How to Griddle Steak

Easy Griddled Steak

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Discover how to cook steak on the griddle so it comes out juicy and tender. Use strip steak or you own favorite cut. This method is very easy and when you know how to griddle steak you’ll want to do it often.


  • 2 strip steaks (or your favorite cut, maybe filet mignon or rump)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the steaks before you do anything else (adding salt too late will encourage moisture to come out of the steaks which is not what you want).
  2. Allow the steaks to come to room temperature. This will take about 45 minutes.
  3. Put the griddle over a hot flame and give it a few minutes to get nice and hot.
  4. Flick a droplet of water on the griddle.
  5. If it ‘dances’ the griddle is hot enough.
  6. Add the steaks to the griddle and let them cook for a couple of minutes without touching them.
  7. Don’t press them down, don’t move them around, just leave them alone.
  8. After a couple of minutes have passed you can flip the meat, using a wide spatula.
  9. Cook the steak until it is done the way you like it, then let it sit on a plate for 10 minutes covered loosely in aluminum foil.
  10. Resting the steaks allows the juices to redistribute and keeps the meat extra-juicy.
  11. Serve with your favorite side dishes and a nice glass of red wine if liked.


  • How do you tell when your steak is done? Press on it. If it feels soft and squishy it is rare, if it feels slightly firmer it is medium. If it feels firm it is overcooked or well done.
  • The steaks will take anywhere from 3 to 6 minutes per side (3 minutes per side for rare, 6 minutes per side for well done).
  • Use a meat thermometer if you are not confident with the pressing on the steak technique to test for doneness. These are the temperatures you need to know.

    120°F (48.8 C) = Rare
    130°F (54.4 C) = Medium rare (my recommendation!)
    140°F (60°C) = Medium
    150°F (65.5°C) = Medium well
    160°F (71.1°C) = Well done

  • You can either add your salt and pepper 45 minutes before cooking the steak or right before putting it in the griddle because it draws out the juices then lets them settle on the crust. Don’t salt steak more than 2 minutes or less than 40 minutes before cooking it!