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Ultimate BBQ Grilled Rib-Eye Steak
Ultimate BBQ Grilled Rib-Eye Steak and BBQ grills just seem to go together.
There are numerous steak BBQ recipes, but a great cut of meat, a few added touches and the right technique are all you need.
The Ultimate Grilled Rib-Eye Ingredients:
- 14-ounce rib-eye steak
- Butter or herb butter* (see below)
- Sea salt
- Olive oil
Preheat a gas grill to medium-high or high.
Heat charcoal BBQ grills for at least 30 minutes before grill time.
The ideal grilling temperature for steaks is 600 degrees.
Just before grilling, rub salt, pepper and olive oil on both sides of the steak.
Using tongs, place steak on the grill.
A 14-ounce steak takes approximately 12-14 minutes to grill to medium-rare.
Adjust time for smaller or larger cuts.
Use tongs to turn steaks once during cooking time.
When done, place steaks on a platter untouched for 5 minutes.
Top with pats of butter and serve.
Grilled Rib-Eye Optional: Herb butter is a nice addition to a well-cooked rib-eye.
Herbs like basil and chives add additional flavor without overpowering the flavor of the steak.
In a blender or food processor, add a handful of your favorite finely chopped herbs, a stick of softened butter and blend.
Refrigerate for several hours before using.
Porterhouse and t-bone steaks also work well with this recipe.
Grilled Rib-Eye Hacks
If possible, purchase a bone-in rib-eye steak.
The bone adds additional flavor.
Purchase your steak the day before you plan to grill.
Never freeze it.
Purchase quality meat cuts from a local butcher if possible.
A hot grill gives the steak a nice outside sear and is absolutely necessary for grilled perfection.
Never use a fork or knife when grilling or serving.
Precious juices are lost when you cut into a steak before eating.
Turn steaks only once during grill time.
An excellent cut of meat that is grilled to perfection does not need additional sauces.
Salt, pepper and butter are all the enhancements required.
Use freshly ground pepper if you can.
Never over-cook a steak.
Filet mignon is not a good choice in BBQ recipes because it is too lean.
The best cuts for BBQ grills are those with fat, like ribs.
Hamburgers on the Barbecue Grill
Hamburgers on the Barbecue Grill are Summer’s barbecue grills are always sizzling.
Grilled hamburgers are the most popular menu item for picnics and cookouts.
Inexpensive and versatile, the grilled hamburger can be a great success or dismal disaster.
Armed with a little knowledge and the most basic of barbecue recipes, you can become a hamburger grill master.
The Basic Grilled Hamburger Ingredients:
- 1 pound 80% lean ground chuck
- Salt to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1-tablespoon olive oil
Oil the barbecue grill racks to prevent sticking.
Preheat the grill to high.
Place meat in a bowl and lightly mix together with salt, pepper and egg.
Form meat mixture into 3 patties.
Using your thumb, make a depression in the middle of each patty.
Place burger patties on the preheated grill rack.
Quickly close the lid.
Wait approximately 5 minutes.
Turn burgers once with a spatula and cook for 4 more minutes.
Well-done burgers take 12 to 15 minutes.
If lightly pressed, the well-done burger feels firm and meat juices run clear.
If adding cheese, place a slice on each patty during the last 2 minutes of cook time.
The variety found in barbecue recipes proves that there is a burger for every taste.
Here are some of the items that can be added for additional flavor:
- Liquid smoke
- Worcestershire sauce
- Steak sauce
- Cajun seasoning
- Finely chopped garlic
- Chopped onions
Tips For best hamburgers are cooked on barbecue grills
The best hamburgers are cooked on barbecue grills that have been preheated to the highest temperatures.
A simple rule of thumb – if you can’t hold your hand over an infrared grills, it’s hot.
Turn burgers only once during cooking.
Using an egg prevents burgers from falling apart.
Breadcrumbs can also be added or used in place of the egg.
Whatever filler you use, make sure the patties are of a solid consistency that won’t fall apart on the grill.
For an added treat, toast the hamburger buns on the grill.
Spread unsalted softened butter on the inside of each cut bun and grill butter side down for 1 minute.
Don’t skimp on the buns.
Purchase high quality bakery buns if possible.
When forming the patties, make each slightly larger than the buns being served.
The patties will shrink some during cooking.