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Grilled Ribeye Steak Recipe: Juicy Perfection Made Easy

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Scrumptious homemade Grilled Ribeye Steak Recipe

When it comes to grilling ribeye steaks, simplicity is key. You only need salt, pepper, and oil to season the steak and get a juicy, charred result. This recipe will show you how to choose, season, and cook the best ribeyes for a flavorful experience.

You will also get tips on using a gas grill, along with secret techniques like reverse searing to make your steak even more delicious. Whether you’re a grilling novice or a seasoned pro, you’ll find something helpful here to make your next steak night a success.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Main Ingredients

  • Ribeye Steaks: Choose two 12-14 ounce ribeye steaks. These cuts are known for their marbling, which gives them flavor and tenderness.

  • Salt: Use 2 teaspoons of kosher salt to season your steaks. Sea salt can be a good substitute.

  • Black Pepper: You need 2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper.


  • Ground Coriander: Add 1 teaspoon for a slightly citrusy flavor. If you don’t have coriander, cumin can be used as a substitute.

  • Garlic Powder: 1 teaspoon will do. You can use fresh minced garlic as an alternative.

  • Onion Powder: Add 1 teaspoon. If you prefer, finely chopped onion works too.

  • Cayenne Pepper: A 1/2 teaspoon for a spicy kick. Paprika is a milder alternative.

Potential Additions

  • Olive Oil: Drizzle your steaks with olive oil before grilling. Any cooking oil you prefer can work too, like canola or vegetable oil.

Tools and Equipment

  • Grill: You’ll need a grill with both direct and indirect heat zones.

  • Meat Thermometer: To check the doneness of your steaks accurately.

  • Tongs: For easy flipping and handling of the steaks.

Adding these ingredients and tools will help you prepare the perfect grilled ribeye steak. Each item enhances the steak flavor, resulting in a juicy and tasty dish that’s sure to impress.


  1. Prepare Your Steaks
    Use USDA choice or prime ribeye steaks about 1 inch thick. If you have time, rest the steaks at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.

  2. Preheat Your Grill
    Clean and oil the grill grates. Preheat to 450°–500°F for a good sear. This is about medium-high on most grills.

  3. Season The Steaks
    Brush olive oil on both sides of the steaks. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Grill The Steaks

    • Sear Side One: Place the steaks on the grill. Sear for 2-4 minutes until a golden-brown crust forms.
    • Sear Side Two: Flip the steaks. Sear for another 2-4 minutes.
  5. Check The Temperature
    Use a digital meat thermometer to check doneness:

    • Rare: 125°F
    • Medium Rare: 135°F
    • Medium: 145°F
    • Medium Well: 155°F
    • Well Done: 160°F

  6. Finish Grilling
    Continue grilling with the lid open for about 4-6 minutes per side until reaching your desired doneness.

  7. Rest The Steaks
    Remove the steaks from the grill. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving. This helps the juices redistribute.

  8. Serve and Enjoy
    Slice the ribeye steaks against the grain. Serve immediately for the best flavor and texture.

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Choose the Right Cut: Start with a high-quality ribeye steak. Look for good marbling, as this fat will help keep the meat juicy.

Seasoning: Simplicity is key. Use a mix of salt, pepper, and maybe a bit of garlic or onion powder. You don’t need much to let the steak shine.

Room Temperature: Let your steaks sit out for about 30 minutes before grilling. This ensures even cooking.

Preheat the Grill: Make sure your grill is hot before putting the steaks on. Preheat to around 450°F to 500°F for a great sear.

Don’t Move the Steak: Once you place the steak on the grill, let it sear undisturbed for a couple of minutes. This creates those nice grill marks.

Using a Thermometer: Check the steak’s temperature to get the level of doneness you want. Aim for 130°F to 135°F for medium-rare.

Flipping: Flip the steak only once to avoid it drying out.

Resting: Let the steak rest for about 5 minutes after cooking. This helps the juices redistribute.

Storing Leftovers: Wrap leftover steak tightly in aluminum foil or place it in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Reheating: Reheat leftovers at a low temperature in the oven (250°F) until warm to avoid drying it out.

These tips will help you grill the perfect ribeye every time. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Classic Ribeye Seasoning:

For a simple yet delicious flavor, season your ribeye steaks with just salt and pepper. This lets the natural flavors of the meat shine.

Spicy Kick:

Add a bit of heat by including cayenne pepper. Mix it with garlic powder, onion powder, and ground coriander for a flavorful rub.

Garlic Butter:

Top your grilled steak with a garlic butter spread. Mix softened butter, roasted garlic, and a pinch of salt. Spread it over the steak before serving.


Simple Marinade Recipe:

Olive oil1/4 cup
Soy sauce1/4 cup
Lemon juice2 tbsp
Garlic (minced)2 cloves
Black pepper1 tsp

Mix ingredients together and marinate the steak for at least 30 minutes.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Grilled Vegetables: Pair your ribeye with grilled asparagus or bell peppers for a healthy side.
  • Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes make a comforting side dish.
  • Salads: A fresh salad can balance the richness of the steak. Try a mixed greens salad with vinaigrette.
  • Beverages: Serve with a glass of red wine or a cold beer to complement the flavors.

Experiment with these ideas to find your favorite way to enjoy grilled ribeye steak.