Grilling the Perfect Steak on a Blackstone Griddle

When the warm weather finally arrives, there’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a juicy, flavorful steak. And if you haven’t tried cooking steak on a Blackstone Griddle yet, you’re in for a treat. This unique method delivers perfectly seared steaks with a mouthwatering taste that will impress your family and friends. Whether it’s Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any day in between, this 25-minute Blackstone Griddle steak recipe is sure to become your new favorite.

Square photo of steaks cooked on a Blackstone griddle sitting on a cutting board.

The Art of Perfection

Cooking steak on a Blackstone Griddle is not only easy but also guarantees delightful results every time. No matter your preferred level of doneness, this flat-top grill ensures a tender and delicious steak with a perfect sear. Plus, the prep time is minimal, and cleanup is a breeze. It’s a win-win situation for both the cook and the hungry diners.

There’s no doubt that my family loves this Blackstone steak recipe, and I have a strong feeling that yours will too. So, let’s dive into the details and uncover the secrets behind this mouthwatering dish.

Ingredients for Grilling Steak on a Blackstone Griddle

To achieve the best results, start with high-quality ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Steak: Opt for cuts like ribeyes, New York strip, or filet mignon. Look for a steak that’s about 1 ½” thick with good marbling.
  • Salt and Pepper: Use 1 teaspoon of salt per pound of meat. Sea salt or kosher salt works perfectly. You can also experiment with garlic powder or steak seasoning based on your taste preferences.
  • Compound Butter: Enhance the flavor of your steak by finishing it with a delicious compound butter. Check out the variety of options that I’ve shared in this post.
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Don’t be afraid to get creative and explore different flavors with your choice of compound butter. It will take your steak to the next level of deliciousness.

Overhead photo of two large steaks, salt, pepper, and compound butter in prep containers.

Expert Tips for Griddle Success

To help you achieve steak perfection, here are some tried-and-true tips:

  • Infuse Flavor: For the most flavorful steak, season the meat at least one hour before grilling. This allows the salt to penetrate the fibers of the meat, enhancing both the seasoning and the moisture retention.
  • Thickness Matters: Thicker cuts of steak work best with the reverse sear method. If your steaks are on the thinner side, cooking them at higher heat for a shorter time is recommended. Use a meat thermometer to ensure your desired level of doneness.
  • Carryover Cooking: Remember that the steak will continue to cook through carryover cooking after you remove it from the heat. To avoid overcooking, take the meat off the griddle when it reaches five degrees below your desired doneness.

By following these expert tips, you’ll elevate your griddle game and serve up steakhouse-worthy delights.

Perfect Pairings

Complete your steak feast with some delectable sides. Mushrooms and onions cooked on the Blackstone Griddle make a fabulous companion to this recipe. And don’t forget to try some Blackstone Potatoes for a well-rounded meal. If you’re feeling adventurous, Caprese Pasta Salad, Grilled Zucchini, or Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad will all make excellent side dishes.

How to Grill the Perfect Blackstone Steak

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of grilling your steak to perfection on a Blackstone Griddle. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Start by patting the steaks dry with paper towels.
  2. Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper, allowing them to sit for at least an hour at room temperature.
  3. Preheat one side of your griddle to around 300°F (medium-low heat), and the other side to approximately 500°F (medium-high heat). While the temperatures don’t have to be exact, it’s advisable to use an infrared thermometer to ensure they are close enough.
  4. Place the seasoned steaks on the cooler side of the griddle and cook them for 7 to 10 minutes.
  5. Once the internal temperature reaches around 100°F, transfer the steaks to the hotter side of the griddle for the final sear.
  6. Sear the steaks for 4 to 5 minutes, turning them frequently until they develop a beautiful brown crust. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, aiming for 130°F for a medium-rare doneness. Keep a close eye on the steaks during this process, as the browning happens quickly.
  7. Finish off your perfectly cooked steaks by topping them with slices of compound butter. Let the steaks rest under foil or a dome for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle.
  8. If desired, serve your steaks with your favorite steak sauce for an extra burst of flavor.
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Photo of the grilling process on a Blackstone griddle.
Photo of the grilling process on a Blackstone griddle.
Photo of the grilling process on a Blackstone griddle.
Photo of the grilling process on a Blackstone griddle.
Photo of the grilling process on a Blackstone griddle.

Expand Your Blackstone Griddle Repertoire

Once you’ve mastered the art of grilling steak on a Blackstone Griddle, why not explore other exciting recipes? Here are a few options to inspire you:

  • Fajitas: Discover a new twist on traditional grilled fajitas by cooking them on a Blackstone Griddle. The results will amaze you.
  • Chicken: Treat yourself to a delicious and easy-to-make Blackstone griddle chicken that is sure to impress.
  • Hanger Steak: If you’re looking for an easy and flavorful hanger steak recipe, the Blackstone griddle is your best friend. Pair it with roasted potatoes and a salad for a well-rounded meal.
  • Philly Cheese Steak: Craving an amazing Philly cheese steak? Look no further than your trusty Blackstone Griddle. It delivers perfection every time.
  • Smashburgers: For a mouthwatering burger experience, the Blackstone Griddle is your ultimate ally. Juicy, flavorful smashburgers with minimal effort.

Close-up photo of steaks cooked on a Blackstone Griddle sitting on a cutting board.

By incorporating these recipes into your cooking repertoire, you’ll become a true Blackstone Griddle aficionado.


Grilling a steak on a Blackstone Griddle is not just a meal; it’s an exceptional experience. From the first sizzle to the final savory bite, this method ensures a steak that’s bursting with flavor and tenderness. With minimal prep and easy cleanup, it’s the perfect way to enjoy an unforgettable steak dinner.

So, fire up your Blackstone Griddle, grab your favorite cut of steak, and get ready to embark on a grilling adventure like no other. Indulge in the tantalizing aroma, the mouthwatering sear, and the utter satisfaction of a perfectly cooked steak. Your taste buds will thank you.

For more inspiration and mouthwatering recipes, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. Happy grilling!

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