Cast Iron Ribeye Steak

Easy Cast Iron Ribeye with a Flavorful Green Sauce

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This year it’s been my mission to learn how to make the perfect steak in my cast iron pan. By golly, I’ve done it. Sink your teeth into culinary bliss with this irresistible recipe for Cast Iron Ribeye with Green Sauce. Elevating the humble ribeye steak to new heights, the accompanying green sauce, reminiscent of Argentinian chimichurri, adds a burst of freshness and zest to every savory bite.

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Easy Cast Iron Ribeye with Chimichurri inspired Green Sauce

Crafting the Vibrant Green Sauce and Perfect Steak

Unlike its chunkier counterpart, this recipe opts for a smoother texture, achieved by blending the ingredients into a velvety-rich sauce. Picture fresh flat-leaf parsley and cilantro, infused with the robust aroma of garlic, complemented by a subtle heat from red pepper flakes and a hint of earthiness from ground cumin. All harmonized with the richness of extra virgin olive oil and the tang of red wine vinegar. A squeeze of lemon adds a citrusy flourish, elevating the sauce to culinary perfection.

To achieve steakhouse-worthy perfection, meticulous attention to detail is paramount. Begin by tempering the ribeye steaks, by removing the steaks from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. This allows them to reach room temperature for optimal cooking. Employing a trusty instant-read thermometer throughout the cooking process ensures precise doneness, whether you prefer a succulent medium-rare or a decadently well-done steak.

Easy Cast Iron Ribeye with a Flavorful Green Sauce

Sizzling on the Cast Iron

The cast iron grill becomes the stage for this gastronomic masterpiece, its seasoned surface imparting a smoky depth to the steaks. A brush of olive oil not only enhances the grill marks but also prevents the steaks from sticking, while a generous seasoning of salt and pepper primes them for flavor infusion. With a symphony of sizzles, the steaks sear to perfection, developing a caramelized crust while retaining their succulent juiciness within.

As the steaks near culinary perfection, a brief interlude is required for them to rest. This crucial step allows the juices to be redistributed, ensuring each slice remains moist and tender. It’s a moment of anticipation as the tantalizing aroma of perfectly cooked ribeye fills the air, signaling the imminent delight to come.

With the stage set and anticipation building, it’s time for the grand finale. The ribeye steaks, sliced with precision, are adorned with a generous drizzle of the vibrant green sauce, infusing each mouthful with a burst of herbal freshness and tangy zest. Paired with your favorite accompaniments, perhaps my Parmesan Truffle Potatoes or roasted garlic potatoes, this culinary masterpiece is ready to be savored, delighting the palate with every exquisite bite.

Enjoy This Easy Cast Iron Ribeye with a Flavorful Green Sauce

Elevate your dining experience with the exquisite pairing of Cast Iron Ribeye with Green Sauce. Whether enjoyed as a decadent dinner for two or showcased as the centerpiece of a celebratory feast, this recipe promises to tantalize the taste buds and leave a lasting impression. Embrace the artistry of cooking as you savor the symphony of flavors in every succulent bite.

Easy Cast Iron Ribeye with a Flavorful Green Sauce

Recipe by Easy Clean RecipesCourse: Entree


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  • 2/3 c. extra virgin olive oil, divided 

  • 1/3 c. red wine vinegar 

  • 1 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1/3 c. fresh cilantro 

  • 2-3 large cloves fresh garlic, peeled

  • ¼ t. – ½ t. crushed red pepper flakes

  • ½ large organic lemon, washed and sliced*

  • 1 t. ground cumin

  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 2 ribeye steaks (approximately 16 oz.)


  • Combine ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, parsley, cilantro, garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon, and ground cumin in a high-speed blender or food processor. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Set aside.
  • Heat a cast iron grill over medium heat and brush the surface with half the remaining olive oil. Once the grill is hot, add the steaks. Brush with the remaining olive oil, and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Cook steaks over medium heat for approximately 4-5 minutes before turning. Continue cooking for another 4-8 minutes, depending on how well you’d like the steaks done. Check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer after 4 minutes to determine final cooking time.
  • Remove from heat and allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving with a drizzle of the green sauce and your choice of sides. Enjoy! 


  • *Or use 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. If using organic lemons, you can leave the rind on the lemon before processing in a high-powered blender. If not, remove the rind completely prior to using.
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