After defeating Bryan Caswell in a WalMart parking lot to take the Houston steak title in April, Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse flew to New York this week to battle seven other chefs for grill supremacy.
Competing on Fox & Friends outside the network's Manhattan studio, Killen made it into the all-Texan final round, going head-to-head with Daniel Nemec of Kirby's Steakhouse in San Antonio.
With host Steve Doocy declaring both rib eyes a tie and Gretchen Carlson refusing to judge, a member of the crew was pulled up to render a final decision. And the winner was . . . Nemec. But Killen still has our vote.
Watch the video of the final twosome here, or you can check out Killen's steak recipe below:
Ronnie Killen's Grilled Rib eyes with Garlic Pepper Dry Rub
Makes Four servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Four 16-ounce Walmart Choice Premium Rib eye steaks
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons garlic pepper
2 tablespoons coarse ground pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat the grill using Kingsford charcoal, until the briquets are consistently ashed over.
- While the grill is heating, mix all dry rub ingredients together and generously coat each steak.
- Moisten each steak with Worcestershire sauce before placing on the grill.
- Grill steaks to desired temperature (approximately five minutes, flipping once).
Recipe created by chef Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse in Houston on behalf of the Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford charcoal and Coca-Cola.