Two Stage Method of Grilling Steak

"Grilling the perfect steak is a journey, and the two-stage method ensures a savory destination!"

Investing in a meat thermometer ensures 2-stage grilling accuracy. Insert it into the thickest part of the steak without touching the bone.

Stage 1: Preparing the Steak

Preparing a Steak for Grilling

Before hitting the grill, let the steak come to room temperature. This ensures even cooking. Allow it to sit for about 30-60 minutes.


Apply your favorite rub or marinade, letting the flavors penetrate the meat. Don't forget to pat the steak dry before seasoning for a better sear.


Stage 2: Grilling Perfection

Steak Grilling Perfection

High Heat Sear:

Preheat the grill to high heat. Sear each side of the steak for 1-2 minutes. This locks in juices and creates a flavorful crust.

Indirect Heat Finish:

Move the steak to a cooler, indirect heat zone. Continue grilling until the desired internal temperature is reached (see recommended temperatures in the table below).

Doneness LevelInternal Temperature
Medium Rare130-140°F
Medium Well150-160°F
Well Done160°F and above


"The two-stage grilling method is like a culinary symphony – a searing overture followed by a slow, flavorful movement."