Grilling steaks on your Foreman Grill or other indoor electric grill is a delicious and exciting grilling experience. Why? Because it’s so easy to cook a perfect steak! There’s a couple of things to keep in mind when grilling steaks on your Foreman Grill to ensure a tender and juicy steak. Let’s take a look…
Not too thick
We’re often time used to a steak that that can be 1-2 inches thick when served at steak houses. While this can indeed be done on George Foreman Grill, you’ll find much more satisfactory results by cutting that steak a little thinner. Usually 3/4″ thickness is perfect for indoor grilling. You can easily cut your steaks thinner with a good steak knife if they’re very thick.
Beat the meat
One of the best kitchen utensils you can have is a meat tenderizer. They are usually shaped like a hammer with one side being flat and the other having small teeth that can pierce the meat. If that steak is just a little too thick, chances are you can beat it down to the perfect size. This process also serves its intended purpose of tenderizing the meat. If you don’t already do this, give it a try. You will find that your steak turn out much more tender and delicious.
Adding flavors to meat and letting them soak in is the culinary term for marinating. There are any number of ways to marinate a steak and all the traditional methods and flavors will work for fine on your Foreman Grill for grilling steaks. One of the most basic marinades is vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. With those 4 ingredients you really can’t go wrong. Some commercial marinades offer 10 minute marinating times and can be delicious too. If you have the opportunity to tenderize the steak and let it marinate overnight, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious and full flavor.
Watch your grilling times
The George Foreman Grill is a dual contact electric grill, which means it uses direct contact with the meat on both side for the grilling process. It also does not get as hot as an outdoor grill. The recommended grilling times for a steak of 1/2″-1″ is 4-7 minutes for medium rare and 7-9 minutes for medium. These times can vary a bit depending on the steak and grill so be sure to keep an eye on it the first time grilling, until you get an idea how long it takes for your particular grill. A 3/4 sirloin is usually a perfect medium (some pink in the middle) after about 6 minutes.
Add some smoky flavor
Sort of back to the topic of marinating, adding a little smoke flavoring when grilling a steak on an indoor grill can go a long way to giving it that great flavor. There are several brands of liquid smoke that can be added for a tremendous flavor. A few splashes added to each steak and the the flavors really come alive. Smoked paprika is another good ingredient to keep on hand for this same purpose.
Try some of these excellent steak recipes for your Foreman Grill: