Temp, time and tips for grilling ribeye steaks on a Big Green Egg.

grilled ribeye on a wooden board with garlic nearby

When I first got a Big Green Egg, I was excited to cook some slow and low barbecue, but the egg is pretty amazing at the hot and fast game, too.

When you take out the ceramic deflector, this bad boy can easily crank up over 500F degrees, which is perfect for a steakhouse-style ribeye.

Setting up the Big Green Egg

Season your steaks liberally on both sides with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and your favorite steak rub, and let it rest at room temperature while you light your egg.

raw ribeye on pan rubbed with herbs

To light your Big Green Egg, add lump charcoal, filling to the first line. Tuck a natural charcoal starter into the charcoal and light it. Let it burn for about 10 minutes with the lid open.

Place the cooking grate into the egg and close the lid. Adjust the temperature to about 550F degrees. The bottom vent will be wide open and the top vent will be mostly open.

ribeye on grill grate with fire underneath

Hot and Fast

As I mentioned above, you’re going to grill these ribeye steaks super fast.

Just two minutes on one side. Then, flip and grill two minutes on the other side.

When you open the Big Green Egg, be sure to “burp it.” Open the lid about one inch to release some heat. Then, you can open it all the way.

The Final Step

The key to a getting a perfectly cooked steak is this last step.

Flip the steak one more time, and add a spoonful of herb butter on top of each steak. Place the damper on the top of the egg and shut the bottom vent.

For medium-rare steaks, keep the lid closed for 3 minutes. For well-done steaks, leave the lid closed for about 6 minutes.

grilled ribeye on a wooden board with garlic nearby

Ribeye Steaks on the Big Green Egg

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: big green egg, cheesesteak, ribeye
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 778 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover
Temp, time and tips for grilling rib-eye steaks on a Big Green Egg.
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Ingredients

  • 2 ribeye steaks
  • Soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Steak rub
  • 6 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Drizzle soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce onto the steaks. Sprinkle with steak rub. Rub into the meat on both sides. Let rest at room temperature while you light the egg.

  2. Add lump charcoal to the Big Green Egg, filling to the first line. Tuck a natural charcoal starter into the charcoal and light it. Let it burn for about 10 minutes with the lid open.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic and thyme.
  4. Place the cooking grate into the egg and close the lid. Adjust the temperature to about 550 degrees F. The bottom vent will be wide open and the top vent will be mostly open.

  5. Place the steaks on the grill. Close the lid and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Burp the egg (open it about one-inch to release some heat). Then, open it all the way. Flip the steaks. Close the lid and cook for 2 more minutes.
  7. Burp the egg. Then, open it all the way. Flip the steaks again. Spoon the butter mixture onto the steaks.
  8. Close the lid. Shut the bottom vent and add the damper top.
  9. For medium-rare steaks, keep the lid closed for 3 minutes. For well-done steaks, leave the lid closed for about 6 minutes. Remove from the egg, and let the meat rest about 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Ribeye Steaks on the Big Green Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 778 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 66g 102%
Saturated Fat 36g 180%
Cholesterol 229mg 76%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Potassium 605mg 17%
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 21.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.