Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Total Servings: 2 servings

One of our favorite ways to grill steak is by using a pellet grill.

Pellet grills offer an enhanced flavor to your meat while keeping the process simple!

T bone steak being grilled on a large pellet grill!
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That's why we want to share our best recipe to achieve mouthwatering perfection when it comes to pellet grilling steak.

So if you love to cook steak stay tuned to get access to our pellet grill recipe, which you won't want to miss!

Pellet Grill Steak Ingredients:

  1. two- 12 to 16-ounce ribeye steaks
  2. two teaspoons kosher salt
  3. two teaspoons ground pepper
  4. two teaspoons garlic powder
  5. two tablespoons salted butter


Man teaching how to pellet grill steaks.

Choosing The Steak:

In this recipe, we will be using ribeye steak for the perfect combination of tenderness and a rich, hearty flavor.

Plus ribeyes offer a thick and juicy cut with heavy marbling.

6 Different types of steaks to pellet grill.
Choosing The Steak:

But you can always interchange ribeye for other cuts like filet mignon, flank steak, new york strip, or sirloin.

Prep The Ingredients:

Before you begin cooking steaks, there will be some preparation needed.

The most important thing is to ensure that your steak is completely thawed before grilling.

Once your steak is thawed out (30-40°F), you can place it on a cutting board and take a few minutes to remove any excess fat with a knife.

Prepping some ingredients for a steak seasoning recipe.
Prep The Ingredients:

Leave the steak on the cutting board for now.

You'll then want to measure out your two tsp of salt, two tsp of pepper, and two tsp of garlic powder, adding them into a bowl and mixing them.

Lastly, measure out your two tbsp of salted butter, and add to a separate bowl.

Preheat The Grill:

Now that your ingredients are all ready to go, it's time to add your wood pellets and preheat the grill.

We recommend using a mix of cherry and oak pellets for a delicious, smoky flavor.

Fire up your pellet grill to 225°F.

Man checking on grill to see if its pre heated.
Preheat The Grill:

Typically, it takes about 10-15 minutes for a pellet grill to reach the desired temperature.

Also, be sure your grill grates are clean before you cook on them.

Add The Seasoning:

In the time it takes to preheat your grill, you can season your steak!

While still on the cutting board, take your mixed spices and evenly sprinkle them onto both sides of each steak.

Seasoning steak with the pre prepped rub you made!
Add The Seasoning:

Gently pat the seasoning into the meat so it sticks as well as possible, causing a bold flavor.

Once your seasonings have been applied, you are ready to start grilling!

Grilling The Steak:

Now that your grill is preheated and your steaks are seasoned, it's finally time to throw them on the grill!

We'll be grilling the steaks to a medium-rare level of doneness (120°F).

Place the steaks in the pellet grill and close the lid.

Check on the steaks about every 15 minutes and flip them once at around the 30-minute mark.

A batch of steaks being grilled on a high heat grill!
Grilling The Steak:

Cook the steaks at 225°F until the internal temperature of the steak reaches 10 degrees lower than your target finished temperature (110°F).

Use an internal meat thermometer to check the temperature.

It will take approximately 1 hour for 1.5-inch thick steaks to hit your desired doneness.

Searing The Steak:

So now that your steaks are up to temperature, remove them from the grill and set aside.

Close the lid and turn the temperature up to high (400-450°F).

Cooked steaks about to get the final sear!
Searing The Steak:

Once the grill is up the temperature, put the steaks back on the grill for 2-3 minutes per side to achieve a perfect sear!

Now that the steaks have those beautiful sear marks, you can turn your grill off and transfer them to a resting plate.

Rest And Serve:

After you've transferred the steaks off of the grill, spread one tablespoon of salted butter on each steak.

Then, let your steaks rest for 5-10 minutes.

A group of seared steaks, resting and waiting to be served!
Rest And Serve:

After the steaks have had time to rest, serve them with your choice of sides, and enjoy!

Complementary Side Dishes:

Adding side dishes to go alongside your steak can enhance the flavor combinations you'll experience!

Steak with sides and a garnish!
Complementary Side Dishes:

Some complementary side dishes to include would be: grilled mushrooms, homemade french fries, smoked potatoes, or even bacon-wrapped asparagus!

Try some of these dishes out next time you grill some steaks!

Storing Leftover Steak:

We don't expect you to always be able to finish your entire steak.

To reduce waste, you can always store leftover steaks!

A simple method of storing leftover steak is to put what's left into a food-safe container and store it in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Leftover steak getting ready to be stored
Storing Leftover Steak:

If you want to store leftovers for longer, you can always vacuum seal the remains and put them in a freezer.

Freezing your leftovers will allow you to use the steak up to 12 months later!

Nutritional Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 650

Fat: 43g

Carbs: 0g

Protein: 46g

The Best Pellet Grill Steak Recipe

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We hope that you found everything you were looking for in this recipe and there was no confusion in the process!

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The Best Pellet Grill Steak Recipe

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