Grilled Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye Recipe

Grilled Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye 

A showstopping, savory, straightforward steak classic

  • Difficulty (0 = Caveman, 5 = Thomas Keller): 3
  • Serving size: 2
  • Prep/cook time: 30 min.
  • Meat temp: Desired doneness
    • Rare: 120-125°F
    • Medium-Rare: 130-135°F
    • Medium: 140-145°F 
    • Medium-Well: 150-155°F
    • Well-Done: 160°F or higher


  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Ribeye 


  1. Always bring your meat to room temp before cooking to ensure the temperature is even throughout (about an hour).
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange the coals in your grill in a triangle shape; the center should have a larger bump- it’s more of a pyramid but I don’t make the rules. 
  4. Make sure the coals are primarily white before grilling. 
  5. If you’re using an electric grill, set to 425°F, for propane, set to 400°F. 
  6. Once the grill, regardless of type, is hot, set the meat on the grill. Bone in ribeye takes 20% longer to cook. This can be tricky, because depending on the meat to bone ratio, that can change. The best thing to do is to get a dual probe thermometer. 
  7. Place one probe at an angle in the middle of the meat. Place the second probe closest to the bone in the center of the meat. 
  8. Cook to your desired doneness. Dry-aged beef cooks 30% faster than non dry-aged beef, it also is a different color and texture. You may cut your beef open, and it will look pink, this can be overdone for dry-aged, it may look red, but be well done, which is why a thermometer is almost essential. 
  9. Injecting beef is a great way to help it stay moist and give it flavor.

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Myk Walton is a Professional Chef who loves to share his culinary creations (and music, family, etc.) on Instagram (@mykwalton). He named his Designer Beef cow “Gomer” and has dedicated himself to making the most of Gomer’s sacrifice by helping others do the same!
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