In this article, we are going to discuss more than just cooking. We will walk you through the best steps on how to make ribeye steak in oven –a perfectly cooked ribeye steak, thin or thick, using an oven. Weeknights and special occasions come every now and then, of course you would want to prepare something delicious for your family and friends to enjoy. A juicy steak is always a good idea, add some bread, salad, and a bottle of wine to make it even better! Here are steps on how to perfect your ribeye steak with an oven.
Preparing To Make Ribeye Steak
To cook a good steak, you need to buy a good steak. It is recommended to get your steak from a local shop, more preferably a butcher who either raises animals himself or gets produce from a local farm, or maybe look for a shop that provides meat raised sustainably and humanely. The meat you get from any of those mentioned is usually better in quality and taste. The main point here is to buy the best steak possible, regardless of the price, it will still cost you less than eating steak in restaurants.
Any cut of steak is good, but ribeye steaks are a favorite! You may get yourself a steak that is either one-inch thick or thinner -the cooking time may be adjusted according to how thick or thin your meat is. Make sure to purchase steaks that have some white fat around its edges and enough fat in its interior. A pound of steak can feed two to four people.
Below is a list of the ingredients you will need to make ribeye steak in oven:
- 1 pound ribeye steak
- 2 tablespoons oil (canola or vegetable or extra-virgin olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
How To Make Ribeye Steak In Oven
Steak is popularly known to be cooked using a grill. However, with skirt, flank, or ribeye steak, your oven is just as good. Here are steps on how to make ribeye steak in oven:
- Let steak cool down to room temperature. Take out steak from the fridge and pat dry with paper towels. Let the steak sit on the counter at room temperature for 30 minutes while preheating your oven. Allowing the steak to cool down helps cook it more evenly. For thick-cut steak like ribeye, heat the oven to 450°.
- Heat the skillet. This step mostly works on thick-cut meats, the secret to achieving a beautifully seared and caramelized crust. You can stick the skillet in the oven while it preheats, or heat it up on the stovetop using flame.
- Season the steak. Rub some oil onto the meat and use more salt than you think you need. Season your steak generously. Salt brings out flavor. Make sure to use freshly ground black pepper. Flip the steak and repeat the procedure on the other side.
- Sear steak on one side. When cooking a big hunk of steak, sear it on one side in your skillet, just until it turns dark and its bottom starts to pull away, which makes it easy to flip. Once flipped, it can be taken to the oven.
- Time for the oven! Finish cooking the steak in the oven. In your 450° oven, you can expect your ribeye steak after about 10 minutes.
- Let steak rest. Take the steak out of the oven and place it on a clean cutting board. Tent it using an aluminum foil and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes. It is important to let it rest and not slice too early so its flavor does not get wasted on the board.
- Slice the steak. Slice the steak against the grain -this means to slice it perpendicularly to the meat’s grain. Make sure to slice it this way so you won’t end up with tough and chewy steak due to incorrect slicing.
There you have it, you can perfect cooking ribeye steak in oven with just 7 simple steps!
Do You Need To Sear Steak
Steak cuts are known for their fat marbling, which means that when cooked, the insides come out moist. As a result, several recipes recommend searing the steak before continuing to cook it, so the fluids stay trapped in the flesh. The outer surface of the steak is roasted to a crusty texture when it is seared, giving it a substantial appearance and adding a delightful crunchiness to each bite. The best technique to achieve this is to cook the steak in a hot cast-iron skillet over a stove fire.
For Thin Steaks
If you know how to deal with portions like flank or skirt steak, cooking the meat in the oven is a simple process. And, depending on how ready you want to have it, you’ll be able to cook it even faster. The steak should be cooked in the broiler because it becomes so hot that it roasts the steak without the need to sear it.
For Thick Steaks
You’ll need to apply an alternative oven style of cooking for bigger steaks like filet mignon, ribeye, and porterhouse. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and set a cast-iron skillet inside to heat up. Remove the steak from the skillet after it has reached the desired temperature. Allow about 3 minutes for each side to sear. You can obtain a lovely crust without needing to sear it on the burner this way. Place the skillet to the oven after brushing the meat with butter. Allow it to cook until it is done to your liking. Before carving, take the steak from the oven and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
Sauces To Pair Up With Your Ribeye Steak
While steaks are good of a meal in itself, it makes it more appetizing to pair it up with sauces. Below are a few sauces that are easy to make:
- Creamy Mustard Shallot Sauce
- Lizano-Style Costa Rican Salsa
- Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with Chipotle and Arbol Chiles
- Spring Greens Pesto
If you are looking to buy for sides, condiments or grains, you can easily find them in your local grocery store.
It is common knowledge that steaks are best cooked with a grill. However, it would not hurt to try out a different way of cooking it. As long as it yields the same results, right? It is also great to learn another way to make it, so if and when you do not feel like grilling, you can always use the oven and still get that perfect and juicy ribeye steak you and your family love!