Caveman Steaks with Bell Pepper Pan-Fry
Bush’s<sup>®</sup> Caveman Steaks with Bell Pepper Pan-Fry

Bush’s® Caveman Steaks with Bell Pepper Pan-Fry

Steven Raichlen, host of public television’s “Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke,” introduced BUSH’S® BBQ Bootcamp™ to grilling steaks caveman-style, directly on the coals. The steaks are topped with a spicy mix of peppers and served with BUSH’S® Smoky Potato Salad.
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Recipe Details

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4


  • 4 each (12-14oz) strip steaks (1½ inches thick)
  • coarse salt (kosher or sea) and coarsely cracked black peppercorns, to taste
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 each red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and sliced into ¼”×2”
  • 1 each yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and sliced into ¼”×2”
  • 1 each poblano pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 2 each jalapeños, stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 6 each scallions, trimmed, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 each cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • You’ll also need:
  • 10-inch cast iron skillet
  • newspaper
  • natural bristle basting brush


  1. Build charcoal fire using natural lump charcoal and rake coals into even layer, leaving front third of grill coal-free.
  2. When coals glow orange, fan with newspaper to blow off loose ash.
  3. Season steaks on both sides with salt and cracked pepper and place directly on embers, about 2 inches apart.
  4. Grill until cooked to taste, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, turning with tongs.
  5. Move steaks after 2 minutes on each side to cook evenly.
  6. Use tongs to lift steaks out of fire and shake to dislodge clinging embers.
  7. Brush off loose ash with basting brush and arrange steaks on platter or plates.
  8. Let steaks rest for 2 minutes and prepare pepper pan-fry.
  9. Heat olive oil in cast-iron skillet directly on embers, on gas grill side burner, or on stove.
  10. When oil is hot, add peppers, scallions, garlic and parsley.
  11. Cook over high heat until peppers and garlic are golden brown, 2 minutes.
  12. Pour mixture over steaks and serve.
  13. Pairs well with BUSH’S® Smoky Potato Salad