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

New York Strip Steak Recipe

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


  • 1 ea  New York Strip Steak, Prime (1 ¼ lbs)
  • 1 tbsp Canola/Olive Oil Blend
  • 3 tbsp  Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary
  • 1 tbsp  Salted Butter
  • Grilled Sweet Peppers

Prep Directions

  1. Wash all tools prior to use
  2. Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  3. Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, starters and any cooking tool
  4. 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
  1. Coat both sides of steak with oil (if needed, check steak for surface moisture to determine if you need a binder)
  2. Season all sides of steak with the Rub-A-Dub
  3. Let rest on plate while Big Green Egg reaches temp

Cooking Directions

  1. To Light Your Big Green Egg
    1. 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
    2. Clean out ash pit if needed
    3. Open Bottom vent and top vent for maximum air flow during startup process
    4. Make a well towards the one side of the Egg and ignite the charcoal using speedilight starters or an EGGniter
  2. When temp hits 200˚ add the lower EGGspander system, half grate over the charcoal, then the top EGGspander system with the sliding top grate
  3. Next add the EGGgenius and connect to your wifi
  4. Heat to pit temp of 450˚ and hold
  5. Burb Big Green Egg and Open dome
  6. Add steak to the left side of the Egg (indirect side) on the Upper sliding grate
  7. Add the EGGgenius probe into the steak and set alarm from 115˚
  8. Cook for 40-55 minutes or until steak reaches desired doneness of 115˚
  9. Once steak reaches 115˚, burp the Egg and open the dome
  10. Remove the Probes from the steak and pit temp then remove the upper grill grate
  11. Move the steak to the Lower grill grate over the direct side (Leave dome open)
  12. Sear on both side for 2 minutes each side, cooking to an internal temp of 125˚ (for medium doneness)
  13. 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
  14. Prior to serving, add any final garnish or seasoning

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Published on 7/12/2021.

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