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Campfire Grilled Tomahawk Steaks

When it comes to showstopping steaks, nothing tops a big bone in grilled tomahawk steak! Perfectly cooked over a campfire and sliced to tender juicy bites.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 214kcal


For the Tomahawk steaks


  • Fresh shaved parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper


Build the fire:

  • Build a campfire for 2-zone heat, with a hot side where the coals are stacked and a cooler side.
  • Place cooking grate over the fire to preheat.

Prep the steaks:

  • Pat the meat and bone dry and season liberally with salt.
  • Allow the steak to warm up for 20 minutes before grilling while the coals get ready for grilling.
  • When ready to cook, season the tomahawk steak on both sides with a liberal coating of GirlCarnivore Ooomami.

Smoke the steak:

  • Place the steak on the cooler side of the grill grate.
  • Smoke the steaks over indirect heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the steak is 120 degrees F, rotating and flipping the steaks as needed to not overcook.

Sear the steak:

  • Adjust your grill grate as needed to cook over the direct heat side of the grill.
  • Allow the grate to heat up about 5 minutes.
  • Sear over direct heat on both sides flipping as needed to avoid flare-ups, forming a crust until the beef reaches 130F.
  • Remove the tomahawk steaks from the campfire.


  • On a platter, divide the butter over the steaks to melt and tent with foil and rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Slice the steak from the bone and then into thin strips against the grain to serve.


  • Garnish with shaved parmesan, freshly grated black pepper, and a pinch of salt.


For cooking build your campfire with enough time for the flames to subside from the wood and coals to form. Cooking in the initial smoke will overpower the food and create an acidic burnt flavor.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1248mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg