Grilled Ribeye is an easy dinner that always satisfies! Steaks are first marinated in a simple mix of olive oil, garlic, and rosemary before being grilled to your desired level of doneness. When made just right, this cut of meat always turns out deliciously tender and flavorful.
Grilled Ribeye Steaks
I can think of a million different recipes that are worth firing up my grill for, but none of them are quite as classic as a Grilled Ribeye!
This tried and true ribeye recipe is great for serving as an easy weeknight dinner, or for when you’re having friends over for a dinner party. You can dress these steaks up or down for any occasion!
What makes these Grilled Ribeye Steaks a step above the rest is the marinade. It’s a very simple combination of olive oil, garlic, and rosemary. The garlic and rosemary work in tandem to add a flavorful and aromatic element to the meat that enhances the natural flavors rather than overpowering them. Plus, the olive oil helps make the steaks even more tender than they already are.
Why You’ll Love this Grilled Ribeye Steak Recipe:
- FILLING: When you serve Grilled Ribeye Steaks with the side dishes of your choice, no one’s leaving the table still hungry.
- CUSTOMIZE THEM: When you grill steaks, you get to decide just how well done or rare you want them to be. You don’t have to tell a restaurant server your preference and hope for the best – the power’s in your hands/tongs!
- CLASSIC: This recipe for Grilled Ribeye Steaks is a no-frills, tried and true recipe that’s the definition of classic!
Fire up the grill and marinate the meat! It could be the dead of winter or the heat of summer, I’ll always be happy to grill some tender, flavorful Ribeye Steaks.
How to Make Grilled Ribeye
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Combine the marinade ingredients. Place the steaks in a dish and cover them with the marinade.
- Marinate the steaks for 1 hour.
- Season the room temperature steaks with salt and pepper.
- Preheat the grill to 400°F-450°F.
- Grill the steaks for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through for medium rare.
- Let the steaks rest before slicing and serving.
No. There is enough fat in the beef and marinade to prevent sticking. The additional oil will drip into the flames, causing the steak to char.
Ribeye is naturally tender, so you do not need to marinate it for a long time before cooking. But for this recipe, it does infuse a lot of flavor. 1 hour is sufficient.
I recommend grilling steaks on medium-high heat, about 400-450°F.
Unless you are cooking a thick cut of steak, it is best to leave the grill open.
Yes. Follow the recipe through step 5, then preheat the oven to 275°F. Set a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet, and place the steak on top. Bake for 15 minutes, then transfer to a cast-iron skillet and sear in 1 tablespoon of oil for 2 minutes per side, or until the steaks reach your desired level of doneness. This is called reverse searing, and it will yield the best results.
Yes, but be aware that grass-fed beef tends to cook faster than corn-fed.
Steak and potatoes? Yes, please! Here are just a few of my favorite potato side dishes to plate with a Grilled Ribeye.
Once your family smells the steaks cooking on the grill, they’ll come running to the dinner table. The smell of the grilled marinated meat is just too good to resist!
Make Ahead Instructions
Grilled ribeyes can be made up to 1 day in advance of when you plan to serve them. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to reheat.
Store leftover grilled ribeye in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat on the grill until warmed through, about 5 minutes, or bake in a 300°F oven until warmed through, about 8-10 minutes.
Freeze grilled ribeye in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
Ribeye Serving Temperature
For a 1-inch thick ribeye, follow these cooking time guides*:
- Rare (135°F): Cook for 4 minutes on the first side and 3-4 minutes on the second side.
- Medium Rare (140°F): Cook for 5 minutes on the first side and 4-5 minutes on the second side.
- Medium (150°F): Cook for 6 minutes on the first side and 4-5 minutes on the second side.
- Medium-Well (155°F): Cook for 7 minutes on the first side and 5-6 minutes on the second side.
- Well Done (165°F): Cook for 8 minutes on the first side and 6-7 minutes on the second side.
*Adjust the cooking time for each side by 1 minute in either direction for each ¼-inch change in thickness.
Tips for Perfect Grilled Ribeye
- Trim any excess exterior fat to prevent the steak from catching on fire.
- Let the steaks come to room temperature before grilling to avoid tough, unevenly-cooked steak.
- Season the meat generously to bring out the natural flavors. Some of the seasoning may fall off during the process of grilling, so be sure to pat it into the meat.
- Pull the steaks off the grill about 5°F before your desired level of doneness. They will continue to cook as they rest.
- Let the steaks rest for 5-10 minutes after grilling to seal in the juices.
- Slice the steaks against the grain.
More Grilled Beef Recipes We Love
Grilled Ribeye Steaks are always a hit with friends and family of all ages! The simple, aromatic, and flavorful marinade featuring garlic and rosemary does wonders for the meat. When grilled to your desired level of doneness, you’ll love every bite of these tender steaks!
More Easy Dinner Recipes to Try:
- Oven Fried Chicken
- Crockpot Beef Tenderloin
- Deep Dish Pizza
- Air Fryer Garlic Shrimp
- Beef Pot Pie
- Instant Pot Meatloaf
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