Garlic Thyme Ribeye



Are you craving steak? Love the taste, but dislike the high cost. My Garlic Thyme Ribeye will show you how to make a restaurant worthy steak at home for a fraction of the cost.

Meat Selection

My Garlic Thyme Ribeye recipe uses beef ribeye. There are several reasons:

  • It is a great mid range cut of meat
  • One ribeye from behind the butcher counter can feed several people, or make enough to meal prep throughout the week.
  • It has great flavoring and is a good cut if you are attempting your first steak.
cooked ribeye with garnished with msuhrooms
Cooked Ribeye

Herbs and Spices

The herbs and spices for this Garlic Thyme Ribeye provide a flavorful crust. They are all kitchen staples you are likely to have in your spice drawer such as salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme. If you have fresh thyme on hand feel free to use it, but bottle thyme will also work wonderfully.

This is a one pan recipe so clean up is minimal.


  • Add mushrooms to the pan before placing in the oven
  • Sauté green peppers and onions in butter for a fancy topper


Any leftovers can be enjoyed for up to two days. Using an air fryer or stove top is the preferred way to reheat your ribeye. You can also use the microwave on low. You may end up losing a bit of the pink line in the middle of your steak when reheating. Personally, I enjoy having a bit of left over ribeye with my morning eggs. It would also go well in wraps or on a salad for lunch.


If you are looking for budget friendly sides you may want to look to rice, potatoes, or in season vegetable’s from your famers market. Candied carrots or steamed broccoli are great choices year round. If you you have room to splurge look for asparagus, freshly baked loaf of bread with herb butters or twice baked potatoes. A good bottle of Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon will also go great!

Iron Skillet Garlic Thyme Steak

The fresh spices, herbs and a generous dab of butter combine to create a classic and romantic meal.
Prep Time5 minutes
Active Time1 day 15 minutes
Rest Time5 minutes
Total Time1 day 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, celebration meals, garlic, iron skillet, onions, romantic meals, steak, thyme
Yield: 1 steak
Author: heylittleshorty
Cost: $$


  • 1 iron skillet well seasoned
  • 1 chef knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 tongs
  • measuring spoons


  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 springs thyme
  • 1/4 cup white onion cut into circles
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 steak
  • 1 lid for skillet


  • Place your iron skillet on the burner and pre-heat your range to medium-high heat
  • Season both sides of your steak with garlic salt and pepper.
  • When you pan is hot add butter and thyme. It will start to sizzle.
  • Place your steak in the pan and cook for 6 minutes. Spoon any butter drippings over the top of the steak.
  • Flip your steak over and add the onions on top. Place the lid on your skillet and cook for an additional 6 minutes.
  • Remove the steak from the pan and place on a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Take skillet off of direct heat and keep onions warm.
  • Plate your steak and add your onions on top.

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