BBQ & Grill

Why Your Steak Came Out Chewy

Beef steak

So you made steak—and it came out tough and chewy?

Two traits can make your steak hard to eat: (1) the meat’s toughness from the way the cow was raised and slaughtered, and (2) its chewiness from how you cooked it.

If you want to make the most tender steak whenever you fire up the grill or cook on the stove, you need to know the difference between them. To avoid a tough steak, you need to pick a good cut of meat. To prevent it from getting chewy, make sure to cook it properly.

By the time you’re done reading this post, you’re going to know how to do both.

9 Appetizers and Salads to Serve at a BBQ


There’s nothing like a good old barbecue. Get your family and friends together, put beers in the fridge, and fire up the grill for dinner. No matter if you’re making barbecue beef, pork, or chicken, here’s a list of delicious appetizers and salads to pair with the meat.

These appetizers and salads for BBQ are so good, they may even outshine your main course! Check them out and include them to the spread the next time you have a crowd in your backyard.