Oven Rib Eye Steak

March 18, 2016

Author Notes: I found some rib eye steaks on sale at our local market, so I decided to try pan-searing and oven-roasting them. I thought I had gone completely crazy when I said to myself that I wasn't going to grill a rib eye. However, the final result was a very tender, moist, juicy and flavor-filled steak. So good, I would even dare say it rivaled a grilled steak. Yes, I said it. Chris Hunnicutt

Serves: 3
Prep time: 2 hrs 20 min
Cook time: 45 min


  • 3 rib eye steaks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt for initial seasoning of steaks, 1/2 tablespoon for spice mix, plus more for mushrooms, plus 1 teaspoon for cream sauce
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper, plus more for mushrooms, plus 1 teaspoon for cream sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Whole mushrooms, as many as you'd like to serve
  • Olive oil, for drizzling on mushrooms
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
In This Recipe


  1. Take the steaks out a couple of hours before cooking and sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of kosher salt on them, and wrap them in parchment paper. Place them in the fridge for about 2 hours. This will pull excess moisture from the meat.
  2. Take the steaks out of the fridge and remove paper. Pat dry. Mix all dry spices and 1/2 tablespoon salt together. Sprinkle lightly on each side of steaks (use only about half of dry mixture in total here). Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  3. While you are waiting, take some whole mushrooms, sprinkle with olive oil and place in a toaster oven for those 20 minutes. On minute 10, season with salt and pepper, just a light sprinkle.
  4. Heat your oven to 375°F and meanwhile, heat up your cast iron skillet on the stovetop, on medium-high heat. Sprinkle remaining dry seasonings on steaks evenly. Sear each side of the steaks in the skillet for 2 minutes per side. Place skillet in the oven. Let cook in oven for 2 minutes, then turn oven off. Let steaks cook another 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Take steaks out and let rest. While they are resting, take the skillet you seared the steaks in and place it over the stovetop on medium heat. Add heavy cream, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and mozzarella cheese. Stir. When all incorporated, add butter and turn heat off. Mix until butter has melted.
  6. Plate steak and place mushrooms on top, then top with cream sauce. Serve with veggies.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

Bonnie March 3, 2019
Absolutely the best I've ever had and surprisingly it came from my kitchen!
Mark Q. December 23, 2018
My wife and tried this recipe and totally love it. We use it at least 3 or 4 times a month. It is absolutely delicious. This is coming from a person who owns a smoker and was always cooking something out in it.
Rob H. April 21, 2018
I don't know how this thread is going but I just made this awsome recipe and it was incredible! I extended the oven time a couple of minutes and added a bit more cream to the sauce, its a 100.00 plate and definitely going in my book. Thank you, Rob Hall.
Author Comment
Chris H. October 10, 2017
don't w who entered it...don't belong there.
Sharon October 10, 2017
Just serious, how was this entered in a recipe contest the best recipes with sesame if there's no sesame in the recipe?