Shopping Tips for the Perfect Ribeye Steak
The ribeye is one of the most popular cuts of steak that diners can find in any reputable steakhouse. While it is always great to explore downtown Dallas and enjoy a traditional steak from one of its many local restaurants, sometimes steak lovers want to try their hand at cooking the best cuts of beef at home.
As true Texas chefs, we get the pride that comes from pan-searing, grilling, or even baking your own steak dinner. So, let us help you understand the unique qualities of a ribeye and how you can pick a great cut out for yourself.
What’s So Special About the Ribeye Steak?
Ribeye steaks are a cut that comes from the rib cage and rib primal located directly underneath a cow’s backbone. The muscles that make up a ribeye cut, generally get little use, making the cut a naturally tender piece of beef.
Ribeyes get their name from the heavily marbled piece of meat near the center of the cut that serves as its “eye.”
Surrounding the eye of the meat is the cut’s spinalis and complexus; two cuts that on their own offer tender meat and complex, marbleized flavoring.
When cooked as one cut all three of these aspects of the cut meld together to create a juicy, flavorful steak that has the tenderness of even the most well-prepared filet.
How Can You Tell if a Ribeye is a Good Cut?
Selecting a perfect ribeye cut is all about the fats that you find in the meat itself. If shopping around, look for a USDA Prime cut of steak. These cuts typically contain more marbling, which means an even tastier, juicier final product.
So, remember, when shopping for a perfect ribeye, always look for plenty of white flecks engrained in the meat.
What Makes a Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse Ribeye Unique?
Most ribeyes you’ll find at a grocery store are just the meat and maybe some bone within the cut. At Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, we offer two different ribeye experiences that range from “classic steakhouse” to “true Texan.”
If bone-out and cooked to perfection is more your style, our 16-ounce ribeye is a prime cut for a fanciful night on the town. When paired with a deep red wine and one of our select sides, it’s a dinner that honestly can’t be beaten.
However, if adventurous eating is what you’re looking for, our 20-ounce Cowboy Bone-In Ribeye is definitely the choice we’d suggest. After all, what’s more Texan than enjoying a tender piece of meat straight from a bone that also serves as a makeshift utensil?
Taste a Piece of Texas Tradition Today, at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
If you’ve cooked a ribeye at home and want to see how your cooking holds up against a true classic, the chefs at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse invite you to have a seat at our table.
While we surely aren’t out to compete against your grilling process, we’d still love to have you and your family enjoy our traditional steakhouse ambiance and sample our menu of meats sourced directly from our very own Y.O. ranch.
Make your reservations today, and experience a real taste of Texas that you and your loved ones won’t soon forget.