How to Grill a Perfect Ribeye Steak on a Gas Grill

You can’t beat the flavor of a ribeye. If you’re not familiar with how to cook this cut of beef, it’s simple on a gas grill. Follow the steps below to cook the perfect ribeye at your next backyard barbecue.

Ribeye steaks are one of the most flavorful cuts of meat because of their marbling, or 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 ribeyes that 1.25 inches thick with marbling throughout. Anything much thicker or thinner could make cooking more difficult, and the fat enhances the flavor.

Directions

Step 1 Of 7
1

Remove steaks from the refrigerator

Do so at least 30 minutes before cooking (but no more than an hour).
2

Season steaks

Use the rub of your choice. For a ribeye, simpler is usually better — even salt and pepper will do. Season steaks on all sides.
3

Clean your grill grates

Use a quality grill brush before cooking. How to Clean Grill Grates
4

Preheat your grill

Set your grill to medium-high and create a two-zone fire.
5

Place ribeye steaks on the grill

Cook over direct heat for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Wonder why you need a two-zone setup? If your steaks are close to being done, you can move them over to the cold side of the grill. Use a meat thermometer to determine if you’ve cooked steaks the way you like them. Here are the temperatures you should keep in mind.
  • 120° F = Rare
  • 130° F = Medium rare
  • 140° F = Medium
  • 160° F = Well done
6

Remove steaks from grill

Let steaks rest for five minutes. The juices will redistribute throughout the meat, producing tender, juicy results.
7

Serve

Serve with your favorite sides.
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