The cooking time for steak is determined by the thickness of the cut and the type of cut. The cooking method also influences how long a steak takes to cook.
Cooking time for steaks also depends on individual taste preference. A medium-rare filet mignon an inch thick should be grilled for 4 minutes on each side. For a medium-cooked steak, an additional three minutes on each side is needed. A New York strip an inch thick requires seven minutes of grilling on each side for a medium-rare result and a full 10 minutes on each side for a medium-cooked steak.