Perfect Steak Tips & Tricks

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Follow these steak tips & tricks and you should never have a problem.

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Estimated cooking times below include the initial searing time. Be sure to deduct the searing time from the total estimated cooking time to determine how long the steaks should be grilled, pan-seared, or pan-roasted.

  • Give fillet mignon one minute less to cook than other steaks.
  • DO NOT OVERCOOK.
  • For best results, check the internal temperature for doneness with an instant-read thermometer a couple of minutes before the end of suggested cooking time.

Cooking Times: Indirect Heat

Steaks, burgers, and chops that are 2.5cm or more in thickness are best cooked using a two-stage cooking method. Sear first over direct heat, then finish over indirect heat. Be sure to deduct the searing time from the total estimated cooking time to determine the finishing time.

Thickness 2.5cm 3cm 3.5cm For each additional .5cm
Rare (50-55’c) 8 min. 10 min. 12 min. Add 1 min.
Medium Rare (55-60’c) 10 min. 12 min. 14 min. Add 1 min.
Medium (60-65’c) 13 min. 15 min. 17 min. Add 1 min.
Medium Well (65-70’c) 18 min. 20 min. 22 min. Add 1 min.

 

Cooking Times: Direct Heat

Steaks, burgers, and chops that are 2cm or less in thickness can be cooked in one stage over direct heat.

Desired Doneness Approximate Cooking Time
Rare (50-55’c) 2 minutes each side
Medium Rare (55-60’c) 3 minutes each side
Medium (60-65’c) 4 minutes each side
Medium Well (65-70’c) 5 minutes each side