Steak with Charred Tomatoes

Use a cast-iron skillet to achieve a nice sear on ribeye steaks. Enjoy with smoky tomatoes and briny capers.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
3 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
38 mins


  • 2 1.5 inch beef ribeye steaks (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lb.)

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed

  • ¼ cup cognac

  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut up


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  2. On a cutting board, pat the ribeyes dry with paper towels. Generously season both sides with salt and pepper.

  3. Add the grapeseed oil to a 12-inch ovengoing cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer and is almost smoking, add ribeyes and cook, without moving, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip the ribeyes over and continue cooking, until golden brown, about 3 minutes.

  4. Transfer the skillet with the steaks to the oven until internal temperature reaches 145°F. on a digital thermometer, about 3 minutes. Transfer the steak to a cutting board, tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Add the tomatoes, shallots, and capers to the same skillet over medium high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are charred, burst and become saucy, about 4 minutes. Season with salt.

  6. Remove skillet from heat, carefully add the cognac, return to heat and cook, stirring often, until the smell of alcohol has burned off, about 2 minutes. Add the butter and stir until melted.

  7. Slice the steak and transfer to a platter. Spoon the sauce over the steak.

    Steak with Charred Tomatoes
    Shirley Cheng

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

459 Calories
31g Fat
7g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Potassium 742mg 16%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 19.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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