Local firefighters Chief Richard Cole from the Pipes and Drums and Terry Vick from the Honor Guard in Houston will compete in the Walmart Steak-Over Challenge presented by Kingsford® Charcoal, Dr. Pepper® and A.1.® steak sauce to determine who has the best steak-grilling chops in town.

Walmart shoppers in Houston will get a front row seat to the event, which will take place in the parking lot at the Walmart in the Heights. Shoppers who attend will have the chance to join in the festivities, taste test Walmart USDA Choice Premium steaks, sample Dr. Pepper and A.1. steak sauce for free, and cast their vote for best steak.

In advance of the challenge, we got a sneak peek at Chief Richard Cole’s recipe… 

Italian-Style Grilled Rib-eyes

Makes:           4 servings

Prep time:      10 minutes

Cook time:     10 minutes



3-4      Walmart Choice rib-eye steaks, about 24-32 ounces total

2          tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

¼         cup Italian dressing

1½       tablespoons McCormick® Grill Mates® Montreal® seasoning mix

Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste



In a shallow pan or large zip-top bag, mix the Worcestershire sauce and the Italian dressing together. Add the steaks and toss to coat well. Seal the bag or dish, and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.  

When ready to cook, prepare a charcoal grill for direct high heat (450-500 degrees F) using Kingsford® charcoal. 

Remove the steak from the marinade and wipe off excess. Season on both sides with the seasoning mix, and add extra salt and pepper to taste. 

Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the steaks with the lid closed as much as possible, turning once or twice, until cooked to your desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare.  Remove steaks from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Recipe created by The Houston Fire Department Pipes and Drums on behalf of Walmart.

Challenge Information:

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Location: Walmart Shopping Center – 111 Yale St., Houston, Texas 77007
Time: Firefighters start grilling at noon, winner announced at 2 p.m.

The Urban Swank Girls


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