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How to cook a ribeye in the oven?

How to cook a ribeye in the oven

The tenderness and flavor of ribeye steak make it a perennial favorite among steak lovers. Surely you can enjoy grilled ribeye from a restaurant, but what about a ribeye cooked at home and that too in the oven. It will be as delicious as a grilled ribeye steak, and even it will take less effort and less time. So, how to cook a ribeye in the oven?

You can easily and quickly cook a delicious ribeye in the oven with only a handful of ingredients, including a good cut of steak, seasoning, oil, garlic, and some spices. So, let’s head to the recipe of how to cook a ribeye roast in the oven.

Ingredients you will need to cook a ribeye in the oven:

  • Ribeye Boneless Steak: This method requires a boneless, minimum one-inch-thick cut. Avoid any gristle and ensure that the marbled flavor is consistent throughout.
  • Oil & Butter: To get a nice sear on the meat, you’ll need to coat it in olive oil or avocado oil first. As a final touch to enhance flavor, the butter will be incorporated into the dish just before serving.
  • Seasoning: It doesn’t take much to enhance the flavor of a juicy and thick ribeye. Before you put this steak in the oven, simply season it with fresh garlic, sprigs of thyme, and salt and pepper.
  • Garlic: The best way to add flavor to steak is by sprinkling it with minced garlic.

Tools your will need to cook a ribeye in the oven: 

  • Oven-Proof Gloves: You’ll need a heat-resistant glove to grip the handle of the skillet, which is made of cast iron. We don’t want your hand in the steak when it’s being cooked!
  • Cast-Iron Skillet: Cast-iron skillets are heavy, but they heat up quickly and evenly. It’s affordable, long-lasting, and a great investment!
  • Pig-Tail Flipper: This is used to flip the sizzling steak. We prefer the pig-tail flipper to the tongs.
  • Thermometer: One of the best meat thermometers on the market is made by ThermoWorks, and this model measures the temperature in just one second, saving you time and keeping your oven door open.

How to cook a ribeye in the oven?

So here is the full recipe for cooking ribeye in the oven: 

1) Bring the ribeye to room temperature.

Leave it out on the counter for up to an hour for best results. When the temperature drops, the meat doesn’t seize and cooks more evenly.

2) Season the steak

Use paper towels, thoroughly pat the steak dry, being sure to include the sides in your patting process. Steaks should be seasoned with salt, smashed garlic, and thyme on both sides before grilling. Seasonings should be applied to all areas. Add a little oil to the steak if they aren’t sticking.

3) Put the steak in the oven.

Use a cooling rack placed on top of a cookie sheet to hold the seasoned steak while it cooks. Bake for approximately 45 minutes on the middle rack of the oven or until the desired temperature is reached.

4) Place it in the foil.

Cover the steak loosely with aluminum foil after removing it from the oven. Take a 15-minute break from cutting to allow the juices to redistribute. Set your skillet on high heat while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

5) Lay the steak on the skillet

Over medium heat, preheat the cast-iron skillet. Stir in the cream, cheese, lime juice, one teaspoon salt, and one teaspoon pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter. Stir until the butter is completely melted.

6) Enjoy your tender and juicy steak.

If you’re serving a large group, either slice the cooked ribeye against the grain on a cutting board or leave it whole. If you like low-carb food, this is the dish for you!

How to slow cook a ribeye roast in the oven?

Here is the recipe for slow cooking a ribeye roast in the oven: 

  • To ensure a juicy and evenly cooked roast, let the meat reach room temperature before cooking.
  • Apply olive oil and freshly ground black pepper to the roast before cooking.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the roast in the roasting pan on a rack.
  • Bake the roast in the preheated oven for medium-rare until a thermometer inserted in the center of the meat registers 120°F. 
  • A medium-sized roast will take about four hours, but the time will vary depending on the size of the roast.
  • Cook your steakeye to a temperature that is five degrees below the desired doneness using a meat thermometer.
  • Remove the steakeye roast from the oven and cover with foil for at least 20 minutes to rest—Preheat the oven to 500°F.
  • Remove the foil and return the steakeye roast to the oven when the temperature reaches 500°F. For a nicely browned and crisp exterior, cook for 10 to 15 minutes at 375°F.
  • After transferring the roast to a cutting board, allow it to rest for 15 minutes before serving.

How to cook a ribeye in the oven without a cast-iron skillet?

Yes, you can cook a ribeye in the oven without a cast-iron skillet. Instead of a cast-iron skillet, you can use various other tools for cooking the ribeye. The cooking process will all be the same, but you will just replace the cast iron skillet. Here are its alternatives:

  1. Using a Baking Sheet: Steaks can be baked on a baking sheet in the oven without using a cast-iron skillet. P heat the oven to 400 degrees F. If you want your steak well-done, lay it out on the baking sheet and broil it for six to eight minutes per side.
  2. Using a Wire Rack: A wire rack inside a baking sheet is also another way to prepare a steak in the oven without using a cast-iron skillet. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake the steak for 6 to 8 minutes, or until it reaches the desired level of doneness, on the wire rack.
  3. Using an Oven-Safe Skillet: The third way to cook a steak in the oven is to use an oven-safe skillet or pan without a cast-iron skillet—Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cook the steak in the skillet or pan for six to eight minutes or until the desired level of doneness is reached. The primary benefit of this method is that it yields more flavor than the first two.

How to cook a bone-in ribeye in the oven?

Here is the recipe for cooking a bone-in ribeye in the oven:

  • Before cooking thawed meat, remove it from the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Ensure that the oven is preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit before cooking.
  • Use salt and pepper to season the steaks.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat two teaspoons of olive oil until almost smoking.
  • On each side, cook the steaks for 2 minutes.
  • The ideal cooking time to achieve medium-rare results is 8-10 minutes on each side.
  •  In the case of a larger or smaller steak or a higher or lower preferred doneness level, the cooking time may need to be adjusted.
  • Check the tenderness of the meat, and your steak is ready to serve.

Bottom Line

So this was all about how to cook a ribeye roast in the oven. Keep in mind to place the ribeye steak outside the fridge 30 minutes before cooking to come it to room temperature. You can use various seasonings and other adding to your steak according to your taste. 

We hope this article was helpful & informative. Please leave your valuable thoughts & suggestions in the comments below!

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