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Grilling Times for Beef

Use this guide to determine how long to leave your beef on the grill.

Beef should have an internal temp between 145 to 160 degrees F (63 to 70 degrees C), depending on how well done you prefer your steak and burgers.


3/4 in. thickDirectHigh3 to 5 min./side 145 F (63 C)
1 1/2 in. thick DirectHigh7 to 8 min./side 145 F (63 C)
2 in. thick Direct High 10 to 12 min./side 145 F (63 C)
1 in. cubesDirectHigh3 to 4 min./side145 F (63 C)
Hamburger Patties----------------
1/2 in. thickDirectHigh3 min./side160 F (70 C)
4 to 6 pounds IndirectMedium18 to 22 min./pound145 F (63 C)
Sirloin Tip----------------
3 1/2 to 4 poundsIndirectMedium20 to 25 min./pound145 F (63 C)
Back Ribs----------------
single ribsDirectHigh 10 min./side 160 F (70 C)
rib rackIndirectMedium3 hours 160 F (70 C)
2 to 3 poundsDirectHigh10 to 12 min./side 145 F (63 C)
4 to 6 poundsDirectHigh12 to 15 min./side145 F (63 C)


Cut MethodHeatTimeInternal Temp. (minimum)
1 inch thickDirectHigh 5 to 7 min./side 145 F (63 C)
1 inch thickDirectHigh 5 to 7 min./side 145 F (63 C)
Boneless Roast----------------
2 to 3 poundsIndirectMedium18 to 20 min./side145 F (63 C)

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  • Comments
    May 17, 2010 9:57 am
    This is wonderfully informative. Thank you!
    May 22, 2010 5:04 am
    thanks for this chart-it is invaluble!
    angel on earth 
    Jul. 5, 2010 5:34 am
    Thanks for the chart guide its very helpful for those who loves cooking like me.
    Jul. 29, 2010 2:21 pm
    Thanks for the chart,it is very helpful,excelent !!
    ela roza 
    May 18, 2011 9:50 pm
    very helpful chart, THANKS !
    Jul. 17, 2011 4:57 pm
    How many degrees is "high" considered if you have a grill that has that?
    Aug. 13, 2011 12:09 pm
    What temperature constitues "High" when grilling meat. My gas grill goes up to 600 degrees when the lid is down and turned up to high. I have read that the lid should be down when grilling...
    Dee T. 
    Aug. 28, 2011 2:38 pm
    Doesnt mention how long to leave on if you prefer your steaks medium rare or well done either. I'm assuming that 3 minutes for rare and 5 minutes or more per side for well done?
    Feb. 8, 2012 7:44 pm
    i think Allrecipes should take another look at the temperatures that they recommend. 145F is a steak cooked to medium. Most steak eaters that I know like their steaks med-rare and that temp should be between 130F and 135F. A good instant read thermometer will be the best measurement of a correctly cooked steak or roast. Also, grilling a steak with the lid down is like baking a steak. Leave the lid up to get a steak with a pink center and not a steak that is gray throughout
    Apr. 7, 2012 12:12 pm
    Dee Black 
    Jul. 31, 2012 2:17 pm
    It's summer & grill time. Great to have.
    Aug. 11, 2012 8:58 am
    I love flank steak, but everytime I make it, it turns out tough. Can anyone tell why.
    Sep. 14, 2012 8:26 pm
    @jojosu, Flank steak is a tough cut of meat but also very tasty.Have you tried piercing it with a fork and then placing it in a marinade for a day or two?I also find that flank steak should be cooked rare to medium rare.I personally don't like well done steak.Hope this info helps and try to let me know how it turns out.Happy Cooking!
    Sep. 14, 2012 8:27 pm
    *Always cut the meat across the grain.
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