18 Grilled Beef Recipes for the Ultimate Memorial Day Cookout

Go all out with these grilled beef recipes.

J. Kenji López-Alt

Burgers are about as fancy as I get at most cookouts, but if I'm really celebrating, I'll ditch the ground beef and break out the steak—it's hard to look at an open flame and not imagine a perfectly charred slab of beef. Our basic recipe will teach you how to get started, but a simple grilled steak is just the beginning. Whether you want an affordable mojo-marinated skirt steak, meltingly tender brisket, or a smoked porterhouse worth the splurge, you'll find the perfect recipe in this collection of our 18 favorite grilled beef recipes for Memorial Day.

If you've got questions about your grilling set up, or you're looking for more recipes, head over to our grilling hub for tips, tricks, and techniques.