Sizzle and Satisfy: A Delicious BBQ Rib Eye Steak Recipe for Any Occasion

As a mom chef, I know that finding the time to cook a special meal can be a challenge. That’s why I’m excited to share this BBQ rib eye steak recipe with you! This recipe is perfect for those nights when you want to grill up a juicy, flavorful steak that will impress your family and friends.

Why you’ll like this recipe

BBQ Rib Eey Steak Recipe Illustration
BBQ Rib Eye Steak Dish

Not only is this rib eye steak recipe full of flavor, but it’s also super easy to follow. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good BBQ? This recipe is perfect for summer cookouts or anytime you’re in the mood for a delicious, juicy steak.

Ingredient list

BBQ Ingredients for the ribeye steak recipe
BBQ Ingredients for the ribeye steak recipe

For this recipe, you’ll need a few simple ingredients:

  • 2 rib eye steaks, preferably at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon compound butter (optional)

Pro tip: for the best results, choose thicker steaks and make sure they’re at room temperature before grilling.

Step-by-step instructions

Okay, now it’s time to get grilling! Follow these simple steps to make the perfect rib eye steak:

  1. Preheat your grill to high heat. If using a gas grill, heat one side to high heat and the other to medium heat. If using a charcoal grill, bank the coals to one side to create an area for indirect heat.
  2. Pat the steaks dry with paper towels and season both sides with the kosher salt and black pepper. If using the compound butter, spread a pat on top of each steak.
  3. Place the steaks on the hot side of the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  4. If using a gas grill, turn off the burners on the hot side and move the steaks to the medium heat side to finish cooking. If using a charcoal grill, move the steaks to the indirect heat side.
  5. Use a digital meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steaks. For medium-rare, aim for 135 degrees F. For medium, aim for 145 degrees F.
  6. Once the internal temperature reaches your desired level of doneness, remove the steaks from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Pro tip: for the juiciest steaks, let them rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more flavorful and tender steak.

BBQ Equipment on my kitchen shelf
BBQ Equipment on my kitchen shelf

Substitutions & Variations

As a home chef, it’s always good to have a few options up your sleeve for switching things up in the kitchen. Here are a few ideas for variations on this BBQ rib eye steak recipe:

  • If you’re in the mood for a different cut of meat, you can use this recipe with a variety of steaks. Some great options include strip steaks, T-bone steaks, and bone-in ribeye steaks (also known as cowboy steaks). Just keep in mind that cooking times may vary depending on the thickness and type of steak you choose.
  • For a different flavor twist, try seasoning your steaks with a blend of your favorite herbs and spices. Garlic, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce are all great options to try.
  • If you’re looking for a low carb option, consider using a strip steak instead of a rib eye. Strip steak has a bold, beefy flavor and is a good option for those who prefer a leaner cut of meat.
  • If you’re short on time, you can also cook your steaks using the sous vide method. Simply season the steaks and vacuum seal them, then place them in a water bath set to your desired level of doneness (135 degrees F for medium-rare, 145 degrees F for medium). Cook for about 1-2 hours, then finish off on the grill for a quick sear on the outside of the steaks.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, try using a compound butter to top your steaks. Simply mix together your favorite herbs and a pat of butter, and spread it on top of the steaks before grilling. The compound butter will melt and add extra flavor as the steak cooks.

Pro tip: for the best results, choose thicker ribeyes (at least 1-inch thick) and make sure they’re at room temperature before grilling. This will help ensure that the inside of the steak stays juicy and flavorful, while the outside gets a good sear on the hot grill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got some questions about this recipe? Here are a few answers to common questions:

How long do you cook ribeye on BBQ?

Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your steak and your desired level of doneness. As a general rule, grill ribeye steaks for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or a little longer for medium. Use a digital meat thermometer to check the internal temperature and remove the steak from the grill once it reaches your desired level of doneness.

How to cook a perfect steak on BBQ?

To cook a perfect steak on the BBQ, start by choosing a high-quality cut of meat and bringing it to room temperature. Preheat your grill to high heat and season the steak with salt and pepper (or your favorite seasonings). Grill the steak for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Use a digital meat thermometer to check the internal temperature and remove the steak from the grill once it reaches your desired level of doneness. Let the steak rest for a few minutes before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.

How do I keep my BBQ steak from drying out?

There are a few ways to help prevent your BBQ steak from drying out:
1. Choose a high-quality cut of meat with good marbling. The fat in the marbling helps to keep the steak moist and flavorful.
2. Don’t overcook the steak. Use a digital meat thermometer to check the internal temperature and remove the steak from the grill once it reaches your desired level of doneness.
3. Let the steak rest for a few minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a moister and more flavorful steak.
4. If you’re concerned about drying out, you can also try basting the steak with a little bit of oil or melted butter while it’s grilling.
5. Avoid cutting into the steak too soon after it comes off the grill. Wait at least 5 minutes before slicing to allow the juices to settle.

Do you put BBQ sauce on steak before grilling?

It’s up to personal preference whether or not to use BBQ sauce on steak. Some people prefer the taste of a simple, seasoned steak without any sauce, while others enjoy the added flavor of BBQ sauce. If you do choose to use BBQ sauce, it’s best to apply it towards the end of grilling to avoid burning.

What is the tastiest steak to BBQ?

There are many delicious cuts of steak that are perfect for grilling, including ribeye, strip steak, and T-bone. Ribeye is known for its rich, beefy flavor and marbling, which helps to keep it moist and flavorful on the grill. Strip steak has a bold, beefy flavor and is a good option for those who prefer a leaner cut of meat. T-bone steaks have a “T” shaped bone that separates the strip steak from the tenderloin, and are a good option for those who want a little bit of both. Ultimately, the tastiest steak to BBQ is a matter of personal preference. Experiment with different cuts and seasonings to find the one that you like best.

What does BBQ ribeye steak go well with?

BBQ ribeye steak goes well with a variety of side dishes, including grilled vegetables, baked potatoes, and salad. You could also serve it with classic BBQ sides like coleslaw or baked beans. For a more elegant meal, you might pair the steak with a simple green salad and a glass of red wine. The options are endless, so feel free to get creative and serve your ribeye steak with your favorite sides.

Tips for a perfect BBQ Rib Eye Steak

Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that your rib eye steaks come out perfectly:

  • To get those signature grill marks on your steak, make sure the grill grates are clean and well-oiled.
  • If you’re using a charcoal grill, be sure to let the coals get white hot before grilling. This will ensure that you get a good sear on the outside of the steak.
  • Don’t have a grill? No problem! You can cook your rib eye steak in a cast iron pan on the stove for a delicious and easy meal.

Storing and freezing suggestions:

After a delicious BBQ rib eye steak dinner, it’s always a good idea to have some storage and freezing suggestions on hand in case you have any leftovers. Here are a few tips to help keep your leftover steak fresh and flavorful.

  • Any leftover steak can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it fresh.
  • To freeze leftover steak, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then again in aluminum foil. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

I hope you enjoy this BBQ rib eye steak recipe! It’s always a hit with my family and I’m sure it will be a hit with yours too. Happy grilling!

BBQ Ribey Steak Recipe Illustration

BBQ Rib Eye Steak Recipe

Shara
This BBQ rib eye steak recipe is easy to follow and produces juicy, flavorful steaks every time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Grill (gas or charcoal)
  • Grill grates
  • Digital meat thermometer
  • Ingredient List:

Ingredients
  

  • 2 rib eye steaks, preferably at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon compound butter optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill to high heat. If using a gas grill, heat one side to high heat and the other to medium heat. If using a charcoal grill, bank coals to one side to create an area for indirect heat.
  • Pat steaks dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and pepper. If using compound butter, spread a pat on top of each steak.
  • Place steaks on hot side of grill. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until desired level of doneness.
  • If using a gas grill, turn off burners on hot side and move steaks to medium heat side to finish cooking. If using a charcoal grill, move steaks to indirect heat side.
  • Use a digital meat thermometer to check internal temperature of steaks. For medium-rare, aim for 135 degrees F. For medium, aim for 145 degrees F.
  • Once desired level of doneness is reached, remove steaks from grill and let rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Notes

For best results, choose thicker steaks (at least 1-inch thick) and make sure they’re at room temperature
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