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Peppered Ribeye Steaks

A true Southerner to the core, I love to cook—especially on the grill. This recipe is one of my favorites! The seasoning rub makes a wonderful marinade, and nothing beats the summertime taste of these flavorful grilled steaks! —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Grill: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried ground oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 beef ribeye steaks (1-1/2 inches thick and 8 ounces each)


  • Combine all seasonings. Sprinkle over steaks, pressing mixture into both sides to help it adhere. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  • Remove steaks; blot with paper towels to remove any surface moisture, taking care to leave as much garlic mixture on steaks as possible. If desired, sprinkle with additional kosher salt. Grill steaks, covered, turning occasionally, on a greased grill rack over medium indirect heat until a thermometer reads 110°. Move steaks to direct heat; continue grilling until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
  • Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Place on a warm serving platter; cut across grain into thick slices.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked beef: 257 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • William
    Mar 21, 2020

    One of the best steak rub recipes that I've ever used. I've used this recipe for many years. I don't use pepper flakes though. It is best on ribeyes because of the higher fat content but can be used on other cuts as well. Use a little olive oil on the steak before coating with the seasoning, this helps it stick. You can use quite a bit or just a little seasoning. A good coating seems to crust up nicely with the olive oil. Be sure you watch for flareups on your grill. The olive oil and the fat from the ribeye make for a good fire if you don't keep an eye on it. I never walk away from the grill when I make these because of this.

  • Lynda1111
    Jul 17, 2017

    This is a five-star recipe. I made the rub as directed. I only used half the rub on the steaks because I thought that was enough for our taste & I saved the rest for another time. But the seasoning mix is so good. I will never use another pre- packaged rub mix again.

  • Angel182009
    Oct 15, 2015

    I left out the thyme in this recipe but without it this recipe still had lots of flavor!! I will be using this again for my steak recipes. I also broiled the steaks instead of grilling them.

  • CheesecakeForever
    Jun 28, 2012

    I made the rub as specified but used it on 3 rib-eyes instead of 4, so I used too much rub. They were delicious nonetheless, just a tad bit *too* seasoned. Next time, I will read the directions better. Will definitely make again. Even though hubby and I kept stating "there's too much rub on these steaks", we continued to eat all three, so tasty it was.

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  • lizandan
    Feb 22, 2010

    I used these seasonings on some New York Strip steaks and they were delicious! Every time I've made steaks before, I always thought they seemed bland. But you could definitely taste the seasonings on these. My husband said they were better than any steak he'd had even at restaurants.

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    Jan 12, 2010

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    Apr 28, 2006

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