The Art of Grilling Steak on the Big Green Egg

Big Green Egg

The Big Green Egg has quickly gained a cult following, turning regular grillers into passionate “EggHeads.” The EggHead community is known for its helpfulness and willingness to share grilling wisdom. In my quest to master the art of grilling steak on the Big Green Egg, I received invaluable advice from these seasoned enthusiasts. Let me share with you the key takeaways and the best technique for achieving a perfectly grilled steak.

Learning from Mistakes

Early on, I made the mistake of applying my standard gas grill techniques to the Big Green Egg. Accustomed to high heat and extended cook times, I charred the exterior of my steak. Fortunately, instead of casting judgment, the EggHead community reached out with understanding and guidance.

The Right Method Unveiled

The EggHeads shared their invaluable insights, revealing that the Big Green Egg calls for a different approach to grilling steak. While the heat level was fine, the cooking time needed adjustment. Instead of my usual 7 minutes per side, the consensus was to grill the steak for a mere 2-3 minutes per side. Intrigued by this new technique, I decided to try it out.

Rib-eye Steak

Unveiling the Perfect Rib-eye

With the guidance of the EggHeads fresh in my mind, I embarked on my second attempt at grilling a steak on the Big Green Egg. Following their instructions proved to be a game-changer. To my delight, the rib-eye I cooked was the best I had ever made. It was tender, delicately crusty, and had a tantalizing hint of smokehouse flavor. I owe this triumph to the supportive EggHead community.

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Mastering the Setup

Before grilling your steak on the Big Green Egg, there are a few essential steps to follow. Begin by seasoning your steaks generously with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and your favorite steak rub. Allow the steaks to rest at room temperature while preparing the egg.

To ignite the Big Green Egg, fill it with lump charcoal up to the first line. Insert a natural charcoal starter into the charcoal and light it. Let it burn for approximately 10 minutes with the lid open. Once ready, place the cooking grid inside and close the lid. Adjust the temperature to around 550 degrees F, ensuring the bottom vent is wide open and the top vent mostly open.

Embracing the “Hot and Fast” Approach

Embrace the “hot and fast” mantra when grilling rib-eye steaks on the Big Green Egg. Two minutes per side is all it takes to achieve the perfect sear. Remember, before opening the lid, “burp” the egg by slightly lifting it to release some heat, then open it fully.

The Final Step for Perfection

To elevate your steak’s flavor, there is one last crucial step. Flip the steak once more and add a spoonful of herb butter on top of each piece. Place the damper on the top of the egg and close the bottom vent. For medium-rare steaks, keep the lid closed for 3 minutes. For those who prefer well-done steaks, leave the lid closed for approximately 6 minutes.

Expand Your Big Green Egg Repertoire

The Big Green Egg offers endless possibilities beyond grilling the perfect steak. Explore other mouth-watering recipes, such as pizza, brisket, and even bacon bourbon smoked turkey.

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Now armed with the knowledge and techniques shared by the EggHeads, you too can achieve grilling greatness on your Big Green Egg. Enjoy the journey and savor the perfect steak every time!