Quick Tips for Grilling Steak

Now some of you folks may already have the grill figured out. You’re grilling every evening, weekend and even in your sleep. But for those of you that may be a little timid around the grill and looking for some tips I’ve got a few for you.

We put together a little video to help guide you through the process of grilling up some steak including rib eye, New York strip and a filet. We’ve listed the tips for you and also included the video below.

Just remember to have fun with it and enjoy the fire, family and friends!

 

Grilling Tips

1. Don’t use lighter fuel! I prefer starting a fire the natural way because lighter fluid will give your steak with an artificial taste and even make some people sick. Use a torch or chimney to fire up your grill.

2. Try a hardwood lump charcoal instead of briquettes. Like lighter fluid, briquettes are full of additives and will alter the flavor of your meat. Hardwood lump charcoal is make from real wood that has been burned down. It offers great flavor and better heat. I’ve found mine at Sam’s Club, farm and ranch stores and even the Dollar store. Check around your area for different types of woods.

3. Clean and grease a hot grill. Wire brush a hot grill before placing the meat on it. Oil your grill with any type of oil or use a non-stick spray. Making sure the grill is hot will also prevent the meat from sticking when placed on it.

4. Marinate in lime juice. Rub lime juice on your steak along with favorite seasoning, cover and marinate for about 4 hours. The acid in the juice will help break down the muscle for a more tender steak.

5. Let the meat warm before placing on the grill. After marinating your meat, be sure it rooms up to near room temperature so you don’t shock it when placing on a hot grill.

6. How do you know when it’s done? There are some touch clues you can use. Touching the meaty-side of you palm by your thumb and moving your fingers will give you indicators of roughly how your steak will feel as it cooks. Check out the video below for more explanation.

Rare

Rare

medium

medium

medium-well

medium-well

well

well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Don’t use a hook to turn the steak. Poking the meat will let the moisture out. Turn your steaks with a flat spatula.

8. Let the steak rest before cutting. Cutting the steak too soon after grilling will cause the juice to run out. Wait about 2 to 3 minutes before cutting.

9. Be sure to have an approved meat tester to ensure quality. 

Beagle dog-approved steak

Beagle dog-approved steak

 

Check out the video…

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