How to Cook American Wagyu Ribeye Steak

Tips and Tricks for Elevating your Dinner with Wagyu Ribeye

Primal: Rib

Features: Tender, Buttery, Full-flavored

Want to experience the elevated buttery flavors of abundantly marbled American Wagyu Ribeye Steak at home? Use these easy tips to enjoy chef-worthy dishes from your own kitchen.

Wagyu Ribeye uncooked
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General Cooking Tips for Wagyu Ribeye Steak

  • Thaw frozen steak in the refrigerator, never at room temperature or under water.
  • To experience the full buttery flavors of American Wagyu, avoid over seasoning and simply use salt and pepper.
  • If pan-frying or grilling, cook over medium or medium-high heat for best results.
  • If pan-frying, use a cast iron skillet for added sear and flavor.
  • Rest Ribeye Steak for 5 minutes after cooking to allow juices to absorb (no need to rest steaks prior to cooking).

General Cooking Temperatures for Ribeye Steaks

Steak should be cooked to a minimum of 145°F for optimum food safety.

For best results, use temperature over cooking times to determine desired doneness.

Doneness Temperature Range
Rare 120°F to 129°F
Medium-rare 130°F to 139°F
Medium 140°F to 149°F
Medium-well 150°F to 159°F
Well-done 160°F +

Best Preparation Methods for Wagyu Ribeye Steak

The versatility of Ribeye Steak makes it a fan favorite that works with most steak cooking methods. Pan-frying, grilling, cooking sous vide, or in the oven all result in a delicious, juicy eating experience.

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How to Pan-Fry American Wagyu Ribeye Steak

Pan-frying is a classic, simple way to cook Ribeye Steak that results in juiciness and a delectable sear.

  1. Heat a skillet over medium or medium-high heat. Use a cast-iron skillet for best results.
  2. Add a tablespoon of butter or olive oil to the pan.
  3. While pan is heating, pat steaks dry and season with salt and pepper. Avoid over seasoning.
  4. Once pan is heated, add the Ribeye Steak. Flip steak once it is halfway to desired doneness.
  5. Use a thermometer to monitor steak temperature and remove once steak reaches desired doneness. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve.
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How to Grill American Wagyu Ribeye Steak

Whether you’re a grill master or firing up the grill for the first time, grilling American Wagyu Ribeye is a great way to turn any occasion into a celebration. Here are a few basics.

  1. Make sure your grill is clean to avoid altering the flavor of your steak.
  2. Build a charcoal pile or set your gas grill to medium heat.
  3. While grill is heating, remove the Ribeye Steaks from the refrigerator and season with salt and pepper on both sides (no need to let steaks rest before cooking or add additional seasonings).
  4. Use an instant-read thermometer to monitor steak temperature and avoid over/undercooking.
  5. Only flip steaks once, about halfway to desired doneness.
  6. Let steaks rest about 5 minutes after removing from grill. Remember, temperature will continue to rise after removing steaks from the grill.
  7. Slice steak against the grain for maximum tenderness.

How to Cook American Wagyu Ribeye Steak Sous Vide

Cooking sous vide is an excellent, easy way to bring out the full juiciness and flavor of American Wagyu Ribeye Steak and achieve consistent doneness without overcooking.

  1. Fill a sous vide machine or 12-26 quart container about ¾ full with water.
  2. Place the heating element of the immersion circulator into the water and clip it to the container’s side.
  3. Set the immersion circulator to the desired doneness temperature.
  4. While the water bath is heating up, remove the Ribeye Steak from the refrigerator, pat dry, and season both sides with salt and pepper (avoid over seasoning).
  5. Place the American Wagyu Ribeye inside a vacuum-sealable bag and seal it. Drop the bag into the water, making sure not to block any parts of the immersion circulator.
  6. Cook according to the time chart to the right.
  7. When the Ribeye Steak has reached its desired doneness, heat up a cast iron pan on the stove over medium to medium-high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil or butter.
  8. Remove the steak from the bag and pat dry.
  9. Place steak in the pan to sear. Flip steak every 15-20 seconds until desired sear is achieved.
  10. Remove steak from pan and serve.
Doneness Temperature Range Timing Range
Rare 120°F to 128°F 1 to 2 ½ hours
Medium-rare 129°F to 134°F 1 to 4 hours
Medium 135°F to 144°F 1 to 4 hours
Medium-well 145°F to 155°F 1 to 3 ½ hours
Well-done 156°F + 1 to 3 hours
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