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Reverse Sear Rib Eye pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerReverse Sear Rib Eye

The Louisiana Sidebox Cold Smoker puts an easy twist on “Reverse Sear” grilling. It is a clean addition to any of the LG and Country Smoker Series of Louisiana Grills/Smokers. It is very easy to set up and start your smoking. Just start the grill, set the damper until you get the smoke flow and temperature you are looking for. Too easy!

The thing I like the most is that the Louisiana Sidebox Cold Smoker provides a cold smoke that allows you to smoke your foods before grilling. The reverse sear/cold smoke method allows for a much deeper smoke flavor on meat, chicken, fish, seafood, game and cheese without actually cooking the food before grilling. It’s our Date Night tonight and I am doing a reverse sear on some rib eye steaks tonight.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood burning stove, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

As a special treat we were given some of Lumberjacks new “Mexican Heat” wood pellets.

Mexican Heat is a wood pellet that has Red pepper chili powder mixed right in it. The red pepper chili powder is a pungent, hot chili powder with a strong bite and the flavor intensifies as it is cooked. We love the Southwestern flair it adds to all of your grilling.

Reverse Sear Rib Eye
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours smoke, 5 Sear minute each side
Grill: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Sidebox Cold Smoker
Pellets: Lumberjack Mexican Heat

Reverse Sear Rib Eye
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Ingredients:

Directions: Reverse Sear Rib Eye

Season the steaks with your rub and let them come down to room temperature. Set the Louisiana Sidebox Cold Smoker to about 95 degrees (35c) for about 2 hours. You are looking for an internal temperature of 100 degrees (37c). Pull your steaks out of the smoker and turn your grill up to 400 degrees (204c). When the grill comes up to temperature put your steaks on for 5 minutes per side with a quarter turn at the half way point. We like our steaks a bit on the rare side so we pull our steaks at 125 degrees (53c). Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5 to 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill.

Reverse Sear Rib Eye pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerRib Eyes and Potatoes in the Sidebox Cold Smoker

Reverse Sear Rib Eye
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking Directions: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker

To prepare the grill for cooking, check your pellet supply – top off or change flavors as needed. Scrape grill grates off. Set the temperature to 450 degrees and press the “Start” button. Give the grill about 15 minutes to reach temperature and the grates to burn clean.

So after the grill comes up to temp and burns clean turn it back down to 170 degrees (77c). Adjust the damper for your smoke flow and a temperature 95 degrees (35c).

Place everything directly onto the Sidebox Cold Smoker to about 95 degrees (35c) for about 2 hours isn’t enough heat to have any cooking effect on your meat but it is enough to open the pores so that the meat can pick up all the flavor of the smoke. You are looking for an internal temperature of 100 degrees (37c). Pull your steaks out of the smoker and turn your grill up to 400 degrees (204c).Reverse Sear Rib Eye pellet grill recipe BBQ smoker 400 Degrees is Awesome for Searing Using Grill Grates

When the grill comes up to temperature put your steaks on for 5 minutes per side with a quarter turn at the half way point. We like our steaks a bit on the rare side so we pull our steaks at 125 degrees (53c). Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5 to 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill.

So for medium pull it at 140 (60c) and overdone 160 (72c). I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Reverse Sear Rib Eye
A Pellet Grill Recipe Reverse Sear Rib Eye pellet grill recipe BBQ smoker

 The Louisiana with Grill Grates

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Reverse Sear Rib Eye
A Pellet Grill Recipe Reverse Sear Rib Eye pellet grill recipe BBQ smoker

My Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill with the Sidebox Cold Smoker

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger wood pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it…

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