Missouri-style BBQ Pork Steak Recipe

Missouri is famous for its love of barbecue, and this recipe pays homage to the state’s rich culinary heritage. Tender and juicy pork steaks, slathered in a tangy and smoky barbecue sauce, are a staple in Missouri’s barbecue scene. The slow-cooked meat, infused with a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, will transport you to a backyard barbecue in the heart of the Show-Me State. Join us as we guide you through the steps to create this irresistible Missouri-style BBQ Pork Steak, a dish that captures the essence of Missouri’s barbecue traditions.


  • 4 pork steaks, about 1 inch thick
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the pork steaks with salt and black pepper on both sides.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ketchup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper to make the barbecue sauce.
  4. Place the seasoned pork steaks on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  5. Brush the pork steaks generously with the barbecue sauce on both sides during the last few minutes of grilling, allowing the sauce to caramelize.
  6. Remove the pork steaks from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. Serve the Missouri-style BBQ Pork Steaks hot, accompanied by extra barbecue sauce on the side for dipping.

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