’Texas Eats’ recipe: Grilling beef and pork tomahawk steaks

H-E-B chef Scott Tompkins shows you how to make toasted spices

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SAN ANTONIO – Top off your grilled pork tomahawks, with this easy and delicious recipe to make toasted spices.


1 Tsp juniper berries, whole

1 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 Tsp cumin seeds

1 Tbsp whole black peppercorns

1 Tsp fennel seeds

2 bone-in pork tomahawks, about 1 lb a piece


1. Preheat grill to a medium-high or approximately 375ºF.

2. Meanwhile, using a small pan toast juniper, red pepper flakes, cumin, peppercorns, and fennel until fragrant and just starting to toast.

3. Place toasted spices into a blender and pulse until completely ground.

4. Season pork tomahawks liberally with the spice mix and salt on both sides.

5. Once the grill is hot, place pork on well-oiled grill and sear 2 to 4 minutes. Rotate pork 45 degrees to create hash marks and cook an additional 2 to 4 minutes.

6. Flip pork and continue to cook until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 150ºF. Rest before cutting and serving.

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