How Do You Cook a 2 Inch Boneless Ribeye Steak on the Grill?

Grilling a juicy and flavorful ribeye steak is an art that many steak lovers strive to master. If you have a thick, boneless ribeye steak that’s about 2 inches thick, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of grilling the perfect ribeye steak on your grill.

What You’ll Need:

  • A 2 inch boneless ribeye steak
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Tongs
  • A meat thermometer

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Preparing the Steak:

Before grilling your ribeye steak, it’s important to let it come to room temperature.

Take the steak out of the refrigerator and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will ensure even cooking.

2. Preheating the Grill:

To achieve those beautiful grill marks and impart a smoky flavor to your steak, preheat your grill to high heat (around 450°F to 500°F).

3. Seasoning the Steak:

Note: For a thick cut like a 2-inch boneless ribeye steak, we recommend keeping it simple with just salt and pepper.

Rub both sides of the steak with olive oil. This will help prevent sticking and promote even browning.

Sprinkle sea salt and ground black pepper generously on both sides of the steak. The salt will enhance the flavor and the pepper will add a touch of heat.

4. Grilling the Steak:

Place the seasoned ribeye steak on the preheated grill. Close the lid and let it cook for about 4-6 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness.


  • Resist the temptation to constantly flip or press down on the steak. Allow it to cook undisturbed to develop a nice crust.
  • If flare-ups occur, move the steak to a cooler part of the grill temporarily.

5. Checking for Doneness:

Using a meat thermometer, insert it into the thickest part of the steak without touching any bone. For medium-rare, look for an internal temperature of around 135°F to 140°F.

Important: Keep in mind that carryover cooking will continue to raise the temperature by a few degrees after removing from heat, so consider this when checking for doneness.

6. Resting and Serving:

Once your ribeye steak reaches your desired level of doneness, remove it from the grill and let it rest on a cutting board for about 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful steak.

Slice your ribeye against the grain into thick slices and serve immediately with your favorite sides like roasted potatoes or grilled vegetables.


You have successfully grilled a delicious 2 inch boneless ribeye steak on your grill! Enjoy your perfectly cooked steak with friends and family!