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BBQ Pork Shoulder Steaks

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours




Switch up your BBQ routine and swap your beef for pork. Our slow-Traegered pork shoulder steaks feature layers of tangy BBQ sauce that will melt in your mouth.


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Units of Measurement:


  • 4 (1 to 1-1/4 inch thick) pork shoulder steaks

  • 1/2 Cup mustard

  • Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 1/2 Cup apple juice

  • 1 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    Slather the pork steaks on all sides with the mustard and season with the Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub. (The mustard will help keep the pork moist, but the taste will be unnoticeable in the final product.)


    • 4 (1 to 1-1/4 inch thick) pork shoulder steaks

    • 1/2 Cup mustard

    • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 180˚F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 3

    Arrange the steaks on the grill grate. Smoke for 1-1/2 hours.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 4

    Remove the pork steaks to a plate and increase temperature to 225°F. Preheat 5 to 10 minutes.

    Grill225 ˚F

  • 5

    Meanwhile, wrap each steak with aluminum foil, adding in a couple tablespoons of apple juice.


    • 1/2 Cup apple juice

  • 6

    Cook the steaks for another hour or so or until they are tender (about 160°F on an instant-read meat thermometer).

    Grill225 ˚F

    Probe160 ˚F

  • 7

    The last 15 minutes, take the pork steaks out of the foil and put them directly on the grill.
  • 8

    Brush each steak on both sides with the Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce or your favorite barbecue sauce.


    • 1 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 9

    Let the steaks rest for 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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