How To Grill Any Steak In 5 Easy Steps

Essential summer skillz, right here. Keep it simple.

1. Oh hey.

Get the recipe for Sugar Steak with Bourbon.

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2. Damn girl.

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3. Where’d you get that crust?

Get the recipe for Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce.

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4. How’d you learn to flaunt that juice?

Get the recipe for Steak for a Brooklyn Backyard Barbeque.

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5. Step 1: It’s all thanks to REAL CHARCOAL.

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7. Step 2: The only seasoning is coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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8. Step 3: Then a super-hot grill.

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9. Step 4: Flip one time — and one time only — when the edges are browned and caramelized.

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10. Step 5: Until just under 130°F for medium rare — then it’s time to rest.

An instant read thermometer is the best tool you can have around when grilling steak. If you’ve pulled it off too soon, don’t panic: Put it back on the grill, cover, and check again soon. When you’re happy with the steak, cover it with some foil and give it 10 minutes to rest.

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