Grilling A Frozen Steak: The Perfect Technique

Imagine the convenience of grilling a frozen steak effortlessly on a charcoal or pellet grill. It may sound unconventional, but with our expert guidance, you’ll be able to achieve perfectly cooked frozen steaks. Whether you’re camping or simply looking for a time-saving cooking method, this technique will revolutionize your grilling experience.

Mastering the Art of Grilling Frozen Steaks

At home, you likely have a freezer bag filled with sirloin, T-bone, NY strip, or filet mignon. Buying meat in bulk and freezing it is a fantastic way to save money and time. To prevent freezer burn, use thicker bags and remove all the air before storing. With this method, your frozen steaks can easily last for 3-4 months, making meal planning a breeze.

When it comes to thawing, ideally, you should allow the steaks to defrost for 24 hours in the fridge. However, if time is not on your side, fret not! We’ve got you covered with our foolproof technique for grilling frozen steaks.

Cooking Frozen Filet Mignon: A Delightful Experience

Each type of beef requires slightly different cooking times, and personal preference plays a role in determining how well-done you want your steak. For tender cuts like filet mignon, a medium-rare doneness is recommended. Check our steak temperature chart to ensure your steak is cooked to perfection. Use a digital thermometer inserted into the center or thickest part of the steak for the most accurate results.

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Discovering the Secrets of Grilling Frozen Steak

Grilling frozen steaks is possible on both a charcoal and pellet grill. While pellet grills are often associated with smoker recipes, they can also be used for barbecuing. It’s important to note that smoking meats involves temperatures below 250°F, whereas grilling requires higher temperatures.

For pellet grills, set the temperature to 350°F and wait for it to preheat. On the other hand, if you’re using a charcoal grill, wait until the charcoal turns white before placing your steaks on the grates. Regardless of the type of grill you choose, the following instructions will ensure a deliciously grilled frozen steak.

  1. Find two areas on your grill:
    • The indirect heat side, where the steak will cook through to the middle.
    • The direct or high heat side, which is necessary for searing or achieving those desirable grill marks.

Thick-cut steaks may require more time on the grill, so adjust accordingly. To ensure your steaks are perfect for everyone, regularly check the internal temperature using a digital thermometer.

Grilling Frozen Steak: A Step-by-Step Guide

Here’s a quick rundown of our preferred method for grilling frozen steaks, whether you’re using a gas or charcoal grill:

  1. Start by mixing melted butter, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning. Set the mixture aside.
  2. Preheat your grill and place the frozen steaks directly over the heat to sear. Once you achieve grill marks on the outside, move the steaks to the indirect heat side.
  3. Cook the steaks for about 8-12 minutes on one side. If the steaks are stuck together, gently separate them with tongs after 10 minutes.
  4. Flip the steaks back over the direct heat side to sear the other side. Then, move them back to the indirect heat for an additional 8-15 minutes, depending on your desired doneness.
  5. For precise results, insert a thermometer into the center of the meat to check its internal temperature.
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Season your steaks with salt and pepper to taste. For an extra burst of flavor, sprinkle kosher salt on the outside after each sear, allowing the seasonings to meld into the meat. To keep your steaks juicy, cover them after removing from the heat and let them rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Wait, there’s more! We’ve also shared tips on how to make frozen grilled chicken breast recently. While grilling chicken may not yield the same sear marks as grilled steak, it’s equally delicious. Additionally, if it’s too cold to cook outdoors, you can use your Instant Pot to cook frozen steak with vegetables at the bottom.

To further enhance your meal, consider adding a pan of Traeger vegetables to serve alongside your perfectly grilled steak. With this complete feast, you’ll be able to savor a delightful dinner in no time. Share your thoughts on this remarkable technique in the comments below.

Grilling Frozen Steak

Original article adapted and rewritten by Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.