The showstopper steak has not only that perfect juicy, rosy-pink interior, but also the reward and proof of dedicated time maintenance with dark caramelized branding from the grill. Sometimes it's hard to get those grill calling cards with your Traeger, so we enlisted the help of a cast iron grill grate to give us a foot-up in accomplishing the dream steak.
The ideal steak to grill for this worthwhile endeavor is our Beef Denver Steak. It's quick, easy to pull off and has an unbelievable marinade/wet rub.
Beef Denver Steak
Prep Time: 5 minutes plus several hours for marinating
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Recommended Pellets: Hickory, Mesquite or Maple
2-4 Denver Steaks
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon Traeger Beef Rub
1 teaspoon Traeger Blackened Saskatchewan Shake
Tenderize steak with a wooden mallet. Mix the remaining ingredients together and use to marinade the meat overnight.
Start your Traeger on Smoke (or Low) with lid open for 5 minutes to get the fire started. Put the cast iron grill grate in the Traeger. Set the heat to High and let the grate preheat with the grill for 10-15 minutes. (It is essential to let the cast iron grate heat up before you throw that meat on if you want those coveted grill marks.) Right now by clicking the cast iron grill grate link above you can get 10% off from Steven Raichlen when you enter coupon code TUSCAN10.
Place steaks on the grate and turn back to Smoke (or Low) for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove from grill and enjoy! It is seriously as simple as that.
I couldn't resist adding some Traeger Roasted Asparagus and baked potatoes to play a supportive role to the picture-perfect steak. (The grate grilled those like a boss, too!)
Check out those beautiful grill marks. Good enough to make even your toughest grill critic proud. You can get your own cast iron grill grate here.