How to Cook Pork Steaks in the Oven With BBQ Sauce

The pork steak is a cut from the shoulder section of the pig. It is a thin steak that comes from the same section as is used for pulled pork, and it tends to be tough when it isn't cooked low and slow. The meat contains more collagen than most other cuts of pork. Cooking the meat slowly on a low temperature allows the collagen in the tissues to melt away, leaving the pork tender and juicy. Cooking pork steaks in barbecue sauce creates a succulent dish with a bold flavor profile.

Grilled pork with fries. (Image: Lo_verm/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Rinse the pork steaks under cool, running water and place them in the roasting pan.

Step 3

Mix the barbecue sauce with 1 cup water in a small bowl, and pour the sauce over the top of the steaks.

Step 4

Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil, and seal the edges well.

Step 5

Place the roasting pan in the oven, and cook the steaks for 3 to 4 hours, or until the meat is falling off the bone and flakes apart with a fork.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 to 6 pork steaks

  • 1 bottle of barbecue sauce

  • Deep roasting pan

  • Aluminum foil

Tip

Add hot sauce to your pork steaks to add a little extra kick to the flavor.

The exact amount of sauce isn't important. Use enough to cover the steaks well.

Warning

Wash your hands and any surfaces the raw meat has touched thoroughly to avoid serious illness.

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