Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak

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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.

Grilled pork shoulder steaks will be a new go-to recipe for your summer grilling rotation. Simply let the steak marinate in a dry rub of 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.

Pork Rub with Brown Sugar Recipe

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 with this recipe featuring potatoes and carrots, 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 steaks will be a new go-to recipe for your summer grilling rotation. Simply let the steak marinate in a dry rub of 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.

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.

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.

How long should I leave a rub on pork?

Leave the rub on the pork for a minimum of 15 minutes for the flavors to infuse into the meat fibers.  For more flavor, let the rub marinate for longer–up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

Why should you grill meat at room temperature?

If you grill your meat while it’s still cold from the refrigerator, the meat will not cook evenly. Let you meat sit at room temperature for a minimum of 20 minutes before grilling.

How long should you let meat rest?

Allow your meat to “rest” for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into it after the grilling process. For a thin-cut steak, 5 minutes should be sufficient, and for a thicker-cut steak, wait the full 10 minutes. Letting your grilled pork shoulder steak rest before cutting allows for the juices to redistribute into the meat fibers.

Cutting the meat directly off the grill allows all those juices to flow out onto the plate resulting in a dryer, less flavorful steak.

Leave the steak on plate and cover tightly with foil to prevent the temperature from dropping during the resting process.

Grilled pork shoulder steaks will be a new go-to recipe for your summer grilling rotation. Simply let the steak marinate in a dry rub of 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.

How to Make Grilled Pork Steak:

Full recipe for pork rub with brown sugar can be found at the bottom of this post.

  1. Make a pork steak dry rub by mixing garlic salt, paprika, brown sugar and black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Using your hands, rub the pork shoulder steaks with all the seasoning on all sides. Let sit for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  3. 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.

Grilled pork shoulder steaks will be a new go-to recipe for your summer grilling rotation. Simply let the steak marinate in a dry rub of 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.

Notes About Pork Steak on Grill:

  • Use this dry rub on pork steak, pork chops or pork loin!
  • Substitute equal parts of garlic powder and salt for garlic salt, if needed in this dry rub for pork steak.
  • Have a favorite seasoning? Add a teaspoon to this versatile rub. The sky is the limit!
  • Let the pork steak seasoning sit on the meat for a minimum 15 minutes and a max of 24 hours.
  • Looking for a marinade? Check out our Overnight Pork Marinade recipe or our Simple One-Ingredient Pork Marinade.
  • Do not overcook a pork steak. Nothing is worse than a dry steak!

Our Favorite Summer Side Dishes

We love to pair our protein with a favorite summer vegetable or salad.

Old Fashioned Pea Salad

Using canned peas, celery and hard-boiled eggs, this old-fashioned pea salad is a family favorite.

Cheesy Summer Squash and Zucchini Casserole

With a buttery, crunchy top, this Cheesy Summer Squash and Zucchini Casserole is a perfect side dish. 

Fried Potatoes

This Crispy Fried Potatoes recipe starts with raw potatoes and ends with a perfectly pan-fried potato.  Serve with ketchup for the perfect side dish.

Pan Fried Zucchini

Easy Pan Fried Zucchini is a fast side dish to use up garden zucchini.  These zucchini coins are breaded lightly and pan fried until crispy, salty and delicious. Grate with fresh Parmesan, and serve!

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love.

Grilled pork shoulder steaks will be a new go-to recipe for your summer grilling rotation. Simply let the steak marinate in a dry rub of 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.
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Easy Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak

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. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 4
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Mix together garlic salt, paprika, brown sugar and black pepper.
    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.
  • Rub seasoning mixture into both sides of the thawed pork steak.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Remove from grill, and cover with foil for 5 to 10 mintues before eating or cutting.

Notes

  • Use this dry rub on pork steak, pork chops or pork loin!
  • Substitute equal parts of garlic powder and salt for garlic salt, if needed. 
  • Have a favorite seasoning? Add a teaspoon to this versatile rub. The sky is the limit!
  • Let the pork steak seasoning sit on the meat for a minimum 15 minutes and a max of 24 hours.
  • Do not overcook a pork steak. Nothing is worse than a dry steak!
  • We have a tasty beef steak marinade too!

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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.

 

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  1. Easy. Quick. Delicious. Affordable. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Wish I could send a picture of this meal. It’s beautiful with the char and juices flowing creating a nice shimmer. Yummy:)

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