Pan Seared Ribeye with Herb Butter

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The perfect steak in just 15 minutes! Pan Seared Ribeye that’s finished in the oven then topped with a homemade Herb Butter that will make you swoon! This classic steak recipe is a fool proof method to get the best steak every time.

Looking for more steak recipes? Try my 15 minute Pan Seared Filet Mignon with Chimichurri or myHerb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce.

The perfect steak in just 15 minutes! Pan Seared Ribeye that's finished off in the oven and topped with homemade Herb Butter that will make you swoon! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #glutenfree Easy Dinner Ideas

Best Pan Seared Ribeye 

Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect steak? Sometimes it’s hard to make sure that your steak comes out consistent every time. Am I right? 

Well not anymore!

This Pan Seared Ribeye with Herb Butter starts off on the stove top in a cast iron skillet to sear in all the flavors. Then it’s finished off in the oven to ensure your steak comes out with the perfect temperature. But the kicker for this recipe is the herb butter finish!

The perfect steak in just 15 minutes! Pan Seared Ribeye that's finished off in the oven and topped with homemade Herb Butter that will make you swoon! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #glutenfree

How to pick the perfect Ribeye?

I highly recommend going to your butcher counter to select a Ribeye Steak. When selecting a ribeye, you are looking for a good amount of marbling on the steak. The marbling is what a ribeye is known for and really enhances the flavor of the steak. I like to look for a good balance of marbling and actual meat, because you don’t want to end up with a piece of steak that is all fat. If you are unsure, ask your butcher to pick the perfect piece!

What oil to use to pan sear steaks?

For pan searing a steak in a cast iron skillet I like to use oils that have a high smoke point. This helps ensure the oils don’t smoke or taste burnt, so oils like grape seed oil, avocado oil or even canola oil. These oils are also all flavorless. You could use coconut oil, but sometimes it does taste like coconut.

The perfect steak in just 15 minutes! Pan Seared Ribeye that's finished off in the oven and topped with homemade Herb Butter that will make you swoon! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #glutenfree

Should I oil the steak or the pan?

Oil the steak, not the pan. If you add the oil to the pan it can start to smoke because the pan is so hot. Applying the oil to the steak will ensure you get a nice crust on the exterior! But you honestly, don’t need much, just lightly brush the steak with oil and you’re good to go.

How do you pan sear a ribeye?

  1. Preheat grill to 500°F. Place a large 10″ cast iron skillet in the oven. Heat for 5 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, pat steaks dry with a paper towel. Season both sides of the ribeye with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and place on a burner set to HIGH heat. Add steaks to the pan and sear for 45 seconds. Flip the steaks with tongs to sear on the other side for another 45 seconds.
  4. Immediately place skillet in the oven and cook (at 500°F) for 2 minutes. Flip the steaks and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side. Remove skillet from the oven. (this will be medium rare, if you like it more well down cook it another minute on each side)
  5. Cover the skillet with foil and let steaks sit for 2 minutes.

The perfect steak in just 15 minutes! Pan Seared Ribeye that's finished off in the oven and topped with homemade Herb Butter that will make you swoon! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #glutenfree

How long do you cook a ribeye steak for medium rare?

The USDA recommends a minimum of 145°F for steak to be done. However, for most chefs that is medium temperature and honestly most people consider that overcooked. For a perfect medium rare steak you want the internal temperature to be 130° to 135°F. I highly recommend getting a meat thermometer to ensure your steak is at your desired doneness. But best practice for a medium rare steak is cooking the ribeye steak for 4 to 5 minutes per side then removing from heat and letting the steak sit for 5 minutes to let the juices redistribute.

The perfect steak in just 15 minutes! Pan Seared Ribeye that's finished off in the oven and topped with homemade Herb Butter that will make you swoon! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #glutenfree

All I have to say is, if you follow those simple guidelines you’ll have the perfect ribeye every time! I guarantee you’ll  love everything about this Pan Seared Ribeye! The flavor is incredible, the crust is spot on and the herb butter totally takes it over the top! Plus, you can’t beat it only taking 15 minutes to make!

Bon Appetit my friends!

What to serve with Ribeye?

The perfect steak in just 15 minutes! Pan Seared Ribeye that's finished off in the oven and topped with homemade Herb Butter that will make you swoon! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #glutenfree

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pan seared ribeye in a skillet with herb butter

Pan Seared Ribeye with Herb Butter

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: gluten free, beef, kid friendly, easy healthy recipes

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Ingredients

  • 2 8-10 oz Ribeye
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 3 tablespoons of butter (softened)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Make the Herb Butter: to a small bowl add butter, thyme, rosemary, salt, and lemon juice. Using a spoon, mix the ingredients together.
  2. Place butter mixture in a sheet of plastic wrap and roll the butter into a log. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, until butter hardens.
  3. Preheat grill to 500°F.
  4. Place a large 10″ cast iron skillet in the oven. Heat for 5 minutes.
  5. In the meantime season both sides of the ribeye with avocado oil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and place on a burner set to HIGH heat. Add steaks to the pan and sear for 45 seconds. Flip the steaks with tongs to sear on the other side for another 45 seconds.
  7. Immediately place skillet in the oven and cook (at 500 degrees) for 2 minutes. Flip the steaks and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side. Remove skillet from the oven. (this will be medium rare, if you like it more well down cook it another minute on each side)
  8. Cover the skillet with foil and let steaks sit for 2 minutes.
  9. Serve. Top with herb butter and a lemon wedge.


Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Alton Brown

 

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