+

Easy Grilled Steak

Ingredients (4)

  • 1 (1-1/4- to 1-1/2-inch-thick) New York strip or beef rib-eye steak
  • Vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Easy Grilled Steak

Just because you’re cooking for one doesn’t mean you can’t fire up the grill. Justify the effort by preparing yourself a mean steak. No fancy techniques or ingredients needed; simply buy the best steak you can afford and throw it over the coals. While the steak comes to room temperature before grilling, prepare a blue cheese, date, and almond salad to serve with it.

We also recommend trying prime rib on the grill with our easy guide.

Tips for Beef

Instructions

  1. 1Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  2. 2Heat a gas or charcoal grill to high (about 450°F to 550°F) and rub the grates with a towel dipped in vegetable oil. Meanwhile, season the steak on all sides with salt and pepper.
  3. 3When the grill is ready, place the steak on the grates and cover the grill. Cook, undisturbed, until grill marks appear on the bottom and the steak’s lightly charred on the edges, about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip, cover the grill, and cook until the steak’s medium rare, about 4 minutes more. To check for doneness, use your finger to press on the meat: It should be firm around the edges but still give in the center. You can also use an instant-read thermometer; it should register between 125°F and 130°F.
  4. 4Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

Christmas Cookie HQ: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Cookie Baking
Guides

Christmas Cookie HQ: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Cookie Baking

by Jen Wheeler | Holiday baking season means lots of cookies, and we have plenty of great Christmas cookie recipes...

Christmas Cheesecake: The Most Wonderful Dessert of the Year
Explainers

Christmas Cheesecake: The Most Wonderful Dessert of the Year

by Jen Wheeler | At Christmas time, there are cookies galore, but true dessert lovers still crave something more substantial...

Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift
How To

Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift

by Mijon Zulu | Want some crack? I mean, crackle? People who have had it love it and it takes less than an hour to...