I’m a big believer that bqq and grilling should be a part of everyone’s meal planning all year ’round. In fact, I find that my appetite is sharper when cooking in colder weather, and food out of the smoker, or off the grill… like these steaks, taste better.
Amazing Traeger Steaks Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes smoke, 10 minutes cook Pellets: Oak 2 – 1 1/2 inch thick Rib-eye or New York Strip steaks Seasoned salt to taste Herb Butter (see recipe below.) Season steaks on both sides. Start your Traeger on smoke with lid open for 5 minutes to get started. Close the lid and allow interior to heat up for an additional 10 minutes. Place your steaks on the grill in the SMOKE mode, and cook for 30 minutes. Then take them off the grill and set aside.
Turn your Traeger to HIGH. When the grill reaches 400 – 425 degrees put the steaks back on the grill, and sear for 5 minutes per side for rare-to medium rare. Because you’re cooking in an enclosed environment, you don’t have to flip your steaks, but I still do because I like the pretty grill marks. Remove the steaks from the grill to a warmed platter, tent loosely with foil and let rest 5 minutes. Add a dollop of herb butter to each steak, re-cover, and let rest an additional 5 minutes.
Serve whole, or slice thinly across the grain, spooning melted butter from the platter over each steak.
Good accompaniment include: baked potatoes, roasted asparagus (both are very nice with the herb butter, see below), and a fresh Caesar salad.
It’s the most primitive of all the cooking methods.
Picture our ancient ancestors spearing chunks of raw meat on sticks and gathering around a communal fire to cook their meal.
What would summer be without the sights, and sounds, and smells of meat searing to perfection over glowing coals? The laughter of friends and family, and the sharing of a delicious, flame-kissed meal?
I guarantee that you will see an instant, and significant improvement in your outdoor cooking! No more wiener flambé, carbonized chicken, or particle-board steaks.
Clear your calendar, strap on your apron, you’re about to become the grilling-god of your family!