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How To Grill a Steak

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Flatiron Steak - On the Grill

Flatiron Steak - On the Grill

Derrick Riches
Grilling the perfect steak is easy. Be patient and remember that timing is everything.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Let the steak reach room temperature.
  2. Trim the steak of excess fat. Strips of fat should only be 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Wash in clean water.
  4. Season to your liking. Some fresh cracked pepper, garlic powder, whatever you like.
  5. Preheat grill. Gas grill on high or a single layer of white coals for charcoal.
  6. Oil the meat. Oil on the grate will burn off so brush a light coat of oil on the steak.
  7. Place steak on grill and close the lid for one minute.
  8. Lift lid and turn steak over. Close lid and continue grilling for another minute.
  9. Turn again and continue for 2 plus 1 minute per 1/2 inch (1 1/2 inch equals 3 minutes). These times are, of course, estimates. Depending on your grill and other conditions it might take less or more time. This is where experience comes into play.
  10. Turn for the forth time and continue grilling for 2 plus 1 minute per 1/2 inch.
  11. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer.
  12. Let steak rest for 5 minutes before carving or serving.

Tips:

  1. Charcoal grills can be hotter than gas so add a little extra time if you grill is gas.
  2. Letting the steak rest before you eat it is an important trick. This allows the juices to seep throughout the meat and gives you a much more flavorful steak.

What You Need

  • A Good Meat Thermometer
  • A Grill
  • A Pair of Tongs
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