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Ultimate Cowboy Steak with Marrow Butter

  • 1 hour + 4 hour brine
  • 3 Servings
  • grill
  • moderate
Steaks

Clint Cantwell of Grillocracy has created a recipe for our Cowboy Steak which he says “could possibly go down as one of the best steaks you’ve ever eaten!”

Ingredients

  • Cowboy Steak

    • 1 Double R Ranch Cowboy Steak (approx. 2 lbs.) Buy Now +
    • 2 tsp Kosher salt
    • 1 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Bone Marrow Butter

    • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)
    • 2 marrow bones (approx. 3" long and split lengthwise, ask your butcher for these)
    • 2 springs rosemary

Directions

Cowboy Steak

  • Combine salt, pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, and smoked paprika in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Season the ribeye well on both sides with the dry rub mixture. Set the steak on a wire rack set on a plate or baking sheet and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.

    1
    Done
    4 hours
  • Prepare grill for 2-zone grilling (direct and indirect heat). Adjust bottom vents to bring the grill temperature to approximately 450 degrees.

    2
    Done
    10 minutes
  • Add 2-3 chunks of your favorite smoking wood to the charcoal side of the grill. Remove the steak from the refrigerator and set on the cool side of the grill. Cover the grill and allow the steak to smoke until it reaches an internal temperature of 115 degrees (we recommend investing in a quality instant read thermometer such as the Thermapen). Open the grill’s bottom vents fully and allow it to heat with the lid removed for 2-3 minutes until the grill temperature exceeds 500 degrees.

    3
    Done
    15 minutes
  • Move the steak to the hot side of the grill and sear the steak on both sides until it reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees for medium-rare.

    4
    Done
    5 minutes
  • Remove the steak from the grill, plate, and top with approximately 1 tbsp. of marrow butter (the rest of the marrow butter can be served with crispy bread).

    Allow the steak to rest for 5 minutes then serve.

    5
    Done
    2 minutes

Bone Marrow Butter

  • Prepare grill for 2-zone grilling (direct and indirect heat). Adjust bottom vents to bring the grill temperature to approximately 450 degrees.

    1
    Done
    10 minutes
  • Place marrow bones on the hot side of the grill, top with rosemary sprigs, and allow them to roast for 15 minutes.

    2
    Done
    15 minutes
  • Remove bones from the grill, scoop softened marrow from the bones, and mix 1/2 tbsp. marrow with the unsalted butter. Set the marrow butter aside until ready to use.

    3
    Done
    5 minutes