herb compound butter

If you’re looking for an easy way to take your ribeye steak up a notch, compound butter is the answer. This simple recipe combines butter, garlic, and herbs to create a delicious topping that can be spread on your beef before cooking.

Not only does compound butter add flavor, but it also helps keep your steak juicy and tender. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds will thank you!

This compound butter just goes so well with steaks. Also, let’s not forget about the sides… Delicious, golden brown French fries! Okay, let’s jump into the recipe!

ribeye steak

Ribeye Steaks With A Herb Compound Butter

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • 1 Ribeye steak
  • 2 Russet potatoes for french fries
  • 6 cups Ice cold water
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • Salt

Garlic Herb Compound Butter

  • 1 block Unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Chopped basil
  • 2 tsp Rosemary
  • 2 tsp Thyme
  • 2 tsp Chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice


  • Start off by creating the garlic herb compound butter. In a mixing bowl add in room soft butter, along with chopped basil, rosemary, thyme, parsley, garlic, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Use a fork and combine for a minute and then add the softened butter to some plastic wrap and roll into a butter log shape. Now place it in the fridge to harden for a bit.
  • Get your steak to room temperature and pat dry. Now use a teaspoon of oil and rub it onto the steak, this is the binder. Now season generously with salt on the top and bottom and sides. 
  • Fire up the smoker at 250 degrees, add some hickory wood chunks and place it in the smoker. 
  • While your steak is on the smoker, begin cutting your potatoes into French fries. Add the cut fries into ice cold water and hand toss for a min. Let sit for 20 mins and then strain the fries and pat dry. 
  • Fill your frying pan with peanut oil and set the temp of the oil to 325 degrees.
  • Remove the steak off the smoker when the internal temp hits 115 degrees. Now get a hot surface ready for searing.
  • Add the fries to the peanut oil and fry for 3-5 mins. Make sure to watch them and then remove, place on a wire rack to let the oil drip. Set the frying temp to 350 now.
  • Begin searing your steak for 60-90 seconds per side. Make sure to have a few tablespoons of the compound butter out and add them to the steak after the first flip. Remove and rest on a wire rack for 8-10 mins.
  • Add the fries back into the oil for the second frying round. Fry for 3-4 mins or until they become golden brown. Remove and place them in a bowl, season with salt.
  • Cut your steak for serving and plate with the French fries. I like to add some BBQ sauce for dipping.
  • Enjoy with family and friends!


Keyword bone in ribeye, compound butter, easy compound butter, ribeye recipe, smoked steak

So, if you’re looking for a delicious way to add flavor to your food, or want an easy way to improve the taste of meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen, give this herb compound butter recipe a try. It’s simple to make and will enhance the flavor of any dish you use it in. Enjoy!

Did you enjoy this compound butter recipe? You’ll love my other beef recipes in the link below!

Beef Recipes

Items used in This Recipe

Hasty-Bake Grill

Knitted Gloves

Food Processor

Cast Iron Skillet 

Meater +

Charcoal Chimney

Charcoal Starters

Firestarter Guard

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