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Grilled Ribeye with Onions – a Recipe for Those Who Dare to Burn

Today, I will explain how to make Grilled Ribeye With Onions. It might not sound too fancy, but there is a lot of magic in simplicity. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s begin.

Why Ribeye?

prepairing boneless ribeye steak

For anyone who’s ever thought, “Gee, I wish my steak had more fat,” ribeye is your go-to. Using quality boneless Ribeye steaks will give you the luscious fat content that makes this dish not just food but a meal. Because, let’s face it, fat so often equals flavor.

Ingredients & Pairings

Before we start, let’s talk ingredients:

  • Boneless ribeye steak (this will be an awesome meal so go for your favorite one).
  • Red onion, canola oil, brown sugar, whole grain mustard, red wine vinegar, water.
  • Olive oil, garlic and onion rub, onions, butter, granulated garlic, smoked paprika: for that onion topping that is just…chef’s kiss.
  • Wine pairing: I recommend a robust Cabernet sauvignon or a Bordeaux blend.

The Method

grilling boneless ribeye steak


Fire up that grill to a scorching 400°F. The temperature is really hot but it’s the way you’re supposed to roll. The steak should kiss the grill for about 7 minutes on each side. Because we’re not barbarians, we aim for a lower final temperature, as recommended for the refined tastes of our time.

Onions & Peppers Agrodolce

Agrodolce–-the Italian for “sweet and sour.” Our onion and pepper mixture takes a trip to the oven, also at 400°F, for 12 to 15 minutes, emerging as a fantastic topping.

Further Steps

  1. Prep Your Steak: Pat those ribeyes dry, anoint them with olive oil, and lovingly apply your dry rub.
  2. Onion Alchemy: Slice and layer onions with garlic butter, wrap them in foil, and let them grill over indirect heat. They’ll come out transformed, ready to crown your steak.
  3. Grilling: Remember, we’re looking for medium-rare perfection, which is around 8-10 minutes for those keeping score. For the onions, aim for 25-30 minutes or until they’re soft, sweet, and utterly irresistible.

Serving Suggestion

serving boneless ribeye steak


For this dish, I suggest companions such as mashed or roasted potatoes. And, of course, don’t forget to uncork that wine. It pairs with the steak beautifully.

To Sum It Up…


Boneless ribeye steak
Red onion
Canola oil
Brown sugar
Whole grain mustard
Red wine vinegar
Olive oil
Garlic and onion rub
Granulated garlic
Smoked paprika


Step Details
Fire up the grill Preheat to 400°F
Prep the steak Pat dry, anoint with olive oil, and apply garlic and onion rub
Grill the steak Aim for medium-rare, about 7 minutes per side
Onion alchemy Slice onions, layer with garlic butter, wrap in foil, grill over indirect heat
Onions & peppers agrodolce Bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes
Grilling onions Grill for 25-30 minutes or until soft and sweet

Leftover Strategy

Step Details
Store leftovers In the refrigerator
Reheat In a skillet with butter

Serving Suggestions and Pairings

Suggestion Details
Serving side Mashed or roasted potatoes
Wine pairing Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux blend
Ideal for Serves 2-4, or 1 if very hungry
Note Wine pairs beautifully with the steak


Hi there, I am Aleks Robinson. I am a veteran chef with three decades of experience. I worked in numerous restaurants, sometimes abroad, and I believe that my experience will be found useful by many.