This is a great recipe for a family of four. It’s a family favorite, and I get at least 10 requests for it every summer!

How to grill a perfect Italian-style marinated rib-eye:


  • 2 oz. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Garlic Fresh Fine Chopped
  • 2 tsp. Thyme Fresh Fine Chopped
  • 2 tsp. Rosemary Fresh Fine Chopped
  • 2 tsp. Oregano (flakes will be OK to save on cost) 
  • 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp. Cracked Black Pepper
  • 4 Rib-Eye Steaks

First Things First

First, you will need to gather your marinade ingredients, rib-eyes, a mixing bowl and a gallon Ziploc baggie.

Next, chop up all your spices and combine olive oil, spices, and salt and pepper into a mixing bowl.

Then rub the marinade onto your rib-eyes (this recipe will be great for up to four steaks) and combine them into the gallon Ziploc bag. After the steaks are in the bag and zipped up, put them in the fridge for about two hours to marinate.

Heat Up The Grill

If you are grilling outside on a charcoal grill, make sure to let the flames stop and you just have the heat before you put your rib-eye on.

A lot of folks do not let the flames go out before they begin to grill, which makes for a smoky flavored rib-eye.

It’s a great rule of thumb to always wait until the flames retract and you just have the red heated charcoal before you begin grilling. A great way to help with this is by keeping a small spray bottle filled with water close by to diminish the flames before you lay the rib-eyes on. If the rib-eyes are already on the grill, make sure to move them before you spray!

Once your grill has red charcoal, let the rib-eyes sear and turn accordingly. Let the rib-eyes cook for about three minutes per side before you turn them to get those great grill marks.

Cut into it after about 15 minutes to see if the steak is grilled to your liking. Great accompanying sides include steamed broccoli and roasted red potatoes.



About the author: Lupe Barrera is corporate chef for Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar. In McKinney, Boston's is located at 6800 Texas 121 near Craig Ranch.