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Traeger Tips: How to Grill The Perfect Steak

Posted by Susie B. on October 2, 2013

Traeger Tips: How to Grill The Perfect Steak

Having heard the cries of several devoted followers about their struggles to cook steak on a Traeger, we have come to the rescue! Below we present to you Traeger's Tips for the Perfect Steak. Some say a Traeger'ed steak just can't compare to a steak cooked over charcoal or even (shudder) propane. We say, FALSE! A steak off of your Traeger, when well executed, will flavor the socks off of any other steak out there. So if you are a skeptic, give us your best shot and follow the tips below to the most delicious steaks of your life.


Tip 1: Meat Freshness. When cooking a steak, freshness is top priority. Don't pick up steaks on Monday and grill them up on Friday. That is 5 whole days of fridge time and meat is very susceptible to accumulating odors and flavors floating around in your refrigerator. Buy your steaks early on the same day you plan to cook them.

Tip 2: Marbling. Look for steaks that are well marbled with fat. Those thin streams of fat will dissolve in the heat of your grill and moisten the meat from the inside while cooking.

Tip 3: Preparation. Before grilling, be sure to allow your steaks 4-6 hours to come to room temperature. Having your steaks start out at a slightly warmer temperature means more even cooking. You won't end up with the outside of your steak fully charred and the inside still mooing (figuratively speaking, of course).

Tip 4: Season. How you season your meat matters. Whether you use a rub like Traeger's Beef Shake or simple salt and pepper, the key is in the application. Apply liberally, and always just a little more than you think you will need. Instead of just shaking the seasoning on and then slapping your steaks on the grill (which shakes off most of the flavor anyway), pour your rub directly into the palm of your hand and massage it into the meat.

Tip 5: Smoke. After your fire up your grill, leave it on smoke and give your steaks 25-30 minutes (at least 15 minutes) to really take on some delicious flavor. This is what makes a Traeger steak incomparable to any other steak out there.

Tip 6: Preheat. When you have given your steaks enough time in the smoke, remove them from the grill. Crank your temperature up to High and let your grill preheat for 10-15 minutes. You want your grill to be running at the highest possible temperature. If you really like grill lines, invest in a cast iron grill grate (like the one we featured here). Return the steaks to the hot grill and cook to desired doneness. (We also wrote a post about how to tell when your steak is done)

Traeger Tips: How to Grill The Perfect Steak

Tip 7: Finishing Touches. There is much to be said about the accoutrements that accompany steaks these days. Some sprinkle with blue cheese, others dip in steak sauce, and still there are those that remain beef purists and won't allow anything but a fork to touch their steak. For a finishing touch to please all palates, we recommend melting a pat of butter over the steak immediately after grilling. Without taking anything away from the steak, the melted butter adds a richness to each bite that will make your steaks the talk of the town.

Traeger Tips: How to Grill The Perfect Steak

Traeger Tips: How to Grill The Perfect Steak


10/3/2013 2:24:53 PM #

Wow....anyone that thinks they can do a steak better on a charcoal or gas grill is simply a rookie griller. You can't beat a steak on a Traeger. But some people can't do good BBQ no matter what they are using.

Bobber United States

10/3/2013 2:27:21 PM #

This was a great blog post btw. Maybe the rookies will learn a little about doing good BBQ by reading it. It's a good start! Nicely done.

Bobber United States

10/7/2013 6:26:51 AM #

I will try this next time. The steaks I did were full of flavor but a little tough. I just bought a Traeger grill so still learning curve so to speak but I highly recomend one for all you back yard bbq people out there.

driller Canada

10/8/2013 9:05:01 AM #

Propane over wood? Really? Not me. My Traeger is 3 Yrs old and my BBQ is 5 Yrs old. I'm sure my BBQ will out last my smoker only because I never use the BBQ anymore. Anyway I thought this is how we always did steaks. I have found that with my Traeger I now have more friends then ever. Some I don't even know very well hahaha. Happy Smokin

lbryce United States

10/8/2013 8:05:16 PM #

        I can't stress enough the importance of buying quality meat if you are truly looking for a good steak eating experience.  Sadly the NCBA and the meat packers and most retailers, especially the large box stores try to convince the consumer that their so called trademark brand or name of beef is best and mislead us into thinking that the USDA grade label means that the meat is a U.S. product, It only means that the meat was graded by United States Department of Agriculture graders. The grades in grade from most tender based on marbling to least quality are, prime, choice, select, and several other variations.  If you want a good steak , I would recommend that you buy either prime or choice.  I primarily use choice as it is always good and generally considerably cheaper than prime. If you buy lesser grades, you should expect tougher and less tasty meat. Please enjoy your steak and don't be fooled by all the B.S. put out about all meat being the same, it is only to get you to buy the junk so that they can export all the good stuff.

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