Are you looking to cook a delicious ribeye steak in a well-done pan? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to achieve a perfectly cooked ribeye steak that is tender and full of flavor. Let’s get started!

Gather Your Ingredients

Before we begin, let’s make sure you have all the necessary ingredients:

  • 1 ribeye steak (about 1 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil (such as vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Fresh herbs (optional, for added flavor)


Preparing your ribeye steak before cooking is essential to ensure even cooking and enhance its flavors.


Step 1: Take your ribeye steak out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will allow it to cook more evenly.

Step 2: Season both sides of the steak generously with salt and pepper. You can also add any other seasonings or spices according to your preference.

Preheating the Pan

Step 3: Place your well-done pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Allow it to heat up for a few minutes until it is hot but not smoking.

Cooking the Ribeye Steak


Step 4: Add the cooking oil to the hot pan. Swirl it around to coat the bottom evenly.

Step 5: Carefully place the seasoned ribeye steak into the pan, laying it away from you to avoid any splattering oil.

Step 6: Let the steak sear for about 3-4 minutes without moving it. This will create a flavorful crust on the outside.

Flipping and Finishing

Step 7: Using tongs, flip the ribeye steak to cook the other side. Be gentle to avoid losing any juices or breaking the crust.

Step 8: Add butter and fresh herbs (if desired) to the pan.

Tilt the pan slightly and use a spoon to baste the steak with melted butter for extra flavor.

Step 9: Continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes for medium-well or well-done doneness. Adjust the cooking time according to your preference.

Serving Your Perfectly Cooked Ribeye Steak

Step 10: Once your ribeye steak has reached your desired level of doneness, remove it from the pan and let it rest for a few minutes on a cutting board. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more tender and flavorful steak.

Note: The internal temperature of a well-done ribeye steak should reach around 160°F (71°C).

Congratulations! You have successfully cooked a delicious ribeye steak in a well-done pan. Serve it with your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes, and enjoy!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through cooking a perfectly cooked ribeye steak. Experiment with different seasonings and cooking times to find your preferred level of doneness. Happy cooking!