Perfect Steak - Beef

Cook the perfect steak every time
Course Main Course


  • 1 Grill Gas or Charcoal


  • 1 each Steak 2 1/2 inches at least for best results
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder


  • best results is a nice thick steak - ribeye or your favorite cut
  • rub steak down with olive oil
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste
  • let sit in room temperature for at least45 minutes
  • heat up grill - if using charcoal grill get the coals to a nice red ember and make sure there is a spot to move steaks off to the side for cooking
  • place steak on grill (for charcoal grill place off to side if the embers are nice and hot - you don't want the heat up too high - use your judgement as to how close to put the meat to the embers)
  • Based on thickness, follow these cooking times:
  • around 2 inches thick - 7-8 minutes side A, turn, do not flip, to get the grill marks, another 7-8 minutes (do not touch the meat during the cooking). Flip to side B, 7-8 minutes, turn do not flip to get grill marks, another 7-8 minutes. This is a perfect medium-rare to medium steak
  • thinner steaks will require less minutes
  • for a more well done steak, add 1 minute to each cooking time (IF YOU DARE!)
  • ALWAYS let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes after cooking

Leave a Reply

Recipe Rating