This Bourbon Glazed Ribeye Steak recipe is a fresh twist on a classic favorite. Cooked in a cast-iron skillet, this steak is a one-of-a-kind flavor sensation!
My grandma did the majority of her cooking in her trusty cast-iron skillet, just like every proper southern lady does. Boy, do I wish that skillet had been passed down to me when the time came. The stories it could’ve told would be legendary, I’m sure of it. I can still remember the way her kitchen smelled when she began to heat the thing up. Whether it was frying up her famous burgers or preparing my favorite, steak, it was always a hit. Since my dad grew up a fan of cast-iron as well, I figured breaking out mine to whip up a Father’s Day dinner fit for a king was in order.
Now this Bourbon Glazed Ribeye Steak definitely isn’t the steak my grandma whipped up for us when I was growing up, but it’s a fresh take on a classic. When I began to test this recipe, I wanted something a little different than the norm. That’s when it hit me. More aptly that’s when the bottle of Kentucky favorite Ale-8-One® was staring at me from the fridge. If you’re not familiar, it’s basically the best ginger-ale known to man kind. Why? Because it tastes like actual ginger. It’s on heavy repeat in my house this time of year, and it pairs perfectly with, you guessed it, bourbon. Meaning it made perfect sense to include it in today’s recipe.
Bourbon Glazed Ribeye Steak Recipe
While my ribeye was coming to room temperate, I began work on my glaze by reducing a full bottle of Ale-8-One® on the stove top. It turns out that it takes about the same amount of time for the soda to reduce as it does for the steak to come to room temperate, about 45 minutes to be exact. If that’s not a match made in heaven, then I’m not sure what is!
Cooking your steak on the grill is always a great option, but there’s just something about searing a steak in cast-iron that really gets my mouth watering. I do a quick sear on both sides, and then finish it up in the oven at 450ºF, giving me a chance to whip up a quick side dish or two while the steak finishes up in the oven. Now how’s that for a quick, easy Father’s Day dinner?! Get the recipe below and be sure to try it out for yourself, and let me know what the guys in your lives have to say about it.
- 1 ribeye steak
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 garlic cloves, slightly crushed
- 16 oz of ginger-ale
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- Place cast-iron skillet in oven and preheat oven to 450ºF.
- While oven is preheating, season ribeye with salt and pepper, allow to come to room temperate (roughly 30-45 minutes depending on thickness of steak.)
- Bring ginger-ale to slight boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low until liquid reduces into a syrup, about 20-30 minutes, then add 2 tbsp butter and bourbon, continue to heat over low heat stirring occasionally.
- Once oven is preheated, remove cast-iron skillet, drop in 2 tbsp of butter, and then sear steak for 5-6 minutes on one side, flip over and then place in oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven, place over low heat, top steak with garlic, pour glaze over steak, and use a spoon to ladle glaze over steak for 2-3 minutes or until internal temperature of steaks reaches desired doneness.
- Remove from heat, allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing, and enjoy!
Home Chef Tip: If you can't get your hands on All-8-One®, you can substitute regular ginger-ale in this recipe.
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