Minnesota Delights: Grilled Pork Steaks with Hot Link BBQ Sauce

Grilled Pork Steaks with Hot Link BBQ Sauce

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Adapted from Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Recipe shared by Chef Peter Botcher at Butcher and the Boar

Serves 4

4 bone-in pork shoulder steaks (12-16 oz. each)
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
1/4 cup butter
1 cup onions sliced
1 to 2 jalapenos sliced
1 T chili flakes
3 to 4 cloves garlic sliced
1 smoked pork hot link roughly chopped into small pieces
2 cups sweet BBQ sauce with a high sugar content (Note: important so that the glaze sticks to the steaks)
1/2 bottle beer
Juice of 1 lemon

Prep Day:

For the sauce – Melt the butter in a pan then sauté the onions, jalapenos, chili flakes, garlic and hot links over medium-high heat stirring frequently and until softened about 10 minutes. Add the beer, BBQ sauce and lemon juice. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until thick and sticky. The sauce can be made up to a week in advance.

Serve Day:

For the steaks – Coat the steaks lightly with the oil of your choice. Season the steaks liberally with salt and pepper with an emphasis on black pepper. Grill the steaks over high heat until cooked medium- about five minutes. Start glazing the steaks with the thick and sweet BBQ sauce turning frequently to caramelize the sauce.

Serve the steaks with additional sauce on the side.

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