Guide to Broiling Beef

Broiling beef is another age old method which is basically grilling without the flame in some cases. There are three easy steps to broiling your favorite cut of beef:

Step 1: Set your oven regulator for broiling; preheat for 10 minutes. During broiling the door of electric oven should be left ajar; the door of gas oven should remain closed. (However, consult your owner's manual for specific broiling guidelines.)

Step 2: Place beef on rack in broiler pan. Season beef with herbs, spices or one of the many rubs available at Meat Spot, as desired. Position broiler pan so that surface of beef is the distance from heat specified in timetable.

Step 3: Broil according to timetable, turning once. After cooking, season with salt, if desired.

 

Broiling Beef Guidelines

Beef Cut Thickness/Weight Distance
from Heat
Approx. Total
Cooking Time
Over Medium Heat
Ribeye Steak ¾ inch
1 inch
1½ inches
2 to 3 inches
3 to 4 inches
3 to 4 inches
8 to 10 minutes
14 to 18 minutes
21 to 27 minutes
Rib Steak small end ¾ inch
1 inch
1½ inches
2 to 3 inches
3 to 4 inches
3 to 4 inches
9 to 12 minutes
13 to 17 minutes
24 to 31 minutes
Porterhouse / T-Bone Steak ¾ inch
1 inch
1½ inches
2 to 3 inches
3 to 4 inches
3 to 4 inches
10 to 13 minutes
15 to 20 minutes
27 to 32 minutes
Top Loin Steak boneless ¾ inch
1 inch
1½ inches
2 to 3 inches
3 to 4 inches
3 to 4 inches
9 to 11 minutes
13 to 17 minutes
19 to 23 minutes
Tenderloin Steak 1 inch
1½ inches
2 to 3 inches
3 to 4 inches
13 to 16 minutes
18 to 22 minutes
Top Sirloin Steak boneless
*Turn occasionally as needed during cooking
¾ inch
1 inch
1½ inches
2 inches
2 to 3 inches
3 to 4 inches
3 to 4 inches
3 to 4 inches
9 to 12 minutes
16 to 21 minutes
26 to 31 minutes
34 to 39 minutes*
Flank Steak
*Marinade with your favorite marinade from Meat Spot
1½  to 2 pounds 2 to 3 inches 13 to 18 minutes
Top Round Steak (marinate)
Recommend cooking to medium-rare doneness (145°F) only.
¾ inch
1 inch
1½ inches
2 to 3 inches
2 to 3 inches
3 to 4 inches
12 to 13 minutes
17 to 18 minutes
17 to 18 minutes
Chuck Shoulder Steak, boneless
*Marinade with your favorite marinade from Meat Spot
¾ inch
1 inch
2 to 3 inches
3 to 4 inches
10 - 13 minutes
16 to 21 minutes
Ground Beef Patties
USDA/FSIS recommends cooking ground beef
to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center.
½ x 4 inch patties (4 oz)
¾ x 4 inch patties (6 oz)
3 to 4 inches
3 to 4 inches
10 to 12 minutes
12 to 14 minutes
The times in these guidelines are for medium rare to medium doneness.
All Cooking times are based on beef removed directly from the refrigerator.
Always use a meat thermometer to insure food safety.  We are not responsible for typographical errors.