Grilling the perfect steak results in a tender juicy steak with a life altering crust on the outside. You just need to know how. This recipe and how-to will make the best steak you will ever eat in your life!
I know I have mentioned before, Chad is a meat and potatoes man. I myself am more of a bread gal, but last year I grilled THE.MOST.AMAZING.STEAKS. Truly the best we have ever eaten. I have been craving steak ever since. These steaks are even better than any steak house dinner I have ever had.
Well, before you ask... I am the grill master in my house. It makes perfect sense, I am the master cook. Why wouldn't I do the grilling too? I have to tell you, I looooove my grill. All summer long you will find me on the back patio grilling up something delicious. I am happy to stand outside grilling on an 800° degree grill when its 115° outside because I love it sooo much! Or maybe I just love the food that I cook.
Learning to grill a steak properly is a long and arduous process. Kind of like Thomas Edison inventing the light bulb. I found 2,000 ways not to make a steak. Then at last... Supreme success! The perfect, most flavorful steak we have ever tasted. It all starts with a good cut of meat. We opted for some really thick ribeyes that had gorgeous marbling (that is when the fat is all though the steak in thin white lines).
It is really as simple as drizzling olive oil, liberally sprinkling with salt and pepper and cooking it. The magic? DON'T TOUCH THE STEAK! Let that baby cook. After a few minutes you will move it to get those gorgeous cross hatch grill marks. The grill marks don't necessarily make the steak taste better, but it looks prettier and for me that makes eating it that much more fun!
These steaks feature a scrumptious crust on the outside and are tender and juicy on the inside. I cooked these medium rare for Chad, although I prefer medium myself. I included times for both. Oh, and a note... If you prefer it well done... Save yourself some money and just eat a burger. These steaks are meant to be eaten medium rare to medium.
So, get your grill on!
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
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How to Grill the Perfect Steak
serves 4-8 | ACTIVE TIME 10 Min | TOTAL TIME 35 Minutes
4 (1 - 1 1/4" thick) good ribeye steaks, about 1 pound each
olive oil, your favorite
fresh ground black pepper
Remove steaks from the refrigerator and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil for about 15 minutes, covered with foil. Allowing the steaks to warm slightly will help them to cook more evenly. Preheat grill to high. Drizzle your steaks with olive oil and liberally sprinkle with salt and pepper. Flip steaks and repeat. This will give the steaks that flavorful crust that good steak houses are known for.
After your grill has preheated place steaks on the grill, diagonally to the grill grates (
After 2 minutes, move steaks to an opposite diagonal (
Flip steaks over with tongs so they are on the grill diagonal to the grill grates. After 2 minutes move steaks to an opposite diagonal. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes for medium rare. Again use 2-3 minutes for each step if you are cooking medium rare, use 3 minutes per step if you are cooking medium.
Place steaks on baking sheet and loosely tent with aluminum foil. Allow steaks to rest for 5 minutes. This will help the juices redistribute through out the steak delivering a more flavorful product!
Serve and enjoy!
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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