Recipes for rib eyes that aren't in steak format?
September 18, 2012 10:27 AM   Subscribe

Recipes for rib eyes that aren't in steak format?

I've got about 2 pounds of rib eye steak that needs to be cooked, but I don't want to prepare it as a steak. So what can I do? My kitchen is fully stocked and we'll eat anything, as long as it's not excessively spicy.
posted by elsietheeel to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
No reason you can't use it in Chili, right?
posted by Oktober at 10:29 AM on September 18, 2012

posted by ftm at 10:31 AM on September 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Boeuf Bourguignon.
posted by mareli at 10:41 AM on September 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thinly slice for cheesesteak.
posted by WasabiFlux at 10:48 AM on September 18, 2012

cheesesteak is a good idea. i also make a homemade version of our local chinese place's hawaiian beef. Thinly slice your ribeye. marinate in a mixture of good soy sauce, garlic, oil, ginger and brown sugar. can marinate all day or overnight. skewer and grill for 5 to 7 minutes.
posted by domino at 10:59 AM on September 18, 2012

Cheesesteaks. Use Cheeze Whiz. It's so good.
posted by Silvertree at 11:03 AM on September 18, 2012

Rib eye is good steak ... seems a shame to stew it.

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stir Fry

steak tartare

Beef carpaccio if the quality is sufficient

Beef Pho

Beef Kebabs
posted by jannw at 12:42 PM on September 18, 2012 [3 favorites]

Seconding bulgogi, especially for use in a Korean taco!
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 12:58 PM on September 18, 2012

Oh man, suggestions to braise it like chili or boeuf bourguignon are way off the mark. The meat has a much higher fat content and lower connective tissue content that what is typically used in braises. This will lead to stews that are greasy but not intensely beef-flavored.

You're much better off going with dishes that involve slicing the meat thinly and cooking it quickly. Pho and fajitas come to mind, you'll still taste the unique character of ribeye with either of these cooking methods. Also kebabs, if made properly they'll show off the character of the meat very well.
posted by TungstenChef at 12:58 PM on September 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Maybe a little too steaky for you, but you can grill it with some salt and pepper or whatever else you like, slice it up and make delicious sandwiches with some mayo, arugula, and decent cheese on whatever crusty roll strikes your fancy.
posted by wierdo at 12:59 PM on September 18, 2012

If you have what I think you have, you should make this recipe for "Sunday Roast Beef". When I bought a rib roast for this purpose, they basically gave me the same stuff you'd get for a steak, but just together.

I make this recipe once a week in the winter, usually with cheaper cuts like Bottom Round, but when I've made it with Rib Roast, it was extraordinary. Note: I skip the sauce. The key is the salt + pepper coating, the searing and the 15 minute per pound cooking time.
posted by miscbuff at 1:05 PM on September 18, 2012

Broccoli Beef!
posted by thewumpusisdead at 1:17 PM on September 18, 2012

posted by batmonkey at 2:35 PM on September 18, 2012

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