Smoky T-Bones with Chunky BBQ Sauce

Main Ingredient: T-Bone or Porterhouse Steaks



2 T-Bone or Porterhouse steaks, cut 1-1/2 inches thick (about 2 pounds)
Wood chip foil packet (see cook’s tip)
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon steak seasoning blend
1 tablespoon chili powder


1. Combine pineapple, onion, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and vinegar in small saucepan. Cook over high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until liquid is syrupy, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; add barbecue sauce. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until heated through. Set aside.
2. Combine 2 tablespoons brown sugar, steak seasoning and chili powder in small bowl; press evenly onto beef steaks. 
3. Place wood chip foil packet on one side of grill directly on medium, ash-covered coals. Place cooking grid over coals. Place steaks in center of grid, not directly over foil packet. Grill, covered, 20 to 24 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Carve steaks across the grain into thin slices and season with salt, as desired. Serve with Chunky BBQ Sauce.

Meal Tips

To make the chunky BBQ sauce, use the following ingredients:

1/4 cup drained canned pineapple chunks, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup mild barbecue sauce


Cook's Tip: Beef top sirloin steak or beef ribeye steak, cut 1-1/2 -inches thick may be substituted for beef T-Bone steaks. Prepare recipe as directed above and grill top sirloin steak, covered, 22 to 26 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Grill ribeye steaks, covered, 17 to 22 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. 

Cook's Tip: To make wood chip foil packet, tear 12 x 12-inch square of heavy-duty (or double layer of regular) aluminum foil. Place 1 cup dry hickory wood chips onto center of foil. Seal packet, by bringing the two of the ends together above the chips; fold down in a series of 2 to 3 tightly sealed folds. Fold the short ends up and over 2 to 3 times, pressing firmly to seal at each fold. Using fork, pierce top of packet several times.