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Citrus Marinated Ribeye

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5 from 6 votes
Ribeye steaks marinated in olive oil, orange, lemon, rosemary, and garlic.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Citrus marinated ribeye steaks - marinated in olive oil, orange, lemon, rosemary, and garlic.

Citrus marinated ribeye steaks – our favorite cut of steak marinated in olive oil, orange, lemon, rosemary, and garlic.

If you’ve been a follower of this blog for long, you’ll already know that we truly enjoy beef around here. Maybe it’s because my daddy always had cows on the farm and that meant beef in our freezer when I was growing up. I just know it’s always my protein of choice.

Citrus marinated ribeye steaks - marinated in olive oil, orange, lemon, rosemary, and garlic.

We’ve tried many different ways of cooking steaks over the years and have settled on a dry rub mixture that we usually use. But recently I wanted to try something a little different, so I came up with this recipe for a Citrus Marinated Ribeye with lots of Mediterranean flavors.

The marinade has good olive oil, fresh lemon juice, orange juice, rosemary, and garlic. It’s truly delicious!

The only caution – don’t leave your steaks in the marinade too long or the citrus juices will start to cook them. Not good.

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How to Make Citrus Marinated Ribeye

Just mix up your marinade ingredients in a large resealable bag, add the steaks, and let them sit for about 1 1/2 hours. No more.

Grill the steaks until they’re cooked the way you like them. While you’re cooking the steaks, heat the marinade over medium heat, reduce to a simmer and keep warm. Spoon a little of the warm marinade over the finished steaks while they’re resting.

You’re gonna really love this one. I just know it!

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Citrus marinated ribeye steaks - marinated in olive oil, orange, lemon, rosemary, and garlic.

Citrus Marinated Ribeye

Ribeye steaks marinated in olive oil, orange, lemon, rosemary, and garlic.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 1190kcal
Author: Lana Stuart


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 24 ounces ribeye steaks (2 12-ounce steaks)


  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a re-sealable plastic bag. Add the steaks turning to coat well.
  • Marinate for 1 to 1 1/2 hours turning steaks frequently.
  • Cook on a charcoal or gas grill. While steaks are cooking, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Allow steaks to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle finished steaks with some of the warm marinade while resting.


Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 1190kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 102g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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  1. I love using citrus in marinades for both beef and chicken and I have ribeye in the fridge and citrus on the counter so yes ma’am, I’m doing it!

    By the way; I used grapefruit on a flank steak once because it’s all I had. I mixed it with ginger and it was fabulous but I have to tell you…that grapefruit packs a powerful punch; I’m glad we were cooking it that evening, I think if I had left it overnight I might have discovered beef shreds!

    1. That’s my only caution with this recipe, Barb. Don’t leave it in the marinade too long or you’ll turn your beautiful ribeye to mush. That citrus really breaks down protein! And do be sure to simmer the marinade and drizzle it over the finished steak. Or use another approach and pour all the hot marinade over the finished steaks and let them re-marinate for a few minutes before serving. Delicious either way!

  2. I think you have a pretty talented assistant. It looks like everyone is still going to enjoy your delicious food:)Looks fantastic. Hope you heal very quickly, Lana xx

  3. UGh… I know EXACTLY What you mean Lana… being out of the kitchen for a long time is so hard!! So happy you got to at least makes these steaks and they sound perfect – I adore citrus and so will definitely be giving this little marinade a try!! Have fingers and toes crossed that the doctor gives you a “go” on putting weight on that ankle!!