36 Easy Grilled Steak Recipes

Sirloin, ribeye, tri-tip, flank, and hanger—we've got it all!

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Erik Bernstein

We love any reason to take a break from burgers and grilled chicken and grill up a juicy steak. Contrary to popular belief, grilling steak is actually way easier than other meats. All you need are a couple of handy tips, a hot outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan!), and your favorite cut. Check out our top grilling tips and get to it! We promise, it's not as intimidating as it seems.

Everyone has their favorite type, so we've got tips for how to grill every cut of steak. Our all-time favorite cut for grilling? The ribeye. Ribeyes are thick and beautiful, with the ideal amount of marbling of fat (aka flavor!) that doesn’t even need a marinade. No matter which you choose, each steak typically will require 4 to 6 minutes per side for that perfect medium-rare result. Though it might seem tempting to cut right into your steak, please let all cuts rest at least 10 minutes to allow the meat to seal in all those glorious juices. And if you've ever wondered how to get that deliciously crispy exterior, it couldn't be easier than seasoning each side with, yes, a thick blanket of kosher salt and black pepper.

We also love any opportunity to experiment with different marinades and toppings if you'd rather go beyond salt and pepper. Butter is hands-down our favorite topper for grilled steak, especially when it means we can make a fun, herby garlic chive butter or cowboy butter. Tangy soy sauce also lends itself to the richness of steak and is our secret weapon for marinating our teriyaki steak, beef and broccoli kebabs, and Cajun butter steak.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Flank Steak Marinade

Our simple marinade has just four ingredients and is the perfect way to prep sometimes tough flank steak for the grill. While acidic citrus juice and salty soy sauce act to both season and tenderize the steak, olive oil helps to keep the meat supple and juicy. A small amount of brown sugar brings out the meat's natural sweetness and helps to create a slightly caramelized crust once the steak hits the grill. Yum!

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balsamic grilled steak salad with peaches
Ethan calabrese
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Balsamic Grilled Steak Salad With Peaches

Peppery arugula is the perfect vessel for this savory-sweet combo, and you just can't beat ripe, juicy peaches come summertime. If you love blue cheese in your fruit-forward salads, also give this tomato salad a try.

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Erik Bernstein
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Perfectly Grilled Steak

Whatever cut of steak you choose, we've got the best primer on how to grill steak. Our all-time favorite for grilling is the ribeye. Thick and beautiful, with the ideal amount of marbling of fat (aka flavor!), it doesn’t even need a marinade.

Get the Grilled Steak recipe.

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Carne Asada

Carne asada is an undisputedly delicious, classic Mexican preparation for steak. The “asada” in carne asada literally means grilled meat, so a grill is essential to achieving the desired results. Flank or skirt steak are our go-tos for making the best carne asada, as is our marinade of garlic, cilantro, citrus, and a chipotle pepper in adobo.

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surf 'n turf foil packs
Erik bernstein
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Surf 'n' Turf Foil Packs

At your next summer grilling gathering, put a few of these bad boys on the coals and take more time to enjoy your company. Once you have the ingredients prepped—all of which can be done the day before and stored in your fridge—it's only a few minutes of assembly and around 15 minutes of hands-off grilling.

Get the Surf 'n' Turf Foil Packs recipe.

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Joel Goldberg
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Carne Asada Torta

A torta is a type of traditional Mexican sandwich with a signature chewy, baguette-like roll. The flavors here are bold, with quick pickled onions, avocado-radish salsa, grilled carne asada, and a layer of refried beans.

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Lindsay Funston
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Steak Fajita Skewers

Yes, we put tortillas on a skewer. And yes, it is a total game-changer. Any time a full meal can fit on a skewer, we are there.

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caprese steak
Parker Feierbach
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Caprese Steak

Fresh summer tomatoes and tender filet mignon were always meant to be. Serve these up with mashed potatoes and smashed broccoli!

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rib eye steak with grilled corn salad recipe
Judy Kim
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Ribeye Steak with Grilled Corn Salad

Char the sweet corn on the grill, then mix it with onion, tomato, chili, lime juice, and herbs. Paired with a big juicy ribeye, we're pretty sure this is what summer tastes like.

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balsamic grilled flank steak with charred tomatoes
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Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak with Charred Tomatoes

Flank steak is made for the grill, and it has great, rich flavor that you can bring out even more with balsamic marinade. Serve it with some charred tomatoes over the top and a drizzle of basil vinaigrette, and you have the perfect backyard meal.

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grilled flank steak with mustardy potato salad
Lindsay Hunt
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Grilled Flank Steak with Mustardy Potato Salad

This grainy mustard potato salad is a delicious side for steak, pork, or chicken. We especially love it for flank steak, as it cuts through the richness of this coriander-spiced cut.

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beef kabobs with dijon relish
Judy Kim
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Beef Kabobs with Dijon Relish

This Dijon relish is one of our favorite unexpected ways to marinate steak. Sirloin is the perfect cut for these skewers, as it has a bit less fat (and thus more meatiness), making it ideal over the grill.

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Grilled Beef Tenderloin

While not technically a steak, beef tenderloin is where all those delicious cuts come from. You might consider it the perfect dish for a special occasion, but it couldn't be easier to grill up and serve alongside jalapeño popper potato salad and grilled green beans.

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grilled hanger steak
Charlie Gillette
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Grilled Hanger Steak

Nothing says date night like a perfectly cooked steak, especially when it's a brown sugar-marinated hanger steak. If you want to go the extra mile, consider going grilling up some surf and pair your turf with grilled lobster tails or spicy grilled shrimp.

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Anna Watson Carl
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Grilled Sirloin with Garlic Herb Spread and Mixed Greens

Feel free to use whatever mix of herbs you love for this simple compound butter. Parsley, basil, rosemary, or thyme would all make fantastic additions, or you could mix up some cowboy butter!

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mongolian glazed steak with broccoli recipe
Judy Kim
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Mongolian Glazed Steak with Broccoli

We can't get enough of the sweet and crunchy outer crust on this juicy steak. Serve this with steamed rice and plenty of chili crisp.

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Steak Tacos

The beauty of this recipe is the simplicity of the no-fuss grilled skirt steak. Top these tacos however you want, from guacamole to fried onions!

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Chelsea lupkin
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Steak Taco on a Stick

All the best parts of the taco (including avocado!), sans tortilla. Serving these up with a side of cilantro-lime rice will round out your meal.

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Brandon Bales
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Cajun Butter Steak

Topping grilled steak with butter is always a great idea. But when we whisk in melted butter to this incredible soy-bourbon marinade? Genius.

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grilled skirt steak quesadillas with tomatillo sauce
Anna Watson Carl
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Grilled Skirt Steak Quesadillas with Tomatillo Sauce

Quesadillas are some of our favorite ways to use up any leftover steak from a weekend of grilling. We upgraded this classic steak quesadilla thanks to a spicy jalapeño and tomatillo sauce.

Get the Grilled Skirt Steak Quesadillas with Tomatillo Sauce recipe.

korean style grilled flank steak with sticky rice and spicy cucumber salad
Anna Watson Carl
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Korean-Style Grilled Flank Steak with Sticky Rice and Spicy Cucumber Salad

Skip your usual marinade with a Korean-inspired one made with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and Sriracha. This delicious flank steak gets rounded out with a super-easy cucumber salad spiked with red pepper flakes.

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Flat Iron Steak

Flat iron is a tender and juicy cut of steak that's great for grilling. We like ours cooked medium-rare to ensure it doesn't become too tough, but you do you. We top this perfectly grilled steak with a zesty salsa verde filled with scallions and garlic.

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Grilled Teriyaki Steak

Grilling this tangy, herby steak alongside scallions is one of our favorite grilling duos. Add a side of grilled bang bang corn, and dinner is ready.

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grilled steaks with garlic chive butter and french style potato salad
Anna Watson Carl
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Grilled Steaks with Garlic Chive Butter and French-Style Potato Salad

Your weeknight dinners on the grill will be transported to a French bistro with this easy grilled steak and potatoes recipe. More chive butter, s'il vous plait.

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Jonathan Boulton
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Philly Cheesesteak Foil Packs

Who knew Philly cheesesteaks could so easily transform into a light summer dinner? Whether you opt for a hoagie roll or not (cauliflower rice would be amazing too), you can't beat the classic combination of flank steak, peppers, and onions topped with melty provolone.

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Chelsea Lupkin
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Beef & Broccoli Kebabs

Love the classic Chinese combo? Consider this your new favorite flame-grilled take on beef and broccoli.

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soba noodle salad with grilled flank steak
Anna Watson Carl
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Soba Noodle Salad with Grilled Flank Steak

This hearty steak salad comes with an Asian twist. Chewy soba noodles are our favorite, but feel free to use zucchini noodles for a lighter take.

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grilled steak skewers with chimichurri
Anna Watson Carl
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Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri

Q: What does chimichurri—the zesty green herb sauce—not make instantly more delish?

A: Nothing!

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grilled skirt steak with blistered tomatoes and guacamole
Anna Watson Carl
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Grilled Skirt Steak with Blistered Tomatoes and Guacamole

The best type of tomatoes? Blistered, jammy ones. We love layering slices of this grilled skirt steak in homemade tortillas for a luxurious taco Tuesday.

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Corn-Tomato Salsa

Sweet corn salsa truly goes with anything, from grilled steak to seafood. Want to take yours next level? Put your cobs on the grill and make a grilled corn salsa.

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