Three Easy Steps to Grilling Beef
- Prepare charcoal for grilling. When coals are medium, ash-covered (about 30 minutes), spread in single layer and check cooking temperature. Position cooking grid over coals. To check temperature use a grill surface thermometer, or cautiously hold the palm of your hand above the coals at cooking height. Count the number of seconds you can hold your hand in that position before the heat forces you to pull it away; 4 seconds for medium heat. For more information check our section on Building a Fire.
- Season beef straight from refrigerator, with herbs or spices as desired. Place on cooking grid directly over coals.
- Grill to desired doneness using a thermometer. For approximate grilling times, use the chart located in our Cooking School section on Grilling, and for further information on thermometers, visit our Cooking School section on Meat Thermometers. Allow steaks to rest a few minutes before slicing or serving to reduce the loss of flavorful juices. Serve with favorite sides and enjoy!
Now you have all the information you need, so fire up your grill and enjoy a great grilled beef meal! For inspiration, try one of the recipes above.