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How to Season Pork Steak Best Homemade Recipe

Today we are sharing our recipe for how to season pork steak. It is the perfect blend of spices and it’s a breeze to whip up on a busy weeknight.

It takes just minutes to get your spices out of the pantry and sprinkle it on the meat.

This dry rub works for any cut of pork from pork steak, pork tenderloin, shoulder roast, pork butt, or country style ribs. No pattern if you are frying in a cast iron skillet, baking your pork, sous vide, or grilling.

Enhance the Flavors of the Meat

This spice blend is the perfect balance of savory and smoky. I have two optional spices to add a bit of sweet and heat to this spice rub if you prefer.

The combination of seasonings really pair well with the meat and you are left with a succulent pork steak.

How to Season Pork Steak Best Recipe

This simple recipe enhances the flavors of the meat. Enjoy full flavor pork meat without spending a ton of money on special ingredients. Use it as a Pork Chop Seasoning too.

The best seasonings are often the simplest and quickest to make. I think once you try this, you’ll be using it often.

How to Season Pork Steak Best Recipe Ingredients

The best way to season a delicious pork steak, rub the seasoning mixture all over the pork steak and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before cooking for the best flavor.

 Use a simple yet flavorful blend of salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Or amp up the flavors even more with this special seasoning.

In a small bowl mix the Paprika, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Dry Mustard, Garlic Powder, Brown Sugar, Optional, and Cayenne Pepper, Optional.

However, I have a friend that uses dark beer and other herbs and spices in her recipe for Braised Pork Shoulder that you should give a try.

Spice Jar Seasoning

Spice Jar Seasoning

You can make a larger batch of this spice mixture ahead of time and store it in your pantry for up to 1 year. Just mix the ingredients and add to a sealed glass jar or other airtight container. Make sure to label with the contents and date.

What is the difference between pork steaks and pork chops?

Pork steaks and pork chops are both popular and delicious cuts of meat that are readily available at the local grocery store. While they both are cuts of meat that come from a pig, there are some key differences between the two.

Pork chops are typically cut from the loin or rib section of the pig and are bone-in or boneless. They are a leaner cut of meat with a mild flavor and tender texture.

Pork steaks, on the other hand, are cut from the shoulder or butt section of the pig and are usually bone-in. They are a fattier cut of meat with a stronger flavor and can be a bit tougher than pork chops.

pork steaks and pork chops

One of the main differences between pork steaks and pork chops is the way they are cooked. Pork chops are often grilled or pan-fried, while pork steaks are typically slow-cooked or braised to help tenderize the meat. Another difference is the price, as pork chops are generally more expensive than pork steaks due to their leaner meat and higher demand.

Overall, both pork steaks and pork chops are flavorful and versatile cuts of meat that can be cooked in a variety of ways to suit your taste preferences.

Whether you prefer the lean and tender pork chops or the juicy and flavorful pork steaks, both options are a great choice for a delicious meal.

How to Cook a Pork Steak Recipe

How to Cook a Pork Steak Recipe

Pat the pork steak dry with a paper towel. Mix the seasoning and sprinkle it onto the meat. You don’t really need to rub the seasoning in, but you can pat the seasoning a bit to make sure it sticks to the meat. Let the steaks sit for 30 minutes.  If you don’t have 30 minutes, that’s okay. This recipe will work for you. Resting the meat with the seasoning gives it a chance to start to penetrate the meat for more flavor.

Cook your meat. If you choose to use a skillet to fry, add a bit of olive oil to the pan. Sear the steaks on medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Lower the heat or place in an oven to finish cooking.

Add a tablespoon of butter on top and put the pan I the oven or cook on low flipping the meat once more. Cook per desired level of doneness.

  • Rare 4-5 minutes, with an internal temperature of 110 to 120℉.
  • Medium-Rare 6-7 minutes and 120-125℉.
  • Medium 7-10 minutes and 130-135℉.
  • Medium-Well 10-11 minutes and 140-145℉.
  • Well Done 11-13 minutes and 150-155℉.

Allow steaks to rest 5 minutes before serving and slicing. This reduces the amount of juice lost when cutting into the meat.

Tent with foil to help keep the heat in.

This recipe will work for grilling your pork steaks too. Start off on the hot part of the grill over the coals for the 2-3 minute sear. Then move off the heat to the cooler part of the grill to finish cooking using the time and temperatures noted above.

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How to Season Pork Steak Best Recipe

Today we are sharing our recipe for how to season pork steak. It is the perfect blend of spices and it’s a breeze to whip up on a busy weeknight.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, easy recipe, pork chops, pork sirloins, restaurant recipe, spice mix
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 26kcal

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Ingredients

  • 4 1-inch thick Pork Steaks Pork Chops work for this recipe too

How to Season Pork Steak Best Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar Optional
  • ¾ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Optional

Instructions

Pork Steak Seasoning

  • In a small bowl, combine the Paprika, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Dry Mustard, Garlic Powder, Brown Sugar, Optional, and Cayenne Pepper, Optional.

How to Cook a Juicy Pork Steak

  • Pat the pork steak dry with a paper towel. Mix the seasoning and sprinkle it onto the meat. You don’t really need to rub the seasoning in, but you can pat the seasoning a bit to make sure it sticks to the meat. Let the steaks sit for 30 minutes. If you don’t have 30 minutes, that’s okay. This recipe will work for you. Resting the meat with the seasoning gives it a chance to start to penetrate the meat for more flavor.
  • Cook your meat. If you choose to use a skillet to fry, add a bit of olive oil to the pan. Sear the steaks on medium-high for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Lower the heat or place in an oven to finish cooking.
  • Add a tablespoon of butter on top and put the pan I the oven or cook on low flipping the meat once more. Cook per desired level of doneness.
  • Rare 4-5 minutes, with an internal temperature of 110 to 120℉.
  • Medium-Rare 6-7 minutes and 120-125℉.
  • Medium 7-10 minutes and 130-135℉.
  • Medium-Well 10-11 minutes and 140-145℉.
  • Well Done 11-13 minutes and 150-155℉.
  • Allow steaks to rest 5 minutes before serving and slicing. This reduces the amount of juice lost when cutting into the meat.
  • Tent with foil to help keep the heat in.
  • This recipe will work for grilling your pork steaks too. Start off on the hot part of the grill over the coals for the 2-3 minute sear. Then move off the heat to the cooler part of the grill to finish cooking using the time and temperatures noted above.

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Nutrition

Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3491mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Side Dishes to Serve with Pork

Pork is still an economical choice for dinner any night of the week. So many side dishes pair well with these juicy pork steaks. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Sometimes, we love to use a BBQ sauce at the end of the cooking time. Just brush on during the last half of the cooking time.

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AboutVictoria

You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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