Slices of a reverse sear ribeye steak on a cutting board garnished with rosemary sprigs.
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The Ultimate Reverse Sear Ribeye Steak Recipe

A reverse sear ribeye steak is a full-flavored, juicy, tender cut of meat, which you first roast in the oven and then pan-sear in a skillet on the stove. It's the ultimate steak dinner! And, the best part, the reverse sear method is easy enough even for novice cooks. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: reverse seared steak dinner, steak dinner, reverse seared ribeye
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 560kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby



  • 1 ribeye steak bone-in, 2-2.5 pounds, 2-inches thick
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3-4 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2-3 rosemary sprigs


  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of the steak.
  • Place the seasoned steak on a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Roast the ribeye until the steak has reached your desired internal temperature (105 degrees for rare, 115 degrees for medium-rare, and 125 degrees for medium). This should take approximately 2 hours. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to test doneness.
  • Carefully remove the steak from the oven. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add the oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add the steak and sear on the first side for about a minute. Add the butter, garlic cloves, and sprigs of rosemary and flip the steak over. Sear on the second side for about a minute while continuously spooning the butter over the steak.
  • Use tongs and set the steak on its side for about 30-45 seconds to sear the fat cap or spinalis.
  • Remove the steak from the pan. Using a sharp knife, remove the bone and then slice the steak. Spoon the butter mixture over the sliced steak and serve immediately.


Sharon's Expert Tips:
  • Because the ribeye has been cooked low and slow in the oven, there is no need to let the steak rest before slicing.
  • This reverse seared recipe is based on a bone-in, 2-inch thick ribeye steak or roast weighing approximately 2-2.5 lbs. Steaks which are two inches thick are the perfect thickness for reverse searing.
  • If your steak is more or less than 2-2.5 lbs, cooking times will vary.
  • I like my steak medium-rare, and my husband likes his medium. So, I compromised when cooking this steak and pulled it out of the oven when the internal temperature reached 120 degrees F.
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Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.4mg