Grilling Meat with Basting Oil

From juicy steaks to pork chops, this easy method using basting oil locks in flavor.


  • Wegmans Organic Basting Oil or Wegmans Pure Olive Oil
  • Wegmans Vegetable Oil
  • Meat to be grilled
  • Salt and pepper


  • Metal grill brush
  • Soft cloth or grill wipes
  • Digital thermometer
  • Tongs or slotted spatula
  • Basting brush
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Serving platters and/or storage containers


1. Mise en Place

  • Drizzle both sides of meat to lightly coat with basting oil; season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat grill on HIGH 10 min.
  • Clean grill with wire brush. Using soft cloth, coat grill grate lightly with vegetable oil or use grill wipes.
  • Reduce heat.

2. Cook

  • Place meat on grill; sear 1-3 min until color changes about one-quarter of way up from bottom. Turn over meat; baste. Sear 1-3 min.
  • Turn over meat a second time; baste. Sear another 1-3 min. Turn over a third time; baste. Check internal temp by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of meat (see chart below).

3. Finish

  • Transfer to serving platter.
  • Let rest 5-10 min (except poultry and ground beef).

Final Temperatures


  • 125° Rare: Very red, cool center
  • 130° Medium: Pink, warm center
  • 145°+ Well: No pink, very warm center

Pork: 150°

Poultry: 165°

Ground Beef*: 160°

*To cook your burgers the way you like them, use Wegmans Irradiated Ground Beef.

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