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Duck Fat Ribeye Steaks

Duck Fat Ribeye Steaks are incredibly flavorful and delicious. An excellent dinner for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries or celebration dinners. Step up your steak game with this easy recipe!

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We recently made grilled duck and were really excited to cook with the reserved duck fat. These ribeyes were unexpectedly delicious and will definitely be on the menu for special occasions. 

platter of 3 ribeye steaks with fries

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Ribeye Steaks ~ Go for choice or prime for this recipe if available.
  • Duck Fat ~ Reserve duck fat from grilled duck or it can also be purchased from Amazon
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Coarse Ground Pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Smoked Paprika

3 raw ribeye steaks with seasonings in a bowl

How to Grill Duck Fat Ribeye Steaks:

spooning duck fat over ribeye steaks

 

  • Pat steaks dry with paper towels and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Spoon duck fat over both sides of the steaks, using about 1 tablespoon per steak. 

seasoned duck fat ribeye steaks

  • In a bowl combine the garlic, pepper, salt and smoked paprika. 
  • Season the steaks. 

grilling ribeye steaks

  • Prepare a grill fire to about 400° with hickory or pecan for smoke flavor.
  • Place steaks over direct fire and close the grill. Slow down the grill heat and let the steaks cook for about 6 minutes.

grilling ribeye steaks
Check the steaks using a digital meat thermometer and continue to cook until desired doneness is reached. We do not recommend turning the steaks for this recipe. The steaks will be seared on the bottom and not turning them will keep in the most flavor. 

grilled steaks on a sheet pan

  • Remove steaks to a serving patter. Rest for 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

round platter with 3 grilled steaks and french fries

Internal Temperature for Grilled Ribeye Steaks:

  • Rare:  130°
  • Medium Rare: 140°
  • Medium: 155°

How to Store and Reheat:

  • Store leftover steak wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
  • Slice steak and reheat in a skillet with a bit of butter over low heat. Stir until heated through.

duck fat in a jar

Duck Fat: 

Duck fat has incredible flavor and is great to have on hand. It lasts for months in the refrigerator and up to a year in the freezer. It is great for adding flavor to meat and vegetables. It’s a great substitute for clarified butter or olive oil. Duck fat is monounsaturated fat. Read more in this article is duck fat good for you?

Best Side Dishes for Duck Fat Steaks:

Duck Fat Oven Fries and a Gourmet Mixed Green Salad plus our Grilled Garlic Bread rounds out any steak dinner for a satisfying and delicious gourmet meal made right at home.

More Grilled Steaks to Try:

ribeye steak partially sliced on a plate with fries

If you have a special dinner occasion coming up, add these Duck Fat Ribeye Steaks to the menu. They are the most tender, juicy and flavorful steaks to grill at home. An impressive gourmet meal that couldn’t be any easier to make!

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platter with grilled steaks & fries on a blue plaid table runner
Yield: 4 servings

Duck Fat Ribeye Steaks

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Duck Fat Ribeye Steaks are incredibly flavorful and delicious. An excellent dinner for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or celebration dinners. Step up your steak game with this easy recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 Ribeye Steaks
  • 3 tablespoons duck fat
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Pat steaks dry with paper towels. 
  2. Spoon duck fat over both sides of the steaks, using about 1 tablespoon per steak. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. In a bowl combine the garlic, pepper, salt and smoked paprika. 
  4. Season the steaks. 
  5. Prepare a grill fire to about 400° with hickory or pecan for smoke flavor.
  6. Place steaks over direct fire and close the grill. Slow down the heat of the grill and let the steaks cook for about 6 minutes.
  7. Check the steaks using a digital thermometer and continue to cook until desired doneness is reached. We do not recommend turning the steaks for this recipe. The steaks will be seared on the bottom and not turning them will keep in the most flavor. 
  8. Remove steaks to a serving patter. Rest for 5- 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

Internal Temperature for Grilled Ribeye Steaks:

  1. Rare:  130°
  2. Medium Rare: 140°
  3. Medium: 155°

How to Store and Reheat:

  1. Store leftover steak wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
  2. Slice steak and reheat in a skillet with a bit of butter over low heat. Stir until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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