The Best Types of Steaks for Grilling

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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