St. Louis Pork Steaks Recipe -
St. Louis Pork Steaks Recipe
  • READY IN 49 mins

St. Louis Pork Steaks

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"If you are from St. Louis or have relatives here, you know about Pork Steaks! MMMMMM. This is a family recipe that my whole family enjoys. I hope you will as well. The seasoned cider vinegar leaves grilled pork steaks nice and juicy."

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Original recipe makes 5 steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    4 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    49 mins


  1. Preheat grill to medium-low heat.
  2. Season the pork steaks on both sides with seasoned salt and seasoned pepper. In a large bowl, stir together the vinegar and water, and season with seasoned salt and seasoned pepper to taste.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place pork steaks on the grill. Baste steaks with the vinegar mixture on both sides during the first 15 minutes of grilling. Continue to cook steaks to desired doneness, 10 to 15 more minutes. Discard remaining vinegar mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2004

I tried this the frist day I read it. It turned out good, but I did make a few changes. First, I didn't use nearly as much basting liquid as stated, only about a cup. I addition to the salt & pepper, I used a little onion and garlic powder. Also, I added a few drops of liquid smoke to the liquid, perfect! It was very moist from the low heat, and very flavorful. This recipe gave a good start to what can be a very delicious dish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 06, 2008

While this recipe is good, The Old St. Louis South Side way is to partially grill the porksteaks then transfer to a beer and bbq sauce. Simmer till the meat comes off the bone. Porksteaks can be tought otherwise Our family has prepared porksteaks this way for 3 generations.


31 Ratings

Aug 26, 2005

This is hardly authentic St. Louis BBQ. Carolina BBQ uses vinegar--never St. Louis. St. Louis would use beer over vinegar. It may be good, but it nees to be renamed.

May 31, 2008

From St. Louis and I agree beer must be used. Suggestion: I grill only long enough for flavor,get cooking started and to seer the meat. Then remove steaks and submerge in bbq sauce in a pirex dish, place in oven at low temp and let them cook out very slowly, several hours. Bbq sauce will cook in and the meat will fall apart.

May 26, 2009

I'm also from St. Louis and love these!The vinegar thing is the key. We boil ours in vinegar first and they get so tender and juicy, then we throw them on the grill to finish them off. AWESOME! Lived in NC for several years and St. Louis BBQ is the real deal. That NC stuff is just shredded meat in vinegar. They don't even grill it! It's not BBQ, it's blasphemy!

Feb 18, 2009

I'm from St.Louie also not really into the vinager thing I sear on bothsides then baste with favorite bbq sauce and stack steaks on cool part of grill.keep basting and atlernating stack for about an hour the juices run down the stacktenderizing underneith.really good

Jun 05, 2005

Oh my YUM. I am from St. Louis and I have missed these pork steaks. I lost my recipe for these a while back...and thank goodness someone else posted this. You don't really need all that basting liquid unless your family likes to slather it on after it has been cooked. Thanks for the post. Delicious.

Aug 07, 2004

As a St Louisan who makes porksteaks in a totally different way, I thouht I'd try these and they were great! Didn't quite need all the basting sauce, but I used quite a bit, as I basted numerous times in the first 15 minutes of cooking. Thanks for a new variety of what we already love!


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  • Calories
  • 517 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 162 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 36.1 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 40.3 g
  • 81%
  • Sodium
  • 194 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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