If you’re a steak lover, then you’ve probably wondered how long it takes to cook a perfect steak on a charcoal grill. The good news is that it doesn’t take much time at all! In fact, most steaks can be cooked in about 10 minutes or less. Here’s what you need to do:
For a 1-inch steak, start with your grill at 300 F.
For a 1-inch steak, start with your grill at 300 F. Place the steak on one side of the grill and close the lid. Cook for 5 minutes on one side, flip over and cook for 5 more minutes. If you want to sear your meat instead of cooking it through, place a cast iron pan or other heavy object on top of the steak in order to press down on it as it cooks.
5 minutes on one side over direct heat, flip over and cook for another 5 minutes.
The best way to cook a steak on a charcoal grill is to place it directly over the hot coals. This allows for maximum heat transfer, and ensures that your steak will get nice and crispy on all sides.
Once you’ve placed your steak on the grill over direct heat, don’t move it around too much! You want those searing marks on there so they’re not going anywhere no matter what kind of dancing moves you try out while cooking (or not). Your best bet is just to give it at least 5 minutes per side before flipping it over again–the longer you leave something like this alone, the better chance there will be for getting good sear marks all around without overcooking anything else inside.”
You can also use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak.
You can also use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. The internal temperature of the steak is a good indicator of doneness, and it’s important that you don’t overcook your meat by going over this temperature.
The best way to insert your meat thermometer into your steak is through its thickest part, which is usually near where you would cut it for serving purposes anyway if you were cooking on an outdoor grill or indoor oven (but not on an electric grill).
Once you reach 115 F, move it to indirect heat and continue cooking for about 2 more minutes for rare.
Once you reach 115 F, move it to indirect heat and continue cooking for about 2 more minutes for rare. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. Cooking time depends on the thickness of your steak, but here are some general guidelines:
- 1 inch thick – 5 minutes per side on direct heat; 2 minutes per side over indirect heat (rare)
- 1 inch thick – 5 minutes per side on direct heat; 3-4 minutes per side over indirect heat (medium rare)
Slightly less time for medium-rare (120 F internal temperature), and 2 to 3 minutes more for medium (125 F internal temperature).
The cooking time for steaks will vary based on their thickness and the desired doneness level. The internal temperature of a steak is a good indicator of doneness, so use that as your guide:
- For medium-rare (120 F internal temperature), cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
- For medium (125 F internal temperature), cook 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Cooking time depends on the thickness of the steak and the desired doneness level
When cooking steak on a charcoal grill, time is of the essence. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your steak and how well done you want it to be. Generally speaking, thinner steaks cook faster than thicker ones–so if you’re going for something in between rare and medium-rare (115 F internal temperature), then plan to cook for less time than if your desired result is closer to medium-well (130 F).
A good rule of thumb: The more fat there is in a piece of meat, the longer it takes for that fat to render out during cooking–and this means less crispy skin! So if your goal is golden brown crusts with juicy interiors full of flavor from slow-cooked marinades/brines/ rubs…then consider getting leaner cuts like flank or skirt steak instead of ribeye or strip loins next time around.
Now that you know how long to cook steak on a charcoal grill, it’s time to get cooking! Remember that the temperature of your grill will affect the cooking time, so make sure it’s nice and hot before placing the meat over direct heat. Also remember that steaks with more fat content will take longer than lean ones do–which means they’ll be juicier when done!