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barbecued cowboy steaks

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

Those with Texas-size appetites will require an entire steak; for most others - even the heartiest of meat lovers - half of one of these rib steaks is probably plenty.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For barbecued cowboy steaks

  • 1 Tbsp
    coarse kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    dried ground thyme
  • 1 tsp
    finely ground coffee beans
  • 4
    bone-in beef rib steaks (1 1/2-in thick, 12 to 16 oz each)
  • instant-light mesquite chunks

How To Make barbecued cowboy steaks

  • 1
    Mix first 6 ingredients in small bowl.
  • 2
    Sprinkle spice rub over both sides of steaks, pressing to adhere. Let steaks stand at room temperature 1 hour.
  • 3
    Spread entire bag of instant-light mesquite chunks over 2/3 of bottom rack and prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
  • 4
    Grill steaks over mesquite until brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove steaks from grill.
  • 5
    Let mesquite chunks burn until ash is gray.
  • 6
    Drain wood chips; scatter over mesquite.
  • 7
    Return steaks to cooler part of grill (not over mesquite).
  • 8
    Cover barbecue with lid; grill steaks to desired doneness, about 10 minutes for medium-rare.
  • 9
    Let steaks rest 5 minutes before serving.

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