The Best Types of Steaks for Grilling

Nothing says "delicious" like the smell of steaks sizzling on the grill. Buying the best types of steaks and following a few simple rules will guarantee that your cookout dazzles your family and guests. Sufficient marbling and freshness are qualities to look for in a great piece of beef.

There are several types of steak that cook up tasty and tender on the grill if you follow a few simple rules. They range in price, so you have options no matter your budget. You can’t go wrong with these types of steaks:

  • Flat iron
  • Ribeye
  • T-bone
  • Fillet mignon
  • Porterhouse
  • New York Strip
  • Prime rib
  • Skirt
  • Sirloin
  • Round/London broil

3 Tips for Buying the Perfect Steak

  1. Look for marbling – The best steaks have even marbling — white streaks of fat that run through the interior of the meat. It’s a sign that particular cut is tender and flavourful.
  2. Buy the best grade of beef in your price range – If you can find (and afford) Prime cuts, great! If not, high-end Choice cuts are the next best thing.
  3. Visit a butcher – Butchers offer more personalized service and expertise. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, ask the butcher if he or she can provide exactly what you want.

A Few Grilling Pointers

  1. Allow steak to warm up for 30 minutes before grilling.
  2. High heat will give your steak a good sear. Then move the steak to a cooler part of the grill and cover until it reaches the desired doneness.
  3. Let your meat rest for 10 to 15 minutes once it has reached about 5 degrees less than the desired temperature.