A two-zone fire lets you start the meat over direct heat and finish it on the unlit side for less flipping and fewer flare-ups. Use an instant-read thermometer for perfect results for this cowboy ribeye steak. Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2020

Eric Wolfinger


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat a gas grill to medium-high or build a two-zone fire in a charcoal grill or build a campfire and let it burn down to medium-high heat (about 450 degrees F). Let steak stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Season the steak with 1 teaspoon salt. If using a gas grill, turn off one burner. Place the steak over the lit side of the grill and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Move the steak to the unlit side and cook, flipping and rotating occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 130 degrees F for medium-rare, 25 to 30 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes, then cut the steak off the bone and slice. Serve sprinkled with the remaining 1 teaspoon salt.


Tip: To oil a hot grill rack, soak a paper towel in vegetable oil and hold it with tongs to rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; 5.1 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 437 mg sodium. 332 mg potassium; 25.4 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 18 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 22 mg magnesium;