ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Grill a Steak Perfectly Every Time

Updated on July 8, 2011

How to Grill a Steak Depends on How You Like It

Producing a perfectly grilled steak is a talent which takes many people a while to grasp. However, once perfected, there aren't a lot of foods much more enjoyable than a steak grilled exactly how you want it.

Larger steaks need to be grilled with a reduced heat range so that you can avoid the outside of the meat from becoming overdone prior to the center getting done properly. Thin steaks may be grilled with hotter heat since there is reduced chance of the steak becoming overdone.

Prior to even turning on the grill, have a glance at the steaks. If the steaks are 1 inch thick or less, preheat the grill to a high temperature.  With thicker steaks, you should preheat the grill to medium heat. After that, you have to choose how you desire your own steak to be grilled- rare, medium rare, medium, medium well or well done.

 PR: wait... I: wait... L: wait... LD: wait... I: wait...wait... Rank: wait... Traffic: wait... Price: wait... C: wait...

How Long to Grill Steak

Grilling times for steaks that under an inch are about 11 minutes for medium rare and 15 minutes for medium. Adjust steak grilling times for rare, well done steak, et cetera by a couple of minutes up or down, or for thicker steaks.

How to Grill a Steak! Yum! photo: FotoosVanRobin @flickr
How to Grill a Steak! Yum! photo: FotoosVanRobin @flickr

More Grilling Tips for How to Grill a Steak Perfectly

I recommend turning the steak only one time in order to keep the steak from becoming dry and tough. I also suggest starting with room temperature steaks. Let the steaks rest for about 5 minutes or so before serving to get the maximum juiciness.

Should you be grilling a 2 inches or thicker steak and you are also able to create different temperature areas within your barbeque grill, here's a technique to assist you with obtaining the grill marks on steaks and ensuring they remain moist and tender.

To begin with, establish one region of the grill for a higher temperature, and keep the other burners on medium heat.  When the one particular area is very hot, sear both sides of the steak over the high heat for one minute. This creates the grill lines on the steak, and contains most of the steak juices.  Immediately after searing each side, lower the heat in this grilling region and switch the steaks to the medium heat portion of the grill for the rest of the grilling time.

How to Grill a Sirloin Steak Video

How to Grill a Steak Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • John B Badd profile image

      John B Badd 

      8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Now i am hungry again. Great hub )

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great tips. I have always had a problem with grilling a steak and getting it done just right. I will follow your advice.

    • twogroce profile image


      8 years ago

      Sounds delicious, good Hub!!!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)