It smelled like summertime in my apartment last week, and not because of the weather. I broiled Rib Eye steaks in the oven! Yes, that’s right, there was no grill involved; it was my first time cooking a steak recipe, other than our celebrated Flank Steak recipe of Mom’s, indoors.
We’re still in awe at how easy it was to make and I’m not quite sure why it took me so long (my entire life) to get up the courage to venture off the grill and into the oven for some steak. With just some Worcestershire Sauce, garlic butter, herbs and brown sugar, you’ll be able to transform a raw piece of red meat to a deliciously sweet piece of steak.
Once it’s cooked to your liking, I simply sliced the steak in small pieces and served it alongside a tangy green salad. Name your side this beef tastes terrific with anything. Thumbs up all around.
You must try it for yourself but make sure not to leave out the brown sugar. It helps the beef to brown but also adds a nice subtle hint of sweetness.
Rib Eye Steak with Garlic Butter
adapted from Just a Pinch
- 4 boneless rib eye steaks (1-1.5 lbs)
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar after turning
- tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 clove fresh garlic minced
Cover broiler pan inside with foil. Cover top with foil, punch in the holes for drainage. Spray with kitchen spray. Use top rack a few inches from the flame. Use the high broil setting.
Marinate the steaks in Worcestershire sauce in a ziplock bag for about 10 minutes. Then pat the steaks dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Place the steaks on the prepared broiler pan.
Make the garlic herb butter by combining the softened unsalted butter, thyme, parsley and garlic, set aside at room temperature.
Don’t omit the brown sugar in step #5 as it helps in browning the steak, and no, it doesn’t make the steak taste sweet.
Broil steaks until beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Turn the steaks over, sprinkle them with the brown sugar and broil until it is done to your liking. 5 minutes for rare and 12 minutes for well done. If you like rare beef, transfer the steak to a platter. If you like well-done beef, leave the steak on the broiler pan but remove it from the oven.