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The Best Way to Cook Steak on Charcoal Grill

The Completely Addictive Method of Grilling Steak

The Best Way to Cook Steak on Charcoal Grill
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The reverse sear method for cooking steak is arguably one of the best indoor techniques, and a similar concept can be applied when grilling steak outdoors on a charcoal grill. Instead of slow-cooking in the oven, the steak is first smoked (positioned away from the charcoal), and instead of searing on a skillet, the steak is finished directly over the charcoal for just a few minutes on each side. You're left with perfectly juicy steak and a crisp exterior, no burnt bits or accidental overcooking. You can do this, grill master, you.

Here's what you'll need:

  • A charcoal grill
  • Hardwood lump charcoal
  • Gelled alcohol
  • Stick lighter
  • Barbecue tongs
  • Mesquite wood chunks (or any other type)
  • 2 (12-ounce) strip steaks (at least 1-inch thick)
  • Ghee or clarified butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
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