Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

I saw this recipe on the Food Network and tried to write it down as closely as I can recall. Very simple to make and quick. I therefore did some experimenting and came up with, I am sure, the same method for cooking the Rib-Eye Steaks. These are the best steaks that I have made and I have made many others. Tender, succulent and so tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit for about 30 minutes to take the chill out of the meat.
  2. Now, coat both sides generously with coarse black pepper and granulated garlic powder.
  3. Heat an iron skillet or a heavy bottomed frying pan until very hot on high heat.
  4. For each steak, sprinkle onto the skillet, 3/4 teaspoon of coarse salt and allow salt to heat up for at least 1 minute.
  5. Place the steaks on the coarse salt and cook for 3 minutes; DO NOT DISTURB at all, DO NOT LOOK or even move the steaks.
  6. Turn the steaks over and cook for an additional 3 minutes; again DO NOT DISTURB at all.
  7. The cooking time of 6 minutes gives you a medium-rare steak; DO NOT OVERCOOK.
  8. If you desire to cook it to medium, then cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute per side.
  9. Remove steaks to a plate, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes, so that all juices are absorbed by the meat.
  10. Scrape off any excess coarse pepper and salt if desired and discard.
  11. I prefer to slice the steaks on an angle about 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch thickness.
  12. Serve with freshly processed horseradish.
  13. NOTE; Make sure that the heat is on HIGH at all times during cooking the steaks.
  14. Do not use ordinary table salt.
  15. Beef Tenderloin steaks are also real great cooked in this manner. If using a steak thicker than 1 inch, add 1 extra minute per side for medium-rare.
Most Helpful

I can't believe I actualy cooked steak! My hubby told me not to try to cook them, he would put them on the grill. But he laid down to take a nap, and I did them. They turned out just perfect. He said they were, and he is picky. LOL When he woke up he thought the house was on fire, it was so smokey. He also thought it was morning, he had slept so hard. thought I had cooked steak for breakfast. The steaks were great. I will be doing them all from now on. LOL

sissy sue January 03, 2011

I loved this recipe and found that the beef was juicy and didnt taste salty at all. i used a cast iron grill pan, which meant that the steak wasnt the salt all over, yet the salt didnt melt but acted like mini lava rocks. I used rather large coarse sea salt. Thanks for the recipe.

Wild Thyme Flour July 29, 2009

My grandmother use to make steaks this way and I had forgotten about doing it this way until last night. As far as I'm concerned, this is the only way to do a rib eye. The steak was so full of flavor and so juicy. Make sure to open the doors and turn on the fans because it will fill the house with smoke, but oh so worth it. (My hood fan needed to be cleaned anyway!) My grandmother wasn't a great cook but she sure knew how to cook a steak! Thanks for posting this recipe, the memories and the great dinner! SECOND TIME: This time I fired up the gas bbq and placed my cast iron skillet on the grill. When the pan was hot, I sprinkled the salt on, waited a minute and threw the steaks on. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!! Cut into that steak and just rolled my eyes in delight. YES! It won't matter if it's pouring rain out the next time we want steak. We'll just fire up that bbq! Thank you again, Uncle Bill.

Chattes July 05, 2008