Steak Grilled Over an Open Fire

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There is nothing like steak grilled over an open fire.  This simple rub highlights the flavors from a real wood fire.


2 – 1 lb thick cut rib eye steaks

1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
1/2 tbsp garlic powder

1 to 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


Prep Time: 2 to 3 hours
Cooking Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


Trim the steaks of any loose fat and let them come to room temperature before grilling.

Mix the salt, pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl.  Rub the steaks down on both sides with Worcestershire sauce.  The idea is to use enough Worcestershire sauce to lightly cover the steaks, but not too much that you drown them.  After you’ve rubbed them down with the Worcestershire sauce, sprinkle the rub over the steak, rubbing it into each side.  If you’re feeling frisky, rub it around the sides too.

Cooking steaks over an open fire is an art form.  A few things to keep in mind are:
– Use hardwood like oak, hickory, or mesquite to build your fire
– It’s better to cook the steaks over white hot coals then over flames
– A good rule of thumb is to place your cooking grate two to six inches above the coals

The steaks should be grilled to an internal temperature of 140 degrees for medium rare.  When the steaks reach this point take them off and let them rest under foil for five minutes.  Slice the steaks into strips to serve.


The rub can be scaled to suit however many steaks you’re making. The key is to keep the portions consistent.  You can learn more about cooking over an open fire in our article How to Grill Steak Over an Open Fire.

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