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Grilling the Perfect Steak

Grilling the Perfect Steak is easier than you might think. We are kicking off grilling season with our favorite steak recipe and tips for tender and juicy steaks. 

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If we are celebrating a special occasion or having a date night in, grilled steak with Twice Baked Potatoes and Mexican Street Corn or Grilled Corn in Foil is most likely going to be on the menu.

Grilled ribeye steaks with butter on a blue platter.

This tried and true method for grilling a tender and juicy steak is great for any cut of steak, ribeyes are our favorite, T-bones, filet mignon or sirloins are also great options.

Ingredients Needed

  • Ribeye Steaks
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Coarse Ground Pepper

For the Steak Butter

  • Softened Butter
  • Steak Seasoning ~ Homemade or your favorite brand.
  • Dried Onion Flakes
  • Ranch Dressing Mix (Just the powder, not prepared)

Step By Step Directions

4 ribeye steaks seasoned with salt and pepper.

Pat steaks dry with paper towels and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside to come to room temperature about 30 minutes to an hour before grilling.

Drizzle olive oil over both sides of the steaks and season with salt and pepper.

Prepare a grill fire to 350° using hickory or oak for smoke flavor.

Mix the steak butter together in a bowl, combining all ingredients.

Grilling ribeye steaks.

Place steaks on the grill and close the lid. Cook 5 minutes.

Grilling steak with butter.

Flip the steaks and add about 1 teaspoon of steak butter.

Spreading butter on grilled steak.

As the butter starts to melt, brush to evenly coat. Close the lid and cook another 5-8 minutes. Use a digital meat thermometer to cook until it reaches desired doneness.

We cooked ours to about 128° for rare. See the chart below for steak cooking temperatures.

4 Grilled ribeye steaks on a blue platter.

Remove steaks onto a serving platter, butter side down.

4 Ribeye steaks with garlic butter.

Spoon the remaining butter over the steaks and rest for about 5 minutes.

Upon resting, internal temperatures will rise another 5 degrees.

Internal Temperatures for Perfect Grilled Steak

  • Rare: 130°
  • Medium Rare: 140°
  • Medium: 155°
  • Well Done: 165°
Sliced steak on a plate, platter of steaks.

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  • NY Strip is another favorite for special occasions. A super simple dry rubbed steak dinner that is even better than your favorite steak house.
  • Tri Tips with Garlic Butter Mushrooms is a flavorful steak dinner smothered with sautéed mushrooms.
Closeup of steak on a platter, topped with butter, partially sliced.

Make the Perfect Grilled Steak dinner at home with our tried and true method and a delicious steak butter that is just as delicious as your favorite steak house.

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Grilling the Perfect Steak

Grilled ribeye steaks with steak butter on a blue platter.

Grilling the Perfect Steak is easier than you might think. We are kicking off grilling season with our favorite steak recipe and tips for tender and juicy steaks. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Ribeye Steaks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon Steak Rub
  • 1 teaspoon ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes

Instructions

  1. Pat steaks dry with paper towels and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside to come to room temperature about 30 minutes to an hour before grilling.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over both sides of the steaks and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Prepare a grill fire to 350° using hickory or oak for smoke flavor.
  4. Mix the steak butter together in a bowl, combining all ingredients.
  5. Place steaks on the grill and close the lid. Cook 5 minutes.
  6. Flip the steaks and add about 1 teaspoon of steak butter to each steak.
  7. As the butter starts to melt, brush to evenly coat. Close the lid and cook another 5-8 minutes. Use a digital meat thermometer to cook until it reaches desired doneness. We cooked ours to about 128° for rare.
  8. Remove steaks onto a serving platter, butter side down. Spoon the remaining butter over the steaks and rest for about 5 minutes.
  9. Upon resting, internal temperatures will rise another 5 degrees.

Notes

Store leftover steak in an airtight container or zip top bag in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Slice steak to reheat in a skillet lightly coated with garlic butter or olive oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.

Internal Temperature for Steak

  • Rare: 130°
  • Medium Rare: 140°
  • Medium: 155°
  • Well Done: 165°

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 841mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 22g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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2 Comments

  1. The out-doors are here, elsewhere it’s year-round, all that we need is the “PLACE” perfect grilling to your satisfaction, Oh Yes😛

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