- 2 bone-in ribeye steaks (about 1 ½ inches thick)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 4-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 4-5 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
- Prepare the MBRR Grill:
- Start by selecting high-quality hardwood. Light the wood in the chimney of your MBRR, and let it burn until you have a bed of wood embers and the flames have subsided.
- Season the Steaks:
- Pat the ribeye steaks dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.
- Rub the steaks all over with olive oil and season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Let the steaks sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling.
- Prepare the Herb Butter:
- In a bowl, cup, mug, or other dish combine the softened butter, thyme, rosemary, garlic cloves, lemon zest, and Worcestershire sauce (if using).
- Sear & Cook the Steaks:
- Place the seasoned ribeye steaks directly over the wood embers of the MBRR grill.
- Sear each side for about 2-3 minutes to develop a beautiful crust. Use tongs to flip the steaks and repeat the process on the other side.
- Place the lid on the MBRR on the grill and allow the steaks to cook. The cooking time will depend on your desired level of doneness and the thickness of the steaks. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the steaks reach your preferred internal temperature (e.g., 130°F / 54°C for medium-rare).
- During the last few minutes of cooking, spread a generous dollop of herb butter on top of each steak, allowing it to melt and infuse the meat with its aromatic flavors.
- Rest and Serve:
- Once the steaks are cooked to perfection, remove them from the MBRR and let them rest for about 5 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
- Slice the steaks against the grain to maximize tenderness and serve with an extra spoonful of herb butter on top.
- Pair the grilled steaks with your favorite sides, such as grilled vegetables or a fresh green salad, and enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal!
Note: The cooking times mentioned are approximate and can vary depending on the thickness and temperature of the fire. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure your steak reaches the desired level of doneness.