Steaks cooked on a grill tastes great, and the flavor is impressive. Additionally, there is much fun in grilling steaks.
One of the critical questions that hang on most newbies’ minds who are into grilling is how long they should cook a steak on an electric grill. It’s also a matter of concern from people who used to use the regular charcoal and propane grills and have acquired a new electric grill. There are various types of steaks and their respective time for grilling varies depending on several factors, including the amount of temperature being used.
Time (Period) for Cooking Various Steaks on an Electric Grill
Beef steaks are of various types depending on the section it is cut from and size. Each steak takes a different period to cook on an electric grill. Here are common beef steaks for grilling:
- Filet Mignon
- Flat Iron
- Skirt Steak
- Flank Steak
- Hanger Steak
Grilling a ribeye steak with a 1¼ inch thickness takes approximately 5-7 minutes on a covered grill for medium-rare cooking. Grilling the same ribeye on an open grill cooks for about 12-15 minutes. In both scenarios, the internal temperature of the steak is maintained at 145 degrees F.
Suppose you want to attain a darker brown color on your ribeye steak. In that case, you will have to grill for approximately 11 minutes on a covered grill and about 19 minutes on an uncovered grill while maintaining a 170 degree F of internal temperature.
On the other hand, a filet mignon is relatively thicker (about 2-3 inches) than a ribeye takes between 5-6 minutes on each side for a medium-rare cook. A medium cook of the same steak takes about 6-8 minutes on each side while the internal temperature is 145 degrees F.
A sirloin steak is usually 1 inch thick or thinner and takes about 4-5 minutes on each side for a medium-rare cook and 5-6 minutes for a medium cook at an internal temperature of 135 degrees F.
The grilling time for pork steaks differs from that of types of steak such as beef, lamb, or poultry. The difference is brought about by the steak texture, fat content, and size (thickness). Additionally, pork steak should be cooked well; therefore, medium-rare cooking is not recommended.
For medium cooking of a ¾ inch boneless loin chop, it takes about 12-15 minutes on an uncovered grill while it takes 6-8 minutes on a covered grill at an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
For well-done cooking, the grill time for the same steak is approximately 15-18 minutes on an uncovered grill and 8-10 minutes on a covered grill at an internal temperature of 170 degrees F.
The grilling time for a medium cooking of a 1-inch loin chop or rib of a lamb steak at an internal temperature of 160 degrees F is 12-15 minutes on an uncovered grill and 6-8 minutes on a covered grill.
The grilling time for well-done cooking of the same steak is 15-18 minutes on an uncovered grill and 8-10 minutes on a covered grill at an internal temperature of 170 degrees F.
Unlike the above-discussed types of steaks, chicken steaks are pretty easier to grill. Also, they are the best low-fat steaks you can have as part of your regular meals.
The grilling time of a boneless and skinless chicken breast is 12-15 minutes on an uncovered grill and 4-6 minutes on a covered grill at an internal temperature of 155 degrees F.
Grilling chicken breast is that easy.
Take Away: Electric Grilling Tips
- Always use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your steak. In case you don’t have one, strictly follow the grilling time. You can also cut a small spot on the steak to see whether you have attained the desired center color on your steak
- Always trim excess fat on your steak before grilling
- Seasoning your steaks will enhance the flavor
- If you had your steak stored in a fridge or freezer, let it attain room temperature before grilling.
- Flip your steak halfway the grilling time for each time to cook adequately
- Always allow your grilled steaks to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving them.
The grilling time on steaks on electric grills is not constant as many factors affect it. However, the type of steak, its thickness, boned or boneless, are the most prevalent elements determining how long you cook a steak. Lastly, the steak doneness and center color one wants to attain come into consideration.