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Do You Want to Make a Special Meal on a Special Acassion?
One of the very special meals on special occasions or you can say as an everyday surprise is Ribeye steak. It has great marbling that makes it one of the most delicious steaks to grill. A little bigger than a filet but in the same class as one of the top steaks available.
The steak is basically a cut of prime rib roast which many people love. If you cook it as a steak it will trim some irritating fat and you can enjoy IT more.
What is Ribeye steak?
Ribeye steaks are one of the most popular and flavorful cuts of meat because of its marbling and fat content. The more marbling, the higher the USDA grades the steak. Prime is the highest rating, followed by Choice and then select. Our experts recommend buying ribeye that is 1.25 inches thick with marbling throughout. Anything much thicker or thinner could make cooking more difficult, and the fat enhances the flavor.
If you want to beat the flavor of a ribeye then you should be familiar with how to cook it. It is simple to cook on a gas grill. Follow the steps mentioned in this article to cook perfect ribeye in your backyard.
Does Quality Matter?
Ribeye is all about quality when buying it. Prime is the top 2% of the beef in the United States. Most people don’t want to pay the price for prime. Never get confused with the terms “prime” and “prime rib”. Prime is mentioning a grade of meat whereas the term prime rib is a cut of meat that can be several grades.
The next step down is Choice. About half the beef sold in the USA is a choice, and this is what you will usually buy and is an excellent choice. Look for a nicely marbled piece that is well trimmed if you can
How to Grill a Ribeye Steak on a Gas Grill
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 44 minutes
- Serving’s #/Adjust if desired
- 2 ribeye steaks – 12 to 16 oz.
- salt and pepper to taste – or 7:2:1 or 7:2:2 seasoning
Instructions to Follow
Step 1-Start with prime or choice ribeye steaks. I like a 1 ¼ to 1 ½ inch thick that will be 12-16 oz. each.
Step 2-The most important step is resting the steaks at room temperature for 30 or so minutes. It raises the temperature of the meat making getting your desired internal temperature much easier.
Step 3-While the steaks are resting, get your grill temperature about 450°-500°. Just over medium for me but more medium-high on most grills. Of course, clean and oil the grill.
Step 4-In case there is a layer of trimmable fat, remove most of it. Give the steaks seasoning of your choice. Do it just before grilling; you can use a nice sprinkling of my 7:2:2 seasoning but just a nice sprinkle of coarse salt and pepper will do.
Step 5-Put the steaks on the grill. Close the lid. Grill on the first side for 6 minutes.
Step 6-Rotate half the way through if you want these nice crossed grill marks. Flip and grill until you reach the correct internal temperature for your taste. Do it for another 6 minutes (with the rotation) and get about 145° internal temperature. For rare, you will want less time on both sides.
Enjoy your grilled Ribeye steak!
Tips for grilling Ribeye Steak
- Make sure that the steak rest at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before your start grilling.
- Season the steak before putting it on the grill.
- Use a medium grill of about 450° surface temperature. You can use a higher grill temperature, but these can overcook quickly.
- Make sure to wait for 5 minutes after cooking before you serve the steak.
- Please don’t rely on time. These times are given to help you with planning, but you have to use an instant-read thermometer to get things right. It is suggested not to endanger your expensive meat by guessing.
- One of the major warnings is related to overcooking if your objective is rare. Do not forget that the internal temperature of the steak will rise a few degrees after you remove it from the grill. Also, remember that you can always cook it a little more later but it is impossible to uncook a steak if you overshot it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How long do you grill a 1-inch thick ribeye steak?
Ans: Put the steak on a grill and cook it until it is golden brown for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the steak on the other side and continue grilling for the next 3-5 minutes for medium-rare (an internal temperature of 135 degrees F), 5 to 7 minutes for medium (140 degrees F), or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well (150 degrees F).
Q2: How do you cook a steak on a natural gas grill?
Ans: First sear the steak directly over the lit burners, once the grill has reached the temperature. To get those lovely sear-marks, sear for 1 to 2 minutes, then turn your steak 45° and continue to grill for another 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the steak and repeat this process for perfect sear marks
Q3: How do you grill a 2-inch ribeye steak?
Ans: to get the perfect medium-rare thick cut in bone-in ribeye steak, grill it for 18 to 20 minutes for a 2-inch steal, turning about 1 minute before the halfway point. A meat thermometer should read 130°F. Rest your steaks for 5 minutes before serving, covering lightly with foil.
Q4: Do you close the grill when cooking steak?
Ans: When you cook with the grill open, you will more effectively get a crispy, perfect-Maillard-reaction caramelization on the outside of the meat without overcooking the center. So, they can hold up to the heating chamber the lid creates, and in fact, the lid will help thicker cuts of meat or vegetables cook more evenly.
To Wrap it Up
Ribeye is one of the most loved steaks, many people love to grill. It is also known as a boneless steak from the rib section. One of the attractive things about Ribeye is that it has a balanced amount of marbling in it.