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Grilled Ribeye
by Philip R. Gantt
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Grilled Ribeye

With summer nearly here and the weather warming up, it's time to fire up the grill and do some outdoor cooking. In my opinion, the rib eye is one of the best steaks for grilling. Select cuts that are at least one inch thick for best results. I recommend purchasing steaks with the bone in because they are a better value and the bone helps hold the meat together. The bone also helps with turning the steak while cooking.
  • 2 thick ribeye steaks, bone in.
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground pepper.
  • 2 tsp. salt.
  • 1 tsp. ground red pepper.
  • Spice rub (optional).
Simple is often best. A good quality steak doesn't need a marinade. However, applying a few spices to the meat before cooking will enhance the flavor of the meat.

Rub the salt and pepper evenly on both sides of the steaks. Also apply a spice rub if you prefer, but this isn't necessary with a good cut of meat. Let the steaks sit for about an hour to reach room temperature before cooking. Grill over hot coals for 7 to 8 minutes per side, rotating 90 degrees after 4 minutes each side. Rotating the steaks will give those nice hatch grill marks on the meat. Finally, allow the steaks to rest for at least 5 minutes after removing from the grill. As the meat cools down, it will then retain the juices in the meat.

Serve with grilled potatoes or other vegetables.

  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes

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