Steaks are one of the most popular foods to prepare on the grill yet many people don’t know how to cook them properly and end up with chunks of coal where they once had great cuts of meat. It’s not a mystery how to properly cook a steak; it just takes a few simple steps.
Prepare the Grill
The first step in properly preparing a steak is making sure that your grill is warmed up. Charcoal is the best for grilling a steak and the coals should be white before placing your steak on the grill. If you are using a propane grill it is important to preheat the grill as well. When your first place your steaks on a hot grill you will sear the outside of the steak. This is important to seal in the juices. If the grill is not preheated the steak will sit there and lose moisture and the steak will lose some of its flavor.
Cooking the Steak
When the grill has been heated place the steaks on the grill making sure to keep some space between them for airflow. Season the steak with salt and pepper then grill the steak for approximately four minutes to sear the steak and seal in the juices before flipping the steak over and seasoning again. Continue to cook the steaks until you have prepared it to the recipients desired level of doneness. To check the level insert a meat thermometer into the steak. Rare will be 145 degrees, medium about 160 degrees and well done should reach 170 degrees. Be careful not to char the steaks and watch them while they are cooking. If the flame becomes t0o hot move them to the outside of the grill to protect from charring.
Properly cooking a steak just takes a few simple steps and a little preparation. So the next time you want to properly cook a steak just warm up the grill, seal in the juices and let it cook then enjoy.
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