Preparing the steak
Preparing a top round steak on a George Foreman grill is a quick and easy way to achieve a delicious and juicy steak. To begin, you need to season your steak with salt, pepper and any other spices you prefer. Next, set your George Foreman grill to the correct temperature. Once your grill is hot, you can start cooking your steak.
Select a top round steak
To select a superior round steak, look for a bright red color in the meat that indicates freshness. The fat should be evenly distributed around the steak and be white or yellow in color. When you buy your steak, you feel the firmness; it should have some give, but not feel too soft or mushy. Check the meat for bruises, as this may indicate that the food has not been stored properly. Prepackaged steaks tend to be of lower quality than fresh cuts from the butcher; so look for thick cut steaks, not thin. Finally, smell your steak before you buy; it should have a mild smell and not overpowering or sour. If you’re not comfortable buying prepackaged meats, visit a local butcher and ask them to select one specifically for you.
Trim the fat
Trimming the fat from the steak before cooking is important to achieve desirable texture, flavor and reduce excess fat. Trim all visible fat from the edge of the steak with a sharp knife, leaving only ½ inch of fat around the edges. This allows you to get delicious, flavorful caramelization on the outside of your steak while removing excess intramuscular fat or connective tissue. Pat your steak dry with a paper towel before cooking, which helps prevent splatter as you create that classic restaurant-quality char. Then season lightly with salt and pepper before cooking as desired.
Season the steak with salt
Seasoning the steak before cooking is essential to maximize flavor. Seasoning can include rubbing the steak with herbs, spices, or marinades, as well as letting it sit for a while so that the salt and other flavors penetrate the meat. Salt should be added directly to the surface of the steak, applied directly after removing it from the refrigerator.
For traditional style steaks, a basic seasoning should consist of coarsely ground pepper and a generous sprinkling of salt. Be sure to season both sides of the steak as well as the edges, as this will ensure that all surfaces are well coated with the seasoning. If desired, additional herbs and spices such as garlic powder or paprika can also be added along with salt and pepper.
Take a few minutes to massage these aromas into your cut of meat before you proceed to heat your grill or pan for cooking. This will help maximize flavor penetration without having to soak in marinades for hours beforehand.
Cooking the steak
Cooking a top round steak on a George Foreman grill is a simple and delicious way to get a great steak every time. The George Foreman grill is easy to use and can deliver a great meal in no time. This article will explain the steps you need to take to prepare and cook a top round steak on a George Foreman grill. This article will explain the steps you need to take to prepare and cook a top round steak on a George Foreman grill. To learn more about the different grills, check out this source about classic kamado grills.
Preheat the grill
Before cooking a top round steak on a George Foreman grill, it is important to preheat the grill. To do this, plug the power cord into an outlet and slide the temperature control from off to the desired temperature. Once the Ready light comes on, the grill is heated and ready to use. It is best to set the heat between medium-high and high to cook the steak. It usually takes 4-6 minutes for the selected temperature to heat up before you can start cooking.
Place the steak on the grill
To grill your steak, start by preheating your outdoor or indoor grill according to the included instructions. Be sure to brush the grates before adding the steak so that excess food or oil does not get stuck in the grooves and stick. Once hot, place the steaks on the preheated racks and close the lid.
Let it cook for 3-5 minutes without touching it, then decide whether or not to flip it depending on how charred you like the meat. Turn and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes before checking for doneness by pressing lightly on one side with tongs and comparing it to a doneness chart (rare, medium-rare, medium, etc.). Finally, remove from the heat and let the steak rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.
Cook for 3-4 minutes per side
For a medium-rare steak, your goal is to achieve an internal temperature between 125 and 130 degrees Fahrenheit. To do this, put the steak in a pan preheated with oil or on the grill over high heat for about 3-4 minutes per side. This should result in a nice char on the outside, creating intense flavor and a perfectly done steak in the middle.
When cooking steak, you should use tongs rather than piercing with a fork, as this allows more juices to stay inside the meat and makes it more tender. Also, cover the steak with aluminum foil during the resting time after removing it from direct heat. This will allow it to reabsorb its moisture while continuing to cook with its own retained heat, giving you a delicious, juicy steak every time.
Finished the steak
Once your George Foreman grill is preheated, you can place the steak on the grill. The top should be cooked over high heat quickly for a perfect medium-rare. Close the lid and cook for 4-6 minutes, turning once halfway through. Depending on the thickness of the steak, you may need to adjust the cooking time. Once the steak is grilled to desired doneness, remove from grill and let rest for a few minutes. Now the steak is done and ready to serve!
Let the steak rest for 5 minutes
Once a steak is cooked to the desired temperature, it is important to let it rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. During this resting period, flavors are absorbed into the meat, moisture is evenly redistributed, and internal temperatures cool, resulting in a more tender cut of steak that everyone can enjoy.
During the resting period, the steak should be covered without aluminum foil to retain heat. However, it’s important to avoid wrapping it tightly in foil or foil, as this will cause steam and moisture, which in turn will result in a steamy instead of a juicy steak. After about 5 minutes of resting time, your steak is ready to serve and will provide an incredibly juicy and flavorful experience with every bite!
Slice the fillet against the grain
Before you start cooking, it’s important to cut the top round fillet against the grain. To identify the grain of a steak, look for thin vertical lines running across its surface; these indicate the direction your knife should travel when you slice it.
Don’t try to cook the steak all the way through; doing so will result in an uneven texture and prevent each portion from cooking completely. Taking the time to cut the top round fillet against its grain produces well-cooked, moist, tender and flavorful results. If you like, you can season each piece with salt and pepper before placing it on your George Foreman grill. Make sure all the steaks are an even thickness so they cook evenly, then proceed to grill according to your appliance’s instructions.
Serve with your favorite sides
Nothing brings steak to life like tasty sides, so whip up a delicious side dish for your top round steak when it’s done cooking. Popular sides include salads, cooked vegetables, steamed potatoes or mashed potatoes. For a more special meal, consider pairing the steak with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus or sauteed mushrooms. For an even heartier meal, add some cooked noodles or a freshly made roll on the side.
No matter what side dishes you decide to serve with your prime rib steak, be sure to have some nice condiments for guests or family members who would like something tasty to make their meal even better. Examples of bold flavor enhancers include horseradish cream sauce, pesto mayonnaise, or herb garlic butter. You can also find bottled dressings and sauces at most grocery stores that are perfect for drizzling on steaks and sides right before serving.
Don’t forget to pour drinks; Hot coffee is a classic drink served with steak dinners. Alternatively, pour beers into chilled mugs for those who would prefer something cold and drinkable. Fun desserts like ice cream sundaes always make a great end to steak dinners; New twists on traditional favorites like banana splits are always a favorite!