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Perfect Cast Iron Ribeye [with Garlic and Herb Compound Butter!]

There is nothing quite like a juicy, ribeye steak. Now I know there is plenty of debate over whether grilled or pan seared is best, but I am going to be honest with you, I'll take it either way. For the part of the year where your barbecue is covered in snow, or for the days when you forgot to fill your propane tank, this perfect cast iron ribeye is the solution to your ribeye cravings. Slathered with a savoury garlic and herb compound butter, this ribeye brings the steakhouse home.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Sunena Anand


  • 1 2 lb Rib steak bone-in
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh basil chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper coarse ground
  • ¼ teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder


  • Dry off the steak: Using a paper towel, dry off both sides of the steak.
    1 2 lb Rib steak
  • Prepare the garlic compound butter: In a mixing bowl, mix together the ingredients for the compound butter. Put the butter in the fridge while preparing the steak.
    1 tablespoon Unsalted butter, 2 cloves Garlic, 1 tablespoon Fresh basil, ¼ teaspoon Smoked paprika, ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Season the steak liberally: Season both sides of the steak liberally with sea salt and coarse ground black pepper.
    ½ teaspoon Sea salt, ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • Sear the steak: In a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, sear the steaks in olive oil. For medium, cook for approximately 5 minutes each side. This is a great resource for cooking times.
  • Rest and slice the steak: Once your steak is done to your desired done-ness, rest the steak on a plate or cutting board, tented with foil. Let the steak rest for 7-10 minutes, to allow the juices to settle. Slice the steak, and top with garlic and herb butter.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg