Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Smoked Tomatoes

Grill-smoked tomatoes are layered with rich flavor that really stands up to grilled meat. Throw vine-ripened tomatoes on the grill when they are inexpensive and plentiful. At season's end, try smoking your green tomatoes, too.

Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Smoked Tomatoes
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Grill Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 41 mins


  • 2 cup hickory or oak chips

  • 2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground sage

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 boneless beef ribeye steaks, cut 1 inch thick (2-1/2 to 3 pounds total)

  • 6 - 8 small heirloom, Campari, or roma tomatoes, halved

  • 8 - 12 green onions, trimmed


  1. Soak wood chips in enough water to cover for at least 1 hour before grilling.

  2. In a small bowl combine paprika, salt, sage, garlic powder, dry mustard, and black pepper; set aside 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture. Sprinkle the remaining spice mixture over steaks; rub the mixture over both sides of the steaks.

  3. Drain wood chips. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Sprinkle wood chips over coals. Place steaks on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 16 to 20 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 20 to 24 minutes for medium (160°F), turning once halfway through grilling. Sprinkle tomatoes with reserved spice mixture. Place tomatoes, cut sides up, on grill rack over the drip pan and green onions on grill rack over coals for the last 8 to 10 minutes of grilling time, turning onions once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Add wood chips to grill according to manufacturer's directions. Adjust for indirect cooking. Place steaks on grill rack over burner that is turned off. Cover and grill as directed.) Let steaks stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve steaks with tomatoes and green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

782 Calories
61g Fat
8g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 782
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g 78%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 646mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 21.8mg 109%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 6.1mg 34%
Potassium 1234mg 26%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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