Grilled Pork Steak: A Quick and Delicious Recipe

Grilled Pork Steak Recipe

Are you looking for a tasty and affordable meal? Look no further than the classic grilled pork steak. As a St. Louis native, I’ve grown up enjoying this delicious dish, and I’m excited to share my quick and easy recipe with you. Get ready to experience juicy and tender pork steaks that will leave you craving for more.

Prepare the Pork Steaks for the Grill

To begin, head to your local butcher and ask for a Boston Butt, a popular cut of pork shoulder. Have the butcher slice it into ¾-inch steaks, transforming it into the irresistible St. Louis style pork steaks.

If time allows, marinate the steaks for a minimum of 30 minutes. Trust me, this simple step will maximize the tenderness and juiciness of your steaks. For a basic marinade, mix half a can of Coke, half a can of Sprite, two cups of apple juice, one cup of water, and half a cup of kosher salt.

Once marinated, remove the steaks from the brine, pat them dry, and set them aside on a tray. Now, you have two options for seasoning the steaks. You can either sprinkle them with kosher salt and pepper for a simple rub or create an all-purpose rub using ingredients like paprika, sugars, garlic, and chili powder. The choice is yours!

Get Your Grill Hot

While the steaks are ready to go, it’s time to prepare your grill. If you’re using a charcoal grill like my trusty Weber Performer, get the coals blazing hot at a temperature of around 400+ degrees. For a gas grill, preheat it on high for at least 15 minutes.

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For added flavor, throw a chunk of fruit wood such as apple, pecan, or cherry onto the coals just before placing the steaks on the grill. Alternatively, you can use wood chips if you prefer. These can be easily found at any local grocery store.

Grill The Pork Steaks

Now comes the exciting part. Grab a cold beverage, head outside, and place the pork steaks on the grill. Sear each side for about 5 minutes, ensuring that the fat blackens slightly and the steaks obtain a beautiful golden brown color.

As the steaks sizzle, pour the remaining half cans of soda into a spray bottle. Spraying the meat while grilling adds both flavor and moisture to the steaks. Once seared, it’s time to add a layer of your favorite barbecue sauce. Dab the sauce onto the steaks rather than smearing it to retain the spices and juices.

For an extra touch, close the vents and let the smoke infuse into the steaks for a few more minutes. You’ll be amazed at how the juicy flavors intensify. Carefully remove the steaks from the grill and place them on a cookie sheet, allowing them to rest for 5-10 minutes. During this time, you’ll notice even more juices pouring out, ensuring a succulent and tender final result.

Pork Steak Internal Temp

To achieve the perfect pork steak, it’s crucial to cook it to the right internal temperature. Ideally, the internal temperature should reach 145°F. Remember that anything lower is undercooked, while anything higher will result in a tough and chewy texture.

While this recipe offers a quick and easy method, I want to challenge any preconceived notions. Pork steaks don’t have to be grilled for extended periods, leaving them dry and overcooked. These steaks can be seared just like a beef steak, ensuring a delicious and flavorful outcome.

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With this recipe, you can enjoy a taste of pulled pork in your kitchen any time of the year. Experiment with different spices, sauces, and even wood flavors like maple to create unique variations. For a delightful meal, serve the pork steaks with some grilled pineapple.

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So, gather your ingredients, fire up the grill, and get ready to enjoy a quick and mouth-watering meal that will impress everyone at the table.