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Grilled Tomahawk Steak

Grilled Tomahawk Steak

By Traeger Kitchen

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.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

1 Hrs




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
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


  • 1

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

  • 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.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 3

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

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C


    Super Smoke

  • 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.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 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.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    130 ˚F / 54 ˚C

  • 7

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

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