Best Ribeye Steak Recipe

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker

Looking for the best ribeye steak recipe? Try this one from Martha Stewart - plus read our tips for making sure you get perfect results every time

The best ribeye steak recipe is one that's simple and lets the natural flavor of this wonderful cut of meat shine through!

Case in point is this easy recipe from Martha Stewart! Just a little rosemary and garlic is all that's needed to bring out the steak's fantastic flavor and the whole dish takes just minutes to prepare! 

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Serve with a couple of tasty side dishes like Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole and Easy Sauteed Mushrooms for a mouthwatering meal to enjoy with your family, or even serve at a dinner party.

Tips for Cooking Ribeye Steak

Ribeye steak has to be one of our favorite cuts of meat. It's so incredibly moist and tender thanks to the fantastic marbled fat that runs right through it, including the 'eye' of fat in the middle that gives it its name. The fat in ribeye melts and renders into the meat as it cooks, boosting its flavor and giving it the most gorgeous texture.

One thing to be very aware of, though, is that ribeye shouldn't be served very rare. That's because the fat that runs through it won't have had time to render down and add both flavor and texture to the meat if cooked only lightly. 

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At the very minimum, ribeye steak should be served medium-rare.

Always make sure you allow the proper resting time - as specified in the recipe - before slicing your steak. If you slice into a freshly cooked steak, the juices will run right out, leaving it disappointingly dry.

But if you leave it to rest, those delicious juices are reabsorbed into the meat, so that every bite is gloriously moist and tender!

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How to Make an Easy Peppercorn Sauce

Whilst this ribeye steak recipe is great as it is, you could make a creamy peppercorn sauce to go with it if you wanted to jazz things up a little!

1/3 cup brandy or cognac
3/4 cup beef broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 - 3 tsp coarsely crushed whole black peppercorns
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Preparation is simple. 
Just add the brandy to the skillet you cooked the steaks in and simmer rapidly until it has mostly reduced and you can't smell the alcohol (keep scraping the bottom of the skillet as it simmers to incorporate the meat flavor).
Add the broth and continue to simmer rapidly until it reduces by about half.
Lower the heat and add the cream and pepper. Stir, simmering gently, for 3 minutes until thickened.

Best Ribeye Steak Recipe

      2 Servings


  • 2 Ribeye Steaks, bone-in, around 1 lb each
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic


  1. Pat the steaks dry with paper towels and put them on a plate.
  2. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. 
  3. Divide the rosemary into two. Sprinkle half of it evenly over top of each steak and press so it sticks.
  4. Leave the steaks to come to room temperature (about 30 minutes).
  5. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over a medium heat and add the oil and garlic. 
  6. Once the oil is hot, push garlic to one side of the pan and add the steaks, rosemary side up. 
  7. Cook for about 5 mins, until a dark-brown crust forms on the bottom
  8. Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes on the other side for medium-rare (if the garlic begins to turn brown, remove it). 
  9. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Add the rest of the rosemary to the skillet. As soon as it starts to sizzle, stir to coat it with the oil. Tilt the skillet to collect the oil and spoon it over the steaks. 
  11. Cut the steaks into slices by cutting parallel to the bone on the diagonal.
Source: Martha Stewart
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Author: Amber Bracegirdle
Source: Martha Stewart
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 49 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 104
Calories 123

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amber Bracegirdle

About Amber

Amber is a native Texan, born to a family of fabulous cooks. She shares her love of all things Tex-Mex and Southern both on her blog, Bluebonnet Baker, and here on Food Fanatic. She heavily endorses the use of the contraction "y'all".

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