Using the Pit Boss pellet grill to make steak is not a simple job. However, if you know how to use it in the right way, the Pit Boss pellet grill will help you grill a perfectly delicious steak.
With the Pit Boss pellet grill, you can become a "master chef" in the eyes of your loved ones when grilling delicious steaks.
Using Pit Boss pellet grill to make the perfect steak
You can make a few mistakes when grilling steak with the Pit Boss pellet grill, and it will probably be quite difficult for you to use this grill for the first time. If examined improperly, your steak will be dry and challenging, and no one would love such a steak. However, you will gradually learn how to finish a steak with a tender, succulent structure with proper cooking techniques with appropriate cooking techniques.
The first thing you need to do to make a delicious steak is prepare the necessary cooking utensils and ingredients.
It would be best to use an electronic thermometer while grilling steak with the Pit Boss pellet grill. Using a thermometer will help you know the exact temperature of the steak and will help you know when the steak is at its perfect taste. Thermoworks Thermapen, with accuracy and speed, is an excellent thermometer for checking the temperature of food.
Preparing the Beef
Besides the necessary tools and a high-quality grill, the quality of the meat also determines the deliciousness of the steak. There are eight primal cuts of beef, and the marbled ribeye or t-bone is usually the first thing that springs to mind when people think about steak. Other popular cuts are strip steak and sirloin. However, many seasoned grill cooks and connoisseurs agree that the ribeye is their favorite cut. Of course, the amount you choose is a matter of personal taste.
In terms of the type of beef you choose, you must pay attention to the thickness of the meat. If you are keen on rare steaks, you should select cuts of meat that are at least an inch thick. It cannot be easy to grill a steak with the perfect middle and outer layer for steaks less than an inch thin. Alternatively, you can also buy steaks that are 2 inches thick.
While buying beef steak, touch it on the package to see how it is. The meat should not be too hard, and there must be some problematic veins, or it will be too harsh.
Instructions for grilling steak with Pit Boss Pellet Grills
With Pit Boss pellet barbecues, there are two possibilities for grilling steaks.
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The first choice: Let's start cooking with the hottest grill possible because a hot grill will help you make a succulent, tender, and rare center while keeping the outside crispy, firm, and delicious. The surface of your baking dish will have the flavor and aroma characteristic of well-grilled meals.
The second choice: Grill the steak using the reverse grill technique, and the smoke will then cover the entire steak, not just the thoroughly cooked exterior.
The First Choice
Ensure the steak is "rested" for at least an hour before grilling and that there is no moisture on the surface of the steak. Avoiding smoke is very important because water can steam steaks in hot pans that can reduce the quality of the sear.
For this technique, you must make sure your Pit Boss pellet grill is preheated to the highest possible temperature. When you put the steak on the grill at high heat, you will hear a sizzling sound immediately. Before cooking, please preheat the grill at 350oF.
You should place the meat in the center of the grill because this is the hottest place. In that way, you can cook a standard steak.
The Second Choice
Compared to the first method, the reverse grilling technique is more complicated. But we firmly believe that the difficulty is worth it. When using the reverse grilling technique, you will have a perfect steak with the aroma covering the whole piece of meat.
Remove the steak from the refrigerator before grilling on the Pit Boss grill and pat dry with a clean towel or cloth. This will guarantee that all water is removed from the surface. This step cannot be skipped as moisture can interfere with grilling as the moisture will evaporate at high temperatures.
We noted above that you should let your steak "rest" for at least an hour before grilling. But with the reverse sear technique, you can let your steak 'rest' for at least twenty minutes if you are in a hurry. This is because the grill's temperature will be reduced, and your steak will be exposed to less heat before being seared.
Preheat the Pit Boss pellet grill to 180oF, and then place your steak on the grill. Try to arrange them where there is minimal direct heat and maximum smoke flow. With this technique, we're more concerned about smoking the steak at lower temperatures. This is when the top grill rack comes in handy.
Time to Cook a Steak on a Pit Boss Pellet Grill
The time you smoke the steak depends on the thickness of the steak. However, usually, the time to smoke the meat will be about 15 to 30 minutes. After 15 minutes of grilling:
Use an electronic thermometer to check the temperature of the essence.
Repeat this every 5 minutes to make sure the temperature is stable.
Keep in mind that after 15 minutes of grilling, you should turn the heart over to make sure it cooks evenly.
Continue grilling the steak until the temperature rises from 100 to 110oF. At this point, you should remove the steak from the grill and increase the grill temperature. 500oF is the ideal temperature of the Pit Boss pellet grill at this time. After the grill reaches 500oF, place the steak on the grill. Note that applying the barbecue evenly on both sides is necessary before putting it back on the grill.
After that, the meat will cook quite quickly, so you need to be careful. When placing the steak back on the grill, be very careful. Then continue cooking for another minute, turn the steak 45o, and cook for at least another minute. You can then flip the steak over to the other side and repeat the previous process for this side.
To make the best steak, you should remove excess fat from the surface, which will keep your steak from becoming overcooked.
Some people think that the searing will keep the water in the steak. Theoretically, this seems to be accurate, but in practice, things are very different. While it's true that a well-sealed surface will help keep the water inside, it also drains water and can therefore dry out your steak. So, although grilling steaks is quite famous, you need to be careful to get the proper steak.
It won't take you long to figure out how to cook steak on a Pit Boss pellet grill. To achieve decent outcomes, implement the measures above.