Smoked Pork Steaks 009-1000x667

In this edition of the smoking meat newsletter,  I am going to show you how to smoke up a batch of smoked pork steaks for your family and/or friends using my original rub and just a few hours of time on your hands.

What You’ll Need

6-8 Pork Steaks (may be labeled as pork blade steaks)
1/2 cup Canola oil (substitute yellow mustard if desired)
1 batch of Jeff’s Naked Rib Rub

Get the Recipes for Jeff’s Rub and Sauce


recipe-ad-rubMy rub is not only great on ribs and all pork, but it is absolutely amazing on poultry, beef, fish, seafood and even vegetables like corn!

promise you’ll love my dry rub/seasoning recipe and my barbecue sauce recipe or you don’t pay!

Reasons to buy: Support the newsletter and the website | Own “the recipes” | Get the email newsletter 100% AD FREE from now on | Includes the Texas style rub recipe

Order the Recipes for Jeff's Rub and Sauce


Purchasing the Pork Steaks

When I went to the local grocery store the other night to pick out some pork steaks, I noticed that they were labeled pork blade steaks. It does not matter if they are labeled a little different than just “Pork Steak” as long as they have plenty of fat marbling and it looks like they were cut from the pork butt (some of the pieces have bone in them). The meat has a lot of fat marbling in it which makes it a perfect candidate for slow smoking. The steaks are usually cut at about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick and should run anywhere from $0.99 – $1.59 per lb in most places across the United States.

This is basically the same meat as the country style rib just cut into steaks instead of into logs.

Preparing the Pork Steaks

You won’t need to fuss too much over these.. they are quick and easy and something that want take long to prepare or cook. I like to use my own rub on these and they just taste like something that you shouldn’t be able to afford.. really, really good!!

Put all of the steaks in a large zip-top bag or maybe use a couple of large bags if you are doing quite a few of them. Pour some canola oil into the bag along with 1 heaping TBS of my rub per steak. I did 6 steaks so I did 6 heaping TBS of the rub and then threw in another one for good measure.. I just couldn’t help myself!!

They smelled so good at the moment that I wanted to just grab one and eat it right then and there but I resisted the urge and just did a good shake down on the bag to get the oil and rub all over the steaks. Roll the bag(s) end over end and side over side a few times to coat everything real good and then put the bag in the fridge for a couple of hours to let that rub and oil turn into a gooey mess of absolute goodness on the surface of those steaks.

Almost Ready to Smoke

Remove the steaks from the fridge and lay the steaks out flat on a large platter or cutting board and sprinkle a little more rub on both sides of the steaks if you like.

(I did some of these a while back and omitted this step and more than one person at the table said they would like to have had more rub on the steaks.)

My rub gets nice and gooey on the meat when it sits for a few minutes and creates a really nice bark that is like candy when it’s finished. You might find yourself just eating the outsides if you’re not careful.

Set the steaks aside and go get the smoker ready.

Preparing the Smoker

The steaks are very forgiving and if you want to cook them fast you can do that, I will caution you that this could burn the rub and so I don’t recommend rushing them. For best results, prepare the smoker for cooking at around 225-240 degrees and use a wood that is fruity but has a good solid flavor. I recommend cherry or even a mix of pecan and cherry would be perfect.

Once the smoker is up to temperature.. you’re good to go. Go get them steaks!

Smoking the Pork Steaks

I recommend placing the steaks right on the grate if at all possible for at least the first half of the cooking time. keep the smoke going steady for a couple of hours as well and then you can stop applying smoke if you are using a gas, electric or charcoal smoker.

At 225 degrees you can expect the steaks, depending on the thickness, to take about 3-4 hours to reach 165 degrees. They are tender enough to eat at this point however if you want to really take them to that fork tender state of deliciousness then you might consider wrapping them in foil or put them in an aluminum foil pan with foil over the top and let them cook for an additional hour once they reach 160-165 degrees F.

Serving the Pork Steaks

Serve up the steaks just as soon as they get finished to your liking and give folks a little of my warmed sauce on the side for those who like to dip.

Enjoy the moment!!

Get the Recipes for Jeff’s Rub and Sauce


jeffs-rub-framed-250x169 jeffs-sauce-framed-250x169
***Note: you get the Texas style rub recipe free with your order!

If I could give these recipes away, I would do that. I really want you to have them! But, then, this is how I support the newsletter, the website and all of the other stuff that we do here to promote the art of smoking meat.

Read these recent testimonies:

Love the sauce and rub
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Love the sauce and rub recipes. So far I have used them on beef ribs, pork ribs, and different chicken parts. Can't wait to do a beef brisket. Texas rub is great as well! ~Peter S.
I tried the rub on a beef
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
..I tried the rub on a beef brisket and some beef ribs the other day and our entire family enjoyed it tremendously. I also made a batch of the barbeque sauce that we used on the brisket as well as some chicken. We all agreed it was the best sauce we have had in a while. ~Darwyn B.
Love the original rib rub
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
 Love the original rib rub and sauce! We have an annual rib fest competition at the lake every 4th of July. I will say we have won a great percent of the time over the past 15 years so we are not novices by any means. However, we didn't win last year and had to step up our game! We used Jeff's rub and sauce (sauce on the side) and it was a landslide win for us this year! Thanks Jeff for the great recipes. I'm looking forward to trying the Texas style rub in the near future! ~Michelle M.


You see the raving testimonies and you wonder, "Can the recipes really be that good?"

No worries! Make up a batch and if it's not as good as you've heard.. simply ask for a refund. Now that's a bargain and you know it. Let's review:

  • You decide you don't like the recipes.. you don't pay!
  • The recipes are absolutely amazing!
  • Once you order, there'll be no more recipe ads in the email version of the newsletter
Well.. what are you waiting for.. click on the big orange button below to order the recipes now.

Order the Recipes for Jeff's Rub and Sauce

I really, really appreciate the support from my newsletter friends and be sure to let me know if you have any questions about this.


Order My Smoking Meat Book

smoking-meat-book-cover-275x289The book is full of recipes and contains tons of helpful information as well. Some have even said that "no smoker should be without this book"!

With more than 600 reviews on Amazon.com and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, it comes highly recommended.

It is also listed as a #1 Bestseller in Barbecueing & Grilling books on Amazon.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble (in stock at most stores)

Digital versions available via Nook | iTunes | Kindle

Note: German version available under the title "American Smoker" at Amazon.de


Amazon.com Orders

If you enjoy the newsletter and would like to do something helpful, then..

The next time you decide to order something at Amazon.com, use THIS LINK to get there and we'll get a small commission off of what you purchase.

Thank you in advance for using our special link: http://www.smoking-meat.com/amazon

 

About the Author

Long time Industrial Engineer turned self-proclaimed fire poker, pitmaster and smoke whisperer and loving every minute of it!

Leave A Response