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Grilled Rib Eye Steaks

The rub is the key to this recipe. The class recipe includes pepper, salt, and garlic.

My nephews are growing boys who are currently caught up in their first March Madness. They are basketball players and love watching all the games. These days the most popular request for my Friday night dinners is meat and lots of it. Remember, I am a non-meat eater. I have not had red meat since I was in early elementary school. Thankfully, I learned how to cook it since boys and men still love their steak.

It has been to fun to see how they go out and taste things at restaurants or a friends house and then come back requesting it. We have made pork chops, tri-tip, and filets. Potatoes always accompany the meal and dessert, of course.

Grilling season is here in southern California. On the weekends around dinner time, you can smell the aroma of barbecue floating from neighbors yards. These steaks are great for those nights. Grill a few extra and make a steak salad for dinner later in the week. Two dinners, one effort!

These steaks have a rub and a marinade to create a well seasoned and flavorful steak.

Grilled Rib Eye 1

To make these use your favorite steak. I used rib eye steaks but other cuts would work just fine. Place the rub on and then place in the marinade for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Brush your grill with oil and preheat. Cook 4 -5 minutes, per side or until desired doneness. Remove and let rest before serving,

Have you started grilling yet? What are you looking forward to grilling this season?

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Grilled Rib Eye Steaks


Units Scale
  • 4 rib eye steaks or steaks of your choice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic


  1. Combine the black pepper, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, and cayenne in a small bowl. Rub on to all surfaces of the steak. Cover and refrigerate for 30 mintues to 2 hours. Remove and let sit out for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Add the Dijon, vinegar, vegetable oil, and crushed garlic to a mason jar with a lid and shake vigorously until emulsified.
  3. Prepare your charcoal or gas barbecue grill. Place the steaks on the grill and brush with the marinade. Turn every 3-4 minutes, basting generously each time. The outside of the steaks will get dark and charred. .
  4. Remove the steak from the grill to a large platter. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.

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