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How to cook the perfect steak every time.

The simplest way to cook a perfect steak every time is to use our steak recipe timer and cook a steak of the same thickness, temperature and cut of meat the same way. Jump to the recipe.

How to cook a great steak every time.

What is a great steak?

A great steak is the cut of meat that you like, I like a good sirloin steak, T-bone steak and a juice scotch fillet steak, grass-fed if possible cooked medium on a char-grill if possible. I think this cut of beef works well on a char-grill cooker.

For a treat, I would have a fillet steak with peppercorn sauce, pan-fried and the sauce made in the pan with the steak juices when possible.

A great steak has a good amount of marbling and remains juicy after cooking and resting the meat.

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Pepper Steak Recipe

What is marbling?

Marbling in steak is often achieved by lot feeding the cattle to fatten them up before being butchered.

The way cattle are lot fed improves constantly, you can get more details here.

Steak Cooking Times Chart

Here is a standard steak recipe timer app, steak cooking times for rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well and well-done steaks are listed below.

Click on the kitchen recipe timer via your smartphone to bring up this recipe as a steak timer.

Click on the links with the times below, your device can probably handle only one timer at any given time, so follow instructions.

Please see the recipe below and tap on the time you require to cook your steak to your prefeed doneness.

Thicker steaks take longer to cook.

Thicker steaks taste better when char-grilled slowly as the juices caramelise on the steak crust creating a brilliant flavour and appetizing checkered pattern.

Season steaks with salt after they are cooked or use a specially designed steak rub for flavour and extra crunchy crusts.

Hello, chef Brendan here, I have made this quick-cooking video on how to char-grill a T-bone or Scotch fillet steak. I used a 1 1/4″ 0r 3 cm steak in this example.

Char-grilling Steaks

Use one of the timers below as a guide. Get your steak out of the refrigerator, 30 minutes before cooking the steak.

Turn on your Bbq and bring the plate up to medium-high heat. I prefer to cook steaks on a char-grill with hot coals or bbq rocks just below the cooking surface so the smoke from the cooking steak can flavour the meat as it cooks.

Never put a lid on a steak as it cooks as this will steam the steak and make it become tuff.

The built-in timers work off your smart device.

Steak Recipe Timer.

The steaks in the video are a T-bone and a Scotch Fillet that are cut 2-3 cm /1″ thick. The thickness and how cold your steak is at the time of cooking will affect the cooking times.

If you are cooking a steak, medium doneness and the steak is cut thicker than 2-3cm / 1″ move to the next timing setting for every 1cm / 1/3″ in thickness as a guide, you can use the medium-well or well done times settings for a standard result.

The steak recipe timer is helpful to time your cooking. Tap the timer each time you turn the steak, simple.

When cooking a steak in a pan, have a nice sauce ready to go and use the sauce to deglaze the pan when serving or plating up the steak.

How to cook the perfect steak

Use our recipe time app to cook the perfect steak
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Skill Level Cook
Recipe Dinner, Easy
Standard Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Resting time 3 minutes
Standard Total Time 11 minutes
Cuisine Australian, BBq
Dollar Range $8.00 – $9.00
Food Cost $9.89

Equipment

  • Barbeque char-grill
  • Tongues

Ingredients
 

  • 300 g Steak Scotch Fillet

total food cost

Total Ingredient Cost $9.89

Preparation Time Estimate

Minutes 2

ADJUSTABLE SERVINGS

Catering for 1 steak

Instructions
 

  • Remove the steak from the refrigerator. Let the steak reach room temperature for the best results. The steaks should be 3 cm or 1 ¼" in thickness for standard results.
    You can use the time above your preference for thinner cut steaks and below your preference for a ticker cut steak. The actual temperature of your char-grill may alter the best result. However, the timer will remain constant and you can find your preferences.
    300 g Steak
  • Turn on the Barbeque to medium high.
  • Oil and season the steak, only add the oil if needed as the oil will catch fire. Use the minimum amount possible.
  • Place the steak on the hot grill. Cook for 1-3 minutes on each side, turning the steak over 3 times and rotating 90° each time. Rare steaks take 4 minutes, medium-rare steaks take 6 minutes, medium steaks take 8 minutes, medium-well steaks take 10 minutes and well-done steaks take 12 minutes to cook plus ½ the cooking time is recommended for resting the steak in a warm environment to stabilise the meat juices before serving.
  • Cook your steak using recommended timers, below and rest the steak before consuming.

Rare Steak

  • Cook the steak for 1 minute, then turn the steak over while rotating the steak 90° as in the video to get a nice char-grill pattern. Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 turns or 4 minutes in total cooking time. Then rest the steak for 2 minutes before eating.

Medium-Rare Steak

  • Cook the steak for 1 minute and 30 seconds, then turn the steak over while rotating the steak 90° as in the video to get a nice char-grill pattern. Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 turns or 6 minutes in total cooking time. Then rest the steak for 3 minutes.

Medium Steak

  • Cook the steak for 2 minutes, then turn the steak over while rotating the steak 90° as in the video to get a nice char-grill pattern. Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 turns or 8 minutes in total cooking time. Then rest the steak for 4 minutes.

Medium-Well Steak

  • Cook the steak for 2 minutes and 30 seconds, then turn the steak over while rotating the steak 90° as in the video to get a nice char-grill pattern. Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 turns or 10 minutes in total cooking time. Then rest the steak for 5 minutes.

Well-done Steak

  • Cook the steak for 3 minutes, then turn the steak over while rotating the steak 90° as in the video to get a nice char-grill pattern. Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 turns or 12 minutes in total cooking time. Then rest the steak for 6 minutes. In a warm place on a warm plate.

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    Nutrition

    Serving: 300gCalories: 624kcalProtein: 60gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 804mgVitamin A: 45IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 5mg
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