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Best Steaks to Grill

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Steaks and the grill go together like peanut butter and jelly. These are the five best steaks to grill. To grill steaks, sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature while the grill heats. Rub the grill grates with oil and add the steak. Don't move it for at least 3 minutes. If you move the steak before it's ready to be turned, you'll tear the steak and lose lots of juices. When the steak releases easily, turn it. Grill for another 4-7 minutes until the internal temperature registers, at minimum, 135 degrees F. Pull the steak off the grill, cover with foil, and let rest 5-10 minutes before serving. Then dig in!

1. Filet Mignon

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Linda Larsen

Filet mignon is excellent grilled, but you can also cook it on the stovetop or under the broiler. Since it's such a thick cut, it takes time to cook. You can cook is as in Steak House Steak, or use the instructions in this recipe.

2. Ribeye Steak

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Linda Larsen

A ribeye steak has the tenderness of filet mignon, but the meaty taste of tougher cuts. It's my favorite. It doesn't need a marinade, but pairs beautifully with just about any topping, salsa, or salad. Grill by sprinkling with salt and pepper, or use steak seasoning. Grill it simply over hot coals, turning once. Cover and let stand, then dig in.

3. Flat Iron Steak

Grilled Flat Iron Steak
Grilled Flat Iron Steak

Flat Iron steak is a very flavorful cut, but it's tough unless properly prepared. This cut should be marinated before grilling. And you must cut it in a specific way. Marinate the steak in the fridge for at least two hours, up to 24 hours. Grill it only medium rare or medium. If this steak is cooked medium well or well done it will be tough. Pull it off the fire, cover, and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Then look at the steak. You'll see lines running in one direction. Slice the steak, thinly, perpendicular to those lines (called the grain).

Flatiron steaks are also great in Fajitas and steak sandwiches.

4. T Bone Steak

T Bone Steak
T Bone Steak

A T-bone steak has a bone that looks like a "T" at the top center; this, logically enough, its name. This steak is a combination of the top loin, also known as a strip steak, and a filet mignon. Because of the presence of that bone, the steak has a very meaty taste. But because of the bone, you can't cook this type of steak on a dual contact grill. The bone stops the grill plates from coming into good contact with the meat. Cook this steak for 3-5 minutes per side, turning once.

5. Strip Steak

Strip Steak
Strip Steak

Strip steaks are also known as New York strip steaks, Delmonico steaks, or shell steaks. They're part of the T bone steak, divided from the filet mignon by the bone. They can be marinated or not, as you choose. Grill them simply, turning once, until desired doneness.

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