How to Grill a Ribeye Steak to Medium

Ribeye steaks are flavorful and tender, and they cook quickly over high heat on the grill. When you grill a steak, it needs cooked to the appropriate temperature to reach the desired doneness. Steaks are cooked to rare, medium and well-done, as well as other degrees of doneness. A medium steak has a temperature range between 135 and 145 degrees F. Season the steaks with your preferred marinades or seasonings so that they suit your tastes.

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid marinade or dry seasonings

  • Plastic storage bag

  • Grill brush

  • Vegetable or olive oil

  • Tongs or spatula

  • Meat thermometer

Step 1

Season the ribeye steak with liquid marinade or dry seasonings. Place the steak into a plastic storage bag. Refrigerate the steak for 8 hours to allow the seasonings to soak into the steak.

Step 2

Drain and discard the marinade or juice inside the plastic bag. Allow the steak to sit out at room temperature for 1 hour.

Step 3

Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Clean the grill with a grill brush to remove dirt and burned debris from the grates. Coat the grates lightly with oil.

Step 4

Light the charcoals and allow them to burn so that a gray ash forms. Light a gas grill by turning the knobs to the medium-high heat.

Step 5

Place the ribeye steak onto the grill. Close the lid on the grill and allow the steak to cook for 3 minutes. Flip the steak over with tongs or a spatula and cook it for another 3 minutes.

Step 6

Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the steak to see whether the temperature is close to 135 degrees F. A steak will continue to cook and the temperature will raise by 5 to 10 degrees once you remove it from the grill.

Step 7

Remove the steak from the grill once it reaches the desired temperature range. Allow the steak to cool for 5 minutes and then serve it.

Warning

Do not allow the thermometer to touch the bone in the steak or you will have an inaccurate reading.

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