8.13.2011

Smoked Ribeye Steaks

As you may remember, we bought a smoker this summer. And even though we know ribeye steaks don't need slow and low cooking, we decided to cook them on the smoker anyway. And we're so glad we did! Holy cow!!! These ribeyes were fantastic. Juicy and tender with beautiful hints of woodsy smokiness. We'll be making these again very soon! Here's how we did it:



First, we seasoned the gorgeously marbled steaks with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Then we covered them in a some red wine for marinating. We marinated them for about an hour, flipping them over half way through, while we drank the rest of the wine and heated up the smoker.


We set the steaks on the top grill rack with soaked applewood chips creating the smoke. We let them smoke for 40 minutes.




After we took them off, we seared them on the grill for a quick two minutes on each side, just to get some grill marks on them. Easy as that!


16 comments:

S.V. said...

Ribeye is my favorite steak.... These look fantastic.

Jessica said...

Wow it never crossed my mind to smoke a ribeye!! Too bad I don't have a smoker, I can imagine how amazingly juicy and flavorful that must have tasted!

Kim Bee said...

Yummy, my fave kind of steak. I can never get enough of it and often distract the family so I can steal theirs.

Veronica Gantley said...

Wow! I guess I am having steak tonight. thanks for sharing

Emily @ Life on Food said...

My husband has been wanting a smoker for so long. We rent an apartment so it is not really doable right now but this makes me want to second guess that thought.

kat said...

I've never thought to smoke a steak. I bet it was fantastic

Lo-mo said...

mmmm...fabulous idea. Smoked ribeyes...must have added a wonderful flavour!

Val said...

Beautiful idea, completely has me contemplating buying a smoker!

Eating Deliciously said...

Ribeye is my favorite cut for a juicy steak. I love this idea of marinating in red wine then smoking the meat. I need to get a smoker now!

Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com said...

Thanks for this post! We have plans to get a smoker in the near future and have bookmarked this one for instruction on how to make it all work. Glad to hear the results were so good!

Charissa said...

I like steak if it's organic...this looks really fantastic. Smoked flavours are so lovely tasting!

Erin said...

Red Wine and steak - add in some smokey flavor...PERFECT!!!

kita said...

I can't wait to try this. Kudos to you to be brave enough to try it on a ribeye (my cut of choice)!

Anonymous said...

Next time sear them on a extremely hot grill or Dutch oven first. Drinking them prior to your slow cooking method will allow them to retain the juices.

Anonymous said...

I just add wood chips in foil on my gas grill and use it as a smoker then slow cook my meats works great

Anonymous said...

40 minutes at what temperature? Thanks!