Sunday, December 7, 2014

Weber Q Filets

Thanksgiving week had my family at my parent's house.  My folk's grill is a little Weber Q.  The grill is a fun little thing but takes a little getting used to after years of cooking on the big Genesis grills.  The single burner Weber Q just doesn't get as hot as a big grill; no big deal, just have to budget for more time.

My Dad likes to slice up a beef tenderloin in 1.5 inch steaks that we grill up on the Weber Q.  You need to pre-heat this grill on High for at LEAST 20 minutes to get the cast iron grates hot enough to lay down grill marks.  The grill might be little but you can still fit 7 or 8 filets on at once.
It was dark by the time these steaks were finished so no good finished pictures were taken.  No problems though...I had an extra steak set aside that I got to grill for lunch the next day!

This steak was simply seasoned with salt and pepper then put onto the pre-heated grill.
The steak was flipped after 7 minutes...grill marks were "meh".
After another 10 minutes the steak was flipped and checked for temp.  It was reading 140F at this point so I pulled it off and let it rest.
I know that 17 minutes seems like a long time to grill a steak for medium rare but this grill just wasn't throwing off that much heat. 

I always have fun cooking on this little Weber Q.  It is even more fun to play with the Weber Q griddle accessory to make up some killer sandwiches. 

Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving and are gearing up for a spectacular Christmas!

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