Ribeye is hands down my favorite cut of beef for its rich marbling and full, beefy flavor. There’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a well-seasoned, perfectly cooked ribeye. While ribeye can be pricey, in my opinion it’s worth every penny when prepared right.

Over the years, I’ve tried cooking ribeye in many different ways – on the grill, in the oven, in an air fryer, and on the stovetop. Each cooking method offers its own benefits and produces slightly different results.

Through plenty of trial and error, I’ve developed recipes for cooking ribeye using four popular cooking methods. I want to share these recipes so that you, too, can enjoy the indulgence of a perfectly cooked ribeye steak.

1. How To Cook Ribeye Steak

Ingredients

  • 1 thick-cut ribeye steak (approximately 1.5 inches thick)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Cook in Oven

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Remove the ribeye steak from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes before cooking.

Next, pat the steak dry with paper towels, then brush it with olive oil on both sides. Then season the steak generously with kosher salt and black pepper, pressing the seasoning into the meat.

Place the seasoned ribeye on a baking sheet or in an oven-safe skillet.

Cook the ribeye in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes for medium-rare, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 130-135°F (54-57°C) when measured with a meat thermometer.

Once cooked to perfection, remove the ribeye from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

  • Cook on Grill

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

Brush the ribeye steak with olive oil on both sides. Then season the steak with kosher salt and black pepper, ensuring an even coating on all sides.

Place the seasoned ribeye directly on the hot grill grates. Grill the steak for about 4-5 minutes per side, turning only once, for a medium-rare doneness. The internal temperature should reach 130-135°F (54-57°C).

Remove the steak from the grill and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

  • Cook on Stove

Remove the ribeye steak from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

Pat the steak dry with paper towels, then season it with kosher salt and black pepper on both sides, gently pressing the seasoning into the meat.

In a cast iron skillet, heat the vegetable oil or clarified butter over medium-high heat until it shimmers.

Place the seasoned ribeye in the hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, flipping only once. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak, aiming for 130-135°F (54-57°C).

Remove the ribeye from the skillet and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

  • Cook in Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.

Pat the ribeye steak dry with paper towels and brush it with olive oil on both sides. Then season the steak with kosher salt and black pepper, ensuring an even coating on all sides.

Place the ribeye in the air fryer basket and cook the steak for 10 minutes for medium-rare, flipping it halfway through the cooking time.

Use a meat thermometer to verify that the internal temperature reaches 130-135°F (54-57°C).

Remove the ribeye from the air fryer and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

In conclusion, whether you choose to air fry, oven bake, grill or pan sear, I hope these ribeye recipes help you achieve steakhouse-quality results at home. Cooking methods that combine high heat with short cook times are key to keeping ribeyes moist and flavorful throughout. With a little practice, you’ll soon be cooking juicy, perfectly seasoned ribeyes like a pro. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

Emily Harris

Emily Harris is a seasoned chef and a food aficionado with a boundless love for all cuisines. With years of experience experimenting in the kitchen and crafting delightful dishes, Emily has honed her culinary expertise to share with the world

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