How to Cook the Perfect Steak

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak!  You can easily make delicious and tender steakhouse style steaks in your own backyard!  Here are my top tips for steak perfection!How to Cook the Perfect Steak! You can easily make delicious and tender steakhouse style steaks in your own backyard! Here are my top tips for steak perfection!

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak

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I actually learned how to cook the perfect steak at culinary school bootcamp last year. Grilling a perfect steakhouse style steak in your own backyard is actually pretty easy!  You’re looking for delicious flavor, caramelization and cooking the meat to the right temperature.

When cooking a steak, I use a very high temperature to lock in the juices and flavor and then move it over to an indirect heat to finish the cooking process.

Kingsford® Professional Briquets provide the perfect high heat for steakhouse style dishes (and can be found at most grocery or hardware stores).   Using a charcoal grill provides an incredibly flavorful sear and a delicious steak.

While there are lots of great choices for steaks to put on the grill, I personally think one of the best steaks for grilling is a ribeye (or rib steak).  It has lots of marbling creating the perfect tender & juicy steak.  Other great choices include tenderloin or sirloin.

How to Cook the Perfect Steak! You can easily make delicious and tender steakhouse style steaks in your own backyard! Here are my top tips for steak perfection!

Prepare Your Grill

Placing your coals on one side of the grill allows you to have a high temperature on one side for searing and an indirect heat for finishing the steak.  This results in the perfect steakhouse style steak!

  • Preheat coals by placing Kingsford® Professional Briquets in a mound towards one side of the grill.
  • Using a match, light the coals and allow about 15 minutes for the flame to extinguish and the coals to become grey.
  • Oil the grill just before adding the steaks by placing oil on a paper towel and using tongs to rub the oil on the grill.

How to Cook the Perfect Steak! You can easily make delicious and tender steakhouse style steaks in your own backyard! Here are my top tips for steak perfection!

Prepare Your Steaks

  • Remove steaks from the refrigerator and set on the counter 30-60 minutes before grilling.
  • Remove any large thick pieces fat pieces on the outer edge to avoid flare ups.  Score any remaining fat on the edges of the steak so the steak doesn’t curl up as it cooks.
  • Just before grilling, season your steaks well with salt & pepper or your favorite steak seasoning mix.

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

  • Place steaks on the hottest side of the grill (where the coals are) and sear.  Note: To get a crosshatch pattern, place steak on a 45 degree angle.  After one minute, rotate 90 degrees.  Repeat on the other side.
  • Continue cooking over indirect heat to desired temperature (printable recipe below).
  • Once steak has reached desired temperature, remove from the grill & top with softened butter or flavored butter.
  • Rest 5 minutes before serving to redistribute juices.

How to Cook the Perfect Steak! You can easily make delicious and tender steakhouse style steaks in your own backyard! Here are my top tips for steak perfection!

Steakhouse Ribeye Steak

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 steaks
Author Holly N.

Ingredients

  • 2 Ribeye Steaks (1" thick)
  • Salt & Pepper or steak spice to taste

Parsley Garlic Butter

  • 1 stick of salted butter (1/2 cup), softened
  • teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh herbs , chopped

Instructions

  1. Prepare butter below if using.
  2. Preheat Kingsford Professional Charcoal until coals are grey (approx. 15 minutes)
  3. Place steaks on the hottest side of the grill (where the coals are) and sear 2 minutes per side.
  4. Move steaks to the indirect heat side of the grill to complete cooking to desired temperature. (For a 1" ribeye steak cook an additional 4-5 minutes after searing for medium-rare or an additional 6-7 minutes for medium)
  5. Once steak has reached desired temperature, remove from the grill. Top with butter or garlic butter and let rest 5 minutes to redistribute juices.

Parsley Garlic Butter

  1. Mix all ingredients. Place on plastic wrap and roll into a log. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Slice into rounds.

Recipe Notes

Note: To get a crosshatch pattern, when searing place steak on a 45 degree angle. After one minute, rotate 90 degrees. Repeat on the other side.

Once you cook a steak using this method, it’ll quickly become your go-to!  It’s easy to make and the flavor is insanely delicious!  You can find more great grilling recipes and tips at Kingsford.com!

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak! You can easily make delicious and tender steakhouse style steaks in your own backyard! Here are my top tips for steak perfection!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

4 comments on “How to Cook the Perfect Steak”

  1. This steak looks incredible, Holly! I’m not much of a steak eater myself, but my husband goes crazy for it, so I’ll be bookmarking this post to try my hand at grilling him a steak this summer. Great post! :)

  2. This was so helpful! My skills in the kitchen are great but I’m definitely lacking in my grilled skills from growing up in the city! But I’m looking forward to learning since we just bought a house in the suburbs. Thanks for sharing!

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