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Smoked Ribeye

Smoked Ribeye, for the tastiest, most tender ribeyes you will ever have! Easy to do and extra delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Searing Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 253kcal
Author Lisa



  • 1 Ribeye 1 – 1 ½ inch thick
  • Coarse Salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter per steak


  • 60 minutes before smoking, salt your ribeye on both sides. I like to add a nice light covering of salt.
    1 Ribeye, Coarse Salt
    salted ribeye on cutting board
  • Preheat smoker to 220-225°F using your favorite wood chips, I like to use cherry, oak, or hickory. Place thermometer in steak.
  • Once your smoker is at temperature, place ribeyes in smoker. Cook steaks until they reach an internal temperature of 110-115°F, remove from smoker*. About 25-30 minutes.
    ribeye being pulled from smoker
  • Heat bbq grill to 400°F, or a pan on the stove top with 1 tbs of oil until oil shimmers and just starts to smoke. Place the ribeye on the pan or grill and sear for 2-3 minutes, it will be nicely seared, then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add a teaspoon of butter to the steak after you flip it for extra flavor. Pull the steak off the heat when it reaches your desired temperature of doneness- it will cook pretty fast. Pull off at 120°F for rare, and 130° for medium rare.*
    1 teaspoon butter
    smoked ribeye with thermometer in it



Tips and Tricks
  • *You are going to pull the steak off the smoker before it is done cooking because you will reverse sear to finish cooking and get a nice crust. If you don’t want a nice crust then simply continue cooking steak until it reaches your desired temperature, but just be warned it will probably be grey in color.
  • *Pull the steak off the grill/pan 5°F before your ideal temp- it will continue to raise in temp by 5° after it is removed from heat.
  • *Hold your steak on it’s side for a minute in the pan or on the grill to help render any fat that still needs to be broken down.


Calories: 253kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 303mg | Vitamin A: 79IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg