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How to Grill Steak Perfectly Every Time

Learn how to grill steak perfectly every single time with this easy to follow recipe where steak is seared on a hot grill and cooked to perfection. Grilling steak doesn't have to be complicated!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Grilling
Keyword: Grilling Steak, How to Grill Steak
Servings: 2 steaks
Calories: 893kcal


  • 2 thick cut steaks 2 inches
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Remove steaks from refrigerator and any packaging. Brush each side with oil to coat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and white pepper. Rub both sides of each steak with the rub mixture. Let steaks sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat (about 500 degrees). Sear steaks for 3 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking with the lid closed until the steaks reach the desired level of doneness (130 degrees F for medium-rare).
  • When the steaks are removed from the grill, immediately top with 1 tablespoon butter each, tent with aluminum foil, and allow the steaks to rest 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into them.



For a reverse sear: prepare steaks as instructed. Preheat one side of the grill to low heat and the other side to high heat. Start the steak on the low heat side of the grill and cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 110-120 degrees F. Then, move the steak to the hotter side of the grill and sear on each side for 2 minutes.


Calories: 893kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 1447mg | Potassium: 1051mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 7mg