How to Grill Steak on a Gas Grill

With step-by-step instructions.

Updated August 14, 2022

Are you tired of grilling burgers and hotdogs? It's time to take on a new challenge! In this guide, we'll show you the basics of how to grill steak on a gas grill. We'll show you what kinds of cuts work best with different cooking methods, as well as some tips for determining when your meat is done. You can even apply these techniques if you have an electric grill too.

If you're ready for a new experience in grilling, follow our steps below:

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Remove steaks from the fridge about 20-30 minutes before you plan on grilling them. This will help ensure that the meat cooks evenly, comes up to room temperature and is less likely to stick to your grill grates.

After removing steaks from fridge, season with salt and pepper (and any other spices or herb blends) as desired - just be sure not to over-season - as salt will draw out moisture from the meat and may cause it to steam instead of sear.

After your steaks are seasoned, make sure you have a clean grill grate by scrubbing with a wire brush. If needed, wipe down surface with paper towel dipped in cooking oil to keep your steak from sticking during grilling process.

Gas grills have a knob that controls the flow of propane. Adjust to high heat and cook steaks for two minutes on one side before flipping them over with tongs or spatula.

Flip steak back onto original grill grate so as to sear both sides, then lower gas grill's temperature by turning knob down until it reaches desired level.

Use a meat thermometer to track cooking process and determine when steak is done (see below for more details).

Remove steaks from grill once they are cooked through - this should take approximately six minutes depending on thickness of the cut, heat level of your gas burner, etc.. Allow to rest five minutes before serving or cutting into pieces.

You can use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. The perfect steak will have an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit, but this is only the case if you like your steaks medium-rare or rare. If you want fully cooked steaks, cook them until they reach 140 degrees and then allow them to rest on a plate for five minutes.

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Final Thoughts

Don't forget to pair your steak with a delicious side dish! We recommend making homemade baked potato wedges or grilled corn on the cob. Bon appetit!

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About the author 

Dianne Centeno

Dianne is the editor-in-chief and also one of the main writers of Use&Cook. She has an endless curiosity for new kitchen ideas and products which keeps her motivated. Her technical background is also the key to make complex kitchen issues easier with the right set of cooking tools.

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