Saturday, January 10, 2009

Quick Ribeye Steaks

One of the best items you can cook on your grill is a steak. There is something magical that happens. I have had neighbors poke their heads over my fence just to smell the beef cooking over a hot flame. If you want to impress people, cook them a steak.

Here is one of my favorite recipes for cooking a ribeye steak. It is quick and easy. When you have cooked as many steaks as I have, you learn a few things. The one thing I have learned is KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle with steaks.

Too many people starting adding way too many things to their marinades and rubs. Remember, you are cooking a steak not a rub. For some, anything more than salt and pepper on a steak is sacrilegious. I think there is a happy medium that can be achieved. Check out the recipe below.

4 rib-eye steaks, about 1 inch thick
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Olive oil

Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl. Allow steaks to come to room temperature before grilling. Preheat grill for high heat. Apply olive oil to steaks and add rub. Place steaks on grill and cook for 7-10 minutes, turning once. Remove from heat and serve.

Simple and great tasting.

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