Perfect BBQ Steak

Make your weekends spectacular with these special BBQ steak secrets. Want the best cooked, juiciest, tastiest steak at your place? Check out our 10 Fresh steps. And remember, the ultimate accompaniment to a perfectly cooked steak is a cold brewski and clean BBQ.

Ingredients
Serves 4

  •  4 pieces of Sirloin or Eye Fillet Steak
  • Your favourite seasonings (ie. Garlic Herb Salt)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Oil
  • Worcestershire Sauce or similar

And here are the 10 best tips to get the perfectly cooked steak.

  1. Buy fresh! Or at least thaw out your steak ahead of time. Make it easy on yourself and move the meat from the freezer to the fridge the day before. If you do forget to defrost the steak, use the microwave, but remember to use the defrost settings or you’ll ruin a perfectly good piece of meat. And remember, before you cook it, have the meat at room temperature, out of the fridge.
  2. Season the steak with dry ingredients first. Use your favourite seasoning, or just use salt and pepper. Remember to flavour both sides. You want both sides to taste good!
  3. Then season the steak with wet ingredients. Worcestershire Sauce is an old fave. And remember to flip the steaks in the dish and do both sides.
  4. Light the BBQ. If you don’t have instant flick start, use a long handled lighter.
  5. Clean the grill. After the barbeque has warmed up for 5-10 minutes, use a wire brush or polypad to give it a good clean.
  6. Spray the BBQ grill with rice bran oil spray. Place the steaks on the grill. Use tongs so you don’t pierce the steak and lose all the juices.
  7. If you’ve got it, use the cover on the BBQ. Close the lid and let the smoke do the work. Don’t worry about burning the steaks. The cover will prevent flames. Trust us on this – a good, smoked steak, is the only way to go.
  8.  Cook 3cm thick steaks, on a high BBQ setting, for no more than 6 minutes on each side. For 6cm thick steaks, we recommend 8 minutes on each side.  You should know that with the lid down method, the barbeque will begin to really smoke when it’s time to flip the meat.
  9.  Don’t be afraid to take the steak off early when it’s pinkish and let it rest. We recommend resting your steak for at least 5-10 minutes before serving.
  10. For those rare steak lovers, reduce the cooking time on their pieces to 5-6 minutes each side and again, rest, but for a shorter time.
    And the Golden Rule, only flip the steak ONCE to seal the meat’s juices.

RARE

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Cook each side 2 minutes, turn once only.
Description: Internal very red colour, very moist, red juices.
Touch Test: Very soft to touch

 

 

MEDIUM RARE

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Cook each side approx. 3-4 minutes. Turn once only before pink beads of moisture appear on top surface of each side.
Description: Internal lighter red colour, moist, pink juices.
Touch Test: soft and springy.

 

MEDIUM

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Cook 4-6 minutes each side. Turn once only.
Description: Internal pink red colour, moist, clear to pink juices.
Touch Test: Firm and springy.

 

 

WELL DONE

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Cook 2-4 minutes each side, then reduce heat and cook a further 4-6 minutes.
Description: Internal stone grey colour, dry, clear or no sign of pink juices.
Touch Test: Very firm to touch.

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