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Finished NY strip steak with yakiniku sauce and steamed rice

Grilled Zabuton Steak with Yakiniku Sauce

A perfectly reverse-seared steak will soon become one of your favorite cook-at-home meals thanks to the cooking perfection of the Traeger grill. Paired here with an Asian-style dipping sauce, you have the perfect stay at home date night dinner.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course beef, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, fusion
Servings 2


  • Traeger grill
  • Small grill-proof sauce pan
  • Small bowl for finished dipping sauce


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin or sake
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce or chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 Zabuton steak
  • Salt & pepper


  • Preheat your Traeger grill to 225*
  • Season the Zabuton steak on all sides with a blend of salt and pepper
  • Put the steak in the preheated grill and cook for about 30 minutes at this lower temperature
  • While the steak is cooking, make the sauce by combining the remaining ingredients except sesame seeds in a grill-proof saucepan
  • Place the sauce on the grill to cook while the steak continues cooking
  • When the steak has reached the desired internal temperature of 125*, remove the steak and the saucepan from the grill and increase the temperature to 400*
  • When the grill gets hot, place the saucepan back in the grill
  • Sear the steak on all sides for about 60 seconds per side
  • Allow the pan to get hot and the sauce to bubble, reducing slightly
  • Pull the steak from the grill, tent with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes
  • Carefully remove the saucepan from the grill and let it cool briefly
  • Transfer the sauce to a serving dish and sprinkle generously with sesame seeds
  • Cut the steak against the grain and serve with yakiniku sauce for dipping



Once you have made this sauce a time or two, you can eyeball the ingredients and adjust them according to your flavor preferences.
If you cannot find a zabuton steak, try a New York Strip steak instead!
Keyword asian grilled steak