What is the best cut of steak to grill? The answer to this is highly subjective. This is our ranking of our top 5 favorite steaks to grill, so they may not be the same as yours it is just our personal preference. To determine the best type of steak the main factor we consider is flavor, we also took into account the cost and ease of grilling and preparation for each cut of beef.
#5) The Strip Steak aka NY Strip
The strip steak is one of the leaner cuts so it is difficult to find a well marbled piece. If well marbled and cooked properly they can be as juicy and tender as a filet. Since they have a low-fat content they are difficult to get it grilled right every time. That and the fact that it is second in price per pound to the filet lands it at number 5 on our list.
#4) Sirloin Steak
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Long gone are the days when your local supermarket only offered ground chuck and ground beef as your only options for hamburger meat. Faced with so many choices you need to ask: What is the best ground beef for hamburger patties? We attempt to break that down for you here.
When looking for ground beef the first thing you must consider is the fat content. Anything less than 15% will give you a dry burger. If you must use a lower fat content you should add some moisture to it. In fact McCormicks has a line of products named Mix-ins for just such a purpose or you could just add a little steak sauce or stuff it with cheese to get the job done.
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Let me start off as I always do by saying this how to grill the perfect steak article is just an outline. Your results will vary, due to grill temperature and other variables.
I prefer to purchase steaks and most of our meat from a butcher. The quality is much better then the meat found in the grocery store. If you must purchase frozen steaks (or receive them as a gift) always thaw them on a plate in your refrigerator, 24 hours will typically get the job done. This will help keep in the juices and juice means flavor. Do not thaw at room temperature or under water! Bigger is better here, the larger the cut of meat the more margin for error you have when grilling it.
Remove steaks from the refrigerator at least one hour before cooking, cover with a paper towel if leaving them out uncovered freaks you out(they need to breathe). You are bringing the meat up to room temperature before placing on the grill so the thicker your steak the more time this will require.
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