Grilling Steaks: Basic Tips & Recipes

Memorial Day is called the unofficial start of the outdoor cooking season, and it’s a sure indication that things will be getting smoky. There’s a whole summer of grilled everything to look forward to…

The steak is a classic choice for grilling, and one of our favorites. We have many kinds of steak to choose from: Wagyu and Angus beef, buffalo, venison, and even lamb. Explore our steak options here.

Once you have your steak, you need to decide how to cook it. The correct answer this time of year is always: on the grill.

Here’s a basic recipe for cooking our ribeye steaks on either a gas or charcoal grill. Once you have the technique down, experiment with rubs, herbs, sauces, or compound butters. Grilled veggies and mushrooms cooked on the grill in a foil packet make easy but delicious accompaniments.

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Basic Grilled Ribeye Steak

How to Grill Your Steak

Here are the basics. Check our tips for grilling with charcoal for more in-depth directions.

  1. Heat grill to medium-high, or heat coals in a charcoal grill until they glow bright orange and ash over.  Lightly oil hot grates.
  2. Let steaks stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Season both sides of  steak with coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  3. Grill steak for about 6 minutes on the first side, rotating 90 degrees F at the halfway mark to create cross-hatch grill marks, if desired. Using tongs, flip the steak to the other side and grill for another 6 minutes, or until desired doneness. We suggest medium-rare, which would register 125 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
  4. Let steak rest for 8-10 minutes before serving

Grilled Ribeye Steak with Garlic Herb Butter

There’s not much better than a good steak grilled over fire. We kept the preparation simple on this one, topping the ribeye with a pat of compound butter packed with fresh herbs and garlic. The butter enhances without overwhelming, and when it mingles with the meat juices, makes a delectable sauce.

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Grilled Ribeye Steak with Garlic Herb Butter

Spicy Grilled Buffalo Ribeye Steak with Chipotle Butter & Corn Salsa

These buffalo steaks are a heat-seekers dream with a spicy dry rub, a jalapeno flecked corn salsa, and smoky chipotle butter. Yes, that’s another win for compound butter.

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Buffalo Ribeye Steak with Chipotle Butter

Kalbi Style Grilled Hanger Steak

Create the smoky sweet flavors of your favorite Korean hibachi restaurant at home with this super easy recipe.

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Kalbi Style Grilled Buffalo Steak

Grilled Ribeye Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Bright and fresh with just a hint of spice, Argentinian-style chimichurri is the perfect crown for our grilled ribeye steak. The best part? This recipe comes together in mere minutes. Just right for your hungry gauchos.

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Grilled Ribeye with Chimichurri Sauce

What are you grilling? Tell us in the comments, or better yet, share pictures with us on social media. We love to see what’s cooking! Tag @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Explore our tasty boards on Pinterest.

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