Fire up your COBB grill and round up the spices and side dishes because it’s time for grilled steak and ribs! Feed your protein craving and get all the nutrition and flavor from these best cooking secrets that we live by. We’re letting the secret out of the bag so you can get the most out of your portable COBB grill and create tasty dishes that will go down in the memory books.


Purchase A Quality Grade Steak

The first secret to the perfect grilled steak is buying good quality steak. Speak to your local butcher about where their steak is sourced and what premium cuts are offered. Steak can be delicious and juicy when cooked just right. Remember that thin cuts will cook quicker than meatier pieces of steak.

Ideal Seasoning 

If you thought steak needed a concoction of marinades and spices to get that winning taste, think again. Steak actually tastes better with minimal seasoning and prodding. Simply use a bit of salt and pepper when grilling it on your COBB Premier+ for flavorful results. Make sure your steak is completely defrosted and at room temperature before seasoning.

Prepare The Grill

How you prepare your COBB grill also makes a significant difference to the ultimate taste and texture of your steak. Clean the grill to remove excess oil or debris so you have a surface for prime grilling and easy flipping! Oil the grill so your steak sits on it comfortably without sticking. Then fire up your grill to the desired temperature, depending on the thickness of your steak. For grill marks, sear the steak on high heat.

Get To Know Your Steak 

You might have seen chefs poking their meat ‒ this is to get a good feel of the meat so you can tell when it’s cooked to the best results. Give this a try with your steak and discover the difference between a raw steak, rare, medium rare, and well-done steak. Once the meat is firm, this generally means that it is well done. Soon, you’ll be grilling steak like a pro!

Use A Thermometer Or Timer

Most people fall into the trap of grilling their steaks too long or too little. The secret is to find something in between. Don’t poke or flip the steak too much or this will disturb the cooking process. For thick steaks, use a meat thermometer. Rare steaks cook at 120°F and medium steaks at 125°F to 130°F. For thin steaks, use a timer and cook for between 3 to 5 minutes. Avoid cutting the steak during the grilling because you want all those juices to stay inside.

Leave It To Rest 

After cooking, leave the steak to rest for at least 5 minutes before you slice it. This is an important step as it allows all the juice and flavors to distribute evenly throughout the meat, giving you a burst of meaty pleasure as you take your first bite.

Try these recipes: Steak Wraps With Coriander Yogurt & Rump Steak With Garlic Butter


Know Your Ribs 

The secret to amazing ribs cooked on the COBB grill is knowing the different types of ribs. Baby back ribs are cut from the upper rib cage, and spare ribs are cut from the bottom. Spare ribs tend to be fattier and take longer to cook. With just a little understanding of what ribs you are grilling, you’ll know how to cook them for delicious results.

Wrap Those Ribs In Foil 

If you’ve watched friends and family grilling spare ribs, you might have seen them wrapping them in foil. This is to keep all the juices and flavors in and allows them to spread evenly throughout the meat without you having to do too much. The foil also contributes to faster cooking. Baste your ribs in spices and barbecue sauce and wrap them in foil for tender, mouthwatering meat.

Fire Up The Grill 

Fire up your COBB Supreme grill to medium-high heat and place the foil-covered ribs on the grill to begin cooking. Ribs require a long process for even cooking because you want them to stay tender without drying out. After 1.5 to 2 hours, they should be ready. You can tell when your ribs are done if they can be easily pierced with a fork.

Try these recipes: Prime Rib Roast & Asian Lamb Ribs

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