10.1 million households camped for the first time in 2020. And experts predict that camping will continue to be at an all-time high through 2021-2022. With that comes the increased need for cast iron campfire cooking.
Admittedly we joined those statistics with camping trips for the first time since having children. Like many, we saw camping as one of the safest ways to vacation.
So, I thought sharing one of our great cast-iron recipes would be helpful to all of our fellow camping adventurers. Our family loves cast-iron campfire cooking for this delicious bone-in pork steak. Keep reading for the yummy recipe.
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Delicious Cast Iron Pork Steak
When it comes to ordering the best meat, I look to Omaha Steaks. For this recipe, I recommend ordering their Bone-in Pork Steak. This special steak is cut from the pork shoulder and is sometimes referred to as a pork blade steak.
It is an absolutely delicious, flavor-packed cut of meat.
Ingredients Needed for this cast iron pork steak recipe:
- 1 bone-in pork steak
- 1–2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1–2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1–2 whole garlic cloves
- salt and pepper to taste
Bone-in Pork Steak Recipe:
- Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper.
- Melt the butter in the hot cast-iron skillet.
- Add whole garlic cloves, fresh rosemary, and thyme to the skillet, and then add the steak.
- Cook, turning once, until well browned. (About 7 minutes for the first side, and 4 minutes on the second side, for medium-rare.)
- Hold the steak with tongs and sear the edges. (Remember, depending on the thickness of the steak, it will take more or less time.)
- Remove the steaks from the pan and spoon the garlic, rosemary-infused butter drippings from the pan over the steaks. Plate the steak and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Follow these temperatures to make your steaks to your desired doneness:
Temperatures for steak
Rare: 120° F to 125° F
Medium-rare: 125° F to 130° F
Medium: 135° F to 140° F
Medium-well: 145° F to 150° F
Well-done: 160° F and above
A few of our favorite cast iron campfire cooking essentials:
Final Thoughts on this Cast Iron Pork Steak Recipe:
We love cast-iron campfire cooking so much we even built a DIY fire pit in our backyard. You can find the easy directions to make your own homemade fire pit here!
I think you’ll be amazed at what a difference it made to our lackluster backyard.
And if you are interested in knowing more about the delicious meat and seafood you can order at Omaha Steak, check out our Grilling 101 post.
If you are looking for more great cast-iron campfire cooking recipes, check out these great choices:
- An Easy Steak Poutine Recipe with Fries and Gravy
- Family Dinner Ideas: Easy Omaha Steak Pot Pie Recipe with Crescent Dough
- One Pan Salmon Skillet with Garlic Lemon Butter
Overall, cast-iron campfire cooking is fun and way easier than you may think. If you are nervous about using a cast-iron pan, I recommend getting one and practicing. Cook some of the above camp food ideas over your home stove until you get used to using your cast-iron skillet.
Take a peek at our blog for more great camping tips, and let us know if you have any camp cooking questions in the comments below.