This post is sponsored by Ohio Beef Council, although all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Give your ribeye steak a creamy asparagus and tomato sauce with mushrooms that will add delicious flavor to your steak dinner. Sear the ribeye steak to perfection while adding garlic cloves and fresh rosemary. This steak recipe is best served with mashed potatoes or by itself!
We have Easter coming up in a couple of weeks and this is one holiday that is always stressful for me when it comes to creating a delicious dinner menu. For the other big holidays throughout the year, I feel that the menu is already predetermined. For Thanksgiving, there is your typical turkey, cranberry sauce, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Collard Greens, and Candied Yams. For Christmas, I typically make my Garlic and Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib with mashed potatoes and green beans. I know for Easter a delicious Baked Ham or Lamb Chops are the staples, but my husband doesn’t eat pork, so we typically try another protein as the main dish.
This is always a struggle, until this year.
I figured this year I would go the beef route. I wouldn’t make Prime Rib or Braised Short Ribs, but I will try something new with spring vegetables. Once I determined the criteria, it was easy to make this Pan Seared Rib Eye Steak with Creamy Asparagus and Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms.
Benefits of Beef
Once I considered the benefits of beef, it was easy to make the choice. Here are some of those benefits:
- Adding 3 oz. of beef to a meal can provide up to 25 grams, which is half of your Daily Value protein for under 20 calories.
- Adding beef to your diet can help your feel fuller longer, curb cravings, maintain muscle during weight loss, and maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and blood sugar.
- Studies also show that beef can help maintain a good immune system and a healthy body.
When considering these facts, it was easy to make the choice to create a ribeye steak recipe for Easter this year.
The Creamy Asparagus and Tomato Sauce
There is nothing more delicious to me than a creamy asparagus sauce to go on top of the Pan Seared Rib Eye Steak. The sauce is not only made with asparagus but also with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, heavy cream, and asiago cheese. Sounds delicious, right? When adding the asparagus to the sauce, you are going to boil it for about 2-3 minutes, just long enough to soften the asparagus and add it to the sauce. This way, the asparagus still taste fresh and crunchy.
Tips for a Perfect Pan-Seared Ribeye Steak
Pan Searing a Ribeye Steak is quite simple. In fact, it is one of my favorite methods of cooking a steak. The key to pan searing a good steak is two things, a good cast iron skillet, and high heat.
- Liberally season the steaks on both sides with kosher salt and coarse black pepper. Allow the steaks to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, at least.
- Turn the cast iron skillet on medium-high heat, more towards high heat. Add olive oil to the pan.
- Place the steak in the pan and sear on both sides for 5-7 minutes. Next, add about 4 tablespoons of butter, a spring of rosemary, and 3 cloves of garlic. Use a spoon to spoon the butter over the steak, which is called basting, 5-6 times on each side.
- Remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 30 minutes. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! Resting beef before cutting is so important to the outcoming of the meal. This is true for any cut.
- Always use a meat thermometer when trying to determine beef’s doneness! The temperature should read 145°F for medium-rare beef, 160°F for medium and 170°F for well done
Commonly Asked Questions
Yes! I do still recommend that you use a good non-stick pan that can endure high heat temperatures.
Yes! You can use all spinach, tomatoes only, asparagus, or whatever spring vegetables you like.
In my honest opinion, although there is nothing wrong with marinating the steak, I do lean against it. As long as you cook the ribeye to your desired beef doneness, use a meat thermometer, and use good quality salt and pepper, the steak should come out perfectly! I like the use of sauces or rubs to infuse other flavors as opposed to a marinade.
If you like recipes like this ribeye steak recipe, you will like the ones below!
- Feta Cheese Crusted Steak Medallions
- Beef Medallions with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce
- Steak with Creamy Shrimp and Crab
- Easy Oven Baked Beef Brisket