The Perfect Green Egg Steak

When it comes to grilling, there is nothing quite like the mouthwatering flavor of a perfectly cooked steak. But how do you achieve steakhouse-quality results right in your own backyard? Enter the Big Green Egg, a Kamado-style grill that is revolutionizing outdoor cooking.

A Versatile Grill for Unparalleled Flavor

The Big Green Egg is not your average grill. This ceramic cooker, inspired by traditional Japanese Kamado grills, uses natural lump charcoal to sear, roast, and smoke your favorite meats. With its superior heat insulation, your food will stay moist and tender, making every bite a true delight.

The Secret Ingredient: Butter

If you’ve ever wondered how steakhouses achieve that rich and juicy flavor, the answer lies in a surprisingly simple secret ingredient: butter. Before seasoning the raw steaks, many top chefs baste them with butter, imparting a delightful taste and ensuring they don’t stick to the grill. It’s a game-changer that elevates the flavor profile of your steak to new heights.

Recipe: Medium Rare Ribeye Steaks

To create your own mouthwatering medium rare ribeye steaks, follow these simple steps:

  • Four 1.5″ thick Ribeye Steaks (4.5 pounds total)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • 4 T. unsalted butter, melted

Grill Setup

To get started, prepare your grill by following these instructions:

  1. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Place natural lump charcoal in the bottom of the Big Green Egg grill.
  3. Add 2-3 fire starters into the center of the charcoal and ignite.
  4. Close the lid and wait for 10 minutes to allow the charcoal to burn evenly. Ensure the bottom and top vents are fully open.
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Grill Setup

Cooking the Steaks

Now that your grill is ready, it’s time to cook those steaks to perfection:

  1. Preheat the Big Green Egg with both the upper and bottom vents fully open until it reaches 700 degrees Fahrenheit.

Preheating the Grill

  1. While waiting for the grill to heat up, baste your steaks on both sides with the melted butter.

Basting with Butter

  1. Generously season both sides of the steaks with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Seasoning the Steaks

  1. Place the steaks on the grill and close the dome. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip the steaks to an unused part of the grill.

Grilling the Steaks

  1. After another 2 minutes, flip the steaks once more. Close the dome and adjust the vents to lower the temperature. Allow the steaks to cook for an additional 4 minutes.

Flipping the Steaks

  1. Finally, remove the steaks from the grill, cover them with foil, and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.

Resting the Steaks

  1. Serve and enjoy your perfectly cooked, tender, and flavorful medium rare steaks.

Perfect Medium Rare Steak


With the Big Green Egg, you can bring the flavors of a steakhouse right to your backyard. Don’t settle for anything less than steak perfection. Invest in the Big Green Egg and experience the joy of grilling like never before. Visit the Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more information on this incredible grill.