Easy Marinated Rib-Eye and Veg

Grilled marinated Ribeye steak.

Want a quick and easy steak dinner with no fuss? Tender marinated ribeye steaks with grilled vegetable and pineapple kebobs make a complete meal that everyone loves.  These simple marinated steaks are meaty and delicious.  And when I say easy — I mean E-A-S-Y.  The secret is Stubb’s.

This post is sponsored by Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q. All opinions are my own.

rib eye steaks
stubbs beef marinade and brown sugar.

Because we live in South Florida, grilling season is pretty much year-round for us. I find that we use our grill at least as often as we do our stove and oven. It’s just so convenient and I don’t have to heat up my kitchen. These grilled marinated ribeyes go one step further and round out the meal with tasty, healthy vegetable kebabs too. It couldn’t be easier. So fire up the grill, break out your BBQ tongs and put on your grilling apron. We’re cooking dinner.

Soy, Garlic and Red Pepper Beef Marinade by Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q.   This sauce is smoky, with some cumin notes and a little heat at the end.  Perfect for babying these bone-in rib-eyes.  I added a little brown sugar for a hint of sweetness and that was it.

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Ingredients for marinated ribeyes & kebabs

  • Stubb’s Beef Soy Garlic & Red Pepper Marinade
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ribeye Steaks
  • Pineapple Chunks
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Onion
  • Scallions
marinade in a glass bowl with a whisk.

We’ve used Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q sauce for chicken and ribs before, but this was my first experience with their marinade.  I normally make my own marinades, like this bourbon and soy recipe, but when I find a product that delivers the flavor I want and time savings, too —  I’m all for it!

Marinade flavors

This soy, garlic and red pepper marinade is rich and smoky, but to bring all the flavors together (with the pineapple pepper kebabs, I thought the marinade could use a little sweetness. Brown sugar added a sweet caramel flavor that worked really well when marinated with meaty ribeyes and basted on the kebabs.

marinating the ribeye steaks.

What’s in the marinade?

I appreciate that Stubb’s uses natural ingredients, like I would.  No high fructose corn syrup here.  That’s actually one of the reasons I decided to work with Stubb’s.  All of their sauces, rubs and marinades are made from real ingredients, with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.  And they’re gluten-free.  It’s an ideal marinade for ribeyes or any other steaks.

vegetable and fruit kebabs on a baking sheet.

Of course, that doesn’t mean anything if the taste doesn’t live up to the hype. I can tell you unequivocally, the flavor is there! This marinade is perfect with beef steaks, but also good with other proteins too. When I brushed it over the veggie and pineapple kebabs, the added brown sugar made the marinade fuse to the ingredients, like a sweet, smoky lacquer. It’s fabulous!

grilling vegetable kebabs and brushing with marinade.

The combination of those smoky marinated ribeye steaks with the grilled pineapple and vegetables was sublime!  And it was so simple, that I felt guilty  calling it a “recipe”.

marinated rib eye steaks.

Of course, it’s the steak that’s the real draw here.  These gorgeous rib-eyes (about 1″ thick) swam around in the marinade for several hours before hitting the grill.  The longer the soak, the more of that great marinade flavor comes through.

How to grill marinated ribeyes

  1. Preheat the grill to a high heat, about 500-550°F.
  2. Pat the marinade dry from the  ribeye steaks using paper towels, so they grill, not steam.
  3. When you’re ready to grill the ribeyes, put them on the grill and reduce the heat to 450°.
  4. Cook for 5-7 minutes on one side, then flip them and continue to cook to your perfect doneness. (Use a good instant read thermometer to be sure).
  5. Let the steaks rest for a few minutes so the juices can redistribute and settle in the meat. This will keep them juicy.
grilling steaks and onions.

Resistance is futile

You should have seen the vultures flying while I was taking pictures (and by vultures — I mean Scott and Emily) .  They would occasionally swoop in to pick off a nugget of charred fat, or juicy, tender steak — the whole time, chirping “Are you done yet???  When can we eat???

Serving the ribeye and vegetable kebabs on a platter.

Try it with grilled chipotle-lime corn,  black-eyed pea salad or rosemary-mustard potatoes.  Your diners will love it!

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Easy Marinated Rib-Eye and Veg

Tender marinated rib-eye steaks with pineapple and peppers make this grilled dinner a complete meal for summer!
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword steak
Dietary Restrictions Dairy-Free, Egg Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 bottle Stubbs Beef Marinade soy, garlic & red pepper
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1- lb bone-in rib eye steaks about 1″thick
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into 1″ pieces
  • ½ large red onion cut into 1″ pieces, separated.
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • special equipment: metal or bamboo skewers . if using bamboo skewers – soak them in water for an hour before threading the vegetables onto the skewers


  • In a medium bowl combine the marinade and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Reserve 1/2 cup of the marinade for brushing on the pineapple and vegetables. Pour the remaining marinade in a zip top plastic bag. Add the steaks and press out the air before sealing the bag. Tip the bag over on itself to completely cover the steaks. Lay them flat in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 4, flipping the bag every 30-60 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, alternate threading the pineapple, bell pepper and red onion onto metal or pre-soaked wooden skewers. Place the skewers on a baking sheet along with the scallions and reserved marinade. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
  • Remove the steaks from the marinade and place them on a baking sheet. Pour the steak marinade into a bowl and reserve for basting. Dry the steaks off on both sides using a paper towel. (You want the steaks to char when they first hit the grill and if they’re too wet, they’ll steam). Let the steaks rest at room temperature while you grill the vegetables.
  • Heat the grill to medium high heat (about 450 degrees). Place the vegetable skewers on the grill and brush with marinade. Flip the skewers after 3-4 minutes and brush on more marinade. Cook the vegetables until crisp tender and slightly charred. Transfer to the baking sheet and tent with foil.
  • Heat the grill to a high heat (about 525-550 degrees) Place the steaks on grill and lower the temperature to a medium high heat, about 450 (watch for flare-ups). Cook steaks for 7-9 minutes for medium rare – medium, turning them about halfway through the cooking. Grill the green onions for about 5 minutes total. Baste both the steak and the green onions with reserved marinade.
  • Transfer the steak and scallions to a cutting board and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Slice the steak into 1″ slices and arrange on a platter. Pour any collected juices back onto the meat. Slide the vegetables from the skewers and arrange on the platter along with the grilled onions. Serve.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 66.3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3.2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    ALL of Stubbs products are great! I especially love their chicken marinade and original bbq sauce. Stubbs was the last place I ate when I left Austin 20 years ago.

  2. how can I print the recipe without the Nutrition box?

    1. It’s kind of an all or nothing Bonnie. I checked with the producer of my recipe plugin and they could give me code to disable it, but it would disable across the board and no-one would have that option. Let’s see where this goes… If there’s a huge outcry that everyone hates the nutrition label, I’ll hire someone to do the CSS code – cause I’m not touching that…. LOL!

  3. 5 stars
    What a beautifully done recipe and group of pictures. Maybe we will do this for dinner tomorrow!