St Louis BBQ Pork Steaks

Three pork blade steaks with dark char marks cook on a hot grill.
This recipe is sponsored by Blues Hog

St Louis BBQ Pork Steaks is a unique way of barbecuing that is only found in St Louis, Missouri. Normally, pork butt is cooked low and slow. But in this case, the meat is thinly sliced into steaks and then grilled until cooked through and tender. 

Pork steaks come from the Boston butt, from the shoulder of the pig. Also known as the pork blade steak, this cut has been around since the 1700’s. These steaks, compared to pork chops, have a large amount of intramuscular fat, making them super flavorful and tender.

The St Louis method of cooking pork butt is perfect for backyard barbecues when you don’t want to spend hours at the smoker. The meat comes out tender and flavorful, especially when seasoned properly and slathered in barbecue sauce. Make sure to have plenty of napkins on hand!

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Three raw pork blade steaks are being seasoned with marinade while sitting on a cutting board with a blue and white checkered tablecloth.
Coat the pork steaks with a light dusting of the Pork Marinade and the Sweet & Savory Seasoning.
A glazed pork blade steak sits on a wooden cutting board, with grilled corn, a mug of beer, and a blue and white checkered tablecloth in the background.
The St Louis method of cooking pork butt is perfect for backyard barbecues when you don’t want to spend hours at the smoker.
A seasoned raw pork blade steak is placed on a hot grill.
Pork steaks come from the Boston butt, from the shoulder of the pig.
Three charred pork blade steaks are being basted with cola while sitting on a hot grill.
While searing, baste the steaks with the cola.
Three pork blade steaks with dark char marks cook on a hot grill.
Sear the steaks over direct heat for 6 minutes per side, to get dark grill marks.

St Louis BBQ Pork Steaks Recipe

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This recipe is sponsored by Blues Hog.
Three pork blade steaks with dark char marks cook on a hot grill.
St Louis BBQ Pork Steaks is a unique way of barbecuing that is only found in St Louis, Missouri, resulting in sweet and tender pork.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Ready in 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseDinner
DifficultySeasoned
MethodGrill

Ingredients

Equipment

  • grill

Directions

  • Preheat a grill for direct grilling at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and indirect grilling at 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  • Coat the pork steaks with a light dusting of the Pork Marinade and the Sweet & Savory Seasoning.
  • Sear the steaks over direct heat for 6 minutes per side, to get dark grill marks. While searing, baste the steaks with the cola.
  • Move the steaks to the indirect heat side of the grill and finish cooking until they reach an internal temperature of 155 degrees F (70 degrees C), 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Remove the steaks from the grill and slather in the Smokey Mountain BBQ sauce. Return the steaks to the direct heat side of the grill for 5 minutes to caramelize. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 4gSodium: 1mgCalcium: 1mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 1IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 3mgCholesterol: 1mgCalories: 3kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg

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