Cast Iron Ribeye Steak Recipe – Pan Seared, Oven Finished

This cast iron ribeye steak recipe is super simple and one of the best tasting ways to prepare a delicous ribeye.  It uses very minimal seasoning and doesnt take long to cook.  You will sear it on the stove top and then move it to the oven.

Equipment needed:

Ingredients:Cast Iron Ribeye Steak Recipe 1

  • 1 Ribeye Steak, 1 Inch thick
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary (whole on the stem)
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic ( I use squeezable minced garlic)
  • Salt ( I like Pink Himalayan)
  • Black Pepper

Sear the SteakCast Iron Ribeye Steak Recipe 2

  1. Place your cast iron skillet into the oven and heat the oven to 500°
  2. Using a paper towel, pat steak dry on both sides
  3. Season steak liberally with salt and pepper on both sides, patting the seasoning into the meat
  4. Once oven is heated to 500°, move cast iron to stove top burner set to high
  5. Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into the pan and get the oil hot
  6. Melt butter in pan and then add minced garlic and sprig of rosemary to pan
  7. Place steak in pan and sear each side for 30 to 45 seconds, spooning melted butter over the top the entire time

Move to OvenCast Iron Ribeye Steak Recipe 3

  1. Move skillet to 500° oven
  2. Cook in oven for 2 1/2 minutes
  3. Remove from oven and turn steak over
  4. Return to oven until meat reaches desired temperature and than move to a plate
  5. Cover loosely with foil
  6. Let meat rest about 5 minutes before cutting

Meat Temperature

Keep in mind that the meat will continue to cook once it is removed from the oven. Use the following for judging how well done your cast iron ribeye steak is.  An instant read thermometer will make this easy:

Steak Doneness
Remove from Grill at this Temperature
Final Cooked Temperature
130 to 135°F
130 to 140°F
Medium Rare
Well Done

Tips for Success

This cast iron ribeye steak recipe is really easy to make and will have you looking like gourmet if you execute it properly.  If you use the following tips, you will increase your chance of success

  1. Due to the cooking temperature, there will likely be smoke when you open the oven.  It is a good idea to have your vent fan turned on before opening the oven.
  2. If you are cooking more than cast iron ribeye steak, cook them one at a time or in seperate skillets.  If you try to cook them in the same pan, they will not cook as well due to how the heat is distributed.
  3. Pat the steaks dry before seasoning.  This will help make sure they get a good carmelized sear.
  4. An instant read meat thermometer with a long probe will help a lot.  Although you can do without it, you will have to keep removing the meat from the oven to check the temperature.
  5. Remove the steak from the oven when it is 5° lower than your target temperature.  It will continue to cook internally even after you remove it.
  6. Let the meat rest about 3 to 5 minutes before trying to cut it.  This allows the juices to distribute evenly throughout the meat. If you don’t let it rest, a lot of the juices will escape and the meat will not be as tender and juicy.



  1. Very nice article and recipe! This sounds pretty simple but a very delicious cast iron ribeye steak recipe. Rosemary and black pepper fit perfectly to this and many other steak recipes as well. I will test this out in the near future. Do you have more steak recipes out here? I will take a further look at your website and add it as favorites to be better informed when more delicious recipes come out.
    Kindly regards beef loving dad from Finland

    • Thanks for checking out the recipe!  I hope to add more steak recipes in the future. 

  2. The recipe is really something, I got hungry just by reading it. I like to cook and maybe will try it out. What is your suggestion for garniture, what is best suited for this kind of steak? I am just asking for opinion to have something in mind if I cook for someone else and to experiment a little bit with foods?

    • Thanks for checking out the recipe.  My goal in the kitchen is to keep things simple, so I like easy side dishes such as broccoli or green beans, but you can make whatever you like.  Baked potato would be very good although it would add time to the preparation.

  3. Perfect. I’m an avid steak eater and “cook.” Basically the only other thing I can make other than instant noodles is steak and it comes with varying degrees of success. I’ve never tried the method you listed here though, I’ve always finished the entire thing with a pan. What’s your opinion on cooking the steak using only a pan versus pan searing and then baking?

    • Thank for checking out the recipe!  There is certainly nothing wrong with doing the entire thing in a pan but in my experience, it cooks faster and is more juicy and tender when I finish it in the oven.  If you use this method, just make sure it is in a cast iron pan.  

  4. Oh! This is a way much note simpler than what I had been seeing online since morning when it comes to explanation of how the cast iron ribeye recipe. I am a cooking enthusiast and I actually came across the photo of the food in a book but the recipes was not given on how to prepare it so, I decided to conduct my little research on it. Thanks for providing this much tips and guides on it. Surely I would give a try to this tomorrow night.


    • Thanks for checking out the recipe!  It really is an easy and delicious way to prepare steak.  

  5. Wow, I don’t mind getting my hand up trying to make this ribeye steak. Looks really easy to cook likeyousay but when it comes to cooking,nothing is really easy for me. Lol. I think I can make good use of this step by step guide on how to make it. I’ll put your success tips in mind too. How long does it take to finish making this beauty?

    • Thanks for checking out the recipe!  Once the oven is heated, it takes around 10 minutes, maybe less depending on how well done you like your meat.  

  6. OK, now you have me salivating.  Thanks for this very tasty looking recipe.

    We actually have 3 smokers and 4 grills at our house (don’t judge 3 are for the RV and we like our meat).  Still, this recipe sounds great and I do have a couple cast iron skillets.

    I think I’m going give this one a try.

    Thanks again,


    • Thanks for checking out the recipe!  Smokers are amazing!  I wish I had one.  This recipe is super simple and I don’t see why it couldn’t be done on the grill using the cast iron skillet.  

  7. Great site. Please include video on preparing good food. This attracts more traffic to your s. More links to purchase these  recipes.  You can develop  a category for recipes purchases and link your affiliate sites.  This is great I love it when I get to see bloggers like u.  Keep it up 

    • Thanks for the feedback!  I am not setup to make videos yet but as the site grows, I may try to add them.  

  8. That’s funny I was thinking of preparing a steak this week. With your wonderful guide I can’t make anything wrong.
    I will definitely try to make it this way, to place the iron skillet into the oven and heat it in the oven.
    Thank you for the great explanation, I’m looking forward to your next recipe.

  9. Very informative article. I didn’t know it was that easy and fast to cook a steak on the stove and in the oven. The place where I live does not allow us to bbq within 10 feet of my building, and my patio is about 9 feet wide, so I haven’t been eating steak for awhile. I will use this technique or something very similar soon. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Great post!
    This certainly sounds like a delicious recipe. I like the tip about removing the steak when it is 5 degrees below your target temperature because this will help you not overcook the meat.
    This definitely seems like a simple recipe and I look forward to trying it at home.
    Thanks for the helpful information!

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