Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect steak? Sometimes it’s hard to make sure that your steak comes out consistent every time. I am here to share my tips on getting that perfect steak cooked in the oven on low and slow, YES, low and slow. I’ll teach you how I cook the perfect rib eye steak in the oven with compound butter, chimichuri sauce and roasted tomatoes.
This is going to be so easy. First you season it well with good sea salt, add fresh herbs and garlic, put it in the oven and forget about it for 45 minutes. Let it rest for 15 minutes and then sear on both sides. What do you get? Perfectly cooked steak that is both juicy and flavorful. No need for a cold steak ever again. Use it as a main dish, for tacos, a salad or a bowl with all sort of goodies. I served mine with my Savory Compound Butter, Roasted whole tomatoes and my delicious chimichurri sauce.
Steak is one of those things that everyone has a way of cooking it their own way. And I’m not saying I’m an expert on steak, but every time I’ve made this steak, everyone loves it. Can’t beat the eyes closed, no talking and pure enjoyment of satisfaction when they eat it. Want to give that to your dinner guests? I know I always do. This recipe is best made with ribeye, but I have tried it with a few others cuts and still prefer ribeye. The fat parts of this steak provide a flavor you can’t get with a less fat steak, in my opinion.
I was on a recent trip to Cincinnati to visit Kroger, who is one of my clients I work with. You guys know how much I LOVE their brand and love working with them. My local store in Portland is Fred Meyer and you can find me there pretty much daily. Because I am one of those people who loves to grocery shop and enjoys my alone time at the store, if you’re a parent, especially a mom, you know where I’m coming from.
16 bloggers from around the country attended to learn, eat, make and get a first look at the new products that Kroger will be carrying this year. Some good stuff is coming to a Kroger store near you. I can’t wait.
This time I got to shop using Clicklist and order all the items I needed to create my dish for the cooking competition that was about to commence during my trip. Since we didn’t have to go shopping. All the ingredients arrived right before we started cooking, it was great to have that option available for times when you don’t have time to run to the store.
Here is the list of ingredients I ordered using Click List:
Private Selection Angus Beef Boneless Ribeye Steak
Private Selection Campari Tomatoes
Simple Truth Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Private Selection Sea Salt Grinder
Simple Truth Organic Fresh Thyme
Simple Truth Organic Chives
Tillamook Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
The presentation on Zero Waste Zero Hunger, was such an informative view on how food gets recycled and made into something delicious and nutritious. Something I love practicing at home myself. Learning to use what I have in my fridge, freezer and pantry to create a meal and not waste food. A great way of being creative with your food. Don’t you think?
Here are a few things that I learned about what Koger is trying to accomplish : “Since launching Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative last September, we’ve taken big steps to advance our plan to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025,” said Jessica Adelman, Kroger’s group vice president of corporate affairs. “Through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Food Rescue program and charitable giving to end hunger company-wide, we provided 325 million meals in 2017 for food-insecure families across America.”
Kroger directed a total of $181 million in food and funds to end hunger in local communities and rescued 91.2 million pounds of safe nutritious food that could no longer be sold from its retail stores, or shipped from its distribution centers and manufacturing plants, for Feeding America® food banks last year alone. Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Food Rescue program started 10 years ago as its Perishable Donation Partnership.”
Isn’t that great? I love that I get to help support that and work with a company that cares about the people and feeds the ones in need.
After the presentation, we got to do a cooking challenge with all the bloggers. Each person was to make a recipe that represented their blog. I chose to make a main dish with my steak with compound butter and oven baked tomatoes. Because, I love this steak and I knew that I could make 12 steaks in an hour and half and it would feed about 5o people, it was a winner in my book.
This is definitely a perfect recipe for any size group you are hosting.
I’ll admit – I used to not be a fan of cooking steak. I’ve never been happy with how it came out when I cooked it. It’s was either over cooked or just not good. Until a few years back, I tried cooking the perfect rib eye steak cooked in the oven on a cooling rack, baked it on ow and slow and then rest it. To finish it off, you can either pan sear on both sides or grill when you are ready to eat. So easy and it comes out so deliciously good, you’ll become an expert at it too!
For a perfect steak of any kind, you really need to start with a good quality, high-grade cut of beef. For a perfect ribeye steak, you need a good rib eye – and try to select a thick steak (at least 1-1½ inches thick). Look for marbling (veins of fat that are weaved throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender cooked steak) and try to avoid cuts that have large pieces of outside fat or gristle running through it. Don’t be shy to ask your butcher – even at your local supermarket – for exactly the cut of beef you need! They are there to help.
Let’s get cooking good looking.
I hope you give this delicious steak a try and let the taste buds bring you to a different level. This dish is a winner in my book. Add it to yours and show it a thumbs up. Happy cooking friends!
Also, try my Sweet & Savory Compound butters recipe to add that kick of flavor.
Learn how to make the perfect rib eye steak cooked in the oven with compound butter and roasted tomatoes.
- 2 1" - 1/2" thick boneless rib eye steak
- 12 sprigs thyme, 3 per side
- 8 large cloves fresh garlic, peeled and smashed
- generous amount of sea salt
- 1/2 cup chimichurri sauce
- 1 lb campari tomatoes
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 275°F. Season the steak with salt, smashed peeled garlic and a few sprigs of thyme per side. Lay the steak on a cooling rack that is on a cookie sheet. Bake in the oven in the middle rack for 45 minutes.
Take the steak out and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Heat a cast iron skillet or grill to high heat to get a nice sear on each side. Sear the steak for 3-7 minutes on each side, depending on how well you like your steak. I like to do it for 3 minutes on each side to render the fat a bit and get a nice sear. Add in the compound butter slices (recipe can be found here) and let it sit for a minute covered to let the butter melt.
When you are ready to serve, slice the steak at a diagonal on a cutting board into desired thickness or leave it uncut. Drizzle with my fresh chimichurri sauce and add in the roasted tomatoes.
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Add tomatoes to a baking dish or cast iron skillet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt.
Bake for 25-35 minutes or until all tomatoes have burst out of their skins.
Let cool for about 5 minutes before eating.
TIP FOR STEAK :
- When you get the steak home, remove it from the package and place it in your refrigerator, uncovered, on a plate lined with a few paper towels until you are ready to prepare it. This will help remove any excess moisture and will also help intensify the flavor of your steak.
- Then it's time to prep the steak for some lovin in the oven. Crush some garlic and get a few sprigs of fresh thyme ready for your steak. Season it well with good sea salt on both sides. Add in the crushed and peeled garlic and a few sprigs of thyme, flip and repeat. Lay out on a cooling rack with the cookie sheet underneath. Let it sit on the counter while the oven heats up. Add ot the oven and bake
Thank you for supporting the brands that I enjoy working with. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.
Here are some other ways to add roasted tomatoes using recipes on my blog :
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