Direct-Grilling Meat

Cook your favorite meats over the grill and enjoy!
Follow these tips while grilling your favorite meats.

For a charcoal grill, place meat on grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for the time given below or to desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place meat on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above). Test for doneness using a meat thermometer.

Cut Thickness/ Weight Grilling Temperatures Approximate Direct-Grilling Time Doneness Beef Boneless steak (ribeye, tenderloin, top loin) 1 inch Medium 11 to 15 minutes 14 to 18 minutes 145 degrees F medium rare 160 degrees F medium Boneless steak (ribeye, tenderloin, top loin) 1-1/2 inches Medium 15 to 19 minutes 18 to 23 minutes 145 degrees F medium rare 160 degrees F medium Boneless top sirloin steak 1 inch Medium 14 to 18 minutes 18 to 22 minutes 145 degrees F medium rare 160 degrees F medium Boneless top sirloin steak 1-1/2 inches Medium 20 to 24 minutes 24 to 28 minutes 145 degrees F medium rare 160 degrees F medium Boneless tri-tip steak (bottom sirloin) 3/4 inch Medium 9 to 11 minutes 11 to 13 minutes 145 degrees F medium rare 160 degrees F medium Boneless tri-tip steak (bottom sirloin) 1 inch Medium 13 to 15 minutes 15 to 17 minutes 145 degrees F medium rare 160 degrees F medium Flank steak 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 pounds Medium 17 to 21 minutes 160 degrees F medium Steak with bone (porterhouse, rib, T-bone) 1 inch Medium 11 to 14 minutes 13 to 16 minutes 145 degrees F medium rare 160 degrees F medium Steak with bone (porterhouse, rib, T-bone) 1-1/2 inches Medium 18 to 21 minutes 22 to 25 minutes 145 degrees F medium rare 160 degrees F medium Ground Meat Patties (beef, lamb, pork, or veal) 1/2 inch Medium 10 to 13 minutes 160 degrees F medium Patties (beef, lamb, pork, or veal) 3/4 inch Medium 14 to 18 minutes 160 degrees F medium Lamb Chop (loin or rib) 1 inch Medium 12 to 14 minutes 15 to 17 minutes 145 degrees F medium rare 160 degrees F medium Chop (sirloin) 3/4 to 1 inch Medium 14 to 17 minutes 160 degrees F medium Pork Chop with bone (loin or rib) 3/4 to 1 inch Medium 11 to 14 minutes 160 degrees F medium Chop with bone (loin or rib) 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches Medium 18 to 22 minutes 160 degrees F medium Chop (boneless top loin) 3/4 to 1 inch Medium 12 to 15 minutes 160 degrees F medium Chop (boneless top loin) 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches Medium 17 to 21 minutes 160 degrees F medium Sausages, cooked   Medium 3 to 7 minutes Heated through

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