Grilling Times For Beef

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

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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.

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Grilling Times for Cuts of Beef

CutMethodHeatTimeInternal Temp.
(minimum)
 Steaks — — — —
 3/4-inch thick DirectHigh 3 to 5 min./side 145 F (63 C)
 1 1/2-inch thick DirectHigh 7 to 8 min./side 145 F (63 C)
 2-inch thick DirectHigh 10 to 12 min./side 145 F (63 C)
 Kabobs — — — —
 1-inch cubes DirectHigh 3 to 4 min./side 145 F (63 C)
 Hamburger Patties — — — —
 1/2-inch thick DirectHigh 3 min./side 160 F (70 C)
 Roast — — — —
 4 to 6 pounds Indirect Medium 18 to 22 min./pound 145 F (63 C)
 Sirloin Tip — — — —
 3 1/2 to 4 pounds Indirect Medium 20 to 25 min./pound 145 F (63 C)
 Back Ribs — — — —
 Single ribs Direct High 10 min./side 160 F (70 C)
 Rib rack Indirect Medium 3 hours 160 F (70 C)
 Tenderloin — — — —
 2 to 3 pounds Direct High 10 to 12 min./side 145 F (63 C)
 4 to 6 pounds Direct High 12 to 15 min./side 145 F (63 C)

 

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Grilling Times for Cuts of Veal

CutMethodHeatTimeInternal Temp.
(minimum)
 Steaks  —  —  —  —
 1-inch thick Direct High 5 to 7 min./side 145 F (63 C)
 Chops  —  —  —    —
 1-inch thick Direct High 5 to 7 min./side 145 F (63 C)
 Boneless Roast  —  — — —
 2 to 3 pounds Indirect Medium 18 to 20 min./side 145 F (63 C)

 

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