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Smoked Rib-Eyes with Bourbon Butter

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Smoked Rib-Eyes with Bourbon Butter

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

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Pellets

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

Units of Measurement:

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  • 1/2 Cup butter, room temperature

  • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 2 Tablespoon bourbon

  • 1 Tablespoon minced chives or green onions

  • 1 Tablespoon minced parsley

  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 (1 inch thick) rib-eye steaks

  • Traeger Prime Rib Rub

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.
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 Cup butter, room temperature

    • 2 Clove garlic, minced

    • 2 Tablespoon bourbon

    • 1 Tablespoon minced chives or green onions

    • 1 Tablespoon minced parsley

    • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

    • 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 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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    Grill180 ˚F
  • 3

    Generously season the steaks with the Traeger Prime Rib Rub.
    Ingredients
    • 4 (1 inch thick) rib-eye steaks

    • To Taste Traeger Prime Rib Rub

  • 4

    Arrange the steaks directly on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour.
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    Grill180 ˚F
  • 5

    Momentarily remove the steaks to a platter and set the temperature of your Traeger to 500℉.
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    Grill500 ˚F
  • 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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    Grill500 ˚F
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    Probe135 ˚F
  • 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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