Perfectly Grilled Ribeye Steak: Top Recipe for Marinade

Grilled ribeye steaks are delicious! Here's how I make them:

  1. Start with high-quality ribeye steaks.
  2. Marinate them for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and any additional spices.
  4. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  5. Place the marinated steaks on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  6. Use tongs to flip the steaks only once.
  7. Let them rest for a few minutes after grilling.
  8. Enjoy your juicy, flavorful ribeye steaks!

Step #1 goes without saying. Step #2, marinating, is where you commit to the flavor. Lets talk about marinating a Ribeye before grilling.


Marinate Ribeye Steak Before Grilling

Marinated Ribeye Steak

Trust me, marinating ribeye steak before grilling is a simple way to take your meal to the next level. Marinating ribeye steak before grilling is definitely a good idea.

It infuses the meat with flavor and helps make it tender. This process lets the flavors from the marinade seep into the steak, making each bite more delicious.

Plus, marinating helps prevent the steak from drying out on the grill, keeping it juicy and flavorful.

The 3 Main Marinade Ingredients

The three main ingredients I always use when marinating are an acid, like vinegar or citrus juice, an oil such as olive oil, and flavorings like herbs and spices.

In my experience, these components work hand in hand. The vinegar or citrus helps to tenderize the meat, making it more succulent.

At the same time, the oil carries the flavors spreading them evenly across the steak.

When combined with herbs and spices, the marinade creates a delicious blend that takes grilling to a whole new level.


Simple Marinade Recipe for Ribeye Steak

This is a common marinade recipe that you can experiment with.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped


  1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, chopped thyme, and chopped rosemary.
  2. Mix well until the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Coat the steak with the marinade, ensuring it is well covered.
  4. Allow the steak to marinate for at least 30 minutes before grilling to allow the flavors to infuse.
  5. Grill the steak according to your preference, then enjoy the deliciously flavored result!

This recipe takes 5 minutes to put together and you can slather it on your steak right away. Let the ribeye marinate in it for at least 30 minutes, and up to 12 hours, for best results.

Let the marinade drip off the steak afterward and it's ready for seasoning.


The Best Seasoning for Ribeye Steak

Perfectly Marinated Ribeye Steak Ready for the Grill

In my opinion, a simple yet flavorful seasoning for ribeye steak consists of equal parts kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, with a touch of garlic powder.

These basic seasonings enhance the natural flavor of the steak without overpowering it. It allowes the rich taste of the meat to shine through.

Commercial rubs and seasoning mixes are perfectly good alternatives if you would rather buy a ready mix of seasonings.

I suggest you try a couple of products if you buy ready-made mixed spices. Use one brand on one ribeye and the other brand on a second ribeye steak.

Then, when you're done grilling, let your taste buds do the comparison and you'll know which you prefer next time.