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porterhouse steak on the grill

Grilled Porterhouse Steak Cooking Guide for Beginners

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2 people


  • 2 16-20oz premium angus porterhouse steaks from Chicago Steak Company
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  • Remove steaks from the refrigerator and place them on a plate or cutting board. Season liberally with salt on all sides. Leave at room temperature for 40-45 minutes.
  • Brush grill grates generously with olive oil. Preheat the grill to a high temperature of 450-500°F.
  • Brush olive oil on all sides of the steaks. Then, season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried thyme.
  • Place steaks over direct heat, searing each side for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once a golden-brown crust has formed, turn the grill heat down to 200-250°F, or move the steaks to an on the grill with indirect heat. Continue cooking for another 5-15 minutes, monitoring the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. Check out our steak temperatures guide for help.
  • Remove steaks from the grill and place them on a plate or cutting board. Rest for 5-10 minutes.