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Reverse-Sear Steak

There are many, many ways to cook a steak, and each person likes theirs juuuuust a tad differently. But did you know you can reverse-sear a steak? Yup, that’s a thing. Seasoned with some fresh rosemary and thyme and slathered generously with butter, this reverse-sear steak method might change the way you cook your steak for good. Give it a try now.

Tasty Team
January 12, 2021
98% would make again
Reverse-Sear Steak


for 2 servings

  • 1 2-inch-thick rib eye steak, preferably USDA prime
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 525
  • Fat 48g
  • Carbs 2g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 21g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F(95°C).
  2. Pat the steak dry with a paper towel, then generously season on all sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the steak on a wire rack set on top of a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches about 125°F/50˚C for medium-rare. Adjust the bake time if you like your steak more rare or well-done.
  4. Heat the canola oil in a pan over high heat until smoking. Do not use olive oil, as its smoke point is significantly lower than that of canola oil and it will smoke before reaching the desired cooking temperature.
  5. Sear the steak for 1 minute on one side, then flip.
  6. Add the butter, garlic, rosemary, and thyme and swirl around the pan. Transfer the garlic and herbs on top of the steak and baste the steak with the butter using a large spoon.
  7. Baste for about 1 minute, then flip the steak with tongs and baste the other side for about 15 seconds.
  8. Turn the steak on its side to render off any excess fat.
  9. Enjoy!
  10. Don't just wing it -- plan it! Use our meal planner tool in the Tasty app. Download here.
Reverse-Sear Steak