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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

Cut Method Heat Time Internal Temp.
(minimum)
 Steaks  ---  ---  ---  ---
 3/4-inch thick  Direct High  3 to 5 min./side  145 F (63 C)
 1 1/2-inch thick  Direct High  7 to 8 min./side  145 F (63 C)
 2-inch thick  Direct High  10 to 12 min./side  145 F (63 C)
 Kabobs  ---  ---  ---  ---
 1-inch cubes  Direct High  3 to 4 min./side  145 F (63 C)
 Hamburger Patties  ---  ---  ---  ---
 1/2-inch thick  Direct High  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

Cut Method Heat Time Internal 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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