Bursting with flavor and juicy on the inside with a caramelized crust, we’re bringing you the best grilled pork steak recipe you’ve ever tasted! Our quick and easy cooking method and sweet and tangy mop sauce are sure to please even the pickiest BBQ aficionados.
Pork steaks are a fantastic choice for feeding big crowds or satisfying big appetites. They’re typically a budget-friendly cut, but you wouldn’t know it from the taste! They’re also a perfect vehicle for your favorite BBQ sauces.
We recommend using a mop sauce, which is a vinegar-based BBQ sauce that has a thinner consistency than traditional BBQ sauce. Basting with mop sauce keeps the meat juicy and infuses it with mouthwatering flavor.
This grilled pork steak recipe can be adapted to other dry rubs and marinades, too. Feel free to experiment with it to make your own signature dish. We recommend pairing them with classic BBQ sides, like mac and cheese, potato salad, and baked beans.
1. Season Your Steaks
The sauce does most of the talking here. But we recommend rubbing your steaks with salt and pepper and letting them sit for 15 minutes or so before you’re ready to start grilling.
2. Whip Up Your Mop Sauce
While your steaks are sitting, it’s time to make your mop sauce. This is where you can get creative with this grilled pork steak recipe. We’re using an apple cider vinegar base, but beer and bourbon are also great choices.
- 5 cups apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or honey)
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
Simply simmer this sauce for 10-15 minutes while your steaks are resting, and get ready to enjoy the best grilled pork steak recipe you’ve ever tried!
For a deeper, darker, more robust taste, add a splash of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce. You can also add a few squeezes of your favorite BBQ sauce if you prefer more of a classic BBQ flavor with a little less vinegar tang. Some butter never hurts, either!
3. Prepare Your Grill
To really make this grilled pork steak recipe pop, you need to sear the outside over high heat and then let it sit on indirect heat to finish cooking all the way through.
The best way to accomplish this is by designating grilling zones with varying heat levels—high heat for searing and indirect/low heat for finishing/resting.
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4. Start with a Sear
Now it’s time for the fun part! Place your steaks on the direct/high heat section, and mop your sauce on generously. If you don’t have a BBQ mop, a brush or spoon will still do the job.
Let the steaks cook for 2-3 minutes until they start to develop a little visible char. You’ll know they’re ready to flip when they release from the grill without sticking. Flip them, and then slather on some more of that saucy goodness.
The outer sear plays a huge role in making this the best grilled pork steak recipe, so make sure you really let the heat work its magic.
You’re going to need to trust your instincts with this grilled pork steak recipe. Different cuts have different cooking times, so keep an eye on them. You’re looking for a golden-brown sear with your preferred amount of black char.
5. Move Them to Indirect Heat
Once you’ve achieved the perfect sear on the outside, move the steaks to your indirect heat zone. Depending on your grill’s configuration, this zone can either be set to low heat or get its heat from the high heat sear zone beside it.
Keep basting and flipping every 2-3 minutes until the inner temperature reaches 145°. Even if you overcook them a bit, they’ll still be super juicy, thanks to the searing and basting method.
6. Let Them Rest
The final and most difficult step in this grilled pork steak recipe is to let them sit before you dive in. Give them one final slathering in sauce, and let them rest under a tin foil tent for 10 minutes or so.
The resting process is important because it lets all the flavors and juices settle and get to know each other.
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