How to Cook Perfect Ribeye Steak!

Tender ribeye steaks cooked to juicy perfection is the best way to enjoy steaks at home (and it’s not difficult to make)!

This amazing cut of beef is definitely a favorite and in my opinion, one of the most flavorful out there. There is no need for special or fancy ingredients, just steaks, seasonings, a brush of oil, and a pat of butter for perfection.

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A Steak That’s Perfect Every Time!

We love this recipe because a simple cut of beef can be transformed into a juicy, tender steak that will leave mouths watering.

Nothing beats a great steak—and they’re even better when they’re made at home!

This is a “foundation” recipe and truly, anyone can make great steaks at home. I’ve shared my favorite tips below.

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Choose ribeye steaks that have nice even marbling throughout for the best results. Thicker 1″ steaks are easier to cook than thinner steaks. You can get a nice char on the outside without overcooking (I prefer to cook to medium-rare).

Ribeyes have a fat cap along the outside and will most often have a larger piece of fat in the middle. This will all melt into the steak making it ultra juicy!

Use your favorite steak spice for this recipe (we love Montreal Seasoning or Hey Grill Hey Beef Seasoning). Ribeyes have so much flavor they really don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients or a marinade.

My dad always uses a simple combination of pepper and seasoned salt and his steaks are ALWAYS amazing.

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How to Cook Ribeye Steak (Oven Method)

Just a few simple steps and you’ve got a steakhouse entrée on the table in no time!

  1. Preheat oven and a cast iron pan or heavy skillet (per recipe below).
  2. Brush steaks with oil and season as desired.
  3. Cook the steaks about two minutes on each side. Once steaks are browned on both sides, place the pan in the oven and roast according to recipe instructions below. Do not overcook.
  4. Remove pan and place cooked steaks on a plate and add butter pats to each piece. Make a foil tent and let the steaks “rest” about 5 to 10 minutes. Resting is important to keep them juicy!

This recipe uses 1″ thick boneless ribeye steaks that have been removed from the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking. Thinner or thicker steaks can vary in cook time. Use an instant-read thermometer for best results.

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How to Grill Ribeye Steaks

  1. Prepare/season steaks per recipe below.
  2. Heat grill to medium. Season steaks and grill them between 5 to 7 minutes on each side, depending on the desired done-ness.
  3. Remove steaks, dot them with butter, and allow them to rest about 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Tips for Perfection

  • If using frozen steak, be sure to let it fully thaw.
  • A bit of oil before seasoning helps the seasonings stick. Season just before cooking.
  • Preheat the cast iron pan, oven and/or grill.
  • Searing the outside of the meat helps ensure the juices are sealed inside.
  • Use a meat thermometer and be sure not to overcook.
  • Do not press the steak as it is cooking on the grill.
  • Always rest steaks 5-10 minutes before serving for best results.

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Steakhouse Sides

Did you make these Ribeye Steaks? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below! 


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Perfect Ribeye Steaks

Ribeye Steaks are tender, juicy, and are always a family favorite!
Course Beef, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 steaks
Calories 694
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 2 ribeye steaks 1″ thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • steak seasoning or kosher salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter or herbed butter


  • Remove steaks from the fridge at least 45 minutes before cooking.
  • Just before cooking, rub steaks with olive oil and generously season to taste.


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Preheat a large cast-iron pan on the stove over medium-high heat.
  • Add steaks and cook 2 minutes per side to brown
  • Place the pan in the oven and roast 11-14 minutes or until steak reaches desired temperature.
  • Immediately remove steaks from the pan and place on a plate to rest. Top steaks with a pat of butter, loosely tent with foil.
  • Rest steaks 5-10 minutes before serving.


  • Preheat grill to medium heat (approximately 375°F).
  • Prepare steaks as above and grill 5-6 minutes per side for medium-rare or 6-7 minutes per side for medium.
  • Remove from the grill and top with a pat of butter, loosely tent with foil. Rest steaks 5-10 minutes before serving.


Cook times provided are approximate for a 1″ steak and will vary based on steak thickness and temperature.

Remove steaks from the heat about 5° before it reaches the desired temperature as the temperature will continue to rise. The FDA recommends a minimum temperature of 145°F with a 3-minute rest.

Rare: 125°F
Medium-Rare: 135°F
Medium: 145°F
Medium Well: 155°F
Well: 160°F

Rest steaks 5-10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 694 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 606mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 4mg
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