The Perfect Rib-Eye Steak :: a Big Green Egg Recipe

For our first grilling adventure with the Big Green Egg, Travis and I decided to go simple and delicious with a classic rib-eye steak.  He ran to Whole Foods, gathered just a few ingredients, and we were well on our way to the best meal we’ve had at home in a long time.  Thanks to some tips and advice from my parents (the resident Big Green Egg experts in our family), our first attempt at grilling on the Egg was a massive success. Such a success, in fact, that I’m going to share our recipe and our process. The keys here are simplicity, top of the line ingredients, and a timer (because these suckers grill up FAST!).

The Perfect Rib-Eye Steak

Ingredients ::

  1. Two 3/4″ thick rib-eyes – approximately 1.5 lbs (Travis selected a dry-aged, boneless rib-eye from Whole Foods)
  2. 2 teaspoons salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  5. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Big Green Egg Process ::

  1. Trim the steaks of any excess fat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients together and apply to both sides of the steaks (be sure to taste rub and adjust based on your personal preferences – the recipe I originally found was far too salty for us). Allow seasoned steaks to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
  3. Set the EGG for direct cooking. To increase sear marks use a cast iron cooking grid (that’s what we did and ours looked incredible); for extra flavor add wood chips (we’ll try this next time).
  4. Heat the EGG to 650 degrees. Once it’s reached 650, place the steaks on the grill, close the lid, and sear for 1.5 minutes.
  5. Open the lid and flip the steaks onto a new section of the grid. Close the lid. After 1.5 more minutes, flip the steaks once more.
  6. Completely shut down the EGG by closing the damper top and draft door. Let the steaks continue cooking for 1 minute, until they reach the desired internal temperature.
  7. Remove the steaks, cover them in foil, and let them rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. Ours rested for about 10-12 minutes because once we took the steaks off, we grilled some asparagus. When the asparagus was done (it took ~8 minutes), we were ready to feast on this…

Big Green Egg Rib-Eye and Asparagus

Happy Big Green Egg Grilling!


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3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    this was perfect. Thanks

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