How long to cook steak on George Foreman Grill, depending on its thickness and how done you want your steak. Whether you’re a steak fanatic or just trying to find an easy and healthy meal option, the grilling is a great choice for cooking up delicious steaks.
While I love the cooking speed of using a dual contact griddle, I also like that the fattening oil runs away from the food to the drip tray.
How Long to Cook Steak on a George Foreman Grill?
Allow the grill to preheat before grilling your steak. At the highest temperature setting, preheat your Foreman Grill with the lid closed for at least 5 minutes. Wait for the green light. It means that the griddles have reached their optimal cooking temperatures. This pre-heating will help sear the steak when cooking and provide great flavor and grill marks.
The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your steak. Since both sides of the steak cook at the same time on the grilling surfaces, it is less time than on a traditional charcoal grill. For steaks that are ½-inches to 1-inch in thickness, it will take 4-7 minutes for a medium-rare doneness and 7-9 minutes for medium doneness. We have found that for a ¾-inch thick ribeye, 6 minutes on the George Foreman grill results in a perfect medium steak.
This grilling process is a great way to quickly feed your family a restaurant worthy meal right at home.
How many minutes do you cook a steak?
Whether it is a ribeye steak, sirloin strip, or a tenderloin, they will generally grill up in about the same about of time. Sear the steaks to get a flavorful, golden-brown crust and those coveted grill lines.
The best way to tell how done your steaks are is to check the internal temperature. If you like a medium-rare steak, cook it to 125 Fahrenheit.
Below is a nice reference chart on recommended grilling times for grilling a steak on your indoor George Foreman grill.
|Thickness||Rare 110 to 120 F||Medium 130 to 140 F|
|3/4-inch||4 minutes||6 minutes|
|1.5-inches||5 minutes||7 minutes|
|2-inches||6 minutes||8 minutes|
It’s so easy to grill up a steak on an indoor grill any time of year. Add some of your favorite seasonings, to your tenderloin, ribeye, or sirloin steak. It doesn’t even matter what the weather is like outside. Indoor grilling is a great option for making delicious food any time throughout the year.
Preheat your indoor grill on the high setting, place steaks on the grill and close lid. Check after 4 minutes for doneness. Rotate ¼ turn for beautiful grill marks. Remove your steak and let it rest under tented aluminum foil. Easy and just like a steak house right at home.
What is the Best Steak to Make on a George Foreman Grill?
Ribeye steaks are perfect for a Foreman grill. The fat melts as the steaks grill, moistening and tenderizing the meat. Any excess fat drips into the tray, making for a healthier version of a grilled steak. Ribeye is best served medium rare to medium. This will keep the meat tender and moist. However, there are five other steaks that are perfect for grilling, New York Strip, Tenderloin, Sirloin, T-Bone, and Porterhouse.
What Kind of Steak is Best for Grilling?
Six of the Most Tender Steaks. Restaurants and Supper Clubs that serve delicious steak as a main dish know that some of the most flavorful and tender steaks make their customers keep coming back. Each one of these steaks are perfect to just season and grill.
- New York Strip
- T-Bone Steak
- Top Sirloin
- Tenderloin, which is also called a Filet Mignon.
Steaks to Marinate Before Grilling
There are other steaks that are perfect for grilling once they have been marinated. The flavor infuses the meat and tenderizes it too. The result is a delicious and tender grill steak.
- Flat Iron
- Top Sirloin
- Flank Steak
- Skirt Steak
- Hanger Steak
Best Thickness of Steak for Indoor Grilling
The best thickness for a perfect steak according to the George Foreman recipe blog is 3/4-inch thickness. If you do have a thicker steak, you can flatten the meat by using a meat tenderizer. Just pound between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap to your desired thickness. If you do take the time to do this, you will find that your steak turns out much more tender and delicious.
What is a Dual Contact Electric Grill?
There are several indoor grilling units available that are dual contact. The nice thing about this type of grill is that the grilling is happening on both sides of the meat at the same time. If you have ever heard of a panini maker or panini press, it is a dual contact grill. This type of grill has a heating element on the top and the bottom. They are held together with a hinged mechanism.
What is the difference between a grill and a contact grill?
You might be wondering what the difference is between a grill and a direct contact grill. The main difference is that a griddle is a heated surface where the food is cooked on top. Whereas a contact grill usually has a top plate and a bottom plate and the food cooks between the two heated grill plates. The grill process takes place on both sides of the food at once.
While the griddle has only the bottom heated plate, they generally have a larger cooking surface when compared to a dual contact electric grill.
The larger flat surface is perfect for cooking multiple dishes at the same time. The dual contact grill is perfect for quick cooking.
Should you Marinate your Meat?
Marinating involves adding flavors to meat by letting them soak in a liquid. This will not only add flavor, but it will tenderize the meat too.
One of the easiest ingredients to use for marinating meat is olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. You can marinate your meat from 30 minutes to overnight.
If you do take the time to do this, you will be met with a tender, moist, and full flavor steak.
How long should you rest a steak?
You have gone through all the work of making a steak, if you want a mouth-watering, juicy steak, let it rest before cutting into it. If you let your steak rest 5 minutes for every inch of thickness, you will allow the juices to stay into the meat. Which results in a succulent and juicy steak.
Why does food stick to my George Foreman grill?
While the surface is a non-stick surface, it is still a good idea to treat it like an outdoor grill. Make sure that the grilling plates are clean and lightly oil before grilling. This will help prevent the food from sticking.
Another option is to Oil the meat, not the pan. This ensures a nice, even coating of oil and it will help the seasoning stick to the steak.
How do you prepare a steak before cooking?
You can season a steak up to one hour before cooking time. Extra virgin olive oil helps it not stick to a grill. Even if you have a non-stick grill. Just brush each side with 1 teaspoon of the oil. Add fresh ground black pepper, and kosher salt to finish off the simple seasoning for a steak.
Why do you put butter on steak?
The butter adds an extra richness to the rich flavors. Let the steaks rest on a platter for at least five minutes, then top them with big fat slices of herb butter. That deep rich steak flavor topped with a pat or two of butter are an amazing combination.
How to Cook Steak on George Foreman Grill
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- 8 Ounce Ribeye Steak 1-inch thick steak
- ½ Teaspoon Olive Oil
- ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- At the highest temperature setting, preheat your Foreman Grill with the lid closed for at least 5 minutes. Wait for the green light. It means that the griddles have reached their optimal cooking temperatures. This pre-heating will help sear the steak when cooking and provide great flavor and grill marks.
- Place the steak on the grill and close the lid. Leave it alone and let it grill for at least 4 minutes. Cooking times will vary based on the doneness you desire. However, as a rule of thumb, use 4-7 minutes for rare and 6-9 minutes for medium-rare to medium. If this is the first time using your grill, check after 4 minutes to see how done it is using a meat thermometer. If you like the crisscross grill marks, now is a good time to rotate the steak.
- Remove the steak to a clean plate or cutting board. Allow it to rest with foil tented over the top for 5 minutes before slicing or serving. For even more flavor, add a pat of butter on top while the steak is resting.