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Recipe From from Weber's Big Book of Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance and Sandra S. McRae

Dry-Rubbed Porterhouse Steaks with Barbecue Steak Sauce

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Grilling Time

    10 to 14 min.

  • Prep Time

    20 min.

Serves 4
Grilling Time
10 to 14 min.
Prep Time
20 min.

the Ingredients

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  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 porterhouse steaks, each about 800 grams and 4 centimeters thick, trimmed of excess fat
  • Extra-virgin olive oil


  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • 01 Crush the peppercorns and mustard seed in a spice mill. Pour into a small bowl and combine with the remaining rub ingredients.
  • 02 Lightly brush both sides of each steak with oil and season evenly with the rub. Allow to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.
  • 03 Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over high heat (230° to 290°C).
  • 04 In a small saucepan whisk the sauce ingredients. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes on the stove.
  • 05 Brush the cooking grates clean. Sear the steaks over direct heat for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Continue grilling over indirect high heat until cooked to your desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes more for medium rare, turning once or twice. Keep the lid closed as much as possible during grilling. Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • 06 Remove the two main pieces of steak from either side of the bone (the tenderloin and the strip steak). Cut each section across the grain into 6-millimeter slices and serve warm with the sauce.

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