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Grilled Rib-Eye Steak Sandwich

Grilled Rib-Eye Steak Sandwich

By Traeger Kitchen

Coat your rib-eye in a rich tomatillo, garlic, and green onion marinade before grilling it hot and fast on the Traeger. Thinly sliced, and stacked with fresh arugula, this flavorful sandwich will hit the top of your list.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
1 tomatillo
1 Small bunch cilantro leaves
1 green onion, sliced
1 1/2 Teaspoon garlic, minced
2/3 Cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon Mustard
1/2 Teaspoon hot horseradish
As Needed Salt
1 1/2 Teaspoon Traeger Prime Rib Rub
As Needed Pepper
2 (8 oz) rib-eye steaks
8 ciabatta buns, for serving
Arugula, for serving


  • 1

    Remove and discard the husk from the tomatillo. In a small pot of boiling water, add the tomatillo and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the tomatillo and reserve the cooking water.

    • 1  tomatillo

  • 2

    In a food processor or blender, add the tomatillo, cilantro, green onion, garlic, oil, mustard, 1/4 cup of reserved tomatillo cooking water, horseradish, Traeger Prime Rib Rub, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Blend the ingredients until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup of the tomatillo sauce, and place in a covered container in the refrigerator for later.

    • 1 Small bunch cilantro leaves

    • 1  green onion, sliced

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon garlic, minced

    • 2/3 Cup vegetable oil

    • 1 Tablespoon Mustard

    • 1/2 Teaspoon hot horseradish

    • As Needed Salt

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Traeger Prime Rib Rub

    • As Needed Pepper

  • 3

    Place the steaks in a baking dish or large zip-top bag. Generously coat the steaks with the remaining tomatillo sauce. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1-4 hours.

    • 2  (8 oz) rib-eye steaks

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450˚F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal results, set to 450° if available.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 5

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of the steak. Place steaks directly on the grill grates and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook until the internal temperature reaches 130˚F, or desired doneness, 5 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    130 ˚F / 54 ˚C

  • 6

    Remove the steaks from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before thinly slicing. Assemble the sandwiches by placing the sliced steak on a ciabatta bun. Top with reserved tomatillo sauce and arugula, as desired. Enjoy!

    • 8  ciabatta buns, for serving

    •  Arugula, for serving

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