Learn how to smoke a steak so it’s juicy, tender and full of flavor! This easy Smoked Steak recipe has a simple dry rub, is smoked to perfection and mouthwatering. Make this for an easy dinner or party!
Looking for a new and creative way to cook your steak? Smoked steak has become one our favorite ways to prepare steak at home. The slow method of cooking locks in the juices and produces the most tender and flavorful steak. Truly one of the easiest ways to create the perfect steak.
Serve it up with some bacon wrapped asparagus and you’ll think you’ve stepped into the fancy steakhouse in town. This incredibly easy recipe is perfect for both beginners and experts at the smoker. All you need is two ingredients and your favorite smoker, and then you’ll have a five star meal on your hands! Smoked meat is truly in a league of its own!
Why You’ll Love Smoked Steak
- It only takes 5 minutes to prep this easy smoked steak. Then just let the smoker do the hard work for you!
- This is a great way to prepare more than one steak at a time. Smoked steak is a fabulous dish to serve to guests!
- Smoking steak is a great way to ensure good flavor and perfect doneness. Just follow our steps and the perfect steak is on its way!
Ingredients for Smoked Steak
- Thin cut steaks – It is important to get thin cut steaks for this smoked steak recipe. The thicker cuts may be a bit difficult to cook all the way through and could end up being dried out.
- Beef seasoning – Grab our beef seasoning at Gimme Some Grilling, or make your own seasoning! You can use your favorite beef seasoning from the grocery store too.
How to Smoke a Steak
Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit before prepping the steaks.
Using paper towels, pat the steak dry on all sides. Generously season the steak with beef seasoning.
Place the steaks into the preheated smoker and close the lid. Smoke until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 115 degrees Fahrenheit. This should take 30-45 minutes, and be sure to flip the steaks after 15 minutes of cooking.
Remove the steaks from the smoker, place them on a pan and cover it with aluminum foil.
Crank up the heat on your smoker to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Once preheated, place the steaks back inside.
Cook them for 3 minutes and then flip the steaks and cook for another 3 minutes, or until your desired doneness.
A good rule of thumb: 125 degrees F (rare), 135 (medium rare), 145 (medium), 155 degrees (medium well), or 165 degrees F (well done).
Remove the steaks from the smoker and allow them to rest for 10 minutes.
Serve hot with your favorite sides and enjoy!
How do I know when my steak is done?
Here is a simple chart with temperatures to monitor your steak temperature. We recommend having an instead read meat thermometer whenever you cook meat.
|Rare||125 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Medium Rare||135 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Medium||145 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Medium Well||155 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Well||165 degrees Fahrenheit|
What to Serve with Smoked Steak
How to Store Leftover Smoked Steak
FRIDGE: Place steak into an airtight container or wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
FREEZER: If wrapped tightly or placed in an airtight container, smoked steak will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw before reheating.
How to Reheat Steak
For best results, reheat in the oven until the steak reaches a safe internal temperature.
What is the best type of steak to smoke?
Sirloin tends to be the best cut of steak to smoke. Ribeye also do well in the smoker. If you’re looking for a more affordable cut of meat to smoke, try using this recipe on a flank steak!
Should I sear steak before smoking it?
It isn’t necessary to sear a steak before your smoke it, but you can if you’d like! Searing a steak can often lock in even more moisture and make your steak extra juicy. However, the slow method of smoking a steak locks in the flavor and juices very well already, so don’t feel like your have to sear it!
Pro Tips on How to Smoke a Steak
- Use an instant-read meat thermometer to quickly and accurately check the internal temperature of the steak.
- Don’t skip preheating the smoker. Make sure the lid is closed so that the entire smoker preheats well!
- Add a bit of garlic herb butter to your completed steak for extra delicious flavor.
Smoked steak has become one of our favorite smoker recipes! We hope you love it just as much as we do.
More Steak Recipes You’ll Love
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- Looking for more great recipes for your Blackstone? Make Blackstone Steak for dinner one evening this week!
- Jazz up taco night with these incredibly easy Blackstone Steak Fajitas. Flavorful, tender, and delicious!
- Follow our step by step guide for How to Grill Steak on a Charcoal Grill to make steak with the most classic method.
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- 4 thick cut steaks 1- 1 1/2 inch thick (New York strip, tenderloin, T-bone or rib eye )
- 2 teaspoons Beef Seasoning
- Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Use a paper towel to pat your steaks dry on all sides. Season on all sides with the Beef Seasoning.
- Place your steaks on the smoker, close the lid, and smoke until the internal temperature of your steak reaches 115 degrees F, about 30-45 minutes depending on the size of your steak. Flip the steaks after 15 minutes
- Remove the steaks from the smoker and put on a pan and cover with tin foil.
- Turn the smoker up to 450 degrees.
- Once your smoker reaches 450 degrees, place the steaks back on the smoker. Cook for 3 minutes and flip the steak and cook for another 3 minutes or until your steak is to your desired doneness: 125 degrees F (rare), 135 (medium rare), 145 (medium), 155 degrees (medium well), or 165 degrees F (well done).
- Remove your steaks from the smoker and allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes.