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Garlic Butter and Thyme Ribeye Steak

By Christopher Walker

When you work hard in the gym, you break down your muscles and cause micro-tearing. This stress is needed for your body to get stronger. However, for your body to repair itself properly, you need to refuel with the essential ingredients your body needs to create new muscle tissue.

Throw a 16 ounce ribeye in your pan and make this delicious recipe to give your body what it deserves. One steak gives you two meals with 40 grams of protein in each.

Stick to grass-fed meat and butter for this recipe. Why does the source of your food matter? Grass-fed beef is higher in antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats than conventional meat.

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Our western diets are high in sugar from eating too many processed products. However, this recipe is sugar-free. Instead of using sweeteners, it relies on herbs like garlic and thyme for flavor.

Garlic contains several critical nutrients like the following:

  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Selenium

There’s nothing worse than taking time off from the gym with illness. Garlic is a proven immune booster that can prevent infection and reduce the duration of sickness1.

Speaking of immune boosters, research also shows that thyme may help alleviate coughing from illness2. Thyme packs the following nutrients:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Riboflavin
  • Iron

Eating foods that fit with the Thermo Diet encourages your body to convert more of the energy from your food into heat. Unlike some other popular diets, the Thermo Diet is high in carbs, and moderate in protein and fat.

Why should you follow the Thermo diet? Improved metabolism function, thyroid health and hormone balance are three of the key benefits. Get your meal plan today to take back your health.

Garlic Butter and Thyme Ribeye

You’ve been working hard, but are you recovering properly? This nutritional powerhouse packs a punch of healthy fats and protein to help your body repair itself. 

  • 16 oz ribeye
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • coarse sea salt and pepper
  1. Rinse steak and pat dry. Season both sides well with salt and

    pepper. Let sit at room temp for about 15 minutes. 

  2. In a large cast iron skillet, heat olive oil on high-heat. Add

    seasoned steak to hot pan and cook for about 5 minutes to get a

    good crust on it. Flip steaks and then add butter, garlic and thyme

    sprigs to the pan.

  3. While the steak is cooking, take your spoon and start to

    continuously ladle the melted butter, garlic and thyme mixture

    over the top of the steak. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes,

    which will give you a medium-rare steak. 

  4. Once steak is cooked to your desired level of doneness, remove

    from pan. 

  5. Spoon any of the remaining butter, garlic and thyme on top and

    place on a cutting board. 

  6. Let rest for 5-10 minutes

Nutrition Facts & Notes

  • Total Calories: 639kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 45g
  • Fat: 50g
  • Saturated Fat: 22g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 2

If you would like a complete guide to Thermo Approved recipes Make sure to check out The Thermo Chef Cookbook!

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Sources and Citations

Josling P. Preventing the common cold with a garlic supplement: a double-blind, placebo-controlled survey. Adv Ther. 2001;18(4):189-193. [PubMed]
Kemmerich B, Eberhardt R, Stammer H. Efficacy and tolerability of a fluid extract combination of thyme herb and ivy leaves and matched placebo in adults suffering from acute bronchitis with productive cough. A prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Arzneimittelforschung. 2006;56(9):652-660. [PubMed]