This Juicy Smoked Porterhouse Steak Recipe Melts in Your Mouth by John Eckels

This Juicy Smoked Porterhouse Steak Recipe Melts in Your Mouth

Using a smoker is a great way to make a very juicy, tender and flavorful steak. Adding a reverse sear at the end gives you a slightly crisp crust and further seals in the juices! This thick and juicy porterhouse steak recipe melts in your mouth. You have got to try it!

To make this smoked steak you will need thick steaks – at least 2 inches thick. They will need to be seasoned with a dry rub. You can use your favorite steak or brisket rub, or make my recipe below. It's quick and easy. The steaks are smoked and then finished on the grill. Let them rest and then grab a fork and a steak knife.

Serve these smoked steaks with your favorite side dishes. Here are a few steakhouse-style side dishes to try:

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus time to marinate
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes plus time to marinate
Servings: 8


  • 4 thick porterhouse steaks (see Recipe Notes)

Brisket Rub

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Recipe Notes

  •  I used 2-inch thick certified Angus porterhouse steaks about 36 ounces each. These were huge steaks. You can use smaller steaks for this recipe. 
  • I used a Blackstone Griddle, which heats up to around 600 degrees F.
  • You could prepare this recipe with any thick cut of steak, like T-bone, ribeye or New York strip.
  • Use your favorite steak seasoning instead of my homemade rub.
  • Store the leftover brisket rub in an airtight container.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Season steaks with your favorite rub or combine all the brisk rub ingredients above.
  2. Vacuum seal the steaks and let sit overnight. The vacuum sealer opens the pours of the meat and helps the rub to penetrate. The smoking process rinses most of the the rub off. You want a some rub to be slightly below the surface to form a crust during the reverse sear process.
  3. Preheat smoker to 225 degrees F. Makes sure it is producing heavy smoke before adding the steaks. I used hickory for the wood. Smoke for 1 hour at 225 degrees F with heavy smoke. Flip steaks over and exchange rack positions halfway through.
  4. About 20 minutes before the smoking is finished, heat up your grill as hot as it can get. Place steaks on the hot grill to reverse sear and form the top crust. I flipped them every 2 minutes, about four times until the desired doneness. Use an instant read thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the steaks. I took mine to about 135 degrees F.
  5. Allow steaks to rest at least 5 minutes for the juices to evenly distribute.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 491

Total Fat: 22.5g

Saturated Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 132mg

Sodium: 178mg

Total Carbohydrate: 6.7g

Dietary Fiber: 1.7g

Total Sugars: 3.4g

Protein: 62.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 37mg

Iron: 8mg

Potassium: 801mg

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Donna John
Wow! This looks AMAZING, John Eckels! I'm in Texas, and we love our steaks. Going to try this ASAP.
So cool. I’ve always wanted to try smoking my steaks so thanks for this.

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