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Beef Packaging Facts

Beef Packaging Facts

We'll show you how beef packaging can help with meal planning. Watch the VIDEO or download our Fresh Beef Packaging Guide.

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Lesson - Thick-cut Beef Medallions

Grilling Basics

Beef on the barbecue – what could be better? Here’s what you need to be the backyard barbecue master – just a few easy tips and tricks!

WATCH the Grilling video available in full length Cooking Show format (4:58) or Short Version (2:27).

LEARN how to grill beef steaks and medallions with the Step-by-Step Lesson.

COOK the fabulous Easy Asian Beef Steak feature recipe and more.

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Grilling Step-by-Step Lesson

Step 1

Get Ready

  • Start with Grilling Steak/Medallions such as Top Sirloin, Rib Eye or Strip Loin or Marinating Steak/Medallions: Inside Round, Cross Rib or Sirloin Tip
  • Thick cut steaks/medallions make it easier to get the doneness you like – from medium-rare to well done – just the way you like!
  • Medallions are thick-cut single-serve steaks that are shaped to fit neatly on the plate.

Step 2a

Step 2b


  • If using Grilling Steaks/Medallions simply rub all over with your favourite seasonings.

  • If using Marinating Steaks/Medallions, pierce medallions all over with fork.

  • Place in large sealable freezer bag with 1 cup (250 mL) of your favourite marinade; refrigerate for 4 to 12 hours. Discard marinade.

Cook’s Notes:
You can also marinate Grilling Medallions for flavour if you like; follow the instructions for Marinating Medallions, but marinate for only 15 to 60 minutes.

Step 3


  • Grill using medium-high heat, to desired doneness, turning twice or more during cooking (see chart). Marinating Steaks/Medallions are best cooked to medium doneness.

Cook’s Notes:
No need to 'nick and peek' to know if your steak is done – a food thermometer takes out the guesswork. When close to being done, insert a digital rapid-read thermometer sideways into steak to know how well it’s done.

Doneness timing for steaks

Recipes to Cook:

Feature Recipe: Easy Asian Beef Steak

Mucho Mexican Marinated Beef Steak

Top Sirloin Tostada

Szechwan Beef

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Herbed Chevre

See all of our Grilling Recipes

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