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Pork steak temp ?

Big EBig E Posts: 50
edited 7:12AM in EggHead Forum
Just wondering do you cook a pork steak just like a pork chop ? I've heard I need to do it with a less temp & a little more time to get a nice tender steak. Going to get some ready for dinner. Thanks !!

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  • I don;t know if they will come out really tender. I have both done ways, hot and fast. Then slow smoked at 225. Someone puts them in BBQ sauce in a pan for a couple hours finishing them off.

    Mike
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    You know...with pork, the cuts are not quite as consistent as with beef..you can cut a 'pork steak' from several different parts of the hog...I would say if you think it is a pork shoulder steak and it is well marbled then low n slow should be the way to go...slow enough to render all that artery cloggin fat out ;) ..if it's cut from a loin, then I would cook more like the chop.. this is why you see some varying results for a 'pork steak' ...it may be coming from different parts of the hog...dunno if that helps, but there it is..
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Just about any way you cook a pork steak, they will come out good. Thickness will play a big factor in what method you select. All of these set-ups work.

    Grilled direct 250° - 275° measured at the grate.

    Grilled direct on a raised grate. 250° - 275° measured at the grate.

    Barbecued with an indirect set-up. 225° to 300° measured at the grate

    Grilled or barbecued until 160° then finished in a foil pan or wrapped in foil.

    A full pork steak page is in the PORK section of my site. Link is below.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • Big EBig E Posts: 50
    Thanks for all the advice folks. I should have stated that it is from the shoulder. They came from a hog I had butchered at the locker and thought I would try something different. Though I am looking forward to the nice big loin in the freezer.
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