20 Easy Grilled Steak Recipes

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Ready for summer? These Easy Grilled Steak Recipes will keep you going all season long. Here’s all you need to know about making great grilled steaks, plus 20 recipes to get you started.

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Why You’ll Love These Grilled Steak Recipes

Juicy, tender steak cooked on the grill is one of my favorite things! I love throwing steak on the grill during the hottest months of the year so I can take advantage of al fresco cooking and avoid heating up my house. Grilled steaks are so versatile because you can pair them with classic dishes like mashed potatoes and a salad, or go a little fancier with a side of truffle fries. You can even add them to salads for a filling salad for dinner.

Steak can be dressed up or down, eaten straight from the grill, or cut up and tossed into salads. I’ve rounded up my favorite grilled steak recipes below – I’m sure you’ll find something to fit any mood and occasion. And of course, you don’t need to save these grilled steaks for the summer months! They’ll be welcome all year round.

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What Steaks Are Best For Grilling?

My number one tip for making steak on or off the grill is to use a piece of good quality beef! This means you may have to pay a little more, but it is worth it. Also, make sure that your steak is fresh and use it well before the sell-by date on the package.

Here are a few cuts of beef that are great choices for steaks:

  • Ribeye – A ribeye steak, which you will notice is marbled with fat, is an ideal choice for grilled steaks. The fat creates a luscious flavor throughout the steak, although this cut of beef may be a bit tougher than some others.
  • NY Strip Steak – When you purchase strip steaks for grilled steaks you’ll be getting a solid piece of meat for reliably good steak on the grill. A strip steak has less fat than a ribeye steak but still has enough so that you’ll get a lot of flavor.
  • Filet Mignon – A piece of filet mignon is more tender than other cuts of beef but has less fat, so you may notice that it is less flavorful than a ribeye steak. Filet mignon also tends to be more expensive if that is a deciding factor.
  • Lean Beef – You can purchase leaner cuts of beef for grilled steaks if you prefer to avoid a lot of fat. Just know that these cuts may be less flavorful than those that contain more marbling (fat).
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Grilled Steak Temperatures

To reach your desired level of doneness, there are a few factors that play in, including the size and thickness of the steak and the actual cooking temperature. An instant-read meat thermometer is your best bet for assuring you’ve cooked the steak to your preferred level of doneness. I’ve included a chart below that uses a 1 ½ inch steak as an example:

  • Rare: 120°–125°F, about 4 minutes.
  • Medium Rare: 130°–135°F, about 6 minutes.
  • Medium: 140°–145°F, about 8 minutes.
  • Medium Well: 150°–155°F, about 10 minutes.
  • Well Done: 160°–165°F, about 12 minutes or longer.

Tips For The Best Grilled Steaks

First, start with a clean grill, then add a thick and juicy piece of quality beef, and you’re well on your way to making the best grilled steaks of all time! Follow a few of my other suggestions below to help you make an irresistible steak,

  • Clean the grill. This sounds simple, but it’s an important step. Cleaning the grill thoroughly before cooking the steak will prevent the steak from sticking to the grill.
  • Oil the grill grates. To oil the grill grates, dip a folded paper towel in a bowl of vegetable oil and let it soak up some of the oil. Then, using tongs, carefully rub the paper towel over the hot grates (that you’ve already cleaned!). Repeat this step until the grill grates are oiled.
  • Bring the steak out of the fridge. Let the steak rest at room temperature for up to 1 hour before grilling it. This helps the meat to relax and makes for more even cooking.
  • Season the meat. While the steak is on the counter at room temperature, this is the perfect time to season it. While the meat sits it will soak up the seasoning and will be incredibly flavorful. Salt and pepper are perfect to season your steak, or you could add a little sugar, too. The heat of the grill will caramelize the sugar, creating a beautiful crust on the steak.
  • Rest the steak. When the steak reaches your preferred level of doneness, take it off of the grill, place it on a plate, and let it rest for 5 minutes. Meat continues to cook after it comes off of the heat, and resting the steak allows the juices to redistribute. This means your steak will be juicier when you take a bite!

20 Grilled Steak Recipes You Must Try

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Honey Balsamic Marinated Flat Iron Steak

Smoky and caramelized, the marinade imparts loads of tenderness and flavor onto this mouthwatering steak. Don't underestimate this mouthwatering cut.
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Grilled Steak Salad with Corn and Asparagus

Make salad a meal with this grilled steak salad that pairs juicy strips of steak with fresh vegetables. Add grilled corn and asparagus to give this salad even more summery flavor.
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Avocado Ranch Steak Salad with Mango on white rectangular plates

Grilled Steak Mango Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Grilled pieces of steak star in this salad that also features creamy mango and raw vegetables. The tangy buttermilk and avocado dressing is absolutely irresistible and makes the perfect complement to the tender steak.
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Grilled Teriyaki Steak Skewers

Dress up beef skewers with a tangy, homemade teriyaki sauce before tossing them on the grill. Perfect with vegetables, rice, and more.
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Black and Blue NY Strip Steaks

Who needs a trip to the steakhouse when you can make restaurant-worthy grilled steaks at home? Add creamy blue cheese crumbles to perfectly cooked steak to make a special meal.
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Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak

A pungent balsamic marinade brings out the rich flavor in this grilled flank steak recipe. Make a pot of fluffy mashed potatoes to go alongside these flavorful, tender steaks
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Balsamic vinegar reduction is drizzled over grilled steaks topped with alternating slices of fresh mozzarella and tomatoes.

Caprese Filet Mignon Steak

Add the flavors of Italy to your grilled steak by layering filet mignon with juicy slices of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a thick balsamic reduction.
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Grilled Greek Beef Kabobs on a dinner plate with rice, hummus, Zoodles Greek salad, and tzatziki on top of a red placemat and a blue cloth napkin with white flowers.

Beef Souvlaki – Greek Steak Kabobs

Souvlaki is a Greek cooking method for grilled meat, and it's shown to perfection in this recipe. Make marinated steak kabobs with vegetables that are easily grilled to tender perfection without taking a trip to the Mediterranean!
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