The perfect steak can be an elusive quarry – but it doesn’t have to be! From choosing the right meat to seasoning your meat before you cook it and into the grilling process, this guide has you covered so that you can achieve results like never before. This handy guide will walk you through everything you need to know about how to BBQ the perfect steak so that your next cookout will impress even the most discriminating BBQ connoisseurs in your group and become an instant success! Check out how you can do so here to get you started!
Use the Best Quality Meat
There’s no room for error when it comes to steak. You want to ensure you’re working with the best quality meat, which means seeking a cut that’s well-marbled and has a good amount of fat. The marbling will ensure the steak is juicy, while the fat will help keep it flavorful.
When it comes time to cook the steak, you’ll want to preheat your grill or smoker to about 500 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, season it with salt and pepper before cooking it. Once you are done cooking, remove the steak from the heat and let it rest for some time.
Season the Meat Properly
Whether using a dry rub or a wet marinade, season your steak generously. You want the flavour to penetrate the meat, so don’t be afraid to work it there. It can allow some time to get the flavours to develop.
Over time, those indigestible proteins can lead to gastrointestinal distress and other issues if they make their way into your digestive tract. Most of these issues show up around 140 F (60 C), so aim for 135 F (57 C) when you’re cooking beef-or slightly lower when cooking pork or lamb, which are leaner meats that tend to have higher water content. Before you throw your meat on the grill, use a thermometer to check that it’s at its ideal temperature.
Grill at a Low Temperature
Grilling at low temperatures is the best way to cook a steak; you can choose to grill between 225 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit and cook it for about two minutes per side. Once the steak is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before cutting it. It will help ensure that your steak is juicy and flavorful.
Use a Properly Shaped Lid
One of the best tips for grilling a steak is to use a lid. Using a lid creates an oven-like environment that allows the steak to cook evenly on all sides. Plus, it helps prevent flare-ups caused by dripping fat.
Here’s how to do it right! First, preheat your grill and oil your grate with a high smoke point oil such as canola or vegetable oil. Next, place the steaks at least 2 inches apart, so they don’t touch and season them with salt and pepper. Allow them to sear over high heat for 3 minutes before flipping them over and allowing them to sear for another 3 minutes on the other side.
Now it’s time to add more flavour! You can put herbs and spices between layers of meat or rub them onto both sides before cooking – whatever sounds good! Once your steaks are nice and seared (or charred), remove any remaining liquid with paper towels, then brush some butter onto one side before putting on your favourite toppings.
Think About Steak When Picking Sides
Now that you know how to cook a perfect steak, it’s time to enjoy it! There are hundreds of side dishes and sauces you can pair with your steak, including sweet potato fries, tomato basil sauce and chilli garlic sauce. The choice is yours!
Now that you know how many types of steaks there are, what kind of grill is best and how to cook them, you can better understand how to barbeque them over a grill. You can now ensure they turn out just right every time. Nothing is holding you back from enjoying every bite of your perfectly cooked steak! Remember – grilling is fun and tasty. Take your new cooking skills outside and try something new today!