How-To Grill the Perfect Steak

Many of you might recall a rather popular post of ours, where I showed you how to make steaks exactly the way steakhouses do it.  You all responded so positively to it, that when WalMart asked me to participate in their #steakover challenge, I knew you’d be game.

Today, you’re going to learn the very best way to grill a steak.  


First and foremost, you need a quality cut of meat in order to have a great end product.  Walmart’s USDA Choice Premium Beef is a good place to start.  I chose ribeyes for their great fat content, which will give you great flavor, and the new york strip because it’s a tender cut of lean meat. Then you need to make sure to give your steak plenty of great flavor.  In my house, we believe that the combination of garlic, salt and pepper can make just about anything sing.  It’s not about masking the flavor of the beef, but enhancing it. 


Let your steaks marinate in olive oil, plenty of garlic, salt and pepper and worchestershire sauce for a few hours prior to grilling.  When you grill your meat, you want to make sure it’s really hot to get a great sear and lock in all those great juices.  You also want to make sure you don’t over cook the meat.  If you feel like you can’t tell when your meat is medium rare, just rely on a meat thermometer.  It should be pulled from the grill and covered at 135 degrees.


The important take away is that if you start with great, fresh and quality ingredients, you’ll have an amazing result.  

Are you ready to experience Walmart’s Steak-Over for yourself? Find out why you should choose your steaks at Walmart here. We shared our winning grilling tip – now tell us yours!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.

The Perfect Grilled Steak

By Whitney, May 1, 2013

The Perfect Grilled Steak



Season the steaks with the salt, pepper, paprika and garlic salt.  Mix the worchestershire, olive oil and garlic together.  Rub the steaks in the oil mixture and allow to sit and marinate for at least 2 hours prior to grilling, up to 12 hours. Heat the grill on high heat, and sear meat well, cooking on each side for 3-7 minutes, depending on how thick the meat is. Turn only once to cook on the other side for the same amount of time.  Pull when a meat thermometer reads 135 degrees from the center of the steak.  Place on a clean plate and cover with foil for 5 minutes before serving.



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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

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