Best Pellet Grill Steaks Recipes 5 Different Ways

If you are looking for some of the best pellet grill steaks recipes around, keep reading.

Steak is good whatever way you chose to cook it, but it’s particularly special when smoked or grilled on the pellet grills.

Steaks on the pellet grills will never be a bad idea.

Best Pellet Grill Steaks Recipes
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Best Pellet Grill Steaks Recipes

There are some great options out there for pellet grills as well as a few different methods for smoking or grilling steak on the pellet grills.

We’ve picked out our favourites in terms of techniques and grills, but it’s totally up to you what you want to do with these ideas. Have fun experimenting to find what works best for you!

Pit Boss Pellet Grill Steaks

This helpful recipe from Pit Boss shows you to grill your steak hot and fast at 400F – cooking your steak for around 5-7 minutes per side for medium.

It also utilises Pit Boss’ delicious Chophouse Steak Rub, and Pit Boss Mesquite Blend Pellets, but you can use your own rub and wood if you like.

Masterbuilt Reverse Seared Steak Recipe

This recipe from Masterbuilt shows you a great to cook steak on your pellet grills.

You smoke the steak for a short while at a low temperature to impart smoke, and then you finish it off by searing the steak on hot grills or a hot pan. This allows you the best of 2 worlds – you get a good smoke flavour, but you also get a nice crust and sear on your meat as well.

It also has a delicious compound butter recipe too!

Traeger Ribeye Steak Recipe

This ribeye steak recipe from Traeger shows you how to smoke steak using the reverse sear method as well.

It’s a simple straightforward recipe but a very effective one.

The recommended Meat Church Holy Cow BBQ Rub is well worth well worth a look too.

Pellet Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

If you don’t know what Chimichurri sauce is, it’s a delicious herby, slightly spicy Argentinian/Uruguayan BBQ sauce. It’s sometimes called Argentine BBQ sauce.

This delicious recipe for pellet grill steak calls for a flank steak smoked hot and fast on the grills at a high temperature of around 450F. It also take you through step by step how to reverse sear this thinly cut steak.

It is then served with delicious Chimichurri sauce on the side.

Pellet Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Smoked Tomahawk Steak on the Pellet Grill

The tomahawk steak is basically a bone-in ribeye, but because of the shape it has been called after the Tomahawk axe.

It’s sure to wow any guests and it makes a spectacular centrepiece.

This lovely cut of meat is cooked slow and low at 275F over hickory wood, until the internal temperature reaches 145F for medium rare.

Pellet Grill Steaks Temp

If you want to grill steaks quickly then you need a high heat of 450F.

If you want to smoke the steak slowly to impart flavour, then 275F is a good temperature to smoke steaks. You can always sear the steak at high heat quickly at the end of the cook to create a nice crust.

Steak Doneness Infographic

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Internal Temperatures for Steak Infographic

Pellet Grill Steak Seasoning Ideas

Although it can be fun to make your own rubs, we probably all have times where we’re happy not to have to. Here are some of our steak seasoning favourites.

Meat Church Holy Cow BBQ Rub

Pit Boss Chophouse Steak Seasoning

Meat Church Holy Gospel BBQ Rub

Rump Steak on the Pellet Grills

Rump Steak on the Pellet Grills Recipe Video

FAQ’s About Pellet Grill Steaks

How Long to Cook Steaks on a Pellet Grill?

If you want to grill steaks hot and fast on the pellet grills, set the temperature to high heat (around 450F) and cook the steaks for 4-6 minutes per side for rare and 6-8 minutes for medium.

If you want to smoke the steak slow and low to infuse flavour, most cuts will take an initial 45 minutes or so at 225F (107C) with a final sear at high heat for 1-2 minutes a side.

The most reliable way to know if your steak is cooked is the internal temperature not timings – see the infographic above to help.

What Temperature do you Cook Steak on a Pellet Grill?

If you want to grill your steak hot and fast on the pellet grills you will need a high heat of at least 450F (232C).

If you want to smoke the steak first and then reverse sear it at the end set your pellet grill to 225F (107C), smoke the steak for around 45 minutes, increase the heat to at least 450F (232C) and sear the smoked steak on both sides.

Are Pellet Grills Good for Steaks?

Pellet grills are great for cooking steaks, giving you the option of smoking steaks slow and low at a consistent heat instead of just grilling them.

The ‘set it and forget it’ nature of wood pellet grills allows a great deal of control over the smoking or grilling process.

How Long to Cook Steak On Traeger at 350F?

Depending on the size of your steak, it will take around 35-45 minutes to smoke it at 350F before finishing it off by searing at high heat for a final 1-2 minutes a side.

Best Pellet Grill Steaks

Some of the best cuts of steak to smoke or grill on the pellet grills include:

  • Tomahawk Steak
  • Ribeye Steak
  • Tri Tip Steak
  • Rump Steak
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Filet Mignon
  • Larger cuts of beef that are great for smoking would include brisket, beef ribs, chuck roast and round steak.

Traeger Steaks at 250

If you are smoking steaks in your Traeger at 250F it will take somewhere between 45minutes to an hour for the initial smoke.

Turn your Traeger up to a high heat of at least 450F and finish them off with a reverse sear for 1-2 minutes a side.

Related Article – ‘Pellet Grill Steaks Guide.’

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