Ribeye is one of the favorite meat parts of almost every beef lover because it is tender, juicy, and rich in taste. However, many people don’t know how big these Ribeye steaks are.
It is crucial to know this because you might end up ordering/cooking more or less meat for yourself and your partner, which will cause embarrassment in the end. Usually, the options given are 10 Oz, 12 Oz, and 16 Oz.
A 10 Oz is around 0.75 inches thick and weighs over 250 grams (0.5 pounds). 12 Oz is around 1 inch thick, about 350 grams (0.75 pounds) in weight, while the 16 Oz steak is around 1.25 inches thick and weighs almost 500 grams (1.1 pounds).
But these thickness and weight measurements are not just about inches and grams. You should know that many factors are attached to it, which I am discussing here. So, stay till the end.
Before you cook or order steak, you must know everything about them. How big are the different sizes, how much do they weigh, how should you cook/order them, and what are their nutritional value?
This will save you from frustrations and make the eating experience pleasant.
So, let’s see their details.
10 Oz is the smallest size in some restaurants, while others also offer 6 Oz. It has a decent length as it can cover the whole medium-sized plate.
Here are its all-important points:
Ten ounces of Ribeye steak weighs only 260 grams or 0.5 pounds. This is enough for one person, while those who eat a lot will crave more steak at the end.
When it comes to thickness, 10 Oz Ribeye steak does not disappoint too. It is about 0.5 to 0.8 inches thick, which is decent.
But how many people can eat this 260-gram & 0.8-inch steak?
10 Oz Ribeye steak is enough for one person (maybe two if you are not a big eater).
If you are two people in a restaurant, then it is suggested to order two 10 Oz rib steaks. If you cook for yourself only at home, then 10 Oz will be good for you. You can always refrigerate the leftovers and eat them later.
10 Oz Ribeye steak is rich in its nutritional profile. You can enjoy loads of nutrients after eating it.
The nutritional value of 10 Oz steak is:
In addition to this, 10 Oz steak is a rich source of vitamin A, B6, B12, C, and vitamin D. Plus, iron and magnesium are also present in considerable amounts.
Cooking 10 Oz Ribeye steak does not take much time. It is pretty easy, too, as Ribeye is one of the juiciest parts of the beef.
The cooking time depends on how much you want the steak to be done:
- If you like 10 Oz Ribeye steak to be rare, cook each side for almost two minutes.
- If you want to have medium rare steak, cook for less than three minutes on each side.
- Most people love medium-cooked rib steak. For this, cook each side for three and a half minutes.
- Those who want to cook 10 Oz of steak “Well-done” should cook each side for five to six minutes.
Now, let’s see the 12 Oz details.
12 Oz is another famous steak size in meat shops and restaurants. It is a little bigger than 10 Oz, and its cut is also pretty neat.
12 Oz is about 1-1.25 inches thick, depending on how the cut is made and how it is cooked. The more you cook a steak, the thinner it gets.
That is why the rare steak sometimes feels bigger than the well-done steak.
12 Oz Ribeye steak is about 300-350 grams or 0.75 pounds in weight.
A 12 Oz Ribeye steak is enough for two people. It is too big for one person to eat.
Since the size of 12 Oz is bigger than the 10 Oz, the nutritional value is also increased. Its nutritional profile is:
In addition to these nutrients, you will get loads of vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium by eating a 12 Oz steak. Thus, a perfectly cooked Ribeye steak is a perfect meal for anyone.
- To cook a rare 12 Oz steak, cook each side for two to three minutes.
- If you like medium rare, then three to a half minutes.
- To cook medium rib steak, cook each side for four minutes.
- A well-done 12 Oz steak must be cooked on each side for six minutes.
Now, it’s time for 16 Oz Ribeye steak details.
16 Oz steak is one of the biggest sizes at any restaurant and meat shop. Since it is bigger, it is the costliest piece too.
Let’s now see its details.
16 Oz steak is up to 1.5 inches thick and weighs almost half a kilogram or a little over one pound. If you put it on a large plate, it will cover it completely.
But the best part about 16 Oz steak is that it is easiest to cook. You can add any topping on it because the size is bigger and the cut is neat. Therefore, cooking it is fun at home.
16 Oz steak is enough for two to three persons.
16 Oz Ribeye steak is rich in many nutrients (like protein, potassium, sodium, etc.). However, it is also high in fat as the marbling (fat dots) on it is also more. So, be careful about how much you eat.
16 Oz nutritional profile is:
In addition, 16 Oz Ribeye steak is filled with vitamins A, C, calcium, magnesium, and many other nutrients.
Since the 16 Oz is a bigger size, it will require more cooking time:
- Those who prefer rare steak should cook each side for four minutes.
- If you want a medium rare steak, cook each side for five minutes.
- To medium cook 16 Oz of steak, each side should be cooked for around 6 minutes.
- On each side, a well-done 16 Oz steak must be cooked for seven to eight minutes.
Now you have read all about 10 Oz, 12 Oz, and 16 Oz. Each size has a different thickness, weight, and cooking time. But one thing is sure they are rich in tenderness, juiciness, and flavor.
However, make sure you don’t get carried away as eating steak in more than recommended quantity can cause health complications like:
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure levels
- More fat in the blood
So, how much Oz should you eat? Well, the USDA has answered!
According to USDA, one person should not eat more than 6 Oz of steak (almost 180 grams). The reason is that the fat and cholesterol content in it can destroy health if people are not careful with their eating.
NHS (a UK National Health Service) recommends not eating more than 3- 4 Oz of steak daily.
So, I also suggest you should not eat more than 6 Oz of steak daily. If you have cooked more, you can always refrigerate it and then microwave it the next day or any other time.
Everyone should know all about the sizes the steaks are available in. This will help them in getting a better idea of how much they should buy/order.
Generally, people prefer three steak sizes- 10 Oz, 12 Oz, and 16 Oz. 10 Oz Ribeye steak is around 0.8 inches thick and weighs around 260 grams (0.5 pounds). A 10 Oz steak is enough for one to two persons.
12 Oz, on the other hand, is around 1 inch thick and weighs nearly 350 grams (0.75 pounds). It is enough for two people to eat.
16 Oz is a bigger size, and it is 1.25 inches thick and weighs around 500 grams (1.10 pounds).
Now you know how much to cook!