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grilled steak on plate with butter
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How to Grill Steak

Grilling steak may seem intimidating, but in this post, we'll teach you how to grill steak and make it perfectly juicy on the inside with a beautifully charred crust on the outside every time.
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Fat 44
Carbs 5
Protein 53
Yield 4


  • 4 ⅔-lb. New York strip steaks (~1-inch thick-cut steaks)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ~half juicy lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • Butter for serving


  • First, remove the 4 steaks from their packaging season them with kosher salt on both sides. Then, place them into a gallon-size bag or glass container and set them aside.
  • Next, prepare the steak marinade. Combine the rest of the ingredients together in a small bowl or Pyrex and whisk to combine.
  • Then, pour the marinade on top of the steaks, remove as much air as possible and seal the bag. Squish the marinade around making sure it coats the steaks.
    steak marinade.
  • Place steaks in the fridge and let marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours.
  • When you’re ready to cook the steaks remove them from the fridge and bring them to room temperature. Rub your grill grates with olive oil and preheat it to 500ºF.
  • Remove the steaks from the marinade and transfer them to the grill. Sear the steaks over direct heat for 2 minutes on each side to get those gorgeous grill marks. Then, turn the heat down to medium/high (~400ºF) and continue grilling for around 10-15 minutes*, flipping halfway through.
  • For a medium* steak, cook until the internal temperature reaches 140ºF*. Then, remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
    steak on cutting board.
  • Serve with butter and enjoy.

Tips & Notes

  • Cook time: cook time will vary depending on how thick cut your steaks are and how done you want the middle. Our steaks were around 1-inch thick and we cooked ours to medium.
  • Steak doneness: 135ºF - rare, 140ºF - medium/rare, 150ºF - medium, 165ºF - well-done.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1/6 | Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 44g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g