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Smoked Rib-Eyes with Bourbon Butter

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Rib-Eyes with Bourbon Butter

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

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Mesquite

For good reason, rib-eyes are the favorite steaks of many a discriminating meat eater. An hour's smoke followed by a quick sear and a luscious pat of bourbon-flavored butter take these to a whole new level.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

    • 1

      For the Bourbon Butter: In a small mixing bowl, combine the butter, garlic, bourbon, chives, parsley, salt and pepper and stir with a wooden spoon. Butter can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until serving time.
    • 2

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
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    • 3

      Generously season the steaks with the Traeger Prime Rib Rub.
    • 4

      Arrange the steaks directly on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour.
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    • 5

      Momentarily remove the steaks to a platter and set the temperature of your Traeger to 500℉.
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    • 6

      When grill is hot, return the steaks to the grill, turning once, until they reach an internal temperature of 135℉ for medium-rare, about 6 to 8 minutes per side.
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    • 7

      Transfer steaks to a platter and immediately top each with a pat of the bourbon butter.
    • 8

      Let the meat rest for 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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