Learn how to cook steak in the oven, under a broiler, and then you can make the most tender, juicy and flavorful steak dinner ever. This is an absolutely foolproof, easy and quick way to make a juicy steak with a crisp, peppery crust. From start to finish, all in the oven, you can cook a steak in less than 15 minutes!
It’s April 4th here in Wisconsin . . and as I type this I am looking out to a sea of SNOW. It snowed yesterday and this morning and there’s more snow in the forecast for tomorrow and early next week.
My husband and kids are big meat eaters. We love to grill. Every summer, we’re firing up the grill almost every weekend. But when you live in Wisconsin, where the weather here is cold for half the year. . you find alternate cooking methods.
How To Cook Steak in The Oven!
Learning how to cook steak in the oven is especially great for people who don’t own a grill!
Whether you want to cook the meat indoors or outdoors, all you need are:
- A good cut of steak
- A cast iron skillet
- Oil – High smoke point oils like coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil are the best. This is because they can withstand the high temperature of the oven broiler for a longer period of time without burning.
- Salt and pepper
If you want to marinate your steak, you can, but you don’t have to. I do have the best steak marinade recipe in existence, though!
How long does it take to cook steak in the oven?
For this recipe, all of the cooking takes place under the oven broiler. The broiler intimidates some people because they are afraid of burning the food. Learning how to broil steak correctly is the key. Cast iron is the perfect choice of cookware for cooking steak in the oven because:
- It can withstand the ultra high temperatures of an oven broiler.
- Cast iron skillets are very easy to maintain and clean. They are heavy though, so to prevent damage to other cookware, store them separately from other cookware if possible.
- Broiled steak cooked in a cast iron skillet only requires 10-15 minutes of cooking time.
What are good toppings for broiled steak?
For toppings, there are many options! Here are several ideas of delicious steak toppings:
- herb butter
- kimchi butter
- fresh herbs
- chopped or minced garlic
- sauteed mushrooms
- crumbled blue cheese
I had some butter, garlic and chives so that’s what I used.
My kids loved this broiled steak and devoured it. Chives and all!
Now that you know how to cook steak in the oven, I hope you will give this recipe a try.
Do you know you can also make perfect salmon in the oven? Check out my post on How to Cook Salmon!
How To Cook Steak in The Oven
For the steak:
- 1 pound ribeye steak, 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick or T-bone, filet mignon, or strip steak
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or other high smoke point oil
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- unsalted butter
- minced garlic
- fresh chives diced
- Cast iron skillet
- Blot your steak dry with paper towels. Let the steak come to room temperature for about 30 minutes on the counter; this helps it cook more evenly.
- Place your oven rack 6 to 8 inches below the broiler element. Preheat oven to your broil setting. For most ovens, this is 500 or 550 degrees.
- Heat your cast iron skillet under the broiler for 10 to 20 minutes before cooking: Place the skillet on the rack to heat up with the oven.
- Drizzle a little oil over the steak and use your fingers or a brush to spread it evenly over the steak, on both sides. Sprinkle with half the salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Flip the steak and repeat on the other side.
- Turn on your stove to high heat. Using an oven mitt or thick dish towel, transfer the hot cast iron skillet from the oven to the stovetop. Use kitchen tongs to place the steak in the middle of the hot skillet. It should sizzle immediately. Sear for 30 seconds. Flip and sear the other side for 30 seconds.
- Carefully place the skillet back into the oven below the broiler and cook the steak for 2 minutes. Flip and broil on the other side for another 2 minutes. At this point your steak will be medium-rare; if you prefer your steak closer to medium, add another 2 minutes to the oven time.
- Take the steak out of the oven and transfer it to a large cutting board. Tent it loosely with aluminum foil and let the steak rest for about 5 minutes!
- Toppings: I covered my steak with a butter and garlic mixture and then sprinkled on some fresh chives. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe from The Kitchn