The Perfect Ribeye Steak + A Le Creuset Giveaway!

The Perfect Ribeye Steak is only way I’ll ever cook a steak. You end up with a buttery, juicy, oh-so tender steak that will make just about anyone fall in love with you.

The Perfect Ribeye Steak + A Le Creuset Giveaway! |

Yep, you read that right! I’m bringing you the perfect steak today, along with a special giveaway, and NO this is no April Fool’s Day joke.

I’m pretty sure that would get me tons of hate mail if I pulled that trick on you all…

The Perfect Ribeye Steak + A Le Creuset Giveaway! |

I have to tell you, I’ve never been the best at cooking steak. I never got that melt-in-your-mouth flavor out of steaks like the ones I would taste in restaurants. I mean, I practically lived in steakhouses with my last job and those steaks were so damn good. I would have given anything to replicate the deliciousness at home.

The Perfect Ribeye Steak + A Le Creuset Giveaway! |

I decided since I’m approaching the big 3-0 this year, it was about time for me to really master the perfect steak. After a ton of research and watching about every YouTube video on the planet about cooking steaks, I finally found the right combination of all the advice.

The result? This luscious steak that is so flavorful and tender, you will melt right into your chair with every bite. Pair these steaks with some asparagus and a bold red wine – holy crap, people. It’s heaven.

The Perfect Ribeye Steak + A Le Creuset Giveaway! |

There is one secret to the perfect steak that you have to know first…. It’s a cast iron skillet. Not just any cast iron skillet, but this Le Creuset cast iron skillet. It’s unreal how quickly this skillet will cook the steak, but also how hot it gets. Over medium heat in about 5 minutes, the pan was screaming hot and it never lost that heat while I was cooking the steaks.

My grandma had about 10 cast iron skillets in her possession at one time and our family always used them. The only downside to the whole cast iron situation was the clean up and seasoning of the pans. UGH it took forever. Plus I always got shortening everywhere. I don’t know what they’ve done to cast iron skillets in the past decade, but this Le Creuset cast iron skillet requires zero seasoning. It seasons while you cook and you just clean it off. Boom. Done.

The Perfect Ribeye Steak + A Le Creuset Giveaway! |

My mind was blown. 

All I can say is that with this pan and these steaks in your possession, you’re going to make someone fall in love with you. I’m still working on finding the guy that I’ll use this magic on, but when I do, I guarantee this’ll seal the deal for me.

Don’t forget to check out the giveaway below the recipe!

Disclosure: I received free product from Le Creuset as part of this giveaway and post. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cake ‘n Knife!

The Perfect Ribeye Steak

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:5 minutes

Total Time:10 minutes + time to rest

The only way I'll ever cook a steak - perfectly.


  • 2 good quality ribeye steaks, rested at room temp for 20 minutes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 5 Tbsp good quality butter
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in half


  1. Heat your cast iron pan over medium heat for 5 minutes (be sure to turn the fan on at this point, it’ll help!).
  2. While the cast iron is heating up, season steaks on both sides evenly with salt and pepper. Once the pan is hot, add the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan. Lay the steak in the pan (always away from you!).
  3. Cook the steaks for 30 seconds and then flip and cook an additional 30 seconds. At this point, turn the steaks on their sides with the fat cap down in the pan. Render the fat for 30 seconds and then return to their original position in the pan.
  4. Add the butter, rosemary and garlic to the pan. As the butter melts, baste the steaks using a spoon. As you cook the steaks, you’ll want to turn them every minute until they reach your desired temperature so they color evenly on both sides.
  5. When you’re at your desired temperature, brush the tops with one of the cloves of garlic and remove to a cutting board to rest. Rest the steaks for at least 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
TIP: To know the doneness, this is the guide I tend to follow. For rare, touch your thumb to your index finger in the “OK” sign. Press the part of our palm right beneath your thumb with your other hand. That’s the feel for rare. Touch your thumb to your other fingers one at a time to work up the doneness scale - middle finger for medium-rare, ring finger for medium and pinky for well-done.

The Perfect Ribeye Steak + A Le Creuset Giveaway! |

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91 Responses to “The Perfect Ribeye Steak + A Le Creuset Giveaway!”

  1. Keri Justice — April 1, 2016 at 7:09 am (#)

    I am making steaks first thing in this cast iron if I win! I’ve never had steak in a cast iron skillet before and my mouth is watering looking at your amazing photos. Also my birthday is in May. Perfect birthday and Mother’s Day present for myself!! Thanks for the chance. Happy April fools day!

  2. Karen Giasson — April 1, 2016 at 7:16 am (#)

    I would make a taco biscuit melt. These pans are great for layering foods.

  3. elizabeth miller — April 1, 2016 at 7:25 am (#)

    I am sure my daughter would have me making breakfast first. She loves breakfast anytime of the day consisting of pancakes and eggs. This pan would be perfect for her pancakes.

  4. william gossage — April 1, 2016 at 7:41 am (#)

    I would cook a steak and onions

  5. Rust — April 1, 2016 at 7:55 am (#)

    You know it! I have to try your steak technique first!

  6. Jen — April 1, 2016 at 8:07 am (#)

    I’d make a big, huge batch of crispy hashbrowns!

  7. Erin Ellis — April 1, 2016 at 8:16 am (#)

    I would make these steaks for sure!  They look fabulous! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  8. Karin Carlson — April 1, 2016 at 8:17 am (#)

    Now I want that for breakfast! I cook with the cast iron pan that my grandmother used and handed down to my mother. Someday I will hand it down to my daughter

  9. Bob from Long Island — April 1, 2016 at 8:29 am (#)

    I have to make this Ribeye recipe with my new pan. AWESOME! Garlic, rosemary AND butter? Come on! Cannot wait!

  10. Nicole Vosburgh — April 1, 2016 at 8:46 am (#)

    I would love to make pancakes in this gorgeous pan!

  11. stacey bradford — April 1, 2016 at 8:54 am (#)

    This steak recipe and pictures makes my tummy growl! 

  12. Janel — April 1, 2016 at 9:30 am (#)

    I’d definitely have to try making the steaks first!

  13. Whitney Nelson — April 1, 2016 at 10:21 am (#)

    Cornbread or steaks. I love a good steak seared and oven finished!

  14. Yolanda Dempsey — April 1, 2016 at 10:34 am (#)

    I would make my mom’s crispy fried chicken, after I made that I would use your recipe to make a nice big steak.

  15. Kathryn Mader — April 1, 2016 at 10:38 am (#)

    Well these steaks would be a great way to break in the LeC cast iron skillet.  I’ve always wanted one!  Thanks for a great recipe.

  16. tammy shelton — April 1, 2016 at 10:45 am (#)

    I think I’ll do eggs & bacon for breakfast first.

  17. Liz S. — April 1, 2016 at 10:49 am (#)

    In my cast iron skillet, I would make these steaks with spinach and caramelized onions.

  18. Denise E. — April 1, 2016 at 10:59 am (#)

    I found a recipe on Pinterest for upside-down roast chicken in a cast iron pan! I actually tried it with the old, worn cast iron pan I own. It turned out beautifully! So I would definitely roast a chicken in the new pan!

  19. Lori Williams — April 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm (#)

    I would LOVE to make steak for my husband and these Ribeye’s look awesome!  He loves steak but I have never been able to make them without them becoming tough.  So if I win, this will be the first thing I try!!  Thank you!

  20. Laura Royal — April 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm (#)

    I would make herb marinated rack of lamb.

  21. Betty Butler — April 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm (#)

    Thank you for all the helpful tips, I myself have never been able to cook a good steak either but will try your tips!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  22. Steve Weber — April 1, 2016 at 2:37 pm (#)

    I would make steak and eggs first in this cast iron skillet.

  23. Michael Braley — April 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm (#)

    Bacon first, followed by eggs. Bacon seasons a pan nicely.

  24. Liz — April 1, 2016 at 4:07 pm (#)

    If I had this pan in my life, I’d be making fajitas first!  Probably also second, third, and fourth 🙂

  25. Jodi Hunter — April 1, 2016 at 4:14 pm (#)

    Cornbread for sure, it is going to be delicious. 

  26. Will G — April 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm (#)


  27. Heather E. — April 1, 2016 at 7:32 pm (#)

    I would definitely make a nice, hearty breakfast skillet!

  28. Holly — April 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm (#)

    I’d try cornbread 🙂

  29. Linda Szymoniak — April 1, 2016 at 10:29 pm (#)

    Not only have I been wanting a cast iron skillet (I have dozens and dozens of recipes I want to try to cook it one), but I love that this one is BLUE, since that is the color scheme of my kitchen.  Oh, and tomorrow (today in EST) is my birthday, so I’d love this as a birthday gift.  As for what I would cook first?  I’m addicted to ribeye steaks and the ones you cooked for this post have me craving one.  That would be what I’d make first. 

  30. Ali celestino — April 1, 2016 at 10:41 pm (#)

    A well done steak!! with some A1 sauce on the side.

  31. Thomas Murphy — April 2, 2016 at 12:02 am (#)

    I would cook a steak.

  32. Jeanna Massman — April 2, 2016 at 12:36 am (#)

    I would make fried potatoes with bacon.

  33. Cindy A. — April 2, 2016 at 6:28 am (#)

    I would make a ham and cheese omelet first thing. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway! 

  34. Rebecca — April 2, 2016 at 6:41 am (#)

    I’ve always wanted to make some classic cast iron skillet cornbread, but I know my husband would want me to make these steaks first! 🙂

  35. Danyelle H — April 2, 2016 at 7:31 am (#)

    I’d make this ribeye! I’ve been craving steak lately (thanks pregnancy cravings) and this looks AMAZING!

  36. Carrah — April 2, 2016 at 7:44 am (#)

    Oh mannn, I’d love to try this steak in a cast iron!

  37. Maria — April 2, 2016 at 8:40 am (#)

    Definitely a round of bacon and eggs for breakfast, and then I’d try this ribeye recipe for dinner!

  38. Rachel — April 2, 2016 at 10:06 am (#)

    I would make steak for my husband. 

  39. Tina W — April 2, 2016 at 11:43 am (#)

    I do love a good ribeye, but I think I would make some nice seared scallops to go with it, surf and turf style!

  40. Holly Thomas — April 2, 2016 at 12:03 pm (#)

    I would make hash and eggs.

  41. Raina DelRio — April 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm (#)

    I would probably make some bacon or steaks

  42. Cindy H — April 2, 2016 at 4:09 pm (#)

    For sure I would have to try the steaks!

  43. Sara English — April 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm (#)

    That skillet is amazing and so is that steak!

  44. Samantha — April 2, 2016 at 5:16 pm (#)

    Those steak’s look amazing, I couldn’t resist making them first. They are perfect in every way!

  45. Susan Christy — April 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm (#)

    I’d probably make a skillet cake even though I do love a good steak!

  46. Carrie C — April 3, 2016 at 7:12 am (#)

    I’d make this very steak recipe-it looks like the bomb!

  47. Brenda Haines — April 3, 2016 at 12:28 pm (#)

    What to make first.. How about Pork chops with apples and onions? Yes, that sounds amazing right now!

  48. Billy Lilley — April 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm (#)

    I would make steak fajitas.

  49. Heather — April 3, 2016 at 9:23 pm (#)

    skillet cornbread – one of my favorites!

  50. Noreen — April 4, 2016 at 12:48 am (#)

    Scrambled eggs, they always taste better cooked on cast iron

  51. shobelyn dayrit — April 4, 2016 at 8:22 am (#)

    I would love this steak cook in that Le Creuset.

  52. Taylor Closet — April 4, 2016 at 11:24 am (#)

    I would make t-bone steaks.

  53. Valerie — April 4, 2016 at 1:32 pm (#)

    I would make these steaks for sure!

  54. alicia — April 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm (#)

    a nice steak with butter!

  55. Jillian Too — April 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm (#)

    I would definitely use it to cook steak but I’d also love to use it for Upside-Down Caramelized Apple Cake.

  56. Lynette Cruz — April 4, 2016 at 2:11 pm (#)

    I have been dying to have a Le Creuset anything really!! lol…BUt with this it would have to be cornbread,at some point bacon of course and those steaks don’t look to bad either!

  57. Phyllis Jaco — April 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm (#)

    I love this skillet, please rafflecopter choose me

  58. Sarah — April 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm (#)

    Steak or brownies

  59. Janeen T. — April 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm (#)

    I would make paprika chicken and spinach.

  60. Hannah — April 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm (#)

    The first think I would make are those delicious steaks!! They look amazing!!!!

  61. Karen — April 4, 2016 at 4:21 pm (#)

    I would love to make a number of breakfast dishes: scrambled eggs, crepes, pancakes and more!

  62. Amy williams — April 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm (#)

    steaks for sure

  63. Karen D — April 5, 2016 at 6:48 am (#)

    I’d make a batch of red flannel hash

  64. Michele Cupp — April 5, 2016 at 8:13 am (#)

    I would make fried potatoes and onions or maybe  an omelet.

  65. Min K — April 5, 2016 at 10:07 am (#)

    probably scrambled eggs, with add-ins

  66. Rebecca Hernandez — April 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm (#)

    I want to say that I would sear steak or chicken in this pan, but in reality I would probably end up giving it to my daughter when she graduates from college in May with a degree in culinary!

  67. roz b — April 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm (#)

    I’d make Potstickers

  68. Taj — April 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm (#)

    I’d definitely try making these steaks as my first recipe. I haven’t made too many steaks, but this one looks easy and absolutely delicious!!

  69. David — April 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm (#)

    Home made tortillas come out better if you cook them in a cast iron skillet, so I would use it for that first.

  70. Queenie Sun — April 5, 2016 at 9:42 pm (#)

    pork-steak or lamb!

  71. Ashley C — April 6, 2016 at 6:35 am (#)

    I’d make deer steak!


  72. Barrie — April 6, 2016 at 7:11 am (#)

    I’ve never made steaks in a pan…always on the grill…but these steaks look moist! My first meal in the pans would be the steak recipe you provided!

  73. karen — April 6, 2016 at 8:15 am (#)

    I think I’d make a skillet brownie

  74. Carolsue — April 6, 2016 at 5:08 pm (#)

    I would make chicken Fajitas

  75. LeAnn Voyer — April 6, 2016 at 5:33 pm (#)

    I would most likely make steaks!  We love New York strip done in cast iron the best!!

  76. Tracie Cooper — April 6, 2016 at 8:04 pm (#)

    I would love to make paella for my hubby!  It’s one of his favorites!

  77. Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog — April 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm (#)

    I’d definitely make some pan roasted chicken!

  78. Deb C — April 7, 2016 at 10:17 pm (#)

    After reading your instructions for a perfect ribeye, I would definitely cook them in the Le Creuset skillet.  Ribeye is my absolute favorite cut of steak.  I also love cast iron cookware but not the cleaning/seasoning as you describe.  The beautiful blue color would be a big plus too.  In addition to the ribeyes, I would also cook thick cut pork chops, chicken breast filets and other delicious foods in the skillet.  You can find a good use for good cast iron cookware EVERY day.

  79. Melissa R — April 8, 2016 at 11:58 am (#)

    I would definitely love to make these steaks! They look so good. 

  80. Holly Guerrio — April 8, 2016 at 12:24 pm (#)

    I would make pancakes.

  81. Amy Hall — April 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm (#)

    shredded potatoes, heavy on the oil, to start the seasoning process. 

  82. shaunie — April 8, 2016 at 7:43 pm (#)

    I would have to say pork chops

  83. Julie Murphy — April 9, 2016 at 5:37 am (#)

    I would make fried potatoes

  84. Amy L — April 9, 2016 at 8:07 pm (#)

    I’d make pork chops with mustard sauce.

  85. Jessica Teng — April 10, 2016 at 4:00 am (#)

    I would make steak and roasted potatoes.

  86. Annamarie V — April 11, 2016 at 4:56 pm (#)

    I would make my husband some bacon and eggs in the skillet.  

  87. Cheryl Larimer — April 12, 2016 at 5:13 pm (#)

    I always make our steaks on the grill so I would follow your lead and make it in this pan. The pictures make it look so delicious and recipe is easy to follow.

  88. Ashley Keinath — April 13, 2016 at 7:10 am (#)

    I would make steaks and some veggies!!!! This looks awesome

  89. Diana Salinas — April 13, 2016 at 10:48 am (#)

    I would fry some catfish.

  90. Kathryn Mcneal — April 14, 2016 at 2:09 pm (#)

    I think that pan frying crappie in bread crumbs would be a great thing to make in cast iron.

  91. Bruce — April 14, 2016 at 6:53 pm (#)

    I would make french toast first

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