The Perfect Cowboy Steak and Roasted Veggies with Four Cheese Risotto Recipe

Summer is here and we’ve been firing up the grill just about every night this week – spicy thai lobster, bacon wrapped shrimp and asparagus, cinnamon pineapple, garlic green beans, pizza, you name it – we like to grill it. While we love getting creative with our BBQ meals, we also have our favorite go to classics. After seeing this Knorr Grilled Steak and Summer Vegetable Rice Recipe on Vons’ Make More of Mealtime and Summer Grilling page, I was inspired to create my own perfect cowboy steak. 

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We usually pair a fresh green salad made from our backyard garden with steak, but depending on how stressful the day or week has gone, sometimes we crave a more hearty side and it’s difficult to beat warm, cheesy risotto and grilled veggies with a perfectly grilled juicy steak. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. With unconventional ingredients like coffee and honey, this exquisite steak rub will be your new secret weapon for impressing dinner guests, I promise! 

how to grill the perfect cowboy steak


Perfect Cowboy Steak and Roasted Veggies with Four Cheese Risotto

1 pound ribeye cut (we love grass fed meats from Butcher Box!)
1 tablespoon ground coffee
1 teaspoon raw honey
salt and pepper to preference
fresh thyme
root vegetables to roast (we did a mix of carrots, beets and sweet potatoes)
1 package of Knorr Four Cheese Risotto


Heat your grill to about 450 degrees
Wash, peel and chop the vegetables and put on the grill in a cast iron skillet. Stir whenever you turn and check the meat.
Rub the honey, ground coffee, salt, pepper and thyme into the meat while the grill warms up.

Put the ribeye on the hot grill and cook each side for about 2 minutes, including the edges.
Then use a meat thermometer to cook the meat to your preference.
As soon as you remove the meat from the grill cover with foil and then start cooking your Knorr side to the package instructions.

I took advantage of the $10 savings when you spend $30 on participating Unilever products and went ahead and stocked up of my favorite Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Hellmann’s, Knorr and Lipton items. The promotion also works for brands such as Dove, TRESemmé and Suave! Which will you stock up on for your summer grilling plans?

how to grill the perfect cowboy steak

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own.

Jeana Shandraw

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Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. Melissa Bernardo
    July 19, 2017 at 8:18 am — Reply

    You are making me hungry! Yum! I love risotto!

  2. July 15, 2017 at 9:09 pm — Reply

    Knorr is a brand we grew up with!

  3. July 15, 2017 at 7:20 am — Reply

    Interesting! Never tried steak seasoned with coffee! I love coffee o I am sure I will with steak!

  4. Brianne
    July 14, 2017 at 8:46 am — Reply

    This recipe looks super yummy! I love grilling in the summertime!

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc
    July 13, 2017 at 10:39 pm — Reply

    Perfect looking steak with four-cheese risotto! Yummy! I never tried seasoning steaks with ground coffee and honey. That looks like a must-try for me!

  6. July 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    Love risotto and love steak. Totally trying the coffee&honey, that sounds amazing. Never thought to do a packaged risotto but I’m all for cutting corners

  7. Rosey
    July 12, 2017 at 8:51 pm — Reply

    That risotto is the perfect side dish. Looks like a meal most anyone would love.

  8. July 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    I’ve never ordered from Butcher Box before, but it sounds like a good service. That looks like a yummy steak!

  9. Crystal
    July 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    Yup, I need to eat that exact meal immediately. Those veggies are to die for, and the steak is perfect. Love that you can get such amazing meals for a little less with coupons.

  10. Our Family World
    July 12, 2017 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    I am excited to try this on the weekend. We do grill every Saturday and we’re loving all these new food. I’m saving your recipe for this steak dish!

  11. July 12, 2017 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    You had my mouth watering. That needs to be my lunch or dinner sometime soon! Yum!

  12. Jeanine
    July 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    Oh my goodness. This looks and sounds amazing. This would be the perfect dish for a date night with my hubby!

  13. July 12, 2017 at 10:14 am — Reply

    A good steak grilled and a fresh salad is such a great summer meal. Those ingredients are usually never used for grilling so I will have to let my husband try these next time.

  14. July 12, 2017 at 9:35 am — Reply

    I am so in love with this steak. Looks amazing. I love a good steak on the grill. YUM

  15. July 12, 2017 at 9:31 am — Reply

    Delish!! Giving this to my husband who is the grillmaster!

  16. July 12, 2017 at 9:03 am — Reply

    Looks like a perfect meal! I will definitely try it this weekend! Can’t wait!

  17. July 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm — Reply

    My hubby would love the steak, but please pass a double helping of the 4 cheese riotto my way. Sounds soooo good!

  18. July 11, 2017 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    I totally love it — this steak looks so divine!! You’ve given me some great ideas for my next backyard gathering!

  19. July 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm — Reply

    This sounds fantastic. We’ve been grilling super often and I’m still excited to try some new things. The risotto was a great choice!

  20. Pam
    July 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    Sounds like an awesome meal. I love steaks so this perfect cowboy steak is right up my alley.

  21. July 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    My other half is a fiend for a good steak so I absolutely think he would love to try out this recipe and have it on his plate.

  22. Catherine Sargent
    July 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    This looks like a wonderful dinner. I have never had risotto, but I would love to try it.

  23. July 11, 2017 at 11:51 am — Reply

    I have never tried steak seasoned with coffee before. It makes sense, though. Those flavors would pair very well together.

  24. robin rue
    July 11, 2017 at 11:46 am — Reply

    That sounds so mouth watering! I need to make myself one of these steaks SOON!

  25. July 11, 2017 at 11:45 am — Reply

    That looks so good! My husband loves to grill, and I love a dish that’s just the right level of fancy! I can’t wait!

  26. Catvills
    July 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    The steak turned out perfect. I love the sides too. I never used ground coffee to season my beef. I will have to try that next time.

  27. July 7, 2017 at 3:12 am — Reply

    That looks delicious and oh so easy! My husband would like to try this on the grill.

  28. Kelly Reci
    July 6, 2017 at 11:58 pm — Reply

    it looks yummy and mouth watering. i’ll go with knorr and lipton items. i have never tried grilling meat with ingredients like coffee and honey! i am sure this will be a hit in our dinner table soon! thanks for sharing!

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