How To Grill A Steak

Learn how to make the best steaks on the grill and get everyone drooling with the look and the smell of a perfect steak. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled steak, grilling meats, Steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Warm and rest time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 911 kcal


  • 10 oz steak rib eye or sirloin
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Rosemary Brush (can be used on 3-4 steaks):

  • 2 springs of rosemary
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed


Prepare the steak:

  1. Take the steak out of the refrigerator and place it on a cutting board. Let it rest and get to room temperature for about 30 minutes.

    Pat it dry with a paper towel before adding the seasoning.

Prepare the grill:

  1. If you are using charcoal grill, I recommend placing your lit and ashed over charcoals on half of your grill. This will create a hotter and a cooler side of the grill so that you don’t burn your steaks while getting them to temperature you desire.

    If you are using a gas grill, you should have a higher cooking shelf to place steaks away from direct heat while cooking.

Grilling the steak:

  1. Brushed the meat with oil and seasoned it well with salt and pepper. Place steaks on the hot side of the grill to give them a nice sear.

  2. After a couple of minutes, turn the meat to the other side and move it over to the cooler side of the grill (or the higher shelf away from the direct heat).

  3. To check your steaks for doneness, use a leave-in meat thermometer, it will give you the most accurate reading. Insert the thermometer through the side of the steak, towards the middle.

  4. You can also use a meat thermometer that is not meant to be left in the meat. To check the temperature: hold the steak with tongues and insert the thermometer through the side of the steak, towards the middle. You want to hit the reading on the thickest part and in the middle.

  5. Once the steak is getting close to your desired temperature (about 15-20 degrees away), you will want to move it back to the hot side to finish the sear on the lighter side. After you’ve moved the steak back to the hot side, check the temperature every couple of minutes.

  6. Take the steak off the grill once it hits 5 degrees away from your desired temperature. Steak will keep cooking while resting.

  7. Let it rest for about 5 minutes on a cutting board before serving.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
How To Grill A Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 911 Calories from Fat 675
% Daily Value*
Fat 75g115%
Saturated Fat 40g250%
Cholesterol 265mg88%
Sodium 454mg20%
Potassium 796mg23%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 58g116%
Vitamin A 1125IU23%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.