Traeger Smoked NY Strip

This easy Traeger Grilled New York Strip steak is simple, delicious and can be ready in minutes. This tender and juicy cut of steak should be served with yummy sides and I prefer it cooked medium rare.

Why You’ll Love This New York Strip Recipe

Who doesn’t love juicy, tender steak? When you smoke it following my recipe it always comes out this! This makes it great for home cooks of all skill levels!

Ingredients For Smoked NY Strip

  • 3-inch thick NY strip steaks
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Avocado oil
  • BBQ Rub or the ingrediants below are for a homemade rub, you can see the measurements in the recipe card.

For the rub:

  • Kosher salt
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Dried Thyme
  • Black Pepper
  • Cumin

How to Cook Traeger NY Strip

Step 1: Prepare and Tenderize The Strip Steaks

Take the steaks out of the refrigerator 2 hours ahead of time and give a good coating of oil.

Either mix your spices for the homemade rub or use a shop brought rub. I used Posta Barbecue for this cook but sometimes I like to use my own rubs (its depends how lazy I am feeling)

Then liberally apply the rub to the steaks. Not only does the rub tenderize the steak, it also adds flavor.

Step 2: Prepare The Pellet Grill

Using oak wood pellets, preheat the pellet grill to 225°F.

Step 3: Cook The Steaks

Place the steak on the grill grate over direct heat. Insert a temperature probe. After 30 minutes, check for the crust. Smoke until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 128°F.

Step 4: Reverse Sear The Steaks

Reverse-sear the steaks on a griddle for 90 seconds on each side.

Step 5: Finish The Steaks

Remove the steaks from the grill when the internal temp reaches 130°F. Cover with foil and rest for 20 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 140°F.

How Do You Reverse Sear Steaks?

To reverse sear a steak, you simply cook it on a griddle at high heat for 90 seconds on each side. You can add some oil or unsalted butter on the griddle to prevent the meat from sticking and add some extra flavor!

How Long to Smoke NY Strip On A Traeger

It will take about 30 minutes to cook a steak on a Traeger at 225°F. You may need more or less time depending on the size of the steak.

The important thing is that the internal temperature reaches 140°F before eating. For this recipe, we will remove the steaks when they reach 130°F. That is because we let the steak rest in aluminum foil to allow the steak to continue cooking off the pellet grill.

What To Serve With New York Strip

Many side dishes will complement this Cajun-style steak. Some of our favorites are the following:

  • Grilled veggies
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Dirty rice

How To Store Leftover New York Strip

Store leftover steak in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will be good for about 4 days. You can freeze steak leftovers in a freezer-proof bag or container. Freeze it for up to a month.

How To Reheat Leftover New York Strip

Here are the steps to follow when reheating leftover New York strip steak.

  1. To preheat your oven, adjust the temperature to around 250°F (120°C). The moderate temperature is optimal for cooking steak, ensuring it is heated evenly without overcooking.
  2. To prepare the steak, remove the New York strip steak from the refrigerator and allow it to reach room temperature for 15-20 minutes. By bringing it closer to room temperature, the reheating process will be more even.
  3. Wrap the steak: Wrap the New York strip steak loosely in aluminum foil. This helps retain moisture and prevent it from drying out during the reheating process.
  4. Place in the oven: Put the wrapped steak on a baking sheet or in a shallow oven-safe dish and place it in the preheated oven.
  5. Reheat the steak: Allow the steak to reheat in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until it reaches the desired internal temperature. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature; for medium-rare, aim for around 130°F (55°C), adjusting according to your preference.
  6. Rest and serve: Once the steak reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more flavorful and tender steak. Unwrap the steak and serve it while still warm.

Alternatively, if you prefer to use a stovetop method:

  1. Heat a skillet: Place a skillet or frying pan over medium heat and let it heat up.
  2. Add oil or butter: Once the pan is hot, add a small amount of oil or butter to the skillet to prevent sticking and add flavor.
  3. Sear the steak: Place the leftover New York strip steak in the skillet and sear each side for about 2-3 minutes or until it is heated through. This will help restore the outer crust and enhance the flavor.
  4. Monitor the temperature: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. Once it reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the heat.
  5. Rest and serve: Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes before serving to retain its juices. Slice and serve while still warm.
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Traeger NY Strip

Charlie
This smoked NY strip recipe is so simple yet delcious, your friends and fmaily will think a professional pitmaster cooked it!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Thawing Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Barbecue
Servings 6
Calories 236 kcal

Equipment

  • Oakwood pellets
  • Sharp knife
  • paper towels
  • Meat probe
  • Aluminum foil
  • Griddle

Ingredients
  

  • 3-inch thick NY strip steaks
  • 2 tbs Kosher Salt
  • Avocado oil
  • Ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ tbs Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp crushed cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin

Instructions
 

Step 1: Prepare The Meat

  • Take the steaks out of the refrigerator 2 hours ahead of time. Cover with oil.
  • Mix the spices for the Cajun rub. You can choose the amount of each spice to match your taste preferences.
  • Liberally apply it to the steaks.

Step 2: Prepare The Pellet Grill

  • Using oak wood pellets, preheat the pellet grill to 225°F.

Step 3: Cook The Steaks

  • Place the meat on the grill grate over direct heat. Insert a temperature probe.
  • After 30 minutes, check for the crust.
  • Smoke until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 128°F.

Step 4: Reverse Sear The Steaks

  • Reverse-sear the steaks on a griddle for 90 seconds on each side. You can spray the meat with water if the crust appears to be burning.

Step 5: Finish The Steaks

  • Remove the steaks from the grill when the internal temp reaches 130°F.
  • Cover with foil and rest for 20 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 140°F.
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Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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