I so wish I could take credit for teaching how to grill the perfect steak, but the truth is my dad is the hero of this post! I have never, in my life, had a steak that tasted better than the steaks my dad grills. Everyone in the family tries to out grill my dad, but when it comes to steak he is the grill whisperer! Don't believe me? Try this out for yourself and come back and let me know how your steaks turn out!
Adding sauteed mushrooms and onions is something my dad just started doing a few years ago, but before that we at them with nothing on them. Oh, and steak sauce... fuhgeddaboudit! You don't add any sauce to dad's steak! My dad always says, "A good steak, doesn't need anything to cover it up or hide the flavor. The steak holds all the flavor you need!".
How To Grill The Perfect Steak:
Step 1: Place your steaks in a 9x13 baking dish and start by rubbing your steak with pepper. Don't sprinkle, rub that bad boy! Then pour in your soy sauce. It doesn't take a lot just enough to cover the steaks and the bottom of the dish. Let marinate for 20-30 minutes. While the steak is marinating, you can heat up your grill. You want to get it to 275F.
While the grill is heating up go ahead and wash and slice your mushrooms and onions. Even if you don't like either, it's worth trying! My dad will only eat onions he caramelizes, so if he can eat them, you may be able to as well.
To saute' your mushrooms and onions you're going to pour 2-3 Tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add your veggies. Cook on med-high until onions are soft then turn down to low and allow the onions to cook until caramelized. Cooking with too much heat will lead to dried out crispy onions. That is not what we're going for here.
Once you have your grill at 275F, it's time to put your steaks on! It does not take long to cook steaks so go ahead and plan to stay outside with them.
To cook a rare steak, it will take you about 7 minutes. Turning one time after 3 1/2 minutes.
To cook a Med Rare Steak, it will take about 10 minutes, 5 minutes on each side.
This was a medium well steak, which he typically never makes but because of the kids he cooked them a little longer. He cooked these for about 14 minutes, flipping after 7.
When you cook your steaks keep an eye on the temp and open the lid if it starts getting too hot. You can also use your phone as a timer as you don't want to overcook. The longer you cook your steak, the tougher it will get. We like 'em medium rare!
This is what they look like, but we normally like a lot more pink in ours.
Serve with this delicious Keto Garlic Baked Asparagus and you're all set for an incredible dinner!