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Sliced tomahawk steak with salt and pepper on cutting board.
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Grilled Tomahawk Steak

Grilled Tomahawk Steak is one of the most tender, juicy steaks you’ll ever have. Learn all you need to grill this savory steak to perfection.
Prep Time2 hours
Cook Time1 hour
Resting Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Tomahawk Steak
Servings: 2 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 1-3 pound tomahawk steak
  • 2 Tablespoons Kosher salt

Resting Seasoning

  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter cut into pads
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper fresh cracked


  • Remove steak from fridge and dry brine. Remove the steak from the refrigerator and place on a flat cooling rack above a rimmed baking sheet. Season the steak liberally on all sides with the salt and let rest for 2 hours.
    1-3 pound tomahawk steak, 2 Tablespoons Kosher salt
  • Preheat. Preheat your grill for two-zone cooking. You want half of your grill to be running on high, direct heat, and the other half no heat. The overall temperature of your grill should be around 275 degrees F.
  • Low temperature grill. Place the tomahawk steak on the indirect, low heat side and close the lid. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 120 degrees F for medium rare (45 minutes to 1 hour). Flip your steak once 20-25 minutes in.
  • High temperature sear. Move the tomahawk steak to the high, direct heat side of your grill and sear, leaving the lid open, for 3-4 minutes per side. Position the bone of the steak away from the direct heat to prevent it from scorching and turning black. Pull your steak once it reaches internal temperature for desired doneness.
  • Rest with butter. Transfer the steak to your cutting board, top with the pads of salted butter, and crack fresh black pepper across the top. Let the steaks rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and eating.
    2 Tablespoons salted butter, 2 teaspoons black pepper



Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 7185mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 4mg