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WARNING the following recipe will mean that you NEVER cook steak without reverse searing it ever again! Reverse Seared steak is the process of letting the steak absorb smoke before searing the steak to give it a nice crust. Searing the steak on your smoker or BBQ and complimenting the steak with Smoky Pastures Risk It, as well as Hardcore Carnivore will impress any dinner guest you have.
For the best result make sure you buy a nice cut of steak. Rib eye or Tomahawk are two great steak cuts to use for this method of cooking. REMINDER for reverse seared steak, it is best to get a steak that is nice and thick compared to thinner cuts such as a porterhouse or rump.


  • 1 thick-cut steak (such as ribeye or New York strip)
  • Hardcore Carnivore Black seasoning
  • Smoky Pastures Risk It seasoning
  • Olive oil or another high-heat oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Remove the steak from the fridge and let it come to room temperature. This will help it cook evenly.
  2. Preheat your oven to 225°F (107°C).
  3. Liberally season the steak on both sides with Smoky Pastures Risk It & Hardcore Carnivore Black seasoning.
  4. Place the steak in the Smoker and cook until the internal temperature reaches 120°F (49°C) for rare, 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare, or 140°F (60°C) for medium. This will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the thickness of the steak.
  5. When your steak is nearly ready to sear, it is time to prepare a cast iron skillet by heating it over high heat on the stovetop until it is smoking hot. You can also use the flame function on a Pellet Grill or heat up some charcoal in your Weber. As long as you have a hot surface that will sear it.
  6. Place the steak in the hot cast iron skillet/Weber/Grill and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side, until a crust has formed.
  7. Remove the steak from the skillet and let it rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  8. Season the steak with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!


Note: The cooking times and temperatures may vary depending on the thickness and type of steak you are using. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure that your steak is cooked to your desired level of doneness.

We all know Beef is expensive at the best of times, dining for just 2? Purchase rib eye and accompany it with a couple of sides and it makes the perfect dinner for 2.