pan seared ribeye in a skillet with herb butter

Pan Seared Ribeye with Herb Butter

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop / Grill
  • Cuisine: American


This easy Pan Seared Ribeye Steak Recipe is ready in just 15 minutes! 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.



  • 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


  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.


Recipe slightly adapted from Alton Brown

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