Monday, October 18, 2021

Oven-Baked BBQ Pork Steaks

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I like barbecue, in fact, I love it. I also like anything grilled -- fruit, vegetables, even potatoes (parboiled first, of course). But while I like the idea of grilling, I don’t actually like doing it. As a consequence, I miss out on lots of delicious food. (Not that I don’t get, plenty, trust me.) That’s not to say that I haven’t done it, because two of my favorites are barbecued chicken thighs, as well as one of the best hamburgers that I’ve ever eaten. Largely, it just seems like so much trouble to me.

My grill is placed, diagonally, in one of the corners of my deck. It is surrounded -- and I am talking three pots deep -- by herbs, plants, and flowers. The thought of not only moving those out of the way, but trying to find someplace to go with them in the process, means that the only good time for me to grill would be mid-winter, and who wants to do that? That is why this recipe for oven barbecued pork steaks has become one of my instant faves! It is super simple to put together, requires little to no effort, and just lazes away slowly cooking in your oven, while you get on with things, enjoying the smoky aroma. My suspicion is that this would also work on ribs and thick pork chops. I may try an experimental burger over the weekend. If you like barbecue as much as I do, you will love this.

Oven-Baked BBQ Pork Steaks

 4 (1” thick) pork steaks


1 T. Montreal Steak Seasoning

T. Montreal Pub Burger Seasoning

1 T. Jerk Seasoning

 1 T. onion powder

1 T. garlic powder

1 T. sweet paprika

1 t. espresso powder

¼ c. dark brown sugar

1 c. BBQ Sauce (I use Traeger)

 Preheat oven to 350°F.

Pat pork steaks dry with a paper towel; set aside.

 Mix the dry rub ingredients together in a small bowl.

 Place a long sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil into the bottom of a straight-sided 9” x 13” pan (I like this one.), allowing 6” overhang on either side.

 Place pork steaks on top of the foil, and generously slather 1 T. of the dry rub on both sides of the pork, rubbing it into the meat. Wrap pork steaks completely with the foil.

Bake at 350°F for 1½ hours. Reduce heat to 275°F and bake for 1½ additional hours.

 Remove from oven, open foil, and slather on the barbecue sauce. Return to oven and continue to bake for ½ hour longer.



Angie's Recipes said...

That looks very hearty and fingerlickingly good :-)

Gina said...

I have the same issue with a gigantic grill at my house, situated where its not all that convenient, and silly to fire up for one the oven and crock pot it is! I will have to try this soon - sound perfect for Sunday dinner while I putsey around, and I can add a potato to the oven the last hour and grab a salad for sides. BTW, pork ribs with dry rub work so well in the crock pot, you wouldn't miss the grill at all...

bread&salt said...

Dear friend! First of all, presentation is perfect. Looks very tasty and hearty! I will try this recipe with beef steak. Thanks for the recipe. Have a great new week.

Thelma said...

I have never heard of pork steaks. Seriously!. I will ask the butcher next time I'm in the store. Yours look delicious.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Thelma, for a long time pork steaks were strictly a St. Louis thing. Years ago they started making their way to other states. Do you ask your butcher about them. They need to be cooked low and slow, but the end result is well worth it.