Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter

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Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter is a delicious and easy recipe to try when you want a special melt-in-your-mouth steak. My husband gave this 5 stars! When it comes to choice beef, ribeye steak ranks right up there with the best. It really needs no other seasoning than some salt and pepper, but the garlic butter shoots this recipe to the moon. It’s so good.

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter

This past year, we purchased a home-grown beef for butchering from Swiler Angus Ranch. While we ordered a limited amount, we have been enjoying it immensely. There is just nothing that beats home-grown beef, no matter what the grocery advertisements might say. If you have the opportunity to buy beef from a local rancher, I highly recommend doing so. Support your local ranchers and farmers!

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • butter
  • boneless ribeye steaks (at least 1″ thick)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Herbed Garlic Butter

  • butter, room temperature
  • garlic clove
  • dried Italian herb seasoning
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

A Note About Cuts of Meat

Beef Cuts of Meat

When it comes to choice cuts of beef steak, there are a few things to know. The Big Daddy is a T-Bone. If you cut the T-Bone in half at the bone, you’ll have a KC Strip and a Fillet. The fourth one down on the list is your Ribeye. All of these are perfect for a thick, juicy steak on the grill or seared in a skillet. They need little seasoning.

Then you have your leaner cuts that are Sirloin and Round Steaks. These steaks are often marinated or tenderized. For example, round steaks are made into a Chicken Fried Steak. See my recipe for Marinated Sirloin Steak.

Your toughest cuts of steak are Flank and Skirt. Those both work well for slicing thin and grilling or searing, for example, to make fajitas. Sirloin and Round Steak can also be used for slicing thin. See my Steak and Pinto Beans Recipe. 

Instructions for This Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Mince the clove of garlic.

Heat Extra-virgin olive oil and butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. You’ll know when your skillet is hot enough when it begins to smoke!

Ribeye Steaks ready for Searing

Pat dry ribeye steaks with a paper towel. Season each side of steaks with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Searing Steaks in Cast Iron Skillet

Sear steaks in the hot skillet until a dark crust forms, 5-7 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes until steaks are cooked to desired tenderness.

(Rare-120 degrees; Medium Rare-130 degrees; Medium-140 degrees; Medium Well – 150 degrees; Well Done-160 degrees)

 

Herbed Garlic Butter:

To make the Herbed Garlic Butter, in a small bowl mix together the softened butter, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve each steak with a large dollop of garlic butter. This recipe will serve 2 people, but you can easily adapt it to make more, if desired.

For a Wine Recommendation: Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, or Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon. Find these and more at Wine.com.

Serving Ribeye with Baked Potato and Asparagus

Serve these Ribeye Steaks with a baked potato, Baked Parmesan Fries, or Beer-Battered Onion Rings. 

Recipe for Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter

Here's a delicious and easy recipe to try when you want a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth steak. My husband gave this 5 stars! Serve with Oven Baked Fries, Baked Parmesan Fries, or Beer-Battered Onion Rings.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Cast Iron Cooking, Ribeye Steaks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2

Equipment

Cast Iron Skillet
Glass Mixing Bowls
Digital Thermometer
Tongs

Ingredients

Herbed Garlic Butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Mince the clove of garlic.
  • Heat Extra-virgin olive oil and butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. You'll know when your skillet is hot enough when it begins to smoke!
  • Pat dry ribeye steaks with a paper towel. Season each side of steaks with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Sear steaks in the hot skillet until a dark crust forms, 5-7 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes until steaks are cooked to desired tenderness. (Rare-120 degrees; Medium Rare-130 degrees; Medium-140 degrees; Medium Well - 150 degrees; Well Done-160 degrees)

Herbed Garlic Butter

  • To make the Herbed Garlic Butter, in a small bowl mix together the softened butter, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • To serve, top each steak with a large dollop of garlic butter. Serves 2.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
**Wine Recommendation: Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Nutrition

Calories: 898kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 243mg | Sodium: 2794mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1313IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 5mg
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