Recipes on how to cook smoked ribeye steak were some of the first things I looked up when I bought my pit boss pellet grill. A Juicy tender smoked steak is amazing.
After Smoking ribeye steak medium rare internal temp. For the first time, I thought I had gone to heaven. It was juicy and full of great flavor.
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Can You Smoke A Steak?
Yes! Smoking a steak is simple and adds tons of flavor. Getting the perfect steak on a pellet grill is not complicated. It is more about timing and practice. The main factor is monitoring the internal temp and knowing what you are after.
Cooking a steak to medium rare, medium. or whatever your preferred steak wellness is. Can be easy to do, while keeping the steak Juicy and full of flavor. When smoking a steak you don’t have to get too excited about the seasoning. The Smoke will do it for you.
How To Use The Smoke
When Smoking a steak using the smoke to enhance the flavor. No need to excited about a bunch of fancy marinades or rubs for this recipe. We just want the smoke to do the hard work for us
If you like a mild smoke flavor cherry wood is a great choice for your steak. This steak will taste great and look incredible.
Want a little stronger smoke, with some extra sweetness, that is still mild smoke flavor? Go with apple, pecan, or maple.
Want something stronger with a bold taste? Use mesquite, hickory, or oak wood. This wood will add amazing flavor to the steak.
Best Type Of Steak
What type of steak do you ask? Well, what’s your favorite type of steak? You can smoke just about anything. I prefer Ribeyes and T-Bones. You can use any type you prefer.
The main thing to remember is the thicker the better. The thicker it is the more smoke flavor you can get into it. I try not to go any thinner than 1-1 1/2 inches thick. Anything thinner and it just cooks too fast. Thin cuts will work but you just won’t get as much smoke flavor.
I just recently did my first youtube video and I used a steak thinner than I normally use. It was around an inch thick and it cooked a lot faster than I was expecting, luckily I try to check on things early.
How Long To Smoke the Steak
It roughly takes 45 ins to an hour to cook a steak. It all depends on the cut and the thickness. anything under an inch thick I would check after 30 mins. The best way to be sure is to use a meat thermometer as found on this page
Recommended Internal Temps For Steaks
The most important thing to know when it comes to smoking a steak is you want to cook to temp not by how long. It is best to go by time as a rough idea, as to when to check internal temp.
|Steak Doneness||Internal Temperature||Center Color|
|Medium Rare||130-135 °F||Pink|
|Medium||135-145 °F||Some Pink|
|Well||145-155 °F||A Sliver of Light Pink|
|Well Done||155-165 °F||Mostly Brown|
For the recipe in this article, we will be doing a reverse sear. This means we will cook the steak to a temp 5°-10° F short of what we want in this case 125°-130° F . We will be going for medium rare and a final temp of 130°-135°.
Once we hit around 125° F. We will move on to the second part of the cook the sear.
How To Smoke A Steak
This is a great place to start. A simple recipe that lets the smoke from your pellet grill do all the work for you. There is no need to get fancy, this simple recipe will produce great tasting juicy steaks that will have family and friends coming back for more.
Any questions or comments would love to hear them
How To Cook Smoked Ribeye Steak On A Pellet Grill-Reverse Sear
- Pellet grill/smoker
- wood pellets (flavor of your choice)
- 1 12-16 oz 1-1 1/2 thick ribeye steak Can be any type of steak
- 1 Kosher salt Salt to your liking
- 1 Ground Black pepper Use pepper to your liking
- Pat steak dry with a paper towel.
- Season both sides with kosher salt and ground black pepper (best to let the steak get up to room temp before placing on the grill 30 min or so if possible
- Startup pellet grill. Preheat to 225°F. Remember different pellet types will change the flavor
- Place steaks on the grill and close the lid. Cook for 45 mins to an hour depending on thickness. Remember, want an internal temp of (115° for rare, 125° for medium rare, 135° for medium, 145° for medium well, and 155° for well)
- Once you reach your desired temp remove steak from the grill and turn the grill up to 450°-500° F(loosely cover the steak if you like while the pellet grill is warming up)
- Place the steaks back on the pellet grill once it reaches temp. Sear them for approximately 2 minutes per side. Continue to cook the steaks until they reach the final desired internal temp (125° for rare, 135° for medium rare, 145° for medium, 155° for medium well, and 165° for well done).
- Then let them rest for 10 mins and serve( I cover them in tin foil to help keep them warm)