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How To Grill a Ribeye Steak

Posted by Jake Eller on

How To Grill a Ribeye Steak


Hey there, Grillaholics!

"How do I grill a ribeye?" This is a question we get a lot. There’s nothing better than a perfectly cooked, bone-in ribeye steak. Being more expensive than a regular cut of steak, many people are more cautious about grilling a ribeye, and rightfully so!

Whether you choose the classic seasoning of salt and pepper or kick it up a notch with a pinch of spice, this all-American cut is always a crowd pleaser. 


Choosing Your Ribeye:

When shopping for a ribeye, always choose a bone-in steak with plenty of ribbon-like marbling. Selecting a steak with the bone in adds extra flavor from the marrow, while the marbling will allow the thick and rich steak to cut through like butter.


Seasoning Your Ribeye:

With a ribeye, it’s ALL about how you cook it.

Firstly, you'll want to do is let it come to room temperature before grilling. This allows the steak to come to an all-over even temperature so it cooks evenly throughout.

Secondly, don’t skimp on the seasoning. One of the most common grilling mistakes of all time is under-seasoning your meat. Mix all your herbs and spices together and apply liberally to ALL sides, evenly coating the meat. Make sure to roll the sides of your meat in seasoning, too. Gently massaging your seasonings into the meat allows the ribeye to soak up as much seasoning as possible.


Grilling Your Ribeye: 

Heat your grill to a medium-high heat. Use this guide for reference:

1/2 inch thick
Medium-hot coals barely covered with ash
3 second hand count
425 to 450°F
3/4 to 1 inch thick
Medium coals with light layer of gray ash
4 second hand count
360 to 400°F
3/4 to 1 inch thick
Medium-low coals with thick layer of grey ash
5 second hand count
325 to 350°F


Cook your ribeye on a hot grill for 4-6 minutes per side (4 for med-rare and 6 for medium) until internal temperature registers 130-135 (med-rare) or 135-140 (medium).

IMPORTANT: Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes to seal in the juices before cutting. When ready to serve, place 1-2 TBSP of butter on top of the steak. This will add flavor and extra tenderness.


By following these steps, you should be well on your way to grilling the perfect ribeye. See the full recipe below, and as always: Happy Grilling!



-4 Bone-in Ribeye Steaks

-Salt and Pepper to taste

-Pinch of paprika and/or cayenne

-1-2 TBSP Butter


1. Preheat your grill to high heat and place ribeye on a large platter, season on all sides and allow to come to room temperature.

2. Transfer steaks to hot grill and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side until desired doneness is achieved.

3. Allow steaks to rest for 10 minutes before serving and top with butter.

*For added flavor, add garlic and herbs such as rosemary and thyme to your butter for a blow-your-mind ribeye!