Saturday, August 31, 2013

Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Vanilla Coffee Rub and a Giveaway

 
 
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It's the Labor Day Weekend in the States.  Which means, it's time to firing up the grill and enjoy some BBQ goodness.  Today, I have a very special recipe for you, Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Vanilla Coffee Rub.  Most of us relate vanilla, or vanilla beans, with desserts or sweet treats only.  However, vanilla works just as beautifully in savory food, in my opinion.  This Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Vanilla Coffee Rub is one of them!  I’ll get into the details in just a minutes.  But first, I want to introduce you to some wonderful products that I used in this recipe.

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Still remember my Vanilla Dream Cake recipe?  If not, you've got to check out that recipe here.  In that recipe, I used Singing Dog Vanilla Bean Paste and infused their Vanilla Blackberry Sage tea into the cake.  Boy oh boy, that was really one dreamy cake to indulge.

Recently, the kind folks at Singing Dog Vanilla sent me the Organic Ground Vanilla Coffee and Vanilla Salt to try out.  You might wonder, how did the vanilla infused into the coffee beans?  Well, that was the same question I had in mind.  And quoted from Singing Dog’s website, Our Organic whole bean/ground coffee is flavored with real organic vanilla beans.  No fake sugary flavors or syrups - just real vanilla beans.”  Click here to check out their site for more information.  I really love the fact that there are real vanilla beans in each bag (ground or whole, respectively), and nothing artificial!  I used the ground vanilla coffee to make the spice rub for my Ribeye steaks.  If you use this vanilla coffee for drinking, the whole house would be infused with vanilla and coffee fragrant after brewing.  I love the subtle vanilla aroma in my coffee and it brings a kind of gourmet sweetness that you can’t get from sugar at all.  

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Up next is the Vanilla Salt.  Check out the ingredient of this salt. Ingredients: Murray River Salt from Australia and Organic Ground Vanilla from Indonesia.  And let me tell you, this is the perfect example of “less is more”!  The salt itself is super flaky and you can see the specks of vanilla beans all through out the salt.  It’s saltiness is softer than kosher salt and you get the distinct sweet aroma from the vanilla beans. 

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Want to find out how I prepare the Vanilla Coffee Rub for the Ribeye steaks?  It’s super easy and the flavor is wonderful.  The coffee rub developed the most fragrant crust on my steaks and sealed in the juices; leaving my steaks juicy, tender and succulent.   

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Here’s what you need for the coffee rub: Vanilla coffee (of course!), smoked paprika, brown sugar, granulated garlic, vanilla salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.  (Please check the measurements of each ingredient in the recipe at the end of the post.)  


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Mix all the ingredient with a fork and you’re done with the rub!  Super easy, isn't it?  Yup, my kids can do this too.  And let me tell you.  This rub is so good that I doubled the recipe and keep it in an air tight container for future use.  That way, I can have them on-hand at any time and they sure will make a wonderful homemade gifts!  Your friends will sure be impressed with this coffee rub for sure!

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Up next, give the steaks some love.  Gently rub some olive oil on the steaks.  We can all use a massage any time of the day, right?!

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Then, sprinkle on the coffee rub, all over the steaks!  Be generous, it’s all good stuffs!  Then, let the steaks hang out in the fridge to get happy, I mean to marinade, for 2 hours, before grilling.

Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Vanilla Coffee Rub

Isn't that a lovely crust of grill marks on the steaks?  Make sure to let your steaks rest for 10 minutes before cutting so the juice stays inside the steak and not running all over your board!

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I simply serve this ribeye steaks with a side salad, some lettuces, and homegrown tomatoes.  It was one satisfying meal.  Of course, I always have room for dessert.  But that will be covered in another post. 
So, are you ready to make your own Vanilla Coffee Rub and indulge in some succulent steaks?  Of course, you can purchase the vanilla coffee and vanilla salt here, if you can’t wait any longer.  However, I’m hosting a giveaway, courtesy of the generous people from Singing Dog Vanilla.  This is one giveaway you don’t want to miss out!  Check out the giveaway details below.
 
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Giveaway Details:
2 (Two) uTry.it readers will win a Vanilla Lover's Gift Set, one set to each winner (as shown in the picture below. Each gift set values at U.S.D. $31.25). Each Vanilla Lover’s Gift Set includes:

1 Organic Vanilla Coffee (2 oz) flavored only with real vanilla beans;
1 Organic Vanilla Lip Balm;
1 Organic Pure Vanilla Extract (2 oz.) for cooking; and
1 Vanilla Salt,2 oz.


Lover set

This Giveaway is open my Readers worldwide.  Deadline to enter is September 15th, 2013 by midnight PST. Winner will be selected through Random.org and announce shortly after the giveaway is closed. Prizes will be shipped out directly by Singing Dog Vanilla.

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment below telling me what is your favorite cut of meat.  Is it a ribeye steak, a New York steak, a Porterhouse, or something else?  If you are a vegetarian, or don’t eat beef, simply leave a message just to say hi, or tell me you want to win this giveaway.

This giveaway is now closed!  Thank you everyone who participated in this giveaway.  Please see the winner announcement post for names of winners.


For extra entries, do any or all of the following (simply leave a separate comment for each extra entry):

1) “Like” Singing Dog Vanilla on their Facebook Page, click here.
2) "Like" uTry.it's Facebook Page, click here.
3) Pin a picture from this post onto your Pinterest board.
4) Follow Singing Dog Vanilla on Pinterest, click here.
5) Add me to your Google+ circle here.
6) Share this giveaway on Facebook (with a link back to this post please)
7) Share this giveaway on Twitter (with a link back to this post please)

Good luck everyone! And stay tuned for an awesome dessert recipe on my next post featuring the Vanilla Coffee and Vanilla Salt.

Disclaimer: I received the Singing Dog Vanilla Coffee Tea and Vanilla salt free of charge for the purpose of this review. And Singing Dog Vanilla is sponsoring the prizes for this giveaway.  All opinions are 100% my own and always will be. 


Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Vanilla Coffee Rub: (Printable Recipe)

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 ribeye steaks (a little over 1 lb each, bone-in)

For the rub:
1 tablespoon Singing Dog Vanilla Coffee, grounded
1 tablespoon Singing Dog Vanilla Salt
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon smoked paprika

In a medium mixing bowl, add all the rub ingredients together and stir well with a fork.  Gently massage the olive oil onto the steaks and then sprinkle all the rub onto all sides of the meat.  Gently pat the rub so it sticks onto the steaks.  Marinate for 2 hours in the fridge, or overnight.

When ready to grill, take the steaks out from the fridge 30 minutes before grilling to take some chills off the meat.  Preheat the grill on high.  Grease the grate of the grill with vegetable oil.

Sear the steak for 3 minutes on each side, or until it reach the doneness you prefer.  Insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the meat to make sure.  For medium-rare, 130-135 degree F; for medium, 140-145 degree F; and for medium-well, 150-155 degree F.  If you prefer your steaks well done, you might as well go grab yourself a burger instead! 

Remove  the steaks from heat, cover with a piece of foil and let them rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

153 comments:

  1. I love a good ribeye medium well. I cannot wait to try this recipe! I already follow on both pages on Facebook!

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  2. I just love vanilla! How can vanilla coffee rub NOT be good on any cut?! Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

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  3. My favoritr cut of meat is braised short ribs.

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  6. Rib-eye, definitely. Usually when I'm feeling a bit decadent though ;-)

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  8. I shared the giveaway on FB...

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  9. I added you to my Google + circle!

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  10. I pinned that beautiful steak onto my Pinterest "Cook: Meats" page...

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  11. My favorite cut is a ribeye! Would love to try your rub on some!

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  12. I have already like Singing Dog Vanilla on FB.

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  13. I'm following Singing Dog on Pinterest

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  14. Hi Amy, your steak looks really good. I guess the only way for me to try this would be to test my luck in this giveaway. Would love to try it with ribeye! Thank you

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  15. Coffee rub with vanilla on steak? I LOVE the sound of that! I'm craving steak now! My favorite cut is the New York steak.

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  17. Pinned this recipe to my "recipes to try" board and I can't wait to try it! :P

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  19. added you to my google circles!

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  21. wow, this recipe is a keeper Amy. I am a big fan of steaks, esp the sirloin steak very well done! WOuld love to enter your giveaway. Sharing this on my twitter and FB!

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  22. Already liked your FB, and now will go to SInging Dog's FB ( what a catchy name!)

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  23. I can't comment on steaks because beef is a taboo for us. Yet I enjoyed the intro to how vanilla was incorporated in the steaks. Sure the outcome is fabulous and will be much loved by those who enjoy steaks.

    The gift-away - lovely product range to be tried out for recipes.

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  24. My favorite cut of meat is an Eye Round Beef Roast. It is boneless, is not fatty and I am able to use it in so many ways!!!!!
    I just grilled a seven pound one on Labor Day!!!!! It turned out Wonderful!!!!!! :-)

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  25. What an original recipe! I am so intrigued by the taste vanilla coffee gives to the beef steaks! You are so creative!

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  26. What a mouthwatering ribeye! A great giveaway, Amy.
    My favourite is filet steak!

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  27. That vanilla coffee rub sounds amazing! I'd be putting it on everything I think ;)

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  28. Have been a fan of your FB since long!

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  29. And again you have been on my google plus friend list since long!

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  30. I've been a great fan of your blog & I'm already following you everywhere, Amy! I won't be participating; just coming by to show my support!

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  31. I have tried coffee with chicken and it lends a beautiful smokiness to the meat. Vanilla coffee sounds very interesting though.

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  32. Never made this, but it sounds so delicious that I hardly resist it. Must make dish!

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  33. I seldom eat beef and I don't cook so I am just here to show my support as well. Already liked your facebook and Singing Dog Vanilla facebook.

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  34. I shared this giveaway on Facebook

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  36. I am following Singing Dog Vanilla on Twitter

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  37. I added you to my Google+ circle of friends

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  38. I re-pinned this recipe and yummy photo on my Pinterest page

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  39. Thank you for the visit! This way I could find this great blog of yours ;)
    I'll be following!

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  40. Thank you for the visit! This way I could find this great blog of yours ;)
    I'll be following!

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  41. The steak is just watering good , be right over thanks for sharing :)

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  42. Gosh, you cooked that steak perfectly! Great sounding rub, too. I haven't made a steak in ages, and need to - thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. What an interesting rub! I like all kinds of steak as long as it's cooked well. : )

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  44. My husband would go crazy for that hunk of meat. Coffee is such a great flavoring, too, with something so beefy and minerally-tasting, too.

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  45. oh my goodness! That looks amazing! My favorite is rib-eye...so much flavor. And that rub would be great to try, my hubby especially loves coffee and the steak too.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (Thank you dear friend for popping over and for your kind comments! I am still not in my regular routine of blogging and visiting, but trying to do better. Only two more days til our youngest and last child gets married!)

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  46. That sounds unique and delicious! I don't eat all that much red meat, but on the rare occasion that I do, it's gotta be a tenderloin. Looking forward to hearing about your dessert!

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  47. Este plato de chuletas bien adobado se ve muy rico,saludos y abrazos

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  48. Wow! That steak looks amazing and the rub sounds so good. Definitely going to give this a try.

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  49. That's a lovely idea, Amy! Vanilla coffee to marinate steaks, yummy! =D

    Oh yeah, I accidentally deleted your comment on my blog. >.<

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  50. Oh, rib eye is one of my favorite cut...but I never had it with coffee rub, let alone vanilla coffee...I just realized that I am missing a great flavor...your steak looks perfect.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a wonderful week Amy :D

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  51. Holy cow this looks amazing Amy! Vanilla coffee rub on a rib eye steak? where do I sign up? Delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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  52. I'm a vegetarian, but I love all kind of bean patties :) I would love to win this gift set. I have pinned this post and liked you and singing dog Vanilla on Facebook. I'm also following singing dog vanilla on pinterest :) Thanks!

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  53. What a wonderful steak! And you are very inventive using vanilla coffee rub. What an aromatic and delicious meal!

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  54. Nice sounds delicious You’ve done it here with your work. It is gorgeous. I must inquire, what is the surface you have used? It is a delight.

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  55. Never known about vanilla flavour on savoury dish...
    tempting to try!
    btw, what a coinsidence, i just had a rib-eye angus beef salad too....

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  56. Hi Amy! I love a good piece of tenderloin. Melt in your mouth delicious!

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  57. I love a coffee rub on steak but this is a truly elevated experience! I love your treatment of this! My fave is ribeye (so this is doubly good for me)!

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  58. Vanilla Salt? Where can I get this!? Lovely.

    This looks absolutely Fabulous, Amy. Xx

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  59. My favorite cut of steak is a boneless New York Strip Steak.
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  66. I've never thought of rubbing my steak with coffee! Happy Weekend, Amy!

    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

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  68. Hey Amy the steak looks delicious with Vanilla rub.:-) Ah! mine is New York Steak

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  69. Those steaks look delicious! A perfect special dinner that I will be making soon! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. What an interesting combi of flavours. I've never tried anything like this before but am so curious now!

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  71. oh super delicious! Chocolate in food- yum! I'm going to try this and put the stake over my salad. Singing Dog Vanilla looks like a fun company.

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  72. I've made coffee rubs before but the vanilla in the mix is new to me! Very cool!

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  73. All the spices and vanilla coffee rub looks heavenly. Yum!

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  74. I'm not a vegetarian but the only meat I like is ground beef!

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  75. Wow, Amy!!! What a gorgeous, well seasoned, and cooked to perfection steak. I'd love to try this rub. Thanks for having stopped by and also for the kind birthday wishes!!!!

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  79. I follow you on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/shala_darkstone).

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  81. Ribeyes are definitely the best steaks. And this one looks perfect.

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  82. I love all of your spices you added to the rub and adding vanilla and coffee is a really new and interesting concept. Grilled to perfection. I don't think I have ever seen a steak that big here in HK... LOL Take Care, BAM

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  83. That steak looks amazing! What an unusual flavour combination...I would love to try!

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  84. Wow your ribeye steak looks wonderful! I love the dry rub you made. I'm very interested with the coffee in the rub!

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  85. Your rib steak looks absolutely wonderful, I love the flavour you rubbed into it :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  86. I am not vegetarian but I don't eat beef. I would like to take part in the giveaway. I have did no. 1, 2, 5 and 6.

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  87. It's such a cute set..how can I resist?I usually do..I'm not:)

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  88. Hi, Amy. i think this is a good recipe but i don't eat beef. I think can be replace with other meat, right.
    I would like to take part in this giveaway. thanks.

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  89. I've seen coffee rubs used on steaks before, but have yet to try it myself. This looks amazing. I'll definitely be giving this a try!

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  90. Love your recipes and photos! :)

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  91. Love your recipes, always with amazing photos!!!

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  93. Unfortunately, I don't eat red meat. However, this recipe sounds unique and delicious enough for me to make for my family. It would be great if I won this giveaway.

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  95. I'm following Singing Dog Vanilla on Pinterest.

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  96. I tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/swtd12eams/status/376592169814859776

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  97. I have never seen vanilla salt before - very interesting!

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  98. I never heard of singing dog brand be4. bet it a good brand . love anything with vanilla

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  100. I love the subtle flavors of vanilla...It would be delicious in a rub ( very creative) and granita too. Awesome.

    Velva

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  108. I'm mostly a vegetarian and rarely eat meat but I love vanilla coffee and sugar =)

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  109. My favorite cut if beef is she'll steak!

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  110. Oh Amy! Your rub sounds AMAZING! We love filet mignon cut, always tender and melts in your mouth kind of meat.

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  111. My favorite cut has to be ribeye!

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  112. I know I posted a comment here quite a while ago. I wonder if I posted it from my cell phone and it didn't go through.

    Oh well, I just wanted to say I love the blend of spices you put together to add to your rib eyes. I'm going to have to try that. My favorite cut of meat is both rib eyes and beef tenderloin. If I am grilling I prefer rib eyes and if I'm roasting in the oven I go for the tenderloin.

    I haven't heard of this product before but did check it out when I posted earlier. Great products.

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  113. I know I posted a comment here quite a while ago. I wonder if I posted it from my cell phone and it didn't go through.

    Oh well, I just wanted to say I love the blend of spices you put together to add to your rib eyes. I'm going to have to try that. My favorite cut of meat is both rib eyes and beef tenderloin. If I am grilling I prefer rib eyes and if I'm roasting in the oven I go for the tenderloin.

    I haven't heard of this product before but did check it out when I posted earlier. Great products.

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  120. In Greece we have veal not beef so much! I love all pieces of veal because each one has its usage! Thanks for the beautiful giveaway!

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