Grilled beef recipes

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Best cuts for grilled beef recipes

Rump steaks are good value. They are lean and full-flavoured.

Char-grilled rump steak, potato salad and garlic mayonnaise

Barbecued rump steak wrap with corn salsa


Scotch fillet/ boneless rib eye steaks are juicy, tender and full of flavour.

Scotch fillet steaks with a simple dried oregano and cumin seed rub

Barbecued steak sandwich with barbecued onion, cucumber, tomato and basil


Sirloin steaks are a favourite beef cut for grilling, they are deliciously juicy.

Char-grilled sirloin with aioli and a radicchio salad

Char-grilled beef skewers with tomato vinaigrette


Beef mince burgers are succulent and flavoursome when cooked on the char-grill.

Gourmet beef burgers with blue cheese

Barbecued beef burger with three tomato relish


Buying tips for grilled beef recipes

  1. Whatever cut you choose only buy steaks of an even thickness, not wedge shaped – this way they’ll cook evenly.
  2. Steaks should always be at least 21mm thick
  3. Not sure which cut to choose? Check out How to match red meat cuts with best cooking methods

Tips & Techniques

Do not crowd the steaks on the grill

By crowding the grill pan or plate, the heat drops and the steaks will release their juices, resulting in a stewing effect. So, if you don’t like your steaks tough, give them some space.

 How to grill perfectly

  1. Preheat the grill pan or plate to hot before adding the beef.
  2. To keep the beef moist and juicy, turn it once only. Cook one side until the first sign of moisture appears on the upper side, then turn to cook the other side.
  3. Rather than timing, test the beef for ‘doneness’ with tongs. Use the blunt end to prod the meat in the thickest part. With practice, you can judge the meats readiness by touch. Rare is soft, well done is very firm.
  4. Remove the beef  from heat, loosely cover with foil and rest for 2 minutes to allow the meat fibres to relax and reabsorb their juices before serving

If you’re grilling a thick steak, or like it well done

Move it to the cooler part of the grill, or turn down the heat to moderately-high as it cooks.

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