How to Grill Beef
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.
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.
- 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.
- Season beef as desired. Place beef on cooking grate.
- 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 Cut||Thickness/Weight||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.|