done, you can use a meat thermometer to check its temperature. When cooking steak, only remove it from the grill when it reaches an internal temperature of around 150 degrees Fahrenheit. While this may seem like an undercooked temperature to some.  it is because when the meat rests.  the centre will continue to cook in spite of being removed from the heat source.
  5. WHEN YOU TRY TO REMOVE THE STEAK FROM THE GRILL, REMOVE IN ONE PIECE: The best way to remove steaks from the grill is with a large spatula. This will prevent charring and keep the meat from breaking up too much during cooking.
  6. PRE-HEAT THE OVEN: To get a nice crust on your steak, preheat the oven to high for a few minutes before searing it.


What’s the Best Steak for Grilling?

A good steak for grilling has some marbling, so we usually choose a ribeye. This piece of meat has lots of fat and doesn’t get that tough.

T-Bone steak is also great because it has two sides: the T-Bone side and the New York Strip side.  You’ll want to grill them both differently, so this is a great option for your grilling needs.

Fillet Mignon is one of the best cuts for grilling because it’s tender and has a lot of flavour. Plus, it doesn’t have too much fat so it will cook quickly.


How Long Steak on Grill


  1. Boneless Rib-Eye Steak
  2. Beef Dripping
  • Trim off excess fat and remove the bone.
  • Pat the steak dry with kitchen paper.
  • Season with a little salt and pepper
  • Place the fat side of the steak on the grill, cook for 2 mins on each side.
  • Brush the exposed side of the steak with some vegetable oil.
  • Turn the steak over and add 1 tbsp butter to each side
  • Sear the steaks on each side for 2 mins and brush again with butter.
  • Remove from heat and allow meat to rest in a warm place (180°F is ideal) for 15-20 mins.
  • Serve with plenty of fresh salad leaves, mashed potato or rice and gravy
  • The best time to get a steak done on the grill is when it’s still slightly raw.



1 Preheat the grill on high for 15 minutes and when hot, oil the grate.

2 Meanwhile, rub the steak with oil, salt and pepper.

3 Grill the steak for 4-6 minutes per side depending on thickness. 

(For very thick steaks it will take longer.) 

For rare beef, cook to a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit;

medium rare to 135 degrees Fahrenheit;

medium 140 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and well done at 155 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

Remove from the grill and let sit for 5 minutes. Let steak rest 8-10 minutes before serving. 

4 Slice thinly across the grain, serve immediately.


What to serve with Steak Grill

Grilled foods are great for all occasions. 

they’re best when served with dabs of some good barbeque sauce or on a platter, as a centrepiece.  Here are some of the best things to serve with steak:

Steak & Salad Bar: Enjoy a great salad with a few different types of meat, just make sure it is big and not stuffed to the max so it’s visually appealing. 

A simple garden salad in red and green colours can go a long way. Add in some bleu cheese crumbles or a dollop of goat cheese. 

add lemon wedges and serve with grilled chicken breast or sausage.

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak: Tuna is a great choice for the summer when it is in season.

It’s a fish that doesn’t take long to cook and you can serve it with a grilled spread or sesame crusted tuna steak.

Grilled Veggies: The grilled vegetables are usually different from the ones you would serve at your regular dinner party, but they are just as tasty and satisfying.

Grilled Potato Salad: A salad with potatoes is simple, delicious and extremely filling.

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Grilling is an art form, but with a little patience and practice, you can master grilling. You should always grill meat to perfection, as this will ensure a great meal.

Steak is a great food source,  so it’s important to make sure it tastes as good as possible. 

All of the tips and tricks listed above come in handy when grilling steak. 

remember that you should always listen to your own instinct when it comes to planning grilling day.


Sneha Shukla

hello my foodie Family, I'm Gayatri Patel Host of this Blog. I have also recipe channel "your Kitchen - Hindi Recipes" I was born in mumbai but I live in Gujarat at the moment. I did M.com From Mumbai University.

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