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The steak after being flipped on the shovel to show the crust.
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Steaks on a Shovel

Steaks on a Shovel for a unique way to cook up a fire steak.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 2-3 Ribeyes
  • ½ cup Kosher Salt to taste
  • Canola Oil as needed


  • 2 tbsp Beef Tallow
  • 3-4 Rosemary Sprigs
  • 3-4 Crushed Garlic Cloves


*NOTE BEFORE COOKING*: Cooking on a shovel with paint or any powder coating is not recommended; therefore, truly know what you are cooking on before following this recipe. Make sure to use a stainless steel shovel (DO NOT USE GALVANIZED), then clean with a wire brush or power sander, disinfect, and season with cooking oil. Using a food grade 304 stainless steel shovel is the most ideal. Make this recipe AT YOUR OWN RISK!

  • Preheat a high heat open fire (about 400F).
  • Lather your steaks with oil then generously season with kosher salt.
  • Add your cleaned and food safe shovel to the fire to preheat until it is 400F. Bring the shovel away from the fire and add just a little bit of beef tallow. Roll it around until the whole surface is coated, then carefully add your steak. Cook over the flames for about 5-7 minutes on the first side. Feel free to pull off the heat and cook just on the hot shovel every so often to prevent the steak from burning or to adjust your fire. Flip your steak over, add some rosemary and crushed garlic cloves and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes. Once the steak is 120F internal, pull it off and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Slice up your steak, serve and enjoy!



Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 14206mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg