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Grilled Tomahawk Steak

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

It doesn’t get better than a massive tomahawk steak on the Traeger. Start by smoking the rib-eyes until the internal temperature reaches 120˚F, crank up the heat, sear both sides, and serve up some beefy wood-fired flavor.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 2 Tablespoon kosher salt

  • 2 Tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon paprika

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 Teaspoon ground mustard

  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 Large tomahawk steaks

Steps

  • 1

    Mix the salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, ground mustard, and cayenne in a small bowl.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tablespoon kosher salt

    • 2 Tablespoon ground black pepper

    • 1 Tablespoon paprika

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon brown sugar

    • 1 Teaspoon ground mustard

    • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2

    Set the Traeger temperature to 225°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes when ready to cook. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    Grill225 ˚F

  • 3

    Season the steaks liberally with the rub, then sit while the grill preheats.

    Grill225 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 2 Large tomahawk steaks

  • 4

    Insert the probe into the center of a steak, avoiding the bone. Next, place the steaks directly on the grill grates, close the lid, and smoke until the internal temperature reaches 120°F, 45-60 minutes. Then, remove the steak from the grill.
  • 5

    Increase the grill temperature to 450°F.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 6

    Return the steaks to the grill and re-insert the probe. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 130°F, 7-10 minutes per side.

    Grill450 ˚F

    Probe130 ˚F

  • 7

    Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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