Campfire Steak Strips – Study to Smoke Meat with Jeff Phillips

I’ve smoked and grilled lots of steak however certainly one of my favourite strategies is what I name campfire steak strips. That is such a straightforward approach to put together dinner once you’re tenting with a gaggle.

The steak is pre-cut and pre-seasoned and everybody can prepare dinner their very own strips of steak over the hearth utilizing a stick, campfire fork and even lay them on a grate over the hearth.

They will prepare dinner the steak to their stage of carried out and since everyone seems to be cooking their very own steak, all I’ve to fret about is a aspect or two resembling baked potatoes, roasted corn, and many others.

Right here’s directions for making ready and cooking campfire steak strips.

  • Prep Time: quarter-hour
  • Dry Brine Time: 2 hours
  • Prepare dinner Time: 5-10 minutes

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I desire flat iron steak over every other sort of steak. There’s little fats and you may slice them up into strips in a jiffy.

Within the absence of flat iron steaks, I like NY strips however after all you could possibly additionally use sirloin. Ribeye tends to have an excessive amount of fatty areas and received’t make good strips.

I desire steak that’s ¾ inch thick or much less. Flat iron steaks are sometimes ½ inch or much less and work completely.

If you happen to use flat iron steaks for these, you’ll doubtless haven’t any trimming to do. If you happen to use NY strips or sirloin you could have some fats on the sides that can have to be trimmed off.

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Marbling throughout the meat is sweet however chunks or layers of fats across the edges have to be trimmed off.

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As soon as that is carried out, you’re prepared to maneuver on.

Freezing the steak for 30-45 minutes can actually assist with the slicing however I often don’t fear about this.

If the steak is ½ inch thick or much less, I’ll slice them about ¾ inch vast. That is typically the case with flat iron steak.

In taking the images for this, we had to make use of NY strips that have been round ¾ inch thick so we sliced them solely ¼ inch thick alongside the longest aspect.

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There aren’t any exhausting and quick guidelines about this, simply what I’ve discovered to work greatest over time.

If I’m out on the campsite doing this, I’ll typically lay the steak on paper plates and do the salting that approach, as soon as I get all of them salted, I place the steak into zip high luggage and put the bag into the ice chest for two hours to maintain the meat chilly whereas it brines.

In doing this at residence, I lay them out flat on a pan with a rack and dry brine them correctly.

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The professionals advocate ½ teaspoon of coarse kosher salt per pound of meat. I hardly ever measure however somewhat look ahead to visible cues to inform me when the salt is true.

Right here’s the right quantity of salt for these ¼ inch thick items of NY Strip steak.

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As soon as salted, go away the pan with the strips of steak on the counter for about 20 minutes till the salt begins to tug moisture from the steak to the floor.

See the moisture puddling? By no means will get previous!

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As soon as that occurs, apply a really skinny coat of Jeff’s Texas fashion rub onto the highest floor of the strips for a bit of further taste.

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Place the pan into the fridge for two hours throughout which era the salty, seasoned moisture that bought pulled to the floor, will probably be reabsorbed into the meat.

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Thread the meat onto campfire forks or sharp sticks. I often let everybody do that nevertheless they see match, even the children take pleasure in this course of.

Maintain the meat about 12 inches above the hearth and once you hear scorching, it’s time to rotate the campfire steak strips to the opposite aspect.

It is a fireplace pit that my son and I constructed a yr or two in the past and it solely took about 4 hours utilizing blocks, lava rock, panorama adhesive and many elbow grease.

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There isn’t any fallacious approach to do do these campfire steak strips!

Resist the urge to make use of a thermometer for these. There’s simply one thing primal about cooking meat on a stick over a campfire that makes know-how appear misplaced.

These will style wonderful wherever between medium uncommon and effectively carried out just because they’re cooked over the hearth on a stick!

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Serve these campfire steak strips with roasted corn or potatoes wrapped in foil and cooked beneath the coals.

It’s also possible to place a number of campfire steak strips on a hotdog bun or hoagie bun with cheese and grilled onions.

Have you ever cooked steak like this over a campfire? I’d love to listen to about it within the comment area below!


Campfire Steak Strips

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Strips of steak threaded onto campfire forks and cooked over a campfire permits everybody to prepare dinner their very own steak simply the way in which they prefer it!

  • Creator: Jeff Phillips
  • Prep Time: quarter-hour
  • Dry Brine: 2 hours
  • Prepare dinner Time: 10 minutes
  • Whole Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Class: Camp Meals
  • Methodology: Campfire Cooking
  1. Trim fats from exterior fringe of steaks (if any).
  2.  Slice steaks into items that about ¼ inch vast.
  3. Lay strips out flat and sprinkle salt onto the highest aspect at a charge of about ½ tsp per pound.
  4. As soon as moisture begins to return to the floor (about 20 minutes), apply a light-weight coat of Jeff’s Texas fashion rub to the highest aspect of the steak strips.
  5. Place pan of steak strips into the fridge or ice chest and permit them to dry brine for two hours.
  6. Construct a campfire and thread strips of steak onto campfire forks.
  7. Maintain steak about 12 inches above sizzling coals till they start to show brown.
  8. Rotate the campfire forks to prepare dinner the opposite aspect of the steak strips.
  9. As soon as the strips are carried out to your liking, they’re able to eat.

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