Perfect for a simple dinner or a date night meal, this cast iron skillet ribeye is sure to tantalize your taste buds. With just a few ingredients, this steak meal will be ready in under an hour.
How Long Do You Cook Ribeye on Cast Iron?
Cooking ribeye on cast iron is more simple than you may think. Depending on the temperature desired, the following times are recommended for a ½ inch steak, however it depends on the thickness of the steak.
Rare - 3 minutes on each side, resting for 10 minutes
Medium - 6 minutes on each side, resting for 10 minutes
Well Done - 9 minutes on each side, resting for 10 minutes
Cast Iron Ribeye Ingredients
The ingredients used in this recipe are pretty simple and affordable. Not only are these ingredients great for this cut of steak, but can be used for any cut of pan seared or grilled steak.
- Unsalted Butter
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Thyme
- Fresh Garlic Cloves
- Jamaican All Purpose Seasoning
- Course Black Pepper
Is it Better to Cook Steak with Butter or Oil?
When searing steak in a cast iron skillet, it is better to start with oil then add butter for flavor. The choice of oil is up to the cook but do keep in mind that olive oil has the highest smoking point. Usually, adding butter to steak while cooking is for increased flavor.
How Long Should Steak Sit before Cooking?
Taking the steak from the refrigerator at least 15 minutes before cooking is ideal for a perfectly cooked steak. Personally, I would add spices to the steak as soon as it is removed from the refrigerator and set it aside for the 15 minutes. This will allow the spices to set onto the steak while it comes to room temperature.
How Do You Cook Cast Iron Ribeye without Smoking it?
The best way to get this result is to start searing the steak in a heated cast iron skillet without oil. Cooking oil in general has a smoking point, either high or low. Adding butter half way through will add flavor as well as help to cool the smoke coming from the cast iron skillet.
Cast Iron Ribeye
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Measuring Spoons
- 1 Pound Ribeye Steak
- 1 Tablespoon Meat Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Course Black Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 1 Sprig Thyme
- 3 Cloves Garlic Cut in Half
Seasoning the Steak
- Remove the steak from the package and place on a plate or a flat surface. Sprinkle the Jamaican all purpose seasoning and coarse black pepper on both sides and massage to evenly distribute the spices.
- Set the seasoned steak aside for about 15 minutes or until the meat comes to room temperature.
Searing the Steak
- Place the cast iron skillet on medium high heat and allow the pan the slightly smoke.
- Add the cooking oil to the skillet, ensuring that the pan is evenly coated.
- Sear the steak on both sides for 6 minutes each. Add the thyme, unsalted butter and garlic once flipped, after the first 6 minutes.
- Remove the steak from the cast iron skillet and allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes before slicing or serving.
- Pour the hot browned butter and garlic onto the steak after resting and slicing or servings.
- Serve with Crispy Plantain Chips or Tostones
Thanks for sharing this easy quick recipe. Tried it and steaks came out just right!!!
I am glad you enjoyed this recipe.
Thanks for sharing!