Cooking Times for Beef

Cooking times will vary depending on the type and thickness of the steak and how hot your pan is. Cooking times below are for steaks one inch thick.

Blue Steak

When cooking allow the steaks to come to room temperature. Rub the steaks with olive oil and season with salt and ground black pepper. Preheat a ridged grill pan and cook the steaks for 1 minute each side. Using a thongs seal around the edges of the steak. Allow to rest from the pan for a couple of minutes. The outside should be brown while the inside should be raw. To touch there should be very little resistance from the meat. Bacteria on the outside of the steak will be killed by the intense hot temperature so blue or rare steaks are perfectly safe to eat.

Rare Steak

When cooking allow the steaks to come to room temperature. Rub the steaks with olive oil and season with salt and ground black pepper. Preheat a ridged grill pan and cook the steaks for 2.5 minutes each side. Using a thongs seal around the edges of the steak. Allow to rest from the pan for a couple of minutes. The steaks should be soft to touch. The outside should be brown while the inside should be pink.

Medium Rare

When cooking allow the steaks to come to room temperature. Rub the steaks with olive oil and season with salt and ground black pepper. Preheat a ridged grill pan and cook the steaks for 3.5 minutes each side. Allow steaks to rest before serving. Steaks should be firm to touch. They should be brown on the outside, but still slightly pink in the centre.

Medium

When cooking allow the steaks to come to room temperature. Rub the steaks with olive oil and season with salt and ground black pepper. Preheat a ridged grill pan and cook the steaks for 4 minutes medium rare and 5 minutes for medium well on each side. Allow steaks to rest before serving. Steaks should offer some resistance when touched. They should be brown outside and in.

Well Done

When cooking allow the steaks to come to room temperature. Rub the steaks with olive oil and season with salt and ground black pepper. Preheat a ridged grill pan and cook the steaks for 6 minutes on each side. Steaks should be very firm to touch. They should be dark brown on the outside and brown in the middle. They should have a dry texture.