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Grilling steaks is a great way to cook them, but they can sometimes be tough and chewy. This is because the high heat of grilling causes the meat to dry out, which makes it tougher. To make your steaks
how to make steaks tender on the grill | Family Cuisine

Today I’m sharing tips for Grilling the Perfect Steak! We are kicking off grilling season with our favorite steak recipe and how we make sure the steaks are tender and juicy every time.

Summer has officially arrived here in Oklahoma and we are grilling at least a couple of times a week. There’s nothing more satisfying than a big t-bone right off of the grill.

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T-Bone Steaks over wood fire grill

Grilling the Perfect Steak

Grilling is just the ticket when the summer temperatures are blazing. It’s also a great way to feed a hungry crowd.

Since we are cattle ranchers, we typically raise our own beef, but on occasion we the freezer runs dry. That’s really a sad day for me.

Depending on the availability of our cattle and the time of the year, we sometimes fill in with ground beef and steaks from the local meat market or grocery store.

Closeup bite of steak

On more than one occasion, I have paid a big price for what I expected would be tender and delicious steak, only to be disappointed that it was tough as a boot. Don’t you just hate that?

Plus you may not always have the budget for that top dollar steak. This tried and true method for grilling a tender and juicy steak is great for all cuts.

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Grilling the best t bone steaks recipe and tips

Tips for Grilling the Perfect Steak:

Set the steaks out about an hour before grilling so they can come to room temperature.

T- Bone Steaks with Olive oil

Pour olive oil over steaks and season with your favorite spices.

Seasoning t bone steaks for grilling

Use a fork to tenderize the meat and rub the olive oil and spices down into the steaks.

Seasoned steaks for grilling the best steak

Even if you have a great steak, like a t-bone or ribeye, it just makes for a super tender steak. Plus it gets all of that wonderful olive oil and spices down into the meat.

Add the steaks to the grill and sear on both sides.

Flipping T Bone Steaks on the grill

Turn steaks frequently to ensure even cooking.

Remove steaks and allow to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing or serving. Upon resting, internal temperatures will rise another 5 degrees.

Internal Temperatures for Perfect Grilled Steak:

  • Rare: Remove from grill at 130°
  • Medium Rare: 140°
  • Medium: 155°
  • Well Done: 165°

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You might also like our Surf and Turf, steak and shrimp dinner. It’s perfect for entertaining guests or for celebrating special occasions.

Grilling steaks with hickory

For additional flavor, you can use wood to add that wonderful smokey flavor. Hickory and oak are our favorites.

We have been clearing some pastures on the ranch and have a lot of hickory and oak trees. We have been splitting it and heat treating it to make the perfect grilling logs.

Oak and Hickory Logs Grilling Logs for wood fire grilling from Red River Iron Etsy

Wrought Iron and Copper Grilling Tools from Red River Iron Etsy

We also have some really great grilling tools that my son is making for Red River Iron. Both are great gift ideas for Father’s Day, which is just around the corner! I can’t help but brag on him, he’s so talented – just like his dad!

If you find yourself with a bit of leftover steak, try our Steak Sandwich! It is always a hit and makes a quick and easy meal!

Grilled T Bone Steak Recipe and tips

We just have the best time when we can all get together for a great meal. Last week we grilled these excellent t-bones and we decided to grill every Friday night so you will have lots of grilling recipes coming your way. Let me know if you have any requests.

Perfect Sides to Complete Your Meal:

  • Creamy Dill Potato Salad
  • Easy Green Salad
  • Balsamic, Bacon and Pecan Summer Salad
  • The Best Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
  • Buttermilk- Ricotta Skillet Rolls

More Grilling Recipes to Check Out:

  • Easy Prime Rib is perfect for holidays and celebrations!
  • Carne Asada
  • Simple Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Easy Barbecue Grilled Shrimp
  • Balsamic Pork Chops
  • Grilled Chicken Tostadas
  • Best Beef Marinade is great for grilling steaks or roast beef.

Grilling the Perfect Steak recipe, tips and tools

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