Preparation Tips

Once you receive your Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse shipment, we recommend following
the steps below to ensure the very best Jeff Ruby Experience. Enjoy!


  • Remove contents from box placing steaks on a small plate or container. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator for 18-24 hours depending on thickness and refrigerator temperature. To test, squeeze/poke steaks gently. If completely thawed, there will be no firm resistance from being frozen.
  • Mac & Cheese and Butter Pie will thaw in refrigerator in the same time period

Preparing Your Steaks


(Measurements below are approximations for preparing each steak.)

1 Signature Steak
1-1½ tbsp Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Seasoning
1 tbsp Canola Oil
1 tbsp Butter (melted)


(Note: Our preferred method for cooking steaks is grilling them whenever possible. If a grill isn’t available, the following technique also works very well!)

  1. Prepare steak by letting it rest and bring it to room temperature for 30-60 minutes before cooking. Do not salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Dry your room temperature steak thoroughly with a towel. This removes unnecessary moisture that could prevent the seasoning from marrying with the meat prior to cooking.
  4. Generously season both sides of the steak with Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Seasoning for best results.
  5. Over high heat, add the canola oil to a cast iron or heavy stainless steel pan.
  6. Once oil is hot, place the steak into the pan. Sear steak approximately 2 minutes, then using tongs, flip the steak and cook another 2-3 minutes. This will ensure a good char on the steak.
  7. Once the steak is seared, place pan in oven and cook approximately 15 minutes, or until desired doneness. (See chart below for your preferred temperature.)
  8. Remove steak from oven and let it rest for 5-7 minutes. This prevents the fully-developed juices from running out and allows them to redistribute through the meat for robust flavor.
  9. After resting, spoon the melted butter to the top of your steak. The butter’s richness complements the natural flavor of the meat and helps combine the flavors introduced in the seasoning.


Test internal temperature for your preferred doneness using a meat thermometer.

Rare Medium Rare Medium Medium Well Well
120° 125° 135° 150° 160°


- Depending on the size of the steak, you may need to cook a little less or a little more. Please note that steaks with a bone generally take a little longer to cook than steaks without a bone.

- When seasoning the steak prior to cooking, we recommend pouring it out on a board or plate, then firmly pressing the meat into it to ensure a nice, even crust. Don’t be afraid to be generous with this step!

- For instructional videos on cooking your Jeff Ruby Steaks, please visit

Preparing Your Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Remove lid. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes until bubbling and golden brown on top.
  3. Remove from oven, let stand for 5-10 minutes for perfect consistency.

Preparing Your Butter Pie

Butter Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Remove lid and bake for 10 minutes until warm throughout.
  3. Best enjoyed with your favorite ice cream!

As a reminder, all Jeff Ruby Takeout and Delivery containers are reusable, dishwasher safe, and microwave friendly!