How to Cook Steak on a George Foreman (6 Easy Steps to a Juicy and Tender Steak)

Our family loves our George Foreman grill! We use it daily for toasted sandwiches, grilled chicken, and even halloumi!

But what we love is grilling steak in it! We all know that steak tastes best on a charcoal grill. But the last thing we want to do during the workweek or in the cold is fire up the grill!

So, using our George is the next best thing!

The beef tenderloin steak we used in this recipe is perfect for grilling on the George Foreman. It locks all the juices but gives it a nice sear! It is a leaner cut of beef, so having the titled plate didn’t affect the cook.

You don’t want to end up with a dry, chewy steak, so make sure you see how I do it!

my eye filet cooking on the george foreman

What Type of Steak to Use

In this recipe, I am using beef sirloin, although you can use any cut of steak. Use sirloin, rump, or t-bone steak on a George Foreman grill. Just make sure you preheat the grill first.

How to Cook Steak on George Foreman Grill

See my steps below for the most flavorful steak you will ever cook inside the house!

1. Bring your steak up to room temperature

First I got the beef sirloin steaks out of the fridge and brought them to room temperature.

eye filet coming up to room temperature before grilling

Note: You need to how to know if steak is bad, so make sure you know the signs to look for.

2. Seasoned the steak

I seasoned the beef tenderloin with flaked sea salt, rubbed it with olive oil, and left it to sit for 10-15 minutes.

If you want a smoky flavor you can also try adding some liquid smoke, it can give you that authentic grill flavor.

my eye filet sitting in bowl with seasoning on them next to George foreman

3. Heat Your Grill

Now, the George Foreman is almost foolproof. No charcoal is lit, or plates are greased. You just plug it in and let it heat up. I give it about 10 minutes to ensure it’s really hot.

Ensure you also have the drip pan in the correct position before the grill.

my eye filet sitting in bowl with seasoning on them next to George foreman

4. How Long to Barbeque a Steak on George Foreman Grill

Once heated, I place the steaks on the George Foreman for 5 minutes with the lid closed.

Are you unsure how long to cook your steak? The George Foreman grill times chart will help you cook your food to perfection.

my eye filet cooking on the george foreman hald way done for medium rare

5. Remove and rest the steak

After 5 minutes, I removed the steak from the grill.

Then, I allow them to rest for 10 minutes to redistribute the juices.

steaks resting after cooking on george

6. Serve the steak and enjoy!

Then we served them with homemade fries, my homemade baked beans, and salad!

steak on plate with roasted potato, baked beans and salad

Clean Up!

Now, this is where George shines (literally)! I don’t need to get out the grill brush and scrub away! All I need to do is remove the plates and either throw them in the dishwasher or give them a quick wipe.

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Tenderloin Steak Grilled on The George Foreman

Cooked my beef tenderloin steak in my George Foreman. The steaks came out medium rare with a good sear.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course main
Cuisine Barbecue, grill
Servings 2
Calories 178 kcal


  • George Foreman


  • 2 whole steaks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sea salt


  • Take steaks out of fridge and bring them up to room temperature
  • Season the beef tenderloin with flaked sea salt and rub with olive oil and left them to sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Heat the George Foreman for 10-15 minutes
  • Place steak on the grill and close the lid
  • After 5 minutes remove the steak for medium-rare,
  • Rest the steak for 10 - 15 minutes
Keyword Beef, Grilled Beef, steak

3 Things to Remember When Using The George Foreman

grilling on george foreman steak

1. You Can Marinate Your Meat

If you want to add some more flavor to steak create a marinade. I always try to do this the night before I cook or at least 6 hours before.

There are hundreds of different marinades, but my flavor is really basic. I like to use soy sauce, garlic, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Not only do you get a great flavor but they also help to tenderize your meat. You can buy a shop-bought one, but they are so simple to make yourself (plus you know exactly what’s in it!)

2. Lid Open or Closed?

The George Foreman does have two plates. When I grill, I close it, which means you get direct heat on both sides, so there is no need to flip your steak.

For a medium-rare steak, I recommend cooking for 5-7 minutes and 7-10 minutes for medium to well done.

Timing can depend on how long you let it heat up as well. The first few times you grill steaks with your George Foreman pay close attention to your timings. Then you know exactly how long to cook your steak for.

For my George foreman, getting a perfect medium-rare takes about 5 minutes with the lid down. My steak has a juicy pink center and a nice sear on the outside.

3. Crave that Smoked Flavor?

If you want that authentic charcoal or smoky flavor, you can add liquid smoke or smoked paprika. I just put these flavors in my marinade if I want to add them.

Just remember they are both strong flavors so only add a little bit. If want to smoke your sirloin on a smoker, follow this recipe.

Now you know my secret to grilling on the George! We are doing a petite sirloin next week, so I’ll remember to take some photos and write up a recipe for that, too!

What’s your favorite thing to grill on the George Foreman?

Smoke On!


Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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