Tips From The Pros
- Grilling at medium to medium-low temperatures ensures even cooking. If the temperature is too high, beef can char and become overcooked on the outside before the interior reaches the desired doneness. Charring beef is not recommended.
- Trim excess fat from meats to avoid flare-ups while grilling.
- Use long-handled tongs for turning steaks; spatulas for burgers. A fork will pierce the beef causing loss of flavorful juices.
- For best results, use an instant-read thermometer to determine doneness. For steaks and burgers, insert the thermometer horizontally into the side (not the top) to check the internal temperature.
- Cook burgers to at least 160°F (medium doneness).
- Cook steaks to at least 145°F (medium rare doneness).
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.