The Best Types of Steaks for Grilling

Nothing says "delicious" like the smell of steaks sizzling on the grill. Buying the best types of steaks and following a few simple rules will guarantee that your cookout dazzles your family and guests. Sufficient marbling and freshness are qualities to look for in a great piece of beef.

There are several types of steak that cook up tasty and tender on the grill if you follow a few simple rules. They range in price, so you have options no matter your budget. You can't go wrong with these types of steaks:

  • Flat iron

  • Ribeye

  • T-bone

  • Filet mignon

  • Porterhouse

  • New York Strip

  • Prime rib

  • Skirt

  • Sirloin

  • Round/London broil

3 TIPS FOR BUYING THE PERFECT STEAK

1

Look for marbling

The best steaks have even marbling — white streaks of fat that run through the interior of the meat. It's a sign that particular cut is tender and flavorful.

2

Buy the best grade of beef in your price range

If you can find (and afford) Prime cuts, great! If not, high-end Choice cuts are the next best thing.

3

Visit a butcher

Butchers offer more personalized service and expertise. If you can't find what you're looking for, ask the butcher if he or she can provide exactly what you want.

A FEW GRILLING POINTERS

1

Allow steak to warm up for 30 minutes before grilling.

2

High heat will give your steak a good sear. Then move the steak to a cooler part of the grill and cover until it reaches the desired doneness.

3

Let your meat rest for 10 to 15 minutes once it has reached about 5 degrees less than the desired temperature.

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