Grilled Pork Steaks on a Weber Gas Grill

Grilled Pork Steaks

Grilled pork steaks are one of the reasons that I could never become a vegetarian.  This might just be the perfect cut of pork and, yes, that does mean that I think this is better than bacon.

Grilled Pork Steaks

Pork steaks are cut from the shoulder/butt of a hog and have the perfect meat to fat ratio which makes them incredibly succulent.

Butchers cut these to different thicknesses and the thin ones are tough to cook without drying them out.  Try to get steaks that are between 1/2 to 1 inch thick for best results.

Uncooked Pork Steaks

I season the steaks with a bold dry rub that is low in sugar (recipe below).

I grilled these steaks on my Weber Q1200 and to add an extra layer of flavor I let them sit in a cold smoke environment for an hour before grilling.  I used a 6 inch smoker tube filled with hickory pellets to create the smoke in the Weber Q.

If you want to get even more smoke flavor into this cut then check out my recipe for Smoked Pork Steaks on a Z Grills Pellet Grill.

This step is optional but it does provide a wonderful flavor layer.

Smoker Tube

Grill your pork steaks on High Heat and check the internal temperature often with a digital thermometer.  You want to take the steaks off the grill when an internal temperature of 145F is reached.

Smoked and Grilled Pork Steak

As long as you do not overcook these steaks they are going to be incredibly juicy and tender and will be much better than any pork chop you have ever eaten.


Grilled Pork Steaks

Grilled Pork Steaks

Pork steaks are seasoned with a bold dry rub, lightly smoked, and then grilled over high heat to an internal temperature of 145F.
The smoking step is optional but does provide great flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 350 kcal


  • 2 Pork steaks At least 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 tbsp Pork dry rub See Recipe Notes for Dry Rub Recipe
  • 2 tbsp Head Country barbecue sauce


  • Season each pork steak with 1 tbsp of the dry rub.
  • Let the dry rub soak into the meat for 15 minutes while you prepare the grill.
  • Light a smoker tube filled with hickory pellets and place the smoker tube on the grill.
  • Put the pork steaks on a cold grill with the smoker tube and let them smoke for 1 hour.
  • Remove the smoker tube from the grill.
  • Turn the grill to High Heat and grill the pork steaks to an internal temperature of 145F (15 min)
  • Glaze with Head Country barbecue sauce and serve.


You will be grilling at high heat so your dry rub needs to be low in sugar to prevent scorching.
Dry Rub for Grilled Pork Steaks
  • 1/4 cup smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup seasoned salt (Mortons)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
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