Mustard Peppercorn Rubbed Rib Eye Steak

Rib eye steak, rubbed with a blend of dark grain mustard and cracked black peppercorns, then grilled to juicy perfection. How good does that sound?! Served with a side of cheesy potato grilling packets, this dinner is perfect for tailgate parties, cookouts, or just a nice evening at home.

This past Sunday, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® , Brian and I tailgated indoors!  This post will discuss the juicy (pun intended!) details of the butcher meat sale at Pick ‘n Save, and the enormous amount of money I saved by using their new card loadable coupons and some other online coupon resources.  I was compensated for this post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rib eye steak is a protein that doesn’t make its way to our dinner table very often. I assure you that it’s not for lack of wanting it there.

To be honest, Brian and I are on a super tight grocery budget. Since most of the available funds go to purchasing produce and other healthy ingredients, I don’t typically splurge on expensive cuts of beef unless we’re celebrating a special occasion.  This week was different, though. I found a crazy good deal on my favorite tailgating foods at Pick ‘n Save, including a thick, Angus beef rib eye.

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to tailgate through the Packer game with this mustard peppercorn rubbed rib eye steak.

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Over the past year, I’ve slacked off a bit on being a coupon shopper. I used to get my Sunday paper and scissors and go to town.  I used to save anywhere from 20-35% off of my normal grocery spending.  But the newspaper price increased and the coupons were for items I didn’t consume, so I just stopped clipping one day. Of course, the groceries started getting more expensive too. I was really getting bummed out until I learned that Pick ‘n Save started a card loadable coupon program!  It’s simple as pie to use and convenient doesn’t begin to describe it.

You might freak a little bit (in a good way!) when you see how easy this is.  Pick ‘n Save offers the best selection and quality of fresh ingredients and meal inspiration to help make our lives a little easier, and this is how they do it…

The new Pick 'n Save logo! #cbias #shop

Just visit the digital coupons area of the Pick ‘n Save website, browse through the coupons (the customized search feature made it easy for me to browse through only the coupons I wanted and needed), click “clip coupon” to upload them to your FreshPerks card, and then hand the card to your cashier at checkout.  Easy, quick, done.

By the way, I’m lovin’ the new store logo! It’s so fresh and clean looking. Pick ‘n Save has re-branded 69 of the Milwaukee area stores, and they’re bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “new every day”.  New recipes on their website, new savings in the store, and a new attitude towards helping families to create easy, every day meals.

So back to the delicious recipe.

I found a great price on potatoes and shredded cheese, so making some grilling packets sounded like the perfect side to go with the rib eye steak. 

Cheesy Potato Griller Packets from @ItsYummi #shop

Yummi, right?!

Make sure to spray your aluminum foil with non-stick spray if you aren’t using the easy release kind, otherwise, you’ll probably end up with deliciously gooey cheese stuck to aluminum.

I diced up a couple of Tablespoons of cold butter and scattered it throughout the potato and cheese mixture before folding it up into a packet. Of course it added a couple hundred calories and loads of fat, but this was a special event and I wasn’t going to skimp on taste!

If you’re cooking them indoors like I did, you bake up your foil packets on a sheet pan in the oven at 375 degrees for about 40-45 minutes. If you’re cooking them on the grill, you might want to check them after 30 minutes to see how they’re doing.  In either case, if you need a quicker cooking time, chop up the potatoes a bit smaller.

This gorgeous rib eye steak just oozes deliciousness!

Mustard Peppercorn Rubbed Rib Eye from @itsyummi #shop


Mustard Peppercorn Rubbed Rib Eye from @itsyummi #shop


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Mustard Peppercorn Rubbed Rib Eye Steak

Prep Time 3 min Cook Time 10 min Yields 2-4

Thick, juicy boneless rib eye steak, coated in a flavorful rub of dark grain mustard and black pepper, then grilled up with a beautiful crust!


  • 1 pound boneless beef rib eye steak
  • 2 Tablespoons dark grain mustard (or 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder)
  • 1 Tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh tarragon, snipped/chopped thinly
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Mix all ingredients except for steak in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Lightly pat the steak dry with paper toweling. Use fingers to evenly apply rub over entire surface of steak, making sure to coat both sides.
  3. Cook steak over a charcoal or gas grill, or use an indoor grilling pan, until the internal temperature reaches high enough to achieve desired doneness of steak.
  4. Remove steak from heat; To achieve the juiciest steak possible, allow it to rest on a platter or cutting board for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
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25 Replies to "Mustard Peppercorn Rubbed Rib Eye Steak"

  • Megan @ MegUnprocessed May 13, 2016 (12:42 am)

    The seasonings sound like a great combo!

    • Chef Bec May 13, 2016 (9:04 am)

      Thanks, Megan! The mustard and black peppercorns really help to bring out the taste of the rib eye steak. I hope you will try the recipe sometime!

  • Meaghan Mountford May 10, 2016 (9:19 am)

    Pretty much my husband’s perfect food, so just decided his Father’s Day dinner :).

    • Chef Bec May 10, 2016 (9:44 am)

      Yay! I hope your husband loves the mustard peppercorn rubbed steak as much as mine did, Meaghan. I think we made it 4 or 5 times last grilling season. 🙂 Enjoy!

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  • Summer Davis October 22, 2013 (10:56 am)

    OMG Becca, this makes my mouth water. LITERALLY. I’m sitting here salivating. And this isn’t the first time I’ve come to this post. It looks absolutely delicious and I can’t wait for a day my husband is home to grill this up for me!


    • Becca Heflin October 22, 2013 (11:15 am)

      Aww, thank you Summer! Of course, the better the beef, the more awesome it’ll taste, but I bet I could put this rub on a rock and make it taste good! 😉

  • Kristen October 17, 2013 (4:36 pm)

    We rarely have steak either; there are just too many big eaters to buy them. However, the next time I do, I want to try that rub. It sounds fabulous.

    Hope you have a great time in NOLA!

  • Karen @BakingInATornado October 15, 2013 (4:01 pm)

    I do use coupons and I price match. It definitely makes a difference.

    On a side note, I’m so glad you’re gong to get to experience New Orleans, it’s such a fun city. Have a beignet for me!

    • Becca Heflin October 15, 2013 (4:04 pm)

      I can’t wait to take in the sights and sounds of NOLA! Now I just need to find a coupon for those beignets! 😉

  • Alicia October 15, 2013 (2:08 pm)

    I’ve never thought to put mustard on my steak but this looks yummy!

    • Becca Heflin October 15, 2013 (2:10 pm)

      Give it a try, Alicia! The darker mustards bring a LOT of great flavor to the steak. I hope you enjoy it!

  • Amy D. October 15, 2013 (12:02 pm)

    I love the way peppercorn and mustard taste together. That steak looks really good right now. Wish I had a Pick N Save in my area.

    • Becca Heflin October 15, 2013 (12:06 pm)

      It’s a great taste combo, Amy! Works great on pork, too!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines October 15, 2013 (7:47 am)

    I’m a lot like you, Becca….not too long ago I spent an hour on Sunday mornings, cutting out coupons and arranging by store aisles. Somewhere along the line, we stopped getting the paper so I stopped doing that. It doesn’t make much sense because we’re also on a tight grocery budget and saving money via any way is a good thing. Thanks for the reminder.

    • Becca Heflin October 15, 2013 (8:39 am)

      I’m glad that I’m not alone, Christiane! When the price of our Sunday newspaper went up to $2 a week, I had to figure out if it was worth the cost in the coupons that I was using. I was pretty much even, but now that there are great ways to add to that value with card loadable coupons, I think I might give the paper another try!

  • Mel @ Outnumbered 3 to 1 October 15, 2013 (7:31 am)

    That looks amazingly delicious! Pick ‘n Save sure did have a great meat sale this week. I made sure to stock up!

    • Becca Heflin October 15, 2013 (8:37 am)

      Thanks, Mel! That sale was pretty darned amazing. I got a really great deal on beef chuck roast, too. I can’t wait to eat some comfort food! 🙂

  • [email protected] October 14, 2013 (10:45 pm)

    This looks great, Becca! I really appreciate a great steak.:)

    • Becca Heflin October 15, 2013 (8:38 am)

      Thanks so much, Olena! You really can’t go wrong with steak, right? 🙂

  • Kelsey APley October 14, 2013 (6:39 pm)

    That makes my mouth water just looking at it!! I am gonna have to make this!!!

    • Becca Heflin October 14, 2013 (6:53 pm)

      I hope you do try the rub, Kelsey. It’s amazing!

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