St. Louis Pork Steaks

Easy Entertaining, St. Louis Style

Growing up in St. Louis, I enjoyed this amazingly simple recipe over and over again. My father's cooking skills left something to be desired, but this forgiving recipe was always a hit. With only five ingredients and flexible cooking times, this low maintenance dish is great for long days spent entertaining. Make a big batch and leave it on the heat, enjoy whenever you're hungry. 


St. Louis Pork Steaks on the grill

St. Louis Style Pork Steak

Four Servings


St. Louis Pork Steaks



BBQ Sauce

Inexpensive Lager Beer


Step 1

Fire up your grill and season pork with a liberal sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Step 2

Cook your pork steaks over medium/high heat. 4-5 minutes on each side. Err on the side of overcooking- a little char doesn't hurt.

Step 3

Combine beer and barbecue sauce in a large deep pan (foil roasting pans are a great option). Aim for a 50:50 mix. You can use any sauce, but we tend to opt for a sweet sauce, like Sweet Baby Rays.

Step 4

Add cooked pork steaks to the bbq mixture and cover. Either put the pan in a closed grill over low heat or place in an oven set to 275. Braise for a minimum of 90 minutes. 

Step 5

Pull steaks out and enjoy as wanted. 

For the best bbq pork sandwich of your life, remove the bone and serve on a bun topped with pickles.