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 Perfect Steak Every Time!

  • This recipe ensures a perfectly juicy ribeye steak every time!
  • Steaks can be cooked in the oven or on the grill.
  • A simple cut of beef is packed with flavor without a lot of fancy ingredients, sauces, or marinades.
  • This is a “foundation” recipe and truly, anyone can make great steaks.
  • I’ve included my favorite tips below to make a restaurant-worthy steak (and it costs much less at home too)!
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Ribeye SteaksThis ribeye steak recipe uses steaks without a bone. 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!

Seasoning – Use your favorite steak spice for this recipe (we love Montreal Seasoning or Hey Grill Hey Beef Seasoning). Rib eye steaks 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 unsalted butter, black pepper, and seasoned salt and his steaks are ALWAYS amazing.

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How to Grill Ribeye Steaks

  1. Bring steaks to room temperature and season per the recipe below.
  2. Heat grill to medium heat. 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.

Oven Method

  1. Preheat the oven and cast iron skillet or ovenproof pan per the recipe below.
  2. Sear the seasoned ribeye steaks for two minutes per side. Once steaks are browned on both sides, place the pan in the oven and roast according to the recipe instructions below until you reach the desired doneness. Do not overcook.
  3. 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 to check the internal temperature for best results.

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Tips for Perfection

Making a great steak is not difficult but here are some things to ensure it’s perfect every time!


  • If using frozen steak, be sure to let it fully thaw.
  • Bring steaks to room temperature before cooking.
  • A bit of vegetable or canola oil before seasoning helps the seasonings stick.
  • Season steaks 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.
  • Do not press the steak as it is cooking on the grill.
  • Use a meat thermometer and be sure not to overcook.
  • Remove the steaks a few degrees before they reach the desired temperature as they will continue to rise a few degrees as they rest.
  • Always rest steaks 5-10 minutes before serving for best results.
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Steakhouse Sides

Here are some of our favorite steak house side dishes!! If cooking in a cast iron pan add some butter, a couple of garlic cloves and some fresh herbs (like rosemary or thyme) to the pan along with a bit of heavy cream to make a great pan sauce.

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 perfectly seasoned with this easy recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 steaks


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  • 2 ribeye steaks 1″ thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable
  • 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 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.



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

Cooking Times/Temperatures

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°F 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
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Nutrition Information

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

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beef, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
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  1. Absolutely perfect recipe! I used the oven method as I have no access to a grill, and my ribeye came out perfect!5 stars

  2. I made 3 rib eye stakes following the 3rd recipe…first time i ever cooked rib !! I do have to say they turned out perfect!! I seared them for 7 mins each side and cooked them in the oven @400 degrees for about 20-30mins flipping them over every 10 mins. They were perfect, juicy almost melted in your mouth they were so tender! I didnt tent them for at least 10 mins after taking them out of the oven, and i kept them in the pan, which i think was the better choice for flavor etc. Im pretty proud of how they turned out.Thank you so much for your recipe…It was great!!5 stars

  3. Lovely recipe thank you, I wanted medium rare and cooked steaks for 4.30 mins each side but was still over. Will need to cook for less time next time.5 stars

  4. The BEST steak I’ve had in a long time! Followed all of your directions and the only seasoning I used was fresh ground pepper and Kosher salt. Mixed a little garlic powder with butter and put it on top of the ribeyes before tenting. AMAZING!!!5 stars