Garlic Rib-Eye Steak

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Introducing a delightful dish for your dinner table: Pan-Seared Garlic Rib-Eye Steak. This recipe promises to elevate your mealtime experience with its flavorful combination of tender steak and irresistible soy and bourbon sauce. Pair it with roasted potatoes and a fresh green salad for a satisfying and complete meal that the whole family will love.

With its simple yet sophisticated preparation, this skillet entree is perfect for busy weeknights or special occasions alike. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can achieve restaurant-quality results right in your own kitchen. The key is in the garlic-infused sear, which adds depth and richness to every bite of the juicy rib-eye steak.

But the real star of the show is the soy and bourbon sauce, which brings a perfect balance of savory and sweet flavors to the dish. Drizzle it generously over the steak before serving, and prepare for your taste buds to dance with delight.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just beginning your culinary journey, this recipe is sure to earn a permanent place in your repertoire. Impress your loved ones with this mouthwatering creation and watch as it becomes a beloved staple in your household. Get ready to savor every bite of this unforgettable Pan-Seared Garlic Rib-Eye Steak.

Serve this great steak with Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes or some tasty Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes


Garlic Rib-Eye Steak

Garlic Rib Eye Steak

Try this wonderful Pan-Seared Garlic Rib-Eye Steak! Serve with potatoes and a green salad for a complete meal. OH, that Soy and Bourbon sauce on top is to die for!!! This quick-and-easy skillet entree is definitely restaurant-quality and sure to become a staple at your house, too!


  • Author: Marvin Gapultos
  • Prep Time: :15
  • Cook Time: :10
  • Total Time: :25
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove Top


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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • One 1-inch-thick boneless rib-eye (8 to 10 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • Pinch sugar


  1. Line a small plate with paper towels.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Meanwhile, mince the garlic. Once the oil shimmers, add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute, until the garlic becomes golden brown but does not burn. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the garlic to the lined plate. Leave the skillet over medium-high heat while you season the steak on both sides with the smoked paprika and with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place the steak in the skillet and sear until nicely browned on both sides; this should take a total of 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer to a plate to rest while you make the sauce. Leave the skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Carefully add the water and soy sauce to the skillet, using a wooden spatula to dislodge any crusty bits from the pan. Cook for about 1 minute; the liquid should reduce by half. Turn off the heat.
  6. Stir in the bourbon and sugar; use a long lighter or match to ignite the sauce, then allow the flame to subside and burn out; this should take less than half a minute.
  7. Transfer the steak to a cutting board; cut into thick slices and divide between individual plates. Spoon the sauce over each portion, then sprinkle with the garlic. Serve warm.
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