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Grilling:

 

DEFINITION:

A quick, direct-heat cooking method using a grate or gridiron over charcoal, wood or gas flames. Use this method for more tender cuts. Less tender cuts can be used if marinated.

APPROPRIATE CUTS:

Ribeye steak, Top Loin steak, T-bone steak, Top Sirloin steak, Tenderloin, Top Blade steak, kabobs and hamburger patties

Appropriate cuts if marinated: Flank steak, Shoulder steak, Blade steak (7-bone steak), and Skirt steak

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Preheat gas grill or prepare charcoal by allowing coals to burn down to medium heat (ash covered). It typically takes charcoals 30 minutes to reach medium heat.
  2. Season beef as desired. Place beef on cooking grate.
  3. Grill according to grilling timetable until desired doneness is reached turning meat only once.

MARINATE AND GRILL STEAKS:

Consider a rub or marinade for your steak or burger. For tougher cuts, marinate in tenderizing marinade 6 to 24 hours before grilling. Grill, uncovered, over medium, ash-covered coals per chart for medium rare to medium, turning only once.

     
Beef Cuts  Thickness / Weight  Total Cooking Time
     
Top Round ¾ in.  8 to 9 minutes
Top Round  1 in.  16 to 18 minutes
Top Round  1½ in. 25 to 28 minutes (covered)
Chuck Shoulder  ¾ in.  14 to 17 minutes 
Chuck Shoulder  1 in. 16 to 20 minutes
Chuck Blade  ¾ to 1 in.  15 to 18 minutes 
Flank  1½ to 2 lbs  17 to 21 minutes 
Skirt  1 to 1½ lbs  6 to 8 minutes 
Tenderloin 1 in.  13 to 15 minutes 
Ribeye, Boneless  ¾ in.  6 to 8 minutes 
Ribeye, Boneless  1 in.  11 to 14 minutes 
Ribeye, Bone-In  ¾ in.  6 to 8 minutes
Ribeye, Bone-In  1 in.  9 to 12 minutes 
T-Bone/Porterhouse ¾ in. 10 to 12 minutes
T-Bone/Porterhouse  1 in.  14 to 16 minutes
Top Loin (Strip) ¾ in.  10 to 12 minute
Top Loin (Strip)  1 in.  14 to 16 minutes
Top Sirloin ¾ in. 13 to 16 minutes
Top Sirloin 1 in. 17 to 21 minutes
Sirloin Kabobs 1 to 1½ in. cubes 8 to 11 minutes
Sirloin Kabobs  2 in. cubes  34 to 40 minutes 
 Top Blade ¾ in.  8 minutes 
Ground Beef Patties  ½ x 4 in. 10 to 12 minutes ** 
 Ground Beef Patties  ¾ x 4 in. 12 to 13 minutes ** 
     
** Ground beef must be cooked to 160°F internal temperature checked with a meat thermometer
 

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