How to Cook Ribeye

If you're looking for a mouthwatering meal to satisfy steak-lovers, grilling is a perfect method for how to cook rib eyes. The marbled texture of these steaks makes them tender and juicy favorites. Season them with a flavorful blend of spices and herbs and serve them up with your favorite sides, and you'll have an extraordinary meal you won't soon forget. This recipe for seasoned grilled rib eye steaks adds an extra punch of character and spice with creamy chipotle butter, flavored with shallots, fresh herbs and the tangy zest of lime juice. You can make the butter spread ahead of time, and even use it as a topping for baked potatoes or steamed vegetables. Serve the steaks with a garnish of lime wedges and fresh herb sprigs for a mouth-watering presentation.
-Hi! I'm Kristina with, and we are gearing up to make some rib-eye steaks with chipotle butter. Now, if you love chipotle, you are in luck, it is in the compound butter and rubbed on the steak. It's gonna be spicy goodness. Here's what you need for the recipe: 1/4 cup of butter, 1 tablespoon of finely chopped shallots, 2 teaspoons of snipped fresh basil, 1-1/2 teaspoons of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of finely chopped chipotle peppers, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground white pepper. Then, you'll need a tablespoon of olive oil, a quarter teaspoon of adobo sauce that's from inside the can of the chipotle chillies. And, then for garnish, we have some fresh basil and lime wedges, and, of course, we have 4 gorgeous ribeye steaks. These are about 8 to 10 ounces each. Let's start by making the chipotle butter. You gotta have butter...and the shallots...basil...a little bit of lime juice...and the chipotle. Now, chipotle is a smoked jalapeno pepper, so if you like jalapenos and you like that sort of nice smoky flavor, you'll love chipotles. Now, mix this all together, the really great compound butter for these steaks and, of course, you can use the same compound butter for other recipes as well. The chilies give it such a nice color. When it's all combined, you just set this aside and we'll use it later. Now, let's put together a nice spicy rub for the steaks. Start off with some ground cumin...paprika...salt. This has some white pepper in it. Now, this is a little bit of the adobo sauce that's from the can of chipotle chillies, so it just adds more heat and more flavor. And then a little bit of olive oil. Okay, let's mix this all together. It makes a nice paste that you're gonna brush on top of the steaks. Now, we'll brush this mixture over these gorgeous steaks. It's gonna infuse so much flavor into this meat. Gonna be amazing. I just wanna make sure to coat it generously on both sides. Let's get these rib-eyes on the grill. I've pre-heated it to medium and you actually grill this uncovered. So, we'll let this grill uncovered for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side. These rib-eyes look amazing. They're ready to rock. Let's get them off the grill. And, of course, we can't forget chipotle butter. Put a nice dollop on each of the rib-eyes. It will start to melt and infuse all those delicious flavors right into your steak and then just garnish with a little bit of basil and some lime wedges and there you have it--rib-eye steaks with chipotle butter. Thanks for watching. For more great recipes and savings, visit us at

What You'll Need

  • 1/4  cup butter, softened

  • 1   tablespoon finely chopped shallots

  • 2   teaspoons snipped fresh basil or cilantro

  • 1 1/2  teaspoons lime juice

  • 1   teaspoon finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

  • 2   teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1   teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2  teaspoon salt

  • 1/2  teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1   tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/4  teaspoon adobo sauce (from canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce)

  • 4  8 - 10  ounces beef ribeye steaks, cut 1 inch thick

  •  Fresh basil or cilantro sprigs

  •  Lime wedges

Step By Step

For chipotle butter, in a small bowl stir together butter, shallots, snipped basil or cilantro, lime juice, and chipotle pepper until combined; set aside.
In another small bowl stir together cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir in oil and adobo sauce until a paste forms. Spread mixture over both sides of steaks.
Grill steaks on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals until desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling. Allow 14 to 18 minutes for medium doneness (160 degree F). Serve steaks with chipotle butter and garnish with herb sprigs and lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.

While you can enjoy these rib eye steaks any time of year, the recipe is especially suited to the summer months, when fresh herbs are in season and the temperatures are just right for relaxing outside by the grill with a refreshing drink and some light conversation while the aromas fill the air. Indeed, knowing how to cook rib eyes is a recipe not just for steak, but for a memorable and relaxing evening, as well. So crank up the grill, invite over some friends and soak in the experience.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 416, Fat, total (g) 27, chol. (mg) 118, sat. fat (g) 12, carb. (g) 2, Monounsaturated fat (g) 11, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 40, vit. A (IU) 826, vit. C (mg) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 5, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 12, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 5, sodium (mg) 519, Potassium (mg) 692, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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