Cowboy Ribeye & Corn

A cowboy ribeye is a specific cut of steak that is known for its robust flavor and substantial size. Here’s an overview of what makes this steak special:

In this video we seared it in the cast iron and finished it on the grill.  Served it with some grilled corn on the cob, chicken thighs, and chimichurri.

  1. Cut: The cowboy ribeye is a bone-in ribeye steak. It includes the rib bone, which is often Frenched (cleaned of meat and fat), giving it a distinctive appearance.
  2. Marbling: This cut is well-marbled with fat, contributing to its rich flavor and juicy texture.
  3. Thickness: Cowboy ribeye’s are typically cut thicker than regular ribeye’s, often around 1.5 to 2 inches thick.
  4. This is most certainly not the most economical piece of meat.  You are paying for the bone which looks cool.  But at the end of the day, you can’t eat it.
  • Flavor: The marbling in the cowboy ribeye provides a buttery, robust flavor. The bone also adds to the steak’s flavor profile during cooking.
  • Texture: The fat within the muscle melts during cooking, making the steak tender and juicy.

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Cooking Methods

  1. Grilling: Ideal for high heat, which creates a beautiful crust while keeping the inside juicy.
  2. Broiling: Like grilling but done in an oven. High heat from above creates a nice sear.
  3. Pan-searing and Oven-finishing: Start by searing the steak in a hot pan to develop a crust, then finish in the oven to the desired doneness.
  4. Reverse Searing: Cook the steak slowly in the oven first, then sear it in a hot pan or on the grill to finish.
  • Seasoning: Simple seasoning with salt and pepper is often enough, but you can add garlic, herbs, or a favorite steak rub.
  • Resting: Let the steak rest for 5-10 minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute.
  • Internal Temperature: Use a meat thermometer to ensure your steak reaches the desired doneness. Here are some guidelines:
    • Rare: 120-130°F
    • Medium Rare: 130-135°F
    • Medium: 135-145°F
    • Medium Well: 145-155°F
    • Well Done: 155°F and above

Serving Suggestions

  • Accompaniments: Serve with classic sides like potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad, or corn on the cob. (Grilled corn on the cob is a delightful summer treat that pairs well with various dishes and adds a smoky, sweet flavor to your meal.)
  • Sauces: Enhance the steak with a compound butter, chimichurri, or a rich steak sauce.

The cowboy ribeye is a flavorful, impressive steak perfect for those who enjoy a hearty, juicy cut of beef. Its combination of marbling, bone, and thickness makes it a standout choice for special occasions or a luxurious meal at home.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

  • Fresh ears of corn, husked
  • Olive oil or melted butter.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, fresh herbs, lime wedges, cheese (like cotija or parmesan)


  1. Husk the Corn: Remove the husks and silk threads completely.
  2. Season the Corn: Brush the corn with olive oil or melted butter and season with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings.


  1. Preheat the Grill: Heat your grill to medium-high (about 375-450°F).
  2. Grill the Corn: Place the seasoned corn directly on the grill. Grill for about 10-15 minutes, turning every 2-3 minutes, until the corn is charred and cooked through.
  3. Serve: Remove from the grill and serve with additional butter, seasoning, or toppings like cheese, herbs, or lime juice.


  • Char: For more charred flavor, you can place the corn directly over the flames for a minute or two at the end of cooking.
  • Butter Mixtures: Experiment with flavored butters, such as garlic herb butter or spicy chili butter, to add extra depth of flavor.
  • Foil Wrap: If you prefer, you can wrap the corn in aluminum foil after seasoning for a slightly different texture and easier handling.

Serving Suggestions

  • Toppings: Try a variety of toppings like crumbled cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, lime juice, chili powder, or a drizzle of sour cream.
  • Pairings: Serve grilled corn on the cob with BBQ meats, burgers, grilled vegetables, or a fresh summer salad.

Grilled corn on the cob is versatile and easy to prepare, making it a favorite for cookouts and family gatherings. Enjoy experimenting with different seasonings and toppings to find your perfect flavor combination!