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Grilled Steak for Two with Cocoa Rub

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Steak for Two with Cocoa Rub

Prep Time

50 Minutes

Cook Time

50 Minutes

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Sweeten your steak game with smokin' flavor. These hand-cut rib-eyes are generously seasoned with a sweet and rich cocoa rub and reverse seared over cherry wood for some serious steak perfection.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

2

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    Steps

    • 1

      Start with a whole boneless rib-eye roast. Trim off all excess fat and silver skin from entire roast.
    • 2

      Next you will want to cut the roast into steaks. Start at the thicker end of the roast and cut the steaks 2-1/2" (4-5 cm) thick. If not cutting steaks from a whole rib-eye roast, ask your butcher to cut two steaks into 2-1/2" (4-5 cm) inch steaks.
    • 3

      Reserve 2 steaks and freeze the remaining steaks for later use.
    • 4

      Combine the Traeger Coffee rub and the cocoa powder and lightly season the steaks. Save the remainder of the rub for later use.
    • 5

      Let steaks sit on the counter for 45 minutes to come up to room temperature.
    • 6

      When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 225℉ (105 C) and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
    • 7

      Place the steaks on the grill. After 20 minutes of cooking, flip the steaks and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the steaks; desired internal temperature is between 105 to 110℉ (40-43 C).
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    • 8

      Once desired temperature is reached, remove steaks from grill and let rest on the counter.
    • 9

      Increase the temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal results, set to 500℉ (260 C) if available.
    • 10

      Place steaks back on grill grate and cook for four minutes. Flip the steaks and cook for an additional four minutes.
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    • 11

      Check the internal temperature of the steaks. Desired finished temperature is between 130 to 135℉ (50-55 C) for medium-rare steaks.
    • 12

      Once desired temperature is reached, remove steaks from grill and let rest 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!

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