The Best Steaks to Grill for Perfectly Juicy Results

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Although there are a number of great ingredients to use while cooking up a meal on the grill, steaks might be America's favorite thing to BBQ, but these delicious hunks of beef come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and cuts.

From filet mignon to strip steak, the following five cuts of steak are those favored by people across the United States when it comes to throwing a steak on the grill. Click on each associated link for more recipes involving each of these different cuts.

In order...MORE to prepare any of these, simply sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature while the grill heats. Then, once the grill's properly warmed up, oil the grates, add the steak and leave it alone for three to five minutes. Once the steak releases easily from the grates, flip it over and sear the other side. Keep repeating this process until your steak is cooked to your preferred level and you'll be ready to enjoy a high-quality steak in no time!

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    Filet Mignon. Linda Larsen

    Filet mignon is excellent when grilled, but keep in mind that since it's such a thick cut, it takes more time to cook. Still, when you do prepare a filet mignon cut of steak, you're in for the juiciest and most tender piece of meat whether you cook it like a steakhouse steak or wrap it in bacon.

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    Ribeye Steak. Linda Larsen

    A ribeye steak has the tenderness of filet mignon, but the meaty taste of tougher cuts, mostly due to its location on the tenderloin of the cow. Ribeye steak doesn't need a marinade but pairs beautifully with just about any topping, salsa, or salad. Preparing ribeye steak is relatively simple as well, but you can always spice it up with one of these great recipes.

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    Grilled Flat Iron Steak
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    Flat iron steak is a very flavorful cut, but it's tough unless properly prepared and soaked in the right marinade, meaning you'll need to follow the recipe closely if you want your steak done right. Once you've managed to prepare it right, though, this cut of steak may possibly be the best one, especially when making fajitas and steak sandwiches.

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    T Bone Steak
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    A t-bone steak is named for the bone that looks like a "T" at the top center and contains parts of both the top loin (strip steak) and filet mignon cuts. Because of this bone's presence, though, t-bone steaks have a particularly "meaty" taste compared to other cuts. In order to properly cook a t-bone, you'll need to make a two-layer fire to have a high and medium heat searing this cut indirectly since the bone stops the meat from making direct contact with the hot grill...MORE grates.

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    Strip Steak
    Strip Steak. Strip Steak

    Strip steaks are also known as New York strip steaks, Delmonico steaks, or shell steaks and are part of the T bone steak that's been divided from the filet mignon by the bone. They can be marinated if you choose, but it's most often recommended that you simply combine it with compound butter in a dry-heat cook. Once you do, all you have to do is grill them simply, turning once, until the desired doneness.