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Rib Steak vs. Ribeye

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August 1, 2023


Rib steaks are some of our most popular steaks and are great for grilling. Both rib steaks and ribeyes have nice marbling, which makes them rich and flavorful. When choosing between a rib steak and a ribeye, it comes down to whether you want a bone-in cut or a boneless cut. 

The bone-in rib steak is more of a traditional ranch steak that is Fred's favorite. When grilling, the bone imparts additional flavor into the meat, but it also acts as an insulator. Because of that, plan on cooking your steaks a little longer, or enjoy a steak that's a little more rare closest to the bone.  

When I plan on sharing a steak, I like grilling the rib steak just for that reason - those who like their steak a little more on the rare side will get sections near the bone, and those who like it a little less rare will get the rest, and everyone is happy.

If you'd rather not deal with the bone, then the boneless ribeye steak is the way to go. If I'm going to cook a steak on the stove, I'll choose the ribeye over the rib steak to ensure that it cooks evenly. 

No matter which you choose - the bone-in rib steak or the boneless ribeye, grilled or pan-seared - you'll get a tender steak full of flavor. Enjoy!

rib steak


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