Steak Tips And Giveaway For Dad

Steak Tips And Giveaway For Dad

How do you celebrate your dad?  Do you cook for him or take him out to a nice meal?  Do you fire up the grill for him?  Sometimes it’s hard to find something perfect for the grilling dad because it seems like he has everything! 

However, he probably does not get to enjoy a Cowboy Cut Ribeye from Snake River Farms and Double R Ranch everyday. With help from my friends at Snake River Farms, you have a chance to WIN some great steaks for dad. Now that’s a Father’s Day deal you cannot pass up!

Double R Ranch Cowboy Chop is USDA Prime Grade, so it’s highly marbled, juicy and delicious. Only 4% of all beef in the U.S. is Prime. Get the bone-in for more flavor and eye-opening presentation. This cut is 2+ pounds so it serves at least 2 people. We like to think of it as a huge steak or small prime rib.  Seriously, you cannot go wrong!

One thing my dad loves more than anything is a perfectly grilled steak. He loves the flavor and he can grill one of the meanest cowboy steaks I have ever had! My dad is a great griller and someone who taught me at age five that true Grill Masters always own a Weber!

My Father’s Day will be spent with my dad in our backyard, full of family, and of course all our grills will be fired up! I will be lighting up a Weber charcoal grill, seasoning these awesome steaks, and grilling the best steak for the absolute best dad! So, take time out this year for your dad, get your Weber grills fired up, and celebrate him the best way we know how! 

Here are my instructions for grilling the perfect cowboy cut ribeye:

1. Take the steaks out of the freezer in the morning and place them in the fridge.  They should defrost by the time you need to put them on the grill (6-8 hours). When they have defrosted, or if they are fresh, take them out of the refrigerator 30 minutes to 60 minutes before you place them on the grill.  

2.  Make sure you season these steaks liberally because they are so thick. 

3. Preheat your grill and keep temperatures around 325-350 degrees.  You should grill these steaks on indirect heat and finish with the reverse sear over direct heat.  

Note: The reason we do this is because of the thickness of the steak.  Searing at the beginning will cause the muscle fibers of the meat to contract, pushing out moisture, which is not what we want to do.  When we grill the steaks indirectly first, it keeps the meat relaxed, full of flavor, and moist.  

4. Plan on grilling the steaks for 17-20 minutes on each side. When you flip the first time, use your meat thermometer to check the temperature. You should be around 80-85 degrees. If it's higher, decrease the amount of cook time on the second side to 10-15 minutes.

Tip for grilling with charcoal:  I have found that closing the damper on the lid when I move the steaks over direct heat works well. I usually sear for about 2 minutes per side. This helps keep flare-ups to a minimum and gives you maximum flavor and most important, the best steak ever!   

5. Once the internal temperature of the meat is about 125-130 degrees, move them over direct heat on the grill for 1.5-2 minutes per side to searing.  

6. Take your steaks off the grill and let them rest for 20-30% of the cook time.


We are so lucky this year to be able to provide two great grilling dads out there the chance to win some of these delicious steaks!  Snake River Farms is giving away two beautiful prize packs valued at $249, and trust me, these are some of the best steaks you will ever have!  We all know Father’s Day is about dad, family, and some amazing grilled food. 

You have two ways to enter. 1. Comment below and tell us why you want to win this awesome steak pack. 2. Head on over to and comment on the June 11 post about this giveaway.  Comment between now and 7:59am CT on Friday, June 12th. GOOD LUCK! Terms and conditions. This sweepstakes is now closed. 

For more information on Snake River Farms and Double R Ranch check out: and do something special for dad and treat him to some of the best beef in the USA.  Gift packages start at $79.

Congratulations to our lucky winner! Kyle H.: These look amazing, I'd love to be able to bring my father and father in law over for a father's day grill out and get both of our families together to celebrate the awesome role models that they are for me but also my son as well. No better way for families to bond than over a great home cooked meal. And no better way for father's to bond than over the grill!

What are your thoughts? (42)


Caroline W

My Dad is a special man and he deserves to try something special this Fathers Day. Would love to cook him up some USDA Prime Beef. Excellent tip on cooking the extra thick cowboy cut. Searing last. Makes a ton of sense when you think about it. Thx for the info!


Melinda B

What a delicious looking giveaway/contest. I would love to try Snake River Farms products and if chosen, would be a great way to try before becoming a regular customer. My fiance has been a great "step dad" to my daughter for the last 8 years, setting the bar really high and he is also a "meat & potatoes" type of guy. Winning him a Father's day prize like this would be fantastic. We are so tired of trying to find great cuts of beef at local stores & looking for a choice vendor we can order our meat from on a regular basis. Thanks for the contest & opportunity.


Chris N

I would like to win this for my dad for Father's Day. My dad's health has been quite bad for around 6 months now. He beat cancer but there's now something wrong with his leg and the doctor's have been unable to figure it out. For the past 6 weeks, he's basically been immobile and in a lot of pain. Some of my fondest memories with him included grilling steaks with a cold beverage in hand - talking about how we could fix the world. Thanks for the consideration.


Jr F

I need to win this package as my wife is not a fan of steak (she would rather eat a pork chop). As I am the BBQ and Weber king of my town and maybe state, I would love to make one of these steaks for my Fathers Day meal. I'll throw on a pork chop for my wife. A bake potato, a salad and some shrimp or lobster tail and please don't get in my way. Pardon me now, I must go dry my keyboard. I've drooled all over it.


Gina N

I would love to win this amazing prize pack for my Father. He is and always was a "steak and potatoes" man. He is the grill master in our home and I know he would cook these beautiful steaks to perfection while getting a kick out of doing so! Plus the picture above makes a beautiful presentation that anyone would love to have and proudly display on their grill.


Benjamin S

I think a steak that thick might deserve a little time on the Smoky Mountain before getting some time to rest and a good hot sear!


Brad M

What better way to celebrate Fathers Day, then with brand new grill to cook up some amazing steaks !


Stephen O

Winning those steaks would sure make an old timer happy. My first year BBQing and loving every minute of it.


Joseph G

Wow, those steaks look amazing, they would look even better on my Weber Performer!


David G

There are a couple of reasons I would like to win this Weber Grill and steak package. 21 June is Father's Day AND my Birthday. Also, I have a Weber "Q-200" that I have been using as a camp grill for 11 years and a Weber "Q-320" that I use at home for the last 2 years. As much as I love the convenience of gas, I do miss the flavor of charcoal, especially on a good thick steak


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