Tenderness and Flavor

Its easy to get overwhelmed by different product names, various cuts and recipes that call for items not found in a typical home kitchen.

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If you want to know more about the names of various beef cuts take a look at this informative chart that shows primary names, secondary names and recommended methods of preparation. Click here.
 

At any fine restaurant or steakhouse the waiter will ask, "How would you like that done?".  Use the easy guide below when grilling at home to achieve the best results.
 

Beef Direct Grilling Chart

Beef Cut
Cooked Yield Per Pound
Thickness/Weight
 
Approximate Cooking Time
Uncovered over Medium Coals
(medium rare to medium doneness)
Boneless Top Loin Steak
(Strip Steak)
Yields 3-3/4 (3-ounce) servings of cooked, trimmed beef per pound
3/4 inch

1 inch

10 to 12 minutes

15 to 18 minutes

Boneless Top Sirloin Steak

Yields 3-1/2 (3-ounce) servings of cooked, trimmed beef per pound.
3/4 inch
1 inch
1-1/2 inches
2 inches
13 to 16 minutes
17 to 21 minutes
22 to 26 minutes (covered)
28 to 33 minutes (covered)
Shoulder Steak
(Shoulder Tender, Tender Medallions)
Yields 3-1/2 (3-ounce) servings of cooked, trimmed beef per pound.
3/4 inch

1 inch

14 to 17 minutes

16 to 20 minutes

Chuck Top Blade Steak
(Flat Iron Steak)
Yields 3 (c-ouce) servings of cooked, trimmed beef per pound.
1 inch 18 to 22 minutes
Flank Steak

Yields 4 (3-ouce) servings of cooked, trimmed beef per pound.
1-1/2 to 2 lbs. 17 to 21 minutes
Porterhouse/T-Bone Steak

Yields 2-1/2 (3-ounce) servings of cooked, trimmed beef per pound.
3/4 inch
1 inch
1-1/2 inches
10 to 12 minutes
14 to 16 minutes
20 to 24 minutes (covered)
Rib Steak

Yields 2-1/2 (3-ounce) servings of cooked, trimmed beef per pound.
3/4 inch
1 inch
1-1/2 inches
6 to 8 minutes
9 to 12 minutes
22 to 27 minutes (covered)
Ribeye Steak

Yields 3 (3-ounce) servings cooked, trimmed beef per pound.
3/4 inch
1 inch
1-1/2 inches
6 to 8 minutes
11 to 14 minutes
17 to 22 minutes (covered)

All cook times are based on beef removed directly from the refrigerator.