A medium steak should have a thick band of light pink through the middle but, more browned than pink. The sides should be a rich brown color and the top and bottom charred darkly (but no black). This steak should have some play through the middle but feel firm to the touch. If you are grilling for a large group of people this is the best level of doneness that pleases most everyone.
For a 1-inch steak grill as hot as you can and:
- Place steak on grill for 6 minutes
- Turn and continue grilling for another 4 minutes
Times depend on the grill so watch closely, monitor the temperature, and adjust accordingly until you find the right time for your grill.