Call Us Toll Free: 1-877-380-2527

Steak Tips From The Pros

Steak Grilling Tips From The Champs!

Every griller worth his salt and pepper is on a life-long quest to grill the perfect steak. To some it has even become a competitive sport, with steak competitions popping up all over the US and Canada offering big prize money to winners. Imagine winning $4000 for the best steak? That is the payout from the upcoming World Championship Steak Cookoff held every year in Magnolia, Arkansas on the third Saturday in May.

Chef Shane
1. Shane Vaughan, President of Ecommerce for Snake River Farms:
When selecting your steak to cook, focus on finding one with the best marbling possible. Marbling is the small rivulets of fat that run throughout a steak and are what give it it’s buttery texture and outstanding flavor. More marbling equals a better steak! Don’t cook your steak beyond medium done or you’ll be over-cooking the marbling and negating the flavor it brings to the overall eating experience.



2. Brett Gallaway, USA Cookteam 2011 World Champion:
You have to know your grill and meat temperatures. Grilling steaks happens hot and fast and requires precise timing. An instant read thermometer is a must. Grill steak to a target internal temperature and not by the clock. I use a laser thermometer to measure the cooking grate temperature too. I want the GrillGrate to be at least 600F.




3. Johnny Joseph, Milam Cook Team 2008 World Champion: I wet my steaks with a special marinade first, then I put my rub on so it dissolves the rub and doesn’t wash it off. The steaks go wet on the grill for a hot and fast grilling.





4. Ernest Servantes, 2012 Food Network Chopped Grill Masters Champion: You’ve got to have those killer diamond sear marks. Diamonds are a grills best friend. People eat with their eyes first and a perfectly seared steak sets off the senses. I lift and twist the steak before turning to get perfect diamond sear marks. Beautiful presentation sets the stage for that first cut.




5. Monte Brown, Trash Can Cookers 2013 World Champion: I grill using a process called the reverse sear. First I cook the steak at 225F to slowly bring the internal temperature up, then I remove the steak and get the grill very hot for the final sear. Just a couple of minutes a side to sear and darken the outside. The steak will be medium to medium rare.



  • Who LOVEs their grillgrates ? I know we do wings
  • TBT to these amazing burgers! Which one would you smash
  • Another beautiful steak from the legends adelaidehillsbeef Grilled over cleanheatcharcoal
  • royaloakcharcoal heating up! Fixing to throw a tri tip on
  • Number 6 has the steaks finished My secret rub and
  • grillmaster bbq pkgrills grillgrates castironlife steak mean menthatcook chef dalstrongknives
  • Smokin for a cause! racersforautism hastybake kosmosq smokenandpoken drippingspringsvodka
  • Nothing warms you up quicker than a Bloody Mary on
  • Always keep an open mind and be willing to learn
  • Tritip is done!!! If you dont have a set of
  • This may be the only thing that will get us
  • My customers continue to ask why I post so much


31st of January 2019 09:16 PM Link
Gear Up Your Grills!! Use code GAMEDAY at the checkout and get 15% off single panel add-ons and accessories!
#greatgrilling #gamedaygrilling #grillgrates
Message image
31st of January 2019 09:12 PM Link
Now through Monday - Get 15% Off Single Panel Add Ons and Accessories when you use code GAMEDAY in the checkout.
Message image
31st of January 2019 04:29 PM Link
The guys at South Texas Outdoor Kitchens know whats up. We agree- two grills are always better than one! The hook through the bone in the Pit Barrel Cooker Co. is next level #BRAVO #GrillGrateful #SteakLife #PBC
Message image
31st of January 2019 01:29 PM Link
Super Bowl grilling is all about the PREGAME (pre-planning, shopping and pre-game grilling)!

With our easy, grill-friendly recipes you'll be able to wow-the-crowd and STILL have your butt in your recliner in time for kickoff! #superbowlgrilling #grategrilling #gamedaygrilling
28th of January 2019 05:20 PM Link
**SHINY NEW GRILL ALERT** Check out the super cool Sidekick accessory from Camp Chef!! Not only is it a really nice flat top griddle- you can remove the griddle and install GrillGrates for a killer sear station! #GrillGrateful #GrillingLifestyle #CampChef #Sidekick
Message image