How To Grill Ribeye Steak? Gas and Charcoal Grills

No one can forget the taste of the perfectly-cooked, fascinating and delicious ribeye steak! The heavenly taste of the medium-rare steak will melt your tongue right away with its delicious and fascinating beefy flavor. We’re all seen the pan-seared version, but have you ever tried grilling steak before?

In grilling, the best recommendation is to choose rib-eye steaks for their perfect balance of flavor and tenderness. Grilling the steak not only can make it more delicious but also become a perfect treat for a Sunny Sunday BBQ.
Once you know how to grill ribeye steak, you won’t want to wait for a table at the local dining restaurants anymore. To know how to do it, scroll down and follow this super simple guide below!

How To Grill Ribeye Steak
Ribeye On The Grill!

How to Choose a Perfect Rib-eye?

How To Grill Ribeye Steak
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Ribeye steaks are generally 1 to 2 inches thick weighing 10 to 18 ounces each. They are well-marbled with fat and are meaty. However, the flavor of this steak comes from the marbling rather than being a high fat steak.

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The following recipe is for an 8 ounce rib eye cooked medium rare which takes about 20 minutes in total time to prepare :

Preparing Grilling Ribeye Steak Recipe

Mix salt, pepper, garlic powder in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on both sides of the steak so that it is evenly coated. Let stand at room temperature while you preheat your grill. Preheat grill to high heat ( 500 F degrees ) for at least 15 minutes before you start cooking the steaks.

Rub the outside of your ribeye steak with about 1 tablespoon olive oil, just enough to coat both sides.

Using tongs, hold the steak over high heat on the grill for about 3 minutes per side or until seared and nicely marked by the grill grates.

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Now, turn off one burner ( half ) of your gas grill so that you will have a 2 area fire – equal halves of your grill surface are hot, while opposite halves are cooler.

Position ribeye over hotter part of flame. Cover the grill to cook for 6 minutes, turning frequently to sear all sides evenly.

Turn off all burners after 6 minutes and let steak rest in an open flame for 4 more minutes, covered. ( This gives you about an 8-minute total cook time )

Transfer steak to a platter or cutting board. Let stand for 1 minute before slicing.

Slice the ribeye against the grain of the meat, this means slice perpendicular to the direction in which the muscle fibers are running by holding your knife at an angle to get that nice ‘chew’ texture.

How to grill ribeye steak on gas grill

Step 1: Prep The Steaks

Before grilling, make sure you let your steak sit out for about 30 minutes to let it cool off.  

Step 2:  Seasoning

With the grilling, you’ll want to add more salt and pepper (or your favorite seasoning blend) to enhance the natural flavor of the steak. Make sure you season the whole steak, including the sides. After you finish seasoning the rib-eye, give that steak a good massage and let it rest.

Step 3: Preheat the oven

It’s a good idea to get the whole grill hot, so no cold grids are allowed. Preheat your gas grill oven then close the lid to retain as much heat as possible. We want this thing screaming hot for a good sear.

Step 4: Cook the steak

Once the oven is heated up, gently place your steak on the grids. Give it some light presses with your tongs and sear it for about 2-3 minutes. Then, flip it and repeat the process with others. 

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Step 5: Remove it from the grill

After finished grilling, remove the steak out of the grids and place it on a cutting board. Let the steak rest at least five to ten minutes. 

Step 6: Serve it!

Once your steak is ready, cut and serve it with some side dishes! You can serve the steak with some grilled potatoes or any vegetables you prefer, or just simply enjoy the freshly grilled taste of the rib-eye.

How To Grill Ribeye Steak On A Charcoal Grill?

Step 1: Remove steaks from the fridge

Let the steak chill out of the fridge at least 30  before grilling. With charcoal grilling, you’ll want to get a stick that is about an inch and a half thick. This way, your steak will have enough time to get a nice crust while still remaining the beefy juice inside it.

Step 2: Seasoning

It’s important to bear in mind that your steak needs to be coated with oil before charcoal grilling. Not only does it help the salt stick well with the steak but also helps prevent the hot oil splash nightmare that we’re all horrified by.

Step 3: Light the charcoal

Light a batch of natural charcoal, and make sure not to use any lighter fluid. Then, light a second chimney full of charcoal, and pour that over the base layer. Before grilling the steak, you can use a pan to blow off any remaining ash on the oven.

Step 4: Grill the steak

Once the charcoal is all heated up and covered with gray ash, it’s time to grill your steak. Gently place it on the grid and let it sit there about 3-4 minutes per side. After you see the nice crust on the first side, flip it over and continue to grill on the second side. This method gives you a nice, juicy steak like the one you’d get in the steakhouse and have a lot of smoky flavor from being cooked by charcoal.

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Step 5: Remove and rest

After the steak is done, remove it from the grill and place it on the cutting board. The secret for this step is to let it “rest” for 5-10 minutes in an aluminum foil cover.

Step 6: Serve!

Waiting for it to rest is the hardest part I know! But the result will satisfy all your five senses. Gently slice it and place it on the cutting board. I ensure, no one can forget the heavenly, juicy taste of this perfectly-grilled steak.

How To Know The Steak Is Done

Rare – Very red and cool with some red juice dripping. You will feel it spongy and soft with slight resistance.

Medium-rare – Pink in color with a couple of juice inside. It will be more slightly springy and firm.

Medium – Soft pink in the center without juice. You can feel firm and spongy when you touch.

Well-done – Only pink color, not very dry. It will give you a soft and slightly springy feeling.


Have you got your answer to the question of how to grill ribeye steak? You may find it hard in the beginning, but once you know how to do it, you won’t want to waste your money and time waiting for a table at a crazily expensive restaurant anymore!

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Paul Goral

Paul Goral

I am the founder of Brooklyn Grill and I have a master’s degree in Engineering Acoustics. I love cooking, grilling, and trying new recipes. I also love camping and high-quality knives. I wanted to start this blog and share my passion with others.