If you’ve never made smoked pork steaks before with an amazing dry rub you are missing out on a great dinner! Full of flavor and easy to make.
If you’ve been following The Typical Mom for very long you know we love easy smoker recipes and add to it often. These smoked pork steaks with a dry rub were our latest creation. They came out SO good! We added some corn to the bottom rack which we’ll share later but when we opened it up everything was done to perfection. (affiliate links present)
Smoked Pork Steaks Traeger
- We started with these smoked bacon wrapped pork chops and moved to steaks. I honestly hadn’t tried a pork steak recipe before and I am not a steak fan in general.
I will have to admit my husband’s pork dry rub recipe it takes it to a whole new level. They’re part of our electric smoker recipes round up but have been made in a pellet grill too. That way you add tons of flavor at the very beginning and as it cooks they soak in more and more.
You can keep it the rub listed below nice and sweet and savory or add more heat to make it spicy. Either way it is out of this world and you will have no need for sauce, though you could add some too if you like.
This is what our smoked pork steaks looked like when they were done.
How to Cook Pork Steak
You do not need any sauce, the rub has tons of flavor and with the smoke flavor it’s just…..yum!! If you haven’t tried smoking meats before it is quite easy and you can really do it all year but we do it most during the summertime.
The only thing you might need to adjust would be the timing. Depending on the size and thickness of your pork steaks it will vary slightly but we’ve made this several times and 90 minutes seems to be quite right to reach the necessary internal temperature for pork and not have it overdone.
I might check after 70 minutes or so if yours are a bit thinner and gage how much longer they might need.
Allow your smoked pork steaks to rest at least 5 minutes after taking them out. This is important too to lock in the juices before cutting.
Here is a spicy dry rub for pork you could use rather than the one below. This and our tri tip dry rub are both really good.
- Wood chips or pellets for smoker
- we like using apple for this
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- About 1/2-1 tbsp powdered sriracha depending on how daring you are – I found this one which is great since it’s dry
- 1/4 c salt
Barbecue sauce is great if you want to make bbq pork steaks. Add some heat with your sauce for extra intensity or leave more mild and/or sweet.
Tips when cooking pork:
- Don’t overcook it, nobody likes dry pork
- Always check the internal temperature before serving. Follow guidelines in meat smoker printable below.
- Place directly on your grill grate to get nice marks on the outsides
- Cook time depends on how thick your pieces are
- Cooking pork in a pressure cooker or air fryer pork steak is a fabulous way to get it tender too
And last but certainly not least you always want to allow your proteins to rest. A good 10 minutes is sufficient. This is important to lock those juices inside instead of letting them flow out of your meat and on to your plate or cutting board.
If you love a rich sauce baked on you should brush it on top about 15 minutes before they are ready to take off so the flavors can seep in and it can begin to brown just a bit. That will intensify the flavors and make them out of this world.
Looking for other smoker recipes?
- You’ll need this meat smoking chart to know what temp and how long to cook each meat.
- Then try the best way to smoke ribs
- Best smoked turkey ever
- This is how to smoke salmon, it’s amazing
- smoked t bone is great too
Our next most popular one is this smoked pulled pork though. With the same dry rub as here, it’s out of this world great.
Served with air fryer mushrooms is a great meal for sure.
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Smoked Pork Steaks
- Mix all spices together in a bowl breaking up any lumps so everything is combined well.
- Preheat smoker to 275 degrees and add wood chips.
- Massage this pork steak dry rub on the top and bottom of all your pieces of meat.
- Place pork steaks on top racks of smoker so they are not overlapping.
- Close door and allow to cook for approx 90 minutes, depending on how thick they are there may be a slight variance of time but just ensure when done that it reaches at least 180 degrees in the middle to be safe.
- Allow to rest on cutting board for at least 5 minutes once taken out before slicing.