Are you a meat lover who enjoys a juicy and flavorful steak? If so, then you’re in for a treat with this mouthwatering ribeye steak recipe. Ribeye is known for its rich marbling and tenderness, making it the perfect cut of beef to grill on a George Foreman contact grill. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of preparing a delicious ribeye steak that is sure to impress your taste buds.
Why Ribeye Steak?
Ribeye steak is cut from the upper back rib section of the animal, just behind the chuck. It is well-marbled with delicious fat that melts into the flesh as it cooks, keeping the steak tender and moist. The excess fat drips into the tray, making the Foreman grill a healthy way to cook ribeye. Whether you prefer a boneless ribeye steak or a bone-in ribeye steak, the flavor remains equally delightful. For our recipes, we will be using boneless ribeye steaks, as they provide more even cooking on a Foreman grill.
Nutritional Value of Ribeye Steaks
Ribeye steaks are not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients. A 3-ounce serving of grilled choice ribeye contains 174 calories and 25 grams of protein. It is low in carbohydrates, making it a great option for those following a low-carb diet.
This cut of steak is rich in healthy fats, with a total fat content of 8 grams per 3-ounce serving. It provides heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and is an excellent source of B vitamins such as niacin, folate, and vitamin B-12. Ribeye also contains important minerals like selenium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and iron.
The Perfect Grilled Ribeye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
Let’s dive into the recipe for the perfect grilled ribeye steak with blue cheese butter. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Two 8-ounce, 1-inch-thick, boneless ribeye steaks
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1/2 teaspoon of coarse sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 4 ounces of good blue cheese, at room temperature
- Take the steaks out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. Place them on a large plate.
- Preheat your George Foreman grill on high for 5 minutes with the top closed.
- In a small bowl, mix the softened butter and blue cheese with a fork until well blended. Set aside.
- Coat the ribeye steaks on both sides with EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Place the steaks on the grill and close the top. Cook for 5 minutes and check the internal temperature with a digital meat thermometer. Aim for 125°F for medium-rare, or up to 155°F for medium-well.
- Remove the steaks from the grill and let them rest for 5 minutes on a clean cutting board. Top the steaks with half of the blue cheese butter. Slice the steaks and transfer them to a clean plate. Add the remaining blue cheese butter on top of the sliced steaks.
- Serve the grilled ribeye steaks with your favorite side dishes.
Grilled Sweet Potatoes – The Perfect Side Dish
To complement the deliciousness of the ribeye steak, let’s prepare some grilled sweet potatoes. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 large sweet potato, cleaned
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
- Preheat your Foreman grill on high for 5 minutes with the top closed.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the EVOO, salt, and pepper.
- Leave the skin on the sweet potato if desired, and slice it into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Place the sweet potato rounds in the bowl and toss them to coat all sides with the EVOO, salt, and pepper.
- Grill the sweet potatoes for approximately 10 minutes with the top closed. Check after 7 minutes, as the cooking time may vary depending on the moisture content of the potatoes. You may want to flip them halfway through to ensure even cooking.
- Once the sweet potatoes have nice grill marks and are tender, remove them from the grill and serve alongside the grilled ribeye steaks.
Grilling a ribeye steak to perfection is an art that requires attention to detail and the right ingredients. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can enjoy a juicy and flavorful ribeye steak every time you fire up your George Foreman grill. The combination of the perfectly grilled ribeye and the rich blue cheese butter will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Why not try it out for your next barbecue extravaganza?
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