Grilled pork shoulder steak is marinated in a dry rub for just 15 minutes and the result is a tender, pork steak full of flavor the whole family will enjoy. The dry rub consists of garlic salt, paprika, brown sugar, and black pepper. This will be a new go-to recipe for your summer grilling rotation.
Nothing screams summer like grilling! In fact, the majority of our summer cooking is on the grill or in the smoker. It is very common for our family to eat something off of the grill every night of the week. Check out our 3-ingredient steak marinade for your favorite beef steaks. Also, these campfire cheesy potatoes can be thrown on the grill at the same time as you are cooking your meat.
This spring, we bought half a pig from a friend to stock our freezer. When it’s cold, I cook pork steak in the oven using my Mom’s recipe, or I make Mom’s Pork Ribs in the Instant Pot; however, I wanted to find a new way to eat pork steak during the summer months. Adding a dry rub to pork shoulder steaks is an easy way to make a big impact on flavor.
Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak
This grilled recipe will not disappoint, and you don’t have to worry about heating up the kitchen.
Using a dry rub is a quick way to season your cut of meat. Pork shoulder steaks tend to be cut pretty thin; ours are about 1/2 inch thick. It doesn’t take long (only about 15 minutes) for the dry rub to work its magic. If you have your pork steaks thawed out, you could be ready to grill in less than 20 minutes. Talk about a quick weeknight meal!
This dry rub recipe consists of only 4 ingredients that are most likely already in your cabinet – garlic salt, paprika, brown sugar and black pepper.
The trick for a tender steak is to not overcook it. Once you pull it off the grill, cover with foil and let it rest so the juices redistribute back into the meat. This recipe was so delicious that my children demolished the steaks, leaving mom (me) only one bite of meat.
How to Make Grilled Pork Steak:
Full recipe can be found at the bottom of this post.
- Make a dry rub by mixing garlic salt, paprika, brown sugar and black pepper in a small bowl.
- Using your hands, rub the pork shoulder steaks with all the seasoning on all sides. Let sit for a minimum of 15 minutes.
- Grill to your liking. Do not overcook. Be sure to let the meat sit, covered with foil for approximately 5 minutes before serving to keep juicy.
Our Favorite Summer Side Dishes
We love to pair our protein with a favorite summer vegetable or salad.
- Old Fashioned Pea Salad
- Cheesy Summer Squash and Zucchini Casserole
- Campfire Potatoes
- Pan Fried Zucchini
- Air Fryer Cauliflower
Grilled pork shoulder steaks will be a new go-to recipe for your summer grilling rotation. Marinate in garlic salt, paprika, brown sugar, and black pepper for 15 minutes, and grill. The result is a tender, pork steak full of flavor that the whole family will enjoy.
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 pork steaks (approximately 8 oz.) 1/2 inch thick
- Mix together garlic salt, paprika, brown sugar and black pepper.
Rub seasoning mixture into both sides of the thawed pork steak.
- Let the steaks dry marinate for minimum 15 minutes.
- Heat the grill to high heat.
- For a grill with a temperature around 500, grill on each side for 2 minutes. For a grill whose temperature is closer to 400, grill for approximately 4 minutes per side.
Remove from grill, and cover with foil for 5 to 10 mintues before eating or cutting.