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Tips & suggestions for Reverse searing 2" steaks

Good day,

I'm planning to cook two 2" steaks (aguja norteña) along some pork belly and back ribs tonight.

Any tips or suggestions on cooking the steaks using the reverse sear method?

Haven't tried that cooking method...yet


  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,829
    What he said!!
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  • Sure. Looks like some good eats. Run your egg at 250F +/-.  Put your steaks on. They'll cook slower because of the low heat. Once you hit about 10 degrees of your target temp, pull the steak off and crank up your egg to 600F+ and sear the steak until you hit your final desired temp. You can sear using a cast iron skillet as well. If you're in a time pinch, sear on the stove. 
    I would add that the "front end" of the cook would be indirect (we cook at 300°), and the reverse sear done direct.  Great results.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Thanks!

    I think ill go the CI skillet way.

  • EggHeadinFloridaEggHeadinFlorida Posts: 887
    edited November 2016
    I've never reversed seared. Always afraid of over cooking my meat. 
    My method.....
    crank egg up to nuclear with a cast iron skillet. Sear steaks 2 min on each side. Remove, bring pit temp down, let steaks rest about 15-20min then throw back on direct and cook to your liking. After my sears, my internal temp is around 100-110degrees. 
    I usually cook them until temp is around 125ish. Usually takes about 4-5min on each side. 
    XL bge, Mini max & 36 BS Griddle.

  • XL bge, Mini max & 36 BS Griddle.
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,419
    edited November 2016
    @EggHeadinFlorida - I thought as you did, but one day decided to give reverse sear a try, never looked back.

    The main difference was not so much the end result, but the cooking process, getting the Egg up to searing temperature I find to be easier to control and predict than reducing it. It lead to more consistent results.

    Here's how I do it => ... which is pretty much how DoubleEgger described.

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  • So... I did tried this technique following all advices last Friday, but couldn't upload photos because you shouldn't mix mezcal and whisky ever. 

    And so on Thursday I ventured again, this time with no alcohol involved, well.... Not that much.

    Also did cracklind rib eye (chicharron de rib eye), no pics of this though.

  • bboulierbboulier Posts: 558
    Best method ever for steaks or pork chops.   For steaks, cook indirect at 250 until within 10 degrees of target temp.  Remove steak and let temperature in egg rise.  Some go 600 or so, but I never let it get that high.  Cook direct until target temperature is reached.  
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