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Ribeye with Pepita-Lime Butter

Try this Ribeye with Pepita-Lime Butter recipe from the 'Hartwood' cookbook
Ribeye with Pepita-Lime Butter

Gentl & Hyers

This recipe is for an enormous ribeye, a special occasion cut. The total cooking time is 20 minutes, so you want to rest it for 10 minutes—5 minutes on either side. Follow this formula for all the meat you grill (skirt steak, lamb, pork), and you’ll notice the difference.

Excerpted from Hartwood by Eric Werner and Mya Henry (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2015.

Deliver Ingredients


For the ribeye:

  • 28 Ounces bone-in ribeye
  • 1 Tablespoon allspice berries, toasted in a dry skillet until fragrant and ground
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 fresh árbol chiles (or substitute four serranos or jalapeños)
  • 2 habaneros

For the pepita-lime butter:

  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Teaspoon pepitas (pumpkin seeds), toasted in a dry skillet until fragrant, then ground
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1 lime, halved


For the ribeye:

Prepare a grill for high heat. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Oil the grill grate. Season the ribeye with the allspice and salt and pepper. Cook the meat until grill marks form, about 2½ minutes, then turn it 45 degrees, to form a crosshatch pattern, and cook for another 2½ minutes or so. Repeat on the other side.

Transfer the meat to a large cast-iron skillet, put it in the oven, and cook for
10 minutes, basting the meat with its juices every 2 minutes. Remove to a cutting board and let it rest for 10 minutes, turning once.

For the pepita-lime butter:

Cook the fresh arból chiles and habaneros until lightly charred, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and season with a pinch of salt.

Make the pepita-lime butter: Combine the butter, pepitas, and lime zest in a small bowl and mix until smooth.

Slice the meat. Serve each portion topped with 1 tablespoon of the butter and garnish with the lime and the grilled chiles.

Rib Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Rib Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.