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Reverse Seared Rib-Eye Steaks

Reverse Seared Rib-Eye Steaks

By Matt Pittman

Who doesn't love a thick cut rib-eye? These steaks are simply seasoned with salt and pepper, smoked until medium rare and seared over hickory for perfect caramelization and marks.

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

50 Minutes


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Units of measurement:
2 (1-1/2 inch thick) rib-eye steaks
Meat Church Holy Cow BBQ Rub
Meat Church Gourmet Garlic and Herb Seasoning
butter, preferably high-quality


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  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

  • 2

    Season both sides of steak with Meat Church Holy Cow BBQ Rub, and Meat Church Garlic and Herb Seasoning. Place steaks on grill and cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reads 120°F for medium-rare.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    120 ˚F / 49 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 3

    Remove steaks from grill and increase grill temperature to 500°F. Allow steaks to rest while grill preheats.

  • 4

    Place steaks back on grill and sear on both sides for 3 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 5

    Remove from grill, top with butter and lightly tent with foil to allow the butter to melt and the steaks to rest before slicing, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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