Perfect Grilled Ribeye

Perfect Grilled Ribeye
Whip up a perfect Grilled Ribeye in 30 minutes! With just 3 ingredients, you’ll have a seared, tender steak with a flavorful, buttery crust.
Prep Time20minutes 
Cook Time12minutes 
Total Time32minutes 
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: compound butter, perfect steak recipe, rib eye steak


Servings: 2 servings


  • 2 lbs Rib Eye Steak (See Note 1)
  • 2 tsp Montreal seasoning (See Note 2)
  • 2 tbsp compound butter (See Note 3)


  • Remove compound butter (See Note 3) from refrigerator to come to room temperature and slice into 1/2″ pieces. Set aside.
  • Gently massage the Montreal seasoning (See Note 2) over both sides of each rib eye steak (See Note 1) and let the meat dry marinate for at least 20 minutes. In the meantime start up the grill to 450°F to 500°F for a great sear.
  • Take the seasoned steaks to the hot grill, cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, longer if desired (this is for 1-inch or thicker). See Note 4 for cooking times and temperature.
  • Top with a slice of compound butter before removing from grill.
  • Remove steaks and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.


  • Choose a well marbled with fat, 1 inch thick bone in or boneless rib eye steak.
  • I have a homemade Montreal Seasoning recipe that has less salt than store bought. You will only be using 2 teaspoons or less for this recipe if making my homemade Montreal recipe.
  • I use either my Compound Herb Butter or Compound Herb Cheese Butter recipe. You’ll need to make ahead or just use plain butter. Fresh cilantro, basil and other herbs can also be used, it’s up to your own tastes. Experiment!


If you like your steak rare or well done, here is a quick breakdown of internal temperatures for each:

  • Rare – 125°F – Center is bright red; pinkish towards the outside
  • Medium-Rare – 135°F – Center is very pink; slightly brown towards the outside
  • Medium – 145°F – Center is light pink; outer portion is brown
  • Medium-Well – 155°F – Center is slightly pink; outer portion is brown
  • Well – 165°F – Uniformly brown throughout


Calories: 1050kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 92g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 307mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 1216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 9mg