Grilling a Steak: Our Complete Guide | own the grill (2023)

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I did not hide that I love the iron. grill plates andflat grillsthey are incredibly versatile outdoor kitchens that can prepare a pancake breakfast and a legendary dinner, all on the same surface.

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Speaking of legendary food, nothing satisfies like a well-cooked steak. It turns out that a grill surface is one of the best ways to cook steaks. Done right, the results will rival steaks cooked on the grill or in a cast iron skillet.

Feliz,Grilling steaks is a simple process.In the rest of this post, we'll cover everything you need to know to cook a steak on the surface of the grill. Follow one of our favorite grilled steak recipes to the end.

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Why are flat tops great for steaks?

There are few reasons why a griddle surface is actually good for preparing steaks. The griddle inherently prevents the flames from coming into direct contact with the food, so you don't have to worry about flare-ups complicating cooking.

Also,The grill surfaces do a great job of evenly distributing the heat.. One of the biggest problems with a poor quality grill is hot and cold spots, which can seriously affect your ability to cook a good meal.

With an iron, you don't have to worry about that. Heat is distributed evenly and completely across the entire hob, so food cooks evenly and well. This is especially true for high quality grills like theCamp Chef Flachgrillis inParrilla Flacher Blackstone, both with a high-quality cold-rolled steel cooking plate.

Nothing beats the satisfaction of a clean, even outer crust on your grilled steak. Let's dive into a step by step guide on how to do just that!

Grilling a steak - step by step

season your steak

After choosing your steak (some of our favorites areFaixa de NYribeye,Porterhouse y T-Bone), season or marinate to your liking.

Personally, my philosophy with steak is to buy a quality cut of meat and not do anything too crazy so that the meat is the star of the show.

For me, that means a very light coating of olive oil, followed by a generous seasoning of salt and freshly ground pepper. Let the steak rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes before placing it on the griddle.

prepare your grill

Light the burners on your griddle and turn the burner knobs to a high setting. The goal is for the surface of the board to reach around 400°F (this can be measured with an infrared thermometer if you have one).

You also want to form a base coat on the cooktop after the griddle has been preheated.. This part can be done in different ways.

The most common method is to put a small amount of butter or cooking oil on the flat top. From there, spread the butter or oil over the entire surface, making sure that the entire area where the fillets are going to be fried is covered with a light film.

This helps the cook in several ways: First, it ensures that the steak does not stick to the cooking surface of the grill. Second, and more important,will allow a nice and delicious crust formation on your steakwhen baking.

If you're not sure what type of oil to use for your iron, we've written one for you.guidance to help. Give it a try if you need help deciding which oil to use in your iron.

The different way to form a base layer is sure to impress your friends and family. In fact, you could take one of their steaks and grate one of the fatty ends of your meat onto the flat top. If your steak contains enough fat, you can even cut off a larger piece of fat and grate it on the hot grill surface.

The heat from the cooking surface melts the fat, which in turn provides an excellent base layer for searing steaks. Rub grease over the area where the steaks will be cooked.

prepare the steak

Here's the part you've been waiting for. The beauty of grilling a steak is that the process is quite simple.

Place the steaks on the griddle on the base layer of butter, oil or fat. Use the spatula to firmly press down on the steak to ensure full, firm contact with the cooking surface.

From there, let the grill work its magic. The goal is to cook the steak until each side has had enough time to form a nice golden crust.

Resist the urge to keep turning the steaks. They only need to be turned once during cooking. When you first place steaks on the griddle, you can see the bottom half of the steak browning and cooking. With each passing minute, the brown color will rise up the sides of the steak, indicating that it is well done.

Feel free to lift the bottom of the steak and take a look at the cooking process if you'd like.

Here's a great video on how to grill steaks for all my visual learners:

In my experience, 1-inch-thick steaks typically spend about 15 minutes on the flat top (so I flip them after about 8 minutes). Depending on the cut of meat and the size, it can be more or less. For example, a 1/2-inch-thick steak will cook faster.

These timing guidelines are for your information only. In fact, you should cook steaks just right, no matter how long they've been cooking. If you have experience and think you can see it, go ahead!

for me I trust onemeat thermometer with bluetooth probeto measure the internal temperature of my steak. With a stick thermometer, you'll know exactly when your food is ready. Here's a little guide to cooking steak: remove steak from grill at temperatures below to achieve desired doneness.

  • below:128-135°F
  • Average:135-145°F
  • Pozo central:145-155°F

let it rest

One of the most important parts of the meat cooking process isfor your steak to restfor at least 5-8 minutes before slicing. Many people skip this part and therefore miss out on additional deliciousness.

As the steak sits, it will continue to cook and warm up a bit. So if you take a steak off the grill at 130°F and let it rest, the temperature will rise a few more degrees.

But more importantly, the steak rests to allow the juices to redistribute. When the steak is browned and cooked over high heat, the juices are absorbed right into the center of the meat. If you slice it too quickly, its moisture will get a bit out of control and can cause the steak to dry out when it shouldn't.

Allowing it to rest will allow the juices to spread evenly throughout the steak, giving it steakhouse-quality tenderness and juiciness!

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Grilled Steak - How to cook steak on the grill

Simple and delicious recipe to prepare grilled steaks


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  • 1 14-16 ounces cow meat Rib, T-Bone or NEW Strip
  • 1 soup spoon sal kosher
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 soup spoon oil


  • Preheat griddle on high heat.

  • Brush steak lightly with olive oil.

  • Season steak generously with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.

  • Form a base on the griddle using a little butter or oil, or by rubbing the fatty part of the steak on the griddle.

  • Place steak on base layer and press down to ensure firm contact with cooking surface.

  • Cook until desired point is reached, turning halfway. For a 1-inch steak, it will take about 18 minutes (9 minutes per side).

  • Remove steak from grill and allow to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Slice, serve and enjoy.


Measure the internal temperature of your steak with a probe thermometer.

  • Formedium rareand remove the steak from the grill once it has reached an internal temperature of128-135°F.
  • ForAverage, remove the steak from the grill when it has reached an internal temperature of135-145°F.
  • Forkinda good, remove the steak from the grill when it has reached an internal temperature of145-155°F.



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final thoughts

This guide to grilling steaks on a griddle is making me hungry! The flat surface makes a great surface for grilling steaks and I hope this article has given you enough inspiration to give it a try.

Have you tried our recipe? As was? We'd love to hear about it in the comments section!

Want to learn more about what makes flattop grills so great? Take a look at our featurePlates vs Grillsnext.

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