Harness the Power of the Grill
Grilling, a form of dry heat cooking, is one of the most exciting and healthy ways to enjoy beef, whether you are cooking on a gas or charcoal grill. Here are some ways to maximize your grilling pleasure.
3 Easy Steps to Grilling Beef
Step 1: Prepare gas or charcoal grill according to manufacturer’s directions for medium heat.
Step 2: Remove beef from refrigerator and season with herbs or spices as desired. Place on cooking grid.
Step 3: Grill according to chart, turning occasionally. After cooking, season beef with salt, if desired.
The chart below will guide you in how to prepare specific cuts of beef on the grill, including temperature and time for the weight and thickness of your cut. Click here for more information on grilling with Direct or Indirect Heat.
Download "Grilling" Guidelines
Use an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into the side of burgers and steaks to check doneness. Thermometer should penetrate the thickest part or center of the burger or steak. Allow 10 to 15 seconds for the thermometer to register the internal temperature. Cook steaks to 145°F (medium rare) or 160°F (medium). Cook burgers to at least 160°F. Click here to read why burgers should be cooked to at least 160°F. The color of cooked ground beef is not a reliable indicator of doneness.