Many times, we get the question of why choose a high-end range (think Wolf or Viking) with an indoor grill option or infrared option when I can BBQ on my outdoor grill?
Well, pull up a patio chair, or in this instance a kitchen bar stool, as we answer this question, plus show you how to grill a steak on an indoor grill. Added bonus? We’ll share an indoor grill steak recipe and rub that will make your mouth salivate!
How to Grill a Steak on an Indoor Grill
Why Choose an Indoor Grill?
It may be a sunny and mild 77 degrees outside 365 days a year where you live, (perfect BBQ’ing weather), but even still, you may want to keep reading. Of course, most of us live in places with seasons, wind, rain, snow and extreme temperatures, both cold and hot!
In any of these inclement situations, an indoor grill ( again we’re talking about a high-end range option with indoor grill) can satisfy the “Master Griller” in you day in and day out.
Second, even if you live in perfect weather, you may have to deal with other acts of nature, such as mosquitoes, bees, wasps or other bugs that bite.
Third, when you’re not entertaining, sometimes it’s just more convenient to grill indoors rather than trekking food and dishware in and out.
Indoor Grilling Tips
- No matter what high-end indoor grilling range you have or are considering here are some things to consider.
- Just like with an outdoor grill, let it get good and hot before placing meat or other food on it.
- Ventilation is important. Choose a hood that’s the right size for your indoor range and kitchen.
- Add a smoker box and wood chips for a world of options. We also hear a lot of good things about infrared features and dual fuel ranges in general.
Cleaning Your Indoor Grill
It’s easy. Just turn on the gas for 5 – 10 minutes. Then, scrub with a grill brush. Depending on how often you use your indoor grill, periodically lift up the grill and give the underneath and all parts a deep cleaning, much like you would your burners or your outdoor grill.
Indoor Grilling Inspiration
Go for grilled pizzas, sublime grilled vegetables, grilled romaine, shish kabobs, grilled sandwiches, polenta and more.
Tips for Grilling the Perfect Rib Eye Steak – Courtesy of Noble Pig!
- Choose steaks about 1″ thick.
- Remove as much fat as you can.
- Bring steaks to room temperature.
- Lightly salt both sides.
- For medium rare, grill about 2-3 minutes per side.
- While steak is grilling, heat a cast iron pan on a very low setting. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter and 1 teaspoon of Steak Spice Mix below. (Use this 1 to 2 ratio for every two rib eye steaks.)
- When steak is done grilling, place in the cast iron pan, turn off the heat and cover with aluminum foil. Let rest for 5-6 minutes before serving.
- Before removing steaks from the pan, give both sides a nice rub in the butter and spices.
Rib Eye Steak Spice Mix – Courtesy of Noble Pig!
- 2 Tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
- 2 Tablespoons beef bouillon powder
- 1 teaspoon fine ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper