Pan Seared Garlic Rib Eye Steak

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword steak
Servings 2
Author Wendie


  • 2- rib eye steaks 1 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion (cut into thin rings)


  1. Bring rib eye steaks to room temperature. Generously salt and pepper both sides.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium high heat, (I use cast iron skillet) add 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add sliced onions. Reduce heat to medium low and cook 15-20 minutes stirring every minute, to prevent any burning.  Remove and set aside.

  3. Crank up the skillet to high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Just when pan begins to smoke add in steaks. Cook 4-5 minutes then flip.

  4. Add in the final 2 tablespoons of butter and allow it to foam. Add in garlic and baste the steaks with the melted butter.

  5. Baste constantly will cooking for another 3-4 minutes for medium rare or until done to your preference.

  6. Serve and spoon pan sauce and onions over steak.