Bourbon-Dijon Rib Eye with Herb Butter

Bourbon-Dijon Rib Eye with Herb Butter
Bourbon-Dijon Rib Eye with Herb Butter. Susan Gary Photography/Getty Images
  • Total: 31 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 16 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4

These rib eye steaks are marinated in a delicious bourbon-dijon mixture, grilled and topped with a flavorful herb compound butter. This recipe takes steak to a whole new level.


  • 4 rib eye steaks (12 ounces each)
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the Herb Butter:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (fresh, roughly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Steps to Make It

To Prepare Compound Butter

  1. Combine softened (not melted) room temperature butter with herbs, salt, and garlic powder.

  2. Scoop onto a large piece of plastic wrap.

  3. Form into a log shape, roll plastic forming a tube.

  4. Twist ends of plastic and tuck underneath.  Place into refrigerator for 2-3 hours before using.

    To Prepare Marinade

  5. Combine marinade ingredients in a small mixing bow.

  6. Open two resealable plastic bags and place 2 steaks into each.

  7. Divide marinade and pour half into one bag and the remaining mixture into another.

  8. Release air from bags, seal, and place into refrigerator for 2-6 hours.  

    To Complete Recipe

  9. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.  

  10. Remove steaks from bag and discard marinade.

  11. Place onto grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until steaks have reached the desired doneness.

  12. Once cooked, remove from grill and top each rib eye with a 1/2 inch slice of herb butter.  

  13. Serve immediately with your favorite sides.