Smoking is generally a method reserved for long-cooking, tough cuts like pork shoulder, ribs, or beef brisket, intended to deeply flavor and tenderize the meat over the course of a half day of cooking. But with a bit of finesse and a couple hours of free time, it's perfectly possible to get that same smoky flavor into a thick-cut steak and still have it come out perfectly medium-rare and juicy, so long as you play your cards right. Here's how it's done.
'T-bone' on Serious Eats
A great grilled T-bone takes some attention to detail, but the payoff is a big, beefy steak that's hard to beat. The key to getting the strip and the tenderloin to cook evenly? It's all about positioning.
Perfectly cooked, butter-basted steak with a deep brown crust flavored with aromatics.
Summer's here, so now seems like as good a time as any to re-examine some of the things we know (or think we know) about grilling beef. Sure, we can all agree on what our end goal is. The real debate is, what's the best way to get there? You've just dropped $50 on some prime aged beef, and you're rightfully nervous about screwing it all up. After all, there's a lot... ahem, wait for it... at steak.
How to grill delicious bone-in ribeye steaks.