Steakhouse Tomahawk Steak Recipe With Roasted Garlic Butter Can't Be Beat by 30Seconds Food

Beef Dinner
10 months ago

Steakhouse Tomahawk Steak Recipe With Roasted Garlic Butter Can't Be Beat

If you usually cook a prime rib, here's a steak recipe you need on your radar. How about cooking a tomahawk steak? This impressive cut of beef is sure to wow your guests (and Dad of Father's Day!). This easy tomahawk steak recipe with roasted garlic butter and herbs is sure to become a family tradition.

For this impressive tomahawk steak recipe you'll need a head of garlic (the whole thing!), olive oil, a tomahawk steak at least 1 1/2 inches thick, butter and fresh rosemary. If you don't see a tomahawk steak in your meat case, ask the butcher. Be sure to let the steak rest when it's cooked to your desired doneness so the juices stay inside the meat. 

Fun Fact: Texas cowboys are given credit for this impressive steak, dating back to the days of the Rio Grande cattle drives. The meat is removed from the long rib bone, which makes the steak look like a tomahawk, thus its name.

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour (approximately)
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Servings: 2 to 3


  • 1 head garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1 tomahawk steak, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme or fresh rosemary

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To roast the garlic, trim off the very top of the garlic head. Put on aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil around the garlic put into a baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven until soft, about 30 minutes. Remove and set aside. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  2. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the steak on one side for about 3 minutes. Flip the steak over and sear for another 3 minutes. Carefully put the steak onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated 425-degree F oven for about 10 minutes or until it reaches desired doneness. Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer.
  4. While the steak cooks, melt the butter in a skillet. Squeeze the roasted garlic flesh into the butter. Whisk to combine. Add the thyme or rosemary, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. When steak is at desired doneness, remove it from the oven and put it into the skillet with the garlic butter. Baste the steak all over with the garlic butter. Remove to a cutting board and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  6. Carve the steak and serve with the remaining garlic butter.

Temperature Chart

  • Rare: 120 - 125 degrees F (bright red center)
  • Medium Rare: 130 to 135 degrees F (very pink center)
  • Medium: 140 to 145 degrees F (pink center, brown edges)
  • Medium Well: 150 to 155 degrees F (no pink)
  • Well Done: 160 degrees F and up (brown throughout) 

Recipe cooking times and servings are approximate. Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Steakhouse Prime Rib Recipe (You Won't Believe the Secret Ingredient)

Garlic Butter-Crusted Prime Rib Recipe Is What to Make for Christmas

Juicy Prime Rib Recipe With Horseradish Sauce Is What to Serve for Christmas

Live Like an Italian With This 4-Ingredient Italian Steak Recipe (Tagliata di Manzo al Balsamico)

Elisa Schmitz
Pure indulgence. If you're not splurging for the holidays, then when? #yum
Sensational holiday dinner alternative (or even for a nice at-home date night)...

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

3-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler Recipe Almost Bakes Itself

Gluten-free 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

4-Ingredient Skillet Cherry Cobbler Recipe: Dump, Mix, Drop, Bake (Done!)

Healthy 3-Ingredient Banana Fudge Bombs Recipe Is How to Snack