Smoked Pork Steaks: A Flavorful Delight

Are you ready to elevate your barbecue game? Look no further than our mouthwatering smoked pork steaks recipe. These succulent cuts of meat are brimming with flavor and tenderness, making them a true delight for your taste buds. Whether you’re a seasoned pitmaster or a novice grilling enthusiast, this recipe is guaranteed to impress. So, fire up your smoker and get ready for a culinary adventure with Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ!

The Perfect Blend of Seasonings

To begin, place the pork steaks on a sheet pan and generously sprinkle kosher salt on the top side. The salt acts as a dry brine, enhancing the meat’s flavor and tenderness. Let the steaks rest uncovered in the fridge for about 3 hours or overnight if time allows. This process draws out the meat’s natural juices, which combine with the salt to create a tantalizing slurry that infuses every bite with incredible taste. You do not need to rinse the meat, as the dry brine will work its magic.

Next, it’s time to season the pork steaks. Sprinkle them generously with Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ’s original rub, specially crafted to complement the meat’s natural flavors. Avoid store-bought rubs and seasonings high in salt content, as they may overpower the taste. Let the seasoned steaks sit for about 10 minutes until they develop a mouthwatering “wet” appearance.

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Slow and Low: The Art of Smoking

While the seasoned steaks rest, prepare your smoker for cooking at a temperature of 225°F (107°C) with indirect heat. If your smoker has a water pan, ensure it’s filled. Now, place the pork steaks directly on the smoker grates or use a pan with a rack to make it easier.

For that signature smoky flavor, use pecan wood or your favorite smoking wood. Maintain a light smoke for at least an hour, adjusting the cooking time based on the thickness of the meat, its starting temperature, weather conditions, and the accuracy of your smoker thermometer.

To ensure your pork steaks reach perfection, use a digital probe meat thermometer. We recommend the ThermoWorks Smoke, which enables you to monitor the internal temperature accurately. When the steaks reach approximately 185°F (85°C), they are ready to reveal their succulent tenderness.

A Touch of Sweetness: Glaze and Caramelize

About 30 minutes before the pork steaks are done, it’s time to add a burst of flavor with Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ’s signature barbecue sauce. Brush the top side of the steaks with the sauce, allowing it to caramelize for 15 minutes. Then, flip the steaks and generously sauce the other side, ensuring every bite is coated in irresistible goodness.

Patience is Rewarded: Rest and Savor

Once your smoked pork steaks have reached their perfect doneness, remove them from the heat. Loosely cover them with foil and let them rest for approximately 10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and the flavors to settle, resulting in a tender and succulent dining experience.

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The Versatile Choices: Grill or Smoke?

While smoking is the preferred method for achieving maximum flavor, you can also grill these delectable pork steaks. For a balance between smoke and speed, let them spend 30 minutes in the smoker before transferring them to a hot grill. This combination ensures a perfect harmony of flavor and cooking time when you’re in a hurry.

Unleash Your Inner Pitmaster with Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ

With our smoked pork steaks recipe, you’ll unlock the secrets to creating a barbecue masterpiece. The careful balance of seasonings, the slow and low cooking process, and the finishing touch of our delectable barbecue sauce come together to deliver an unforgettable flavor experience. So, unleash your inner pitmaster and start creating culinary magic with Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ!

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