How To Reverse Sear On A Big Green Egg

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One of my favorite cuts of Beef is the New York Strip Steak, for many reasons.  I love the bite, the robust beef flavor and it’s one of the more than 30 lean cuts of beef too.

How To Reverse Sear On A Big Green Egg

Today we take our New York Strip steak on a reverse searing adventure for a truly beef centric eating experience.

Yield: 1 New York Strip Steak
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 60-80 Minutes (depending on desired doneness)
Cook Temp: 450˚ - Indirect Heat – into – 600˚ Direct Heat finish


Measure   Ingredient                                                      Prep Notes      
1 ea              New York Strip Steak, Prime                                    1 ¼ lbs                            
1 tbsp           Oil, Canola/Olive Blend                                            If Needed
3 tbsp           Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary                                                                       


1 tbsp           Butter, Salted                                                 
                    Grilled Sweet Peppers                                                                  

Preparation Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, starters and any cooking tools
Remove steak from fridge and from packaging, place onto a plate and allow to rest at room temp for 10 minutes
10-15 Minutes Ahead – prep steak as follows
Coat both sides of steak with oil (if needed, check steak for surface moisture to determine if you need a binder)
Season all sides of steak with the Rub-A-Dub
Let rest on plate while Big Green Egg reaches temp
To Light Your Big Green Egg…
Stir charcoal in the Big Green Egg and Top off with Fresh Charcoal, move charcoal pile to one side to create that Dual Zone or Indirect Setup
Clean out ash pit if needed
Open Bottom vent and top vent for maximum air flow during startup process
Make a well towards the one side of the Egg and ignite the charcoal using speedilight starters or an EGGniter
When temp hits 200˚ add the lower EGGspander system, half grate over the charcoal, then the top EGGspander system with the sliding top grate
Next add the EGGgenius and connect to your wifi
Heat to pit temp of 450˚ and hold
Burb Big Green Egg and Open dome
Add steak to the left side of the Egg (indirect side) on the Upper sliding grate
Add the EGGgenius probe into the steak and set alarm from 115˚
Cook for 40-55 minutes or until steak reaches desired doneness of 115˚
Once steak reaches 115˚, burp the Egg and open the dome
Remove the Probes from the steak and pit temp then remove the upper grill grate
Move the steak to the Lower grill grate over the direct side (Leave dome open)
Sear on both side for 2 minutes each side, cooking to an internal temp of 125˚ (for medium doneness)
Using tongs and heat proof gloves, remove steak from the grill and bring into the kitchen.  Allow to rest for 3-5 minutes, while resting add the steak butter
Prior to serving, add any final garnish or seasoning

Shopping List

Big Green Egg, Larg                                                   Ace SKU – 8797946
Big Green Egg, EGGspander                                                Ace SKU – 8025190
Charcoal, Big Green Egg                                                      Ace SKU – 8697104
Big Green Egg, EGGniter                                                      Ace SKU - 8695330
Thermometer, Big Green Egg                                               Ace SKU – 8025749
Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary                                                    Ace SKU – 8562050
Published on 7/12/2021.
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