Grilled Pork Steaks

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grilled pork steak

Grilled pork steaks have to be one of our favorite summertime recipes. They are very easy to make, great when entertaining and come out delicious! It takes just a few simple ingredients and you can make these yourself at home.

Grilling and cooking outside is all about togetherness and being with our family and friends. After a year of not being able to gather, these grilled pork steaks are sure to bring back memories of summer, family and friends. When food is coming off the grill, you can guarantee it’s a meal the entire family can get around and enjoy together. And it’s hard to beat a juicy and delicious grilled pork steak. Be sure to also visit pork.org for more pork cooking ideas and inspiration!

For those that are not familiar, pork steaks come from the pork shoulder. A bone-in pork shoulder is normally the cut used, cut into 1/2” thick steaks. The beauty of grilling pork steaks is that they cook in a fraction of the time of a full pork shoulder, but you still get that delicious pork flavor. For flavorful, tender and safe pork, it’s important to cook pork cuts like tenderloin and chops to the correct temperature of 145⁰F with a 3-minute rest. Cuts like pork shoulder or ribs will require a longer cook time and higher endpoint temperature though for the best eating experience. This is how I make mine.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 pork steaks, 1/2” thick
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce

For the seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

Directions:

  1. Combine the seasoning ingredients and set aside.
  2. Pat the pork steaks dry and season liberally on both sides with the seasoning mix.
  3. Preheat your grill to 300 degrees, direct heat.
  4. Place the pork steaks directly on the grate on the grill and close the grill lid.
  5. Flip the steaks every 30 minutes and continue cooking until they reach an internal temperature of around 170 degrees. This will take approximately 1.5-2 hours.
  6. Brush the pork steaks with BBQ sauce on both sides and put on the grill for an additional 10 minutes. The sauce should get nice and caramelized.
  7. Remove the pork steaks from the grill, rest 10 minutes and serve!

This recipe has been sponsored by the National Pork Board.