Grilling steak

Perfect Steak Cooking Times


There is nothing better than gathering your friends and family together for a backyard BBQ. You will want to make sure you are cooking steak correctly before you get started so you will have happy well-fed guests. Read further to get some tips on how to cook the perfect steak.

How Long Should I Cook The Steak?

While the cut of meat is your own personal choice, it is very important you know what the cooking times need to be.

  • For rare, you will need to cook the steak two to three minutes on each side.
  • Medium rare will need three to four minutes per side.
  • For your guests who want their steak medium, you will need to cook it four to five minutes on each side.
  • Medium well takes a five to six minute cook per side
  • well done will require a full six to seven minutes on each side.

If you aren’t going to be using a BBQ however, the following article will show you how to get the perfect pan cooked steak.

Before you begin grilling, be sure your grill is extremely hot so it will sear the outside of the meat and lock in the juices. You should also always use tongs to turn your steaks. Tongs will not pierce the steak so it will not lose any of its juices and flavors.

There are several simple marinades you can make to enhance the flavor of your steaks. This one claims to make bbq steak especially tender and great tasting. This recipe calls for:

2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 to 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Mix together all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Pour over steaks. Cover tightly and refrigerate steaks four to 24 hours. Remove steaks from refrigerator and allow them to return to room temperature before grilling them to desired finish.

Another extremely simple steak marinade calls for:

1 cup Italian salad dressing
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 cup bbq sauce
2 teaspoons garlic pepper seasoning

Mix together all ingredients, reserving 1/4 cup of marinade to brush meat after grilling. Pour rest of marinade over beef and refrigerate until you are ready to grill.

Follow these tips when you are cooking steak and you are sure to have a successful cookout. Don’t be surprised if you have everyone asking you to be the cook at their next event after they taste your delicious steaks.

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