Smoked Rib Eyes

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jake628, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. jake628

    jake628 Fire Starter

    I have enjoyed being a member of this group for some time now and have received lots of great info which has helped us enjoy our Traeger LTE.  Our poor Weber Summit grill has only been uncovered twice since Traeger became part of our family.  

    While I have yet to master brisket and pulled pork everything else we have cooked has turned out fantastic so thought I would share my latest success with rib eye steaks.

    Earlier in the week we made a trip to Costco and picked up some great looking rib eyes at $7.99/lb.  Got a package of 4 with a total weight of just under 4 lbs.

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    While waiting for the steaks to reach room temp I applied some Traeger Prime Rib rub on both sides.  

    Once the LTE was ready I put them on the grill and cooked for an hour on SMOKE only.  I then turned the control to 375° and cooked them to an IT of 140°.  Yes I’m a fan of Frogmats also.

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    I then took them off the grill and covered with foil to rest for 10 minutes or so.  

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    I was not interested in grill marks or searing before or after as many folks like.  I was cooking for flavor not looks.  Yes the reddish hue does make the steak have a rather odd appearance but if you can get past that the flavor is second to none.

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    These were one of the best tasting steaks we have ever had.  The wife even said why cook them on the grill when they taste better from the Traeger.  We love our Traeger.
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    It would not matter if they Glowed Neon Green as long as they taste great! Looks great...JJ
     
  3. Have to agree!
     
  4. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your ribeyes look amazeing! I have yet to smoke a beef steak, but this is making me hungry sir!

    That screen looks to be hot dipped galvanized wire mesh? If so do not use it! The fumes emitted during cooking are very harmful to your health. Why not cook directly on your cooking grate?
     
     
  5. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Man those look excellent!  Sorry I missed them, I bet they smelled wonderful.  Great job!!
     
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    They look great I need to try that..
     
  7. Those look great.....I have not tried steaks yet but it's on my list.

    Tim
     
  8. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    They look marvelous........
     
  9. jake628

    jake628 Fire Starter

    @coffee_junkie ..... The "screen" you are referring to is actually a product called Frogmat and is designed for use in smokers.  It is made from a plastic type of material and helps foods from sticking.  Plus clean up is a breeze with just some soap and water.  I use them all the time.

    Here is the link to the product.     http://frogmats.com/
     
  10. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey thanks! I have not seen this product. That would work great when I smoke whole fish!
     
  11. They look great thinking of doing some myself
     
     

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