How I Won A Steak Competition

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I decided to enter my first steak competition and actually won it on the first try!  How cool is that?

How I Won My First Steak Competition

So now let’s walk you through the steps I took to deliver an award winning ribeye steak on my Weber grill.

Yield: 1 Amazingly Perfect Steak
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time:
Indirect Cooking – 10-12 Minutes
Direct Cooking / Final Sear – 3 Minutes Per Side

Print Recipe Here:  How I Won A Steak Competition



Measure   Ingredient                                                                      Prep Notes      
1 ea              Ribeye Steak, 14 - 16 oz wt                                      Prime or Upper Choice
½ tsp            Oil, Canola/Olive Blend                                           
1 tsp             Rub-A-Dub Seasoning, 5280 Culinary                    
1 tsp             Island Boys Coffee Rub, 5280 Culinary                  
2 tbsp           Butter, Salted                                                           
1/8 tsp          Oil, Truffle, White                                                    
Taste            Rub-A-Dub Seasoning, 5280 Culinary               As a finishing salt
1/8 tsp          Oil, Truffle, White                                                      as a finishing flavor

Prep Directions:

Remove steak from the fridge and package and allow to breathe and rest for 10 minutes prior to seasoning
Lightly oil both sides of the steak and allow the seasoning to work for 10-15 minutes or while the grill is heating to 225˚

Cooking Directions:

Take the ribeye steak out of the package and place onto a cookie sheet
Allow to rest at room temp for 10 minutes
Rub each side of the ribeye steak with a very light coat of the canolive oil
Season the steak on both sides with a blend of the Rub-A-Dub and Island Boys Coffee Rub
Rest the steak and let the rub work for 10 - 15 minutes
Open the Weber Grill, load your GrillGrates on the right side of the grill, over the sear station
Ignite the Weber on the right side burner ONLY and adjust temp to 250˚
Once Weber has reached 250˚, load the steaks onto the left side of the grill, on the warming rack
Load the weber connect probe into the steak and set an alarm for 105˚
Once alarm goes off at 105˚, remove the steak to a pan.  Leave the weber connect probe in the steak (cook time will be approx. 35 minutes)
Adjust grill to HIGH (600˚ or above) and light ALL burners
Allow the grill and GrillGrates to heat up to temp, approx. 15 minutes
Place the steak on the GrillGrates over the sear station and gently press the steak into the grate
Close the lid and sear the steak for 3 minutes, lift the steak and rotate 180˚
Place the steak on the grillgrates and gently press into the grate
Sear for another 3 minutes
Carefully flip the steak and sear / finish the second side to 118˚
Steak will CARRY over cook, allow 3-4 minutes of resting to help settle the juices and temperature of the steak
While steak is warm, place 1 pat of butter on the steak and allow to melt
Drizzle with 2-4 drops of truffle oil
Lightly dust with Rub-A-Dub as desired
Serve to your guests and watch them drool

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