15 Impressive Rib-Eye Steak Recipes

Bone-In Rib Eye Steaks with Grilled Onion Jam
Photo: © John Kernick

Rich rib-eye steak lends itself to all kinds of delicious recipes. You can enjoy it in beef tartare (better yet, served with smoked oyster aioli), grill it until it's medium-rare and pair it with sweet gorgonzola butter, and pull off steakhouse-style rib-eyes with the help of salt and time. Rib-eye is also one of the stars in this steak-and-shrimp hot pot recipe, and it pairs beautifully with celery on the grill, too. Read on for those recipes, and many more ways to prepare rib-eye steak.

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Steakhouse-Style Rib Eyes

Rich cuts of meat, like a bone-in rib eye, benefit from a dry brine and air dry, which concentrates its flavor. Seasoning ahead of time increases iron-y notes in prime-graded cuts of meat and breaks down the connective tissue, resulting in an especially juicy steak.

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Rib-Eye and Radishes in Bagna Cauda Butter


The trick to this amazingly delicious steak by Kay Chun is basting it with garlicky anchovy butter while it roasts.

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Butter-Basted Rib-Eye Steaks

Butter-Basted Rib Eye Steaks

Rib-eye steak can seem intimidating to cook, but this dish couldn't be more simple. Based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse, this method has essentially two parts: seasoning the meat well and letting it stand at room temperature for at least half an hour, and then cooking the steaks in a hot cast-iron skillet. Halfway through cooking, these bone-in rib-eyes are basted with a mixture of butter, thyme, and garlic that's already in the skillet, so they're crusty outside and richly flavored.

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Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Apple-Radish Vinaigrette

Grilled Rib Eye Steaks with Apple-Radish Vinaigrette
© Eva Kolenko

A little Champagne vinegar in the dressing adds punchy flavor to these super easy steaks by F&W's Justin Chapple.

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Shabu Shabu
Con Poulos

For this shabu-shabu, you'll quickly cook fresh vegetables and paper-thin rib-eye in hot and flavorful kombu broth right at the table. To get your rib-eyes super thin, freeze them whole until very firm, about 30 minutes, and slice.

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Steak Au Poivre with Red Wine Pan Sauce

Steak au Poivre with Red Wine Pan Sauce
Justin Walker

Red wine pan sauce is an amalgamation of fond (those browned bits left in the pan after searing meat), shallots, broth, good-quality red wine, and a few pats of butter to bind it all together and thicken it to a syrupy consistency. A perfect interplay of acid from the wine and sumptuous fat, the sauce is an ideal accompaniment to a peppercorn-crusted rib-eye steak. The well-marbled cut stays more tender than New York strip, and its rich, beefy flavor infuses the pan sauce. Trim the steak of large pieces of fat and tie it into a round for even cooking.

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Bulgogi-Style Pepper Steak Sandwiches

Bulgogi-Style Pepper Steak Sandwiches
Con Poulos

These fast hoagies from Kay Chun are based on Korean bulgogi — grilled marinated beef. Chun tosses steak, peppers, and onions in a tasty mix of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger before grilling.

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Steak Tartare with Smoked Oyster Aioli

Steak Tartare
Greg DuPree

To make this steak tartare, you'll need both flatiron steak and boneless rib-eye. Freeze the beef until it's just firm (about 15 minutes) before you dice.

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Beef-and-Celery Yakitori

Beef-and-Celery Yakitori
© Con Poulos

The surprise in this dish is celery, which is actually perfect for skewering and grilling. It becomes deliciously crisp and tender, making it the ideal partner for rich and fatty rib-eye steaks.

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Steak Burgers with au Poivre Special Sauce

Steak Burger with au Poivre Special Sauce
Victor Protasio

These burgers are made with a mix of boneless beef chuck and boneless rib-eye steak. Homemade au poivre special sauce, flavored with briny green peppercorns and cornichons, cognac, chives, lemon juice, shallot, and salt adds the finishing touch.

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Double-Cut Rib-Eye with Sweet Gorgonzola Butter

Double Cut Rib Eye with Sweet Gorgonzola Butter
Victor Protasio

To celebrate summer, 2002 BNC Suzanne Tracht says, "this juicy, sweet combo of Gorgonzola and beef alongside fresh heirloom tomatoes is how I kick off the outdoor months." A two-rib prime rib-eye mini-roast makes it easy to light up the grill.

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Grilled Wagyu Rib-Eye with Roasted Fig Miso

Grilled Wagyu Rib Eye
Eva Kolenko

Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama give tender, marbled grilled Wagyu a hit of savory, lightly sweet flavor from the roasted fig miso sauce. Use leftover sauce to slather on ribs before grilling. If fresh figs are not available, use frozen figs rather than dried. Just make sure to thaw them beforehand for the best texture.

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Steak-and-Shrimp Hot Pot

Steak and Shrimp Hot Pot Broth Recipe
Justin Walker

Cooking tender rib-eye, fresh mushrooms, and sweet shrimp tableside makes for an interactive meal. The broth, already seasoned and spiced with fresh aromatics, oils, and sauces, deepens in flavor as you cook the vegetables; meats; and, eventually, noodles throughout the night.

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Rib-Eye Aguachile

Jen Causey

"We're simply saucing a seared piece of well-marbled rib-eye (still raw in the center) with a cold, spicy broth for a refreshing, hearty dish that demands a cold cerveza," Marcela Valladolid writes of her recipe for rib-eye aguachile.

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Prakas' Rib-Eye

Prakas' Rib Eye
Aubrie Pick

Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano adds an unexpected hit of nutty, sweet flavor to rib-eye steaks marinated in Thai seasoning sauce, white pepper, and soy sauce in this Night + Market recipe by Kris Yenbamroong, who named the dish for his father, Prakas. Quickly searing the steaks allows them to develop a dark, flavorful crust before resting, slicing, and finishing them in the pan sauce, where they absorb even more flavor and cook to a perfect medium-rare.

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