How Do You Grill A Tender Steak?

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Not many people enjoy gnawing on an overcooked steak. They're out there, but guests will likely be more appreciative of a juicy, well-cooked steak that doesn't require a chainsaw. Grilling a steak properly takes 10 to 15 minutes from start to finish, so timing the other dishes in the meal can be critical to the final result. Additionally, three-inch steaks may look impressive, but will take longer to cook, which results in tougher meat when grilling. To ensure a tender steak, focus on quality cuts of well-marbled meat that are no more than one-inch thick. Choose the right steak. Cuts like round, flank and brisket do much better in the roaster or broiler. Good steaks for the grill are premium cuts from the loin and rib area such as filet mignon, rib eye and sirloin. Preheat the grill. The meat shouldn't linger on the flame any longer than it has to. The longer the meat cooks, the more likely that it overcooks and dries out. Grill at a medium heat, no hotter than 400 degrees. If the ... more
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