Tomahawk Cowboy Steak

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.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
10 servings


  • 1 bone-in "tomahawk" rib-eye steak (about 3 pounds)

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

154 Calories
5g Fat
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Protein 25g 51%
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Sodium 437mg 19%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 332mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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