Looking for a melt in your mouth steak? When you grill NY strip steaks, they turn out delicious and are perfectly juicy. We use a simple homemade dry rub on them, no marinades.
In case you haven't learned this about me yet, I love to grill! Which works out because my family loves to eat the food that comes off of it. We also have a serious steak addiction.
Strip steaks are very easy to make tho usually a more expensive cut of beef in the store. I get them whenever they are on sale. They are a tender cut of meat from the short loin of a cow. They are in an area where the muscles do not do much work, making them a tender cut of meat.
Other great grilled dishes:
- Juicy pork chops
- Parmesan boneless skinless chicken thighs
- Quick and easy pork ribs
- Perfectly grilled chicken legs
How to season NY Strip steak for grilling
I prefer a dry rub for my top steaks. By top steaks I mean T-bone, NY strip (bone in and boneless) and Ribeye. They are all very tender cuts of meat and do not need a marinade to tenderize them. If you prefer to marinate your steaks, here are some of the best steak marinades - all homemade.
You can experiment with various spices for your rubs. We have a collection of our favorite steak dry rubs that are amazing! These are the spices we enjoy and what is used in this recipe:
- minced dried onion
- garlic (minced or powder)
- Italian seasoning
Besides the cooking times, it is about the same way we make our grilled T-bone steaks. It is just one of those no fail preparations.
Mix the dry rub ingredients together in a bowl and pinch it out of the bowl and onto the steaks. Let the steaks sit out on the counter for about 15-20 minutes with the rub on them before grilling.
How long to grill NY strip steak
We love our Weber gas grill here, but everybody has their favorites. Grills can vary with temperature and cook times. Also gas and charcoal cook differently so please note that the times will be different with a charcoal grill, this was written for a gas grill.
With a grill warmed to about 450 degrees Fahrenheit and steaks that are around 1 inch thick, the cook times and the internal temp of NY strip steak should be:
- Rare - 120-130 Cook 4 minutes, flip cook 3 minutes check temp
- Medium - 140 Cook 5 minutes, flip cook for 3 minutes and check temp
- Well Done - 160 Cook 8 minutes, flip cook for 6 minutes and check temp.
When you grill NY strip steaks, it's important to know the cook times may vary depending on the thickness of your steaks. Your steaks might be a different thickness so you may need to add a couple minutes to cook time. Always check the internal temperature before removing from the grill.
Frequently asked questions
Yes it is best to close the grill after placing the steaks on the grill. Your grill will not hold the temperature if the lid remains open while cooking New York strip steaks. This will increase cook time and also runs the chance of the steak not cooking evenly.
I do mine at 450 but anywhere between 450-500 is best. You want to get a good sear on the outside of the steak while cooking the inside to the perfect temperature. You will need to increase cook time and not get a good sear if you try to cook them at a lower temperature.
Yes you do! If you do not let the steaks start to come up to room temperature, you will have a very uneven cooked steak. You will find that the inside might still be raw while the outside is seared nicely if you put them on the grill cold.
Yes it is recommended that you let them sit for about 5 minutes before serving after grilling New York strip. The steaks will increase slightly in temperature upon resting. Allowing them to sit will give the juices enough time to soak back into the fibers of the meat as well. This will give you a nice and tender steak!
Grilled NY Strip Steaks
- 4 boneless NY strip steaks or as many as you need
- 1 Tablespoon minced onion dried
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon rosemary dried
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon paprika smoked or regular
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Mix dry rub ingredients in a bowl. Pinch the rub onto the steaks and rub it onto the steaks. Let them sit out for about 20 minutes before cooking.
- Heat grill to between 450-500° F
- Place steaks on the heated grill and close the lid on the grill. Cook for based on the following times depending on how done you would like your steak.
- Follow these guidelines for cooking them and please note that ours were about an inch thick. Rare - 120°-130° Cook 4 minutes, flip cook 3 minutes check tempMedium - 140° Cook 5 minutes, flip cook for 3 minutes and check tempWell Done - 160° Cook 8 minutes, flip cook for 6 minutes and check temp.
- Allow steaks to rest at least 5 minutes before serving.