The Best Smoked Steak

The beautiful thing about a pellet grill is its versatility. A great way to cook a steak is to hit it with some smoke and let the fat render then increase the temp of your grill to give it that fan favorite flame grilled taste and crust we all love. This recipe achieves that for you and is super simple to follow. You’ll be enjoying steakhouse steak for grocery store prices!


  • Your favorite cut of steak
    • Just make sure it’s around 1.5” thick
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder


This will take a minimal amount of prep work but it’ll taste like you’ve been planning this for a while! Cook time will also depend on your desired doneness. While some like their steak rare, others prefer them well done – I’ve learned that even a well done steak, following this recipe, can be very juicy and tender to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

A half hour prior to smoking, remove your steak(s) from your fridge, pat them dry, and season all sides with your salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Let them rest at room temperature.

  • Fire up your smoker to 225F
  • After your steaks have sit for that half hour, place them on the smoker and insert a thermometer into them
  • Smoke them until 30 degrees BELOW desired doneness then turn your grill to HIGH
    • If your grill has a way to sear, it’s time to get that part roaring
  • Sear your steak on both sides until it has reached your perfect finished temperature
  • Remove from grill and let rest for at least 15 minutes
  • Slice and enjoy!
    • Remember, your steak’s internal temperature will increase as it rests (plus minus a few degrees). 

MITCH TIP: Another way to step up your steak game: after slicing and plating, sprinkle a pinch of kosher salt on the sliced steak. It’ll enhance the flavor even more! Use smoked salt to add a hint of more smoke!


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