A Traeger Grill is a great tool for cooking steaks and many other cuts of meat. We’re sharing how to grill top sirloin steaks on the Traeger the easy way. This grilling method yields a tender and juicy steak that is perfectly cooked every single time!
Grilling is a great summertime activity for the family.
This easy sirloin steak recipe is a great beginner recipe for all the new Traeger grill owners out there.
We’re sharing all the keys to success so that you can make these delicious steaks at home for your family.
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Key to Success #1 – Be Liberal With the Dry Rub
This easy dry rub includes a mixture of spices that you probably already have in your pantry.
We’re using Kosher salt, black pepper, a little brown sugar, some chili powder, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Mix the seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl then press and rub it into the meat.
Make sure you cover all sides of the steak with a dry rub.
If your dry rub is not sticking to the meat, you can add rub a bit of olive oil to the meat and then re-apply the seasoning.
Please note that this recipe calls for Kosher salt, not table salt.
If you are using table salt, you may want to use half the amount listed so that your meat will not be too salty.
The size of the Kosher salt crystals is different than table salt so one tablespoon of Kosher salt has less salt in it than a tablespoon of table salt.
If you want to use a pre-made dry rub, Traeger makes a couple good ones for beef.
First, the Traeger Beef Rub features molasses and brown sugar plus a chili pepper kicker.
Second, the versatile signature Traeger Rub is heavy on garlic and chili pepper and is great for beef, chicken, or pork.
Whichever rub you use, make sure you use plenty of seasoning so that your meat will have a great flavor when cooked.
Key to Success #2 – Preheat the Grill Using Fruit or Nut Wood
The first step to grilling on a Traeger is preheating the grill.
It may take your Traeger 15-20 minutes to get up to grilling temperature so keep this in mind when you are planning your meal.
We’re preheating the grill to 375 degrees F for these sirloin steaks.
I recommend using any fruit or nut wood when grilling steaks. You can use apple, cherry, pecan, or a combination of these.
If you like more of a smoky flavor, you could use oak or hickory or another hardwood.
Hickory in particular creates more smoke so it would add more smoky flavor during this relatively short cooking time.
Some of the Traeger models have electronics that will allow you to monitor the internal grill temperature remotely from your smartphone.
Make sure the grill reaches 375 degrees F before adding your meat.
I highly recommend putting down a non-stick mat on your grates when your grill has preheated.
If you notice the grid pattern instead of grill marks on my steaks, this is from the non-stick mat.
The mats help your grill and grates stay cleaner during cooking and will prevent smaller foods from falling through the cracks.
Key to Success #3 – Use a Meat Thermometer to Monitor the Temperature
With some Traeger models, such as the Ironwood 650, you can remotely monitor the temperature of your meat while it is cooking using temperature probes.
If your Traeger grill does not have this feature, you can pick up a Bluetooth meat thermometer with a remote display on Amazon for $50-$60.
Insert the temperature probe into the center of the smallest cut of meat.
If you insert the probe into the largest steak, you are likely to overcook the smaller steaks.
You can always remove the smaller steaks if they are done earlier than the larger steaks.
Steak Cooking Internal Temperature Chart
|Rare||125 degrees F|
|Medium Rare||135 degrees F|
|Medium||145 degrees F|
|Medium Well||150 degrees F|
|Well Done||160 degrees F|
Remove your steaks from the heat when they are 5 degrees below your desired doneness.
The internal temperature will still continue to rise after the meat comes off the heat.
Allow your steaks to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. This will help your meat retain its natural juices.
Save this Traeger Grilled Steak recipe to your favorite Grilling board or your Steaks board.
- 4 6-ounce top sirloin steaks
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- Preheat Traeger grill to 375 degrees F. Place a non-stick mat on the rack if desired.
- In a small bowl, mix together the seasonings and apply liberally to all four steaks, making sure to get the dry rub on all sides of the steaks.
- Place steaks on preheated grill. Close lid and cook for 10 minutes.
- Turn steaks over and cook another 5 minutes.
- Remove steaks from the heat and allow them to rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 1060mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 46g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.