Grilling Meat 101

Have you ever noticed how when guys BBQ they act like they're superheros and the most powerful men in the world?  Case in point, my husband.  Whenever J has BBQ utensils in his hand, he seems to walk around with his chest puffed out, a perma-grin on his face, oh and the swagger, can't forget the swagger. It makes me smile laugh every time.  Boys and their outdoor grills...

For our wedding a few years back, J's office pooled their funds together and got us a BBQ.  It's huge, shiny, and takes up a large portion of our deck.   J couldn't be happier about this.  Hence why he is out there grilling up a storm year round.  Nothing stops him.
Of course in order to be a true BBQ star, you need more than just a good grill.  You need to be able to cook me the perfect steak on that grill.  So for those of you that might be struggling in this department, here are some fool proof tips that are sure to impress any guests you may be entertaining this summer.

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How To Grill A Steak

courtesy Food Network Magazine June 2012

  1. Place the steak in marinade (if using) at least 1 hour before grilling
  2. Take the steak out of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before grilling.  Remove the steak from the marinade.  Pat dry.
  3. Preheat the grill.  For thick cuts of meat, prepare for indirect heat: For gas, turn off the burners on one side.  For charcoal, push the coals to one side.  Using tongs, lightly rub the creates with a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil.
  4. Season the steak on both sides with salt and pepper just before grilling.
  5. Grill the steak, turning, until a thermometer inserted sideways into the thickest part of the meat registers 125 F for medium rare.  (For thick cuts, sear the steak on the hot side of the grill, then move it to the cooler side to finish cooking.)
  6. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 to 10 minutes, then slice the steak against the grain-this makes the each bite more tender.

Happy Grilling!


  1. Omg i tried this tips and it was the best stake I ever made in my life! Thank you fro showing us this.

    1. BBQ season is upon us and nothing compares to a steak cooked properly. Happy Grilling!


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