The best way to grill a steak medium well is a widely debated topic. If you are like most you absolutely CRAVE steak that is cooked to perfection but lack the knowledge to prepare it at home yourself.
Would you keep heading to your local steak house, waiting an eternity with one of those bug zapper/pager things if you could make a tantalizing steak on your own? What if you could prepare a luxuriously juicy, tender, perfectly seasoned steak on the grill without any intimidation? Well I’m here to tell you, you can.
Are you a novice or a grill master?
If you know who Myron Mixon is, you probably lean more towards the grill master side. You may have experimented with different marinades, rubs or heat variances. Perhaps you feel the best way to grill a steak is on pellet or charcoal grill or maybe your preferred method is a smoker. This article is meant to provide my tips on the subject that focuses on the novices.
You will need to following items
- Sharp knife
- Meat thermometer
- Grill (either gas, electric or charcoal)
- Aluminum foil
- Cutting board
- Cooking spray
- Worcestershire sauce
- Grill Mates® Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Minced garlic
The best way to grill a steak
No matter how you go about it, grilling a perfect steak that is swoon-worthy is no simple feat. Cook it too long and you have a dry overcooked steak that no mortal being would dare consume. Unless you’re a vampire or other creature of the night, rare steaks are generally frowned upon as well. It may take a few tries but I think the best way to learn is by jumping right in.
Doneness is a preference
The best way to grill a steak is subjective. Most folks prefer medium, medium well or well done. This article provides tips on the best way to grill a steak medium well. A medium well steak is one that has a nice outer crust and just a hint of pink in the middle. The internal temperature should reach 150-155°.
It’s all about taste
It’s alarming how many times I’ve been to a well-known steak house and walked away disappointed. Sure my steak was cooked correctly. There wasn’t a hair in my food and the waitress provided excellent service. The problem was that my steak lacked flavor. What’s the point of getting all dressed up, going out to a restaurant only to pay an exorbitant price for an inferior product. Sure the buttered rolls and mashed potatoes are to die for but it doesn’t satisfy the carnivore inside me.
Marinade or dry rub
Steak is pretty bland just by itself. I personally prefer the use of a tasty marinade in my meat. In fact, I feel like I’ve achieved perfection with my personal marinade but we will save that for another time. A quality marinade injects and supercharges your steak with much needed added flavor and moisture. The downside is that it can be time consuming and can be very messy to clean up. Dry rubs still provide a wealth of great flavor but will not take much time to prepare and apply but the best way to grill steak is with the use of a quality marinade.
Steak is best served with a gorgeous crust. The mark of a great tasting steak lies in a golden crust. I also love the look of some clean char or grill marks but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s start with preparation.
Preparing the steak
In my example, I used top sirloin steak. I love the taste of sirloin you could use any cut you wish. Just make sure to trim off any unwanted fat. Start by poking holes with a fork or knife on both sides. Fill some of these holes with minced garlic. Next I brush or apply Worcestershire sauce to both sides and then coat with a simple Grill Mates® Montreal Steak Seasoning purchased at your local supermarket and then salt and pepper. Place the coated steak on a cover plate or container in the refrigerator. I like to use freezer bags for this. My preference is to let this set overnight but if you’re in a hurry, do this an hour ahead of time. The more time you allow for marinating, the better your chance for a tender, juicy steak with a stellar flavor.
Heat is the best way to grill a steak medium well
Are you sabotaging your steaks by overcooking them? The best way to grill a steak is by locking in the juices to ensure tenderness. The best way to accomplish that is through the use of high heat. As a side benefit, it’s also how you obtain those beautiful grill marks. If you are using a gas or electric grill this is fairly straight forward. A charcoal grill can be a bit more challenging. Either way, crank the heat for about 10 minutes before cooking.
Searing the steak
If you have a grill that has multiple burners, set one side to high heat and one side to medium. Using tongs, place the steak on the grill for 2-3 minutes but do not move them. Moving the meat around will prevent you from getting those lovely grill marks. Be sure to flip the steak for another 2-3 minutes without disturbing them. Wrap the steaks in aluminum foil. and place them back on the grill at medium heat. You do not want to cook the steaks the entire time at high heat or you will risk overcooking. For medium well steak, the internal temperature should be between 150-155°.
Finishing the steak
Check the internal temperature of your steak. If it reaches a temperature of 150-155° it’s time to remove it from the grill. Be patient, uncover the steak and allow it to rest for 5 – 6 minutes before cutting. Serve with A1 steak sauce or your other favorite sauce.
This steak recipe is very simple to follow, using basic ingredients that most of us already have in the house. As an added bonus, the flavor is amazing! You’ll be glad you didn’t spend your hard earned money on an inferior dish.