Steak on the Pellet Grill

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The next step in my education on the Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker was to try a steak. I am not independently wealthy so a nice rib steak was out of the question. I picked up a piece of inside round about 3/4 inch thick.

I would like to remind you that searing a steak does not “seal in the juices”. This had been proved wrong in laboratory and blind taste tests. However, searing does give flavour to the steak.

The reason I mention this is that a pellet smoker doesn’t cook with direct heat. It uses hot air from a a wood fire. I was a little concerned I would not get enough sear for flavour.

I just rubbed some Clubhouse No Sodium Added Steak Spice on the steak before grilling it.

I preheated the grill to 525 F. It took about 6 minutes a side to get it to medium.

Steak on the Pellet Grill

She Who Must Be Obeyed doesn’t like steak cooked less than medium so medium it is.

I sliced the steak into 1/4 inch slices which make a tougher steak like a rounds steak a little easier to cut and chew.

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We served it with Home Fries on the pellet grill (my next post) and stir fried vegetables from the last of our garden.

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The Verdict

The steak was great. As I said, I had my doubts but they were wrong. The high heat gave a nice sear (less than my Weber barbecue but still nice). I think it is moister than a steak cooked on the grill and the steak wasn’t overdone on the outside edge even though it was cooked to medium. The pellet grill makes a fine steak!

The Old Fat Guy

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