A cowboy steak is a tender, rich in flavor. This large cut has a generous amount of marbling, creating that juicy, mouthwatering taste with very little help from butter or other sauces.
This cut comes with 5 to 6 inches of rib bone still connected. It is recommended to grill this steak to get the most flavor and the perfect sear.
Grilling a cowboy steak allows it to sear, permitting the steak to keep most of its juices. It is important to season with salt and pepper before grilling, and you should also allow it to sit out at room temperature for at least thirty minutes.
Depending on how you like your steak cooked will determine how long you sear it for, typically at least seven to ten minutes on each side. Turn your grill to low heat to allow the steak to finish cooking 11 to 15 minutes per side. Once you finish cooking your steak, do not forget to let it rest for at least five minutes.
Cowboy Rib Steak is similar to a tomahawk steak which has a long frenched bone, while the cowboy steak has a short frenched bone. Although the cowboy steak is a decent size, a tomahawk steak will most likely be thicker.