The Perfect Steak


  • 2 steaks, 1-1/2 to 2-inches thick, preferably ribeye or strip
  • Big Green Egg Ancho Chile & Coffee Seasoning, to taste


Trim the steaks of any excess fat. Apply the seasoning to both sides of the steaks. Allow to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.

Set the EGG up for direct cooking (no convEGGtor) at 650°F/343°C. To increase sear marks use a cast iron cooking grid; for extra flavor add wood chips.

Place the steaks on the grill and sear for two to three minutes. Carefully open the dome and flip the steaks onto a new section of the grid. After two to three more minutes, flip the steaks once more.

Completely shut down the EGG by closing the damper top and draft door. Let the steaks continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes, until they reach the desired internal temperature (check with a meat thermometer).

Remove the steaks and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.

8 thoughts on “The Perfect Steak

  1. Yikes!! An inch and one half New York strips. Got the egg up to 800* before opening lid. Put 6 strips on and closed the lid. Temp decreased to 625*. Steaks were finished in four minutes. Not sure this technique is atmospheric pressure sensitive. Here in Georgia at 1550 ft I would try decreasing the heat ’bout 100* F in the future. Meanwhile, the steaks were med. well to well, juicy, and down right delicious. Will attempt again in the future and will submit results.

      1. I would go about 2.5 minutes per side and try 3 minutes to finish off after the egg is shutdown. I live in Georgia also BTW.

    1. You were too hot, ant they were too thin. I just did 2 3 inch NY stations (rub w/olive oil – gotta see the grill marks….). 700 degrees, 2 1/2 min, turn…2 1/2 minutes (650-700), close vents…4 minutes. Put in sealed pot to rest got 10 minutes and it was as good as Peter Lugers . Perfect medium rare.

  2. Cooked 2+ inch Kansas city Strips using this method….OMG – Best steak ever!
    Seared 3 minutes each side (about 550) and closed it it down for 2. They sat for about 10 minutes. Perfect Medium rare .

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