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Grilled Picanha

Grilled Picanha

By Traeger Kitchen

We’re taking one of Brazil’s favorite cuts of beef – picanha and letting the wood-fired flavor of your Traeger do all the heavy lifting. Just season this juicy steak with salt and serve it like the gaúchos do in Brazil.

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
1 Pound (2-1/2 lb) wagyu picanha
As Needed coarse kosher salt


  • 1

    Cut the picanha into steaks about 1 inch thick. Fold them in half to form a "C" shape with the fat cap on the outer edge.

  • 2

    Thread the steaks onto a skewer, one on top of the other. Season generously with coarse salt and leave at room temperature while the grill heats up.

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature 450°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 4

    Place the skewered steaks directly on the grill grate and cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until desired internal temperature is reached, 130℉ for medium-rare.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    130 ˚F / 54 ˚C


  • 5

    Let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

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