I would venture to say that most hard-working Dads out there don’t get all of the credit they deserve. I mean, they go to work every day to provide for their families only to be tackled by their children as soon as they walk through the door and commanded to then proceed to be the most entertaining toy in the room. My husband in particular must perform the duties of “the fun parent” at all times. The kids always want him to play with them, take them somewhere, do “guy stuff” with them. He is in charge of all swimming trips to the pool, fun trips “getting lost” and is the purveyor of all things junk food. This is no small task for a man. It’s easy to be the heavy, but to be the one the kids want to hang out with all of the time is exhausting.
Of course, the demands don’t stop with the children. We wives ask a lot of our husbands. It’s their job to mow the yard, take out the trash, fix that thing that broke, and (maybe most importantly) grill dinner. I’m not sure why men get slated for cooking dinner on the grill. We women are perfectly capable, but it is wonderful to be able to hand off the duties of putting together a meal to our better halves every now and then. My husband is especially talented at it. As a matter of fact this is his steak recipe, not mine. Don’t skip the blue cheese butter, that will show your favorite Dad that he’s extra special.
- 4 inch ribeye steaks about ½ thick
- 1 T plus 1 t. kosher salt
- 1 T plus 1 t. black pepper
- ½ T sugar
- ½ T chili powder
- 1 t . dried onion flakes
- 1 t . smoked paprika
- ¼ t . cumin
Blue Cheese Butter:
- 1 stick butter softened
- ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
- 1 t . dried dill
- ¼ t . Worcestershire sauce
- Pinch of salt & pepper
- Preheat your grill for direct cooking. In a small bowl blend together the spices and set aside. In another small bowl blend together the ingredients for the blue cheese butter and set aside.
- Pat your steaks dry with a paper towel and then season both sides liberally with the seasoning.
- Cook your steaks over direct heat, about 3 minutes per side for medium rare, 5 minutes per side for medium to medium well, and 7-8 minutes per side for well done.
- Top each steak with a dollop of blue cheese butter and serve!
- Tip: A digital thermometer takes the guesswork out of cooking steaks. Shoot for 130 degrees for medium rare, 140 degrees for medium well, and 155 degrees for well done.