How To Cook A Perfect Grilled Steak

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings, depending on the size of your steak 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Want to make a perfect grilled steak every time? The key to perfect, crusty on the outside, juicy on the inside grilled steak is right in your pantry…and your freezer! 


  • 1 steak, 1-2 inches thick (boneless rib-eye or strip steak work the best)
  • 12 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 12 tablespoons coarse salt


  1. Mix together the cornstarch and salt.
  2. Pat your steak as dry as you can with paper towels, then pat it all over with the cornstarch mixture.
  3. Place the steak on a plate in your freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat the grill to its highest temperature. After the steak has been in the freezer for 30 minutes, take it out and grill it for 4-8 minutes per side, depending on how rare or well-done you like it. Don’t move the steak while you are grilling it except to flip it over halfway through.
  5. After the steak is grilled, let it rest on the cutting board covered with foil for 5-7 minutes, then slice it against the grain and serve!