How to Grill Beef Shoulder Steak

how to grill beef shoulder steak

Well, we all know that grilling season has finally arrived. Last week Fran came home from a trip to the grocery store with a beef shoulder tender.

This steak was packaged already and marinaded with tangy vinegar, garlic, onion, and black pepper marinade. All I had to do was grill this steak without ruining it.

The truth be known, I've never heard of this cut of beef before so I looked it up. Here is what I discovered.

Beef tender is a cut from the shoulder and is one of the most tender cuts of beef it is very similar to a Filet Mignon but less expensive.

Fran said this is the most tender steak that I ever cooked on the grill. Who am I to argue with that? Here is how I grilled this beef shoulder petite tender.

I set my Huntington Gas Grill on the high setting. The grill was ready in about 5 minutes.

  1. I grilled the first side for exactly 4 minutes.
  2. Turned the steak over and grilled the second side for 3 minutes.
  3. I lowered the grill setting to medium after 3 minutes on the second side.
  4. Turned the steak over again, closed the lid, and grilled for 10 minutes. Until the internal temperature reached 130 degrees. 
  5. Then I let the steak rest for 5 minutes before cutting it.
This steak was a little less than one pound so your grill time may vary based on size. As long as you keep an eye on the internal temperature you'll be fine.

This method gave me a perfectly juicy, medium rare, and tender steak. I highly recommend this cut of beef, I know you won't be sorry.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.

Whether you're cooking meat on the grill, in the oven, or on a stovetop it's always a good idea to have a good meat thermometer. And, a good sharp knife to cut the meat.


  1. I mouth is watering these looks o good and tender.

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    1. Oh!! this really is Daphne. This cut of beef is so tender. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Grilling is an art form in cooking! Even if you start with a great cut of beef, I can attest that you can still overcook it. Thank you for sharing your method of grilling to reach that perfectly tender serving. Wonder if I could get Fran to invite us to dinner the next time you guys grill beef shoulder steaks :)

  4. I agree Cynthia I've certainly overcooked some things in my time. You are invited for dinner anytime. If you're ever in Western New York come on over and lets eat!!

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    1. This was really a great cut of beef. I'll certainly try this one again. Thanks David

  6. Mmmm! Now I need to pick up some steaks for the grill!

    1. Thanks Carlee, there is nothing like a good steak on the grill :)

  7. It's still a bit cold for grilling here in BC! I'm looking forward to it, though...

    1. Yes, Kyla, Still a bit cold here in Western NY too. But!! Soon!!! We hope!!

  8. Very interesting,good job and thanks for sharing such a good blog.your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it.You’re doing a great job.Keep it up

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