Perfect Ribeye Steak

When Saturday night rolls around you won’t find us at a fancy restaurant.  Instead, we’ll be enjoying a 5-star steak dinner right at home, for a fraction of what it would cost to eat out!

When it comes to steak, Ribeye is our cut of choice.  It’s not the most expensive, but it’s a darn good steak.  It has excellent marbling which makes for a tender, juicy piece of meat.

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This tried-and-true reverse sear method for a perfectly cooked Ribeye is easy as can be.  In fact, I’ve done it this way so many times that I can confidently say it’s foolproof.  It all starts with this simple, homemade marinade.  It’s gluten free and there is a new, lower sodium option!  Get the marinade ingredients here.

Ingredients:

Hubby and I will usually split a 1 lb. steak.  If you have a larger family (or bigger appetites) just double or triple the recipe, including the marinade.  If cooking more than one steak, try to choose cuts that are all about the same weight and thickness.

Preparation:

About an hour before, whisk together the marinade in an oven safe baking dish (check out my vintage Corningware, still in service!).  Cover and marinate the steak at room temperature for about 1 hour, turning once.

Preheat the oven to 325° and insert an oven safe thermometer into the center.  Since the steak has been sitting at room temperature for an hour, the internal temperature has already risen to 60º.

Place the steak in the oven right in the baking dish, marinade included.  Cook uncovered, just until the internal temperature reaches 125°.  For a 1 lb. room temperature steak, this will take less than 30 minutes.

Immediately remove the steak from the oven and use tongs to transfer it to a preheated nonstick skillet or grill pan with a small pat of butter.  You can also finish it on your outdoor grill, just watch the temperature!

Keeping the thermometer in place, cook the steak for 2 minutes more per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 140º for medium.

Transfer the steak to a warm serving dish, cover with foil and be sure to let it rest a few minutes before slicing.  You don’t want to lose all that juiciness!

We both like it pink in the middle, and this one is done perfectly!

What goes with steak?  Mr. Cucina loves a simple topping of sautéed mushrooms, peppers and onions.  They are a great flavor compliment to this dish.

Or, add a simple side of steamed broccoli with potato chips and you have a well-rounded meal!

Wondering if you can cook a Ribeye in the air fryer?  Yes, you can.  Check out my Air Fryer Ribeye for the recipe instructions.

Notes: ♪♫ The marinade used in this recipe is one of my most popular posts!  Check out my Gluten Free Steak Marinade including a lower sodium option!

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