A Step-by-Step Guide
Welcome to Graze with Me, where we’re always on the hunt for the best recipes and cooking methods. Today, we’re going to explore the best way to cook steak in the oven without a broiler, including the tools you’ll use as well as the cooking time. Whether you’re craving a juicy steak dinner for a special occasion or just want to satisfy your taste buds, this steak recipe is sure to deliver delicious results. Follow these easy steps for the perfect steak every time. And if you’re looking for a steak alternative, be sure to check out my tips for cooking a pork porterhouse in the oven as well!
Choose Your Steak
The first step to cooking steak in the oven is choosing the right cut. There are many cuts of steak to choose from, including sirloin steak, filet mignon, ribeye steak, and t-bone steak. Thicker cuts of meat like filet mignon and ribeye steak are great for cooking in the oven, while thinner cuts like sirloin steak and flank steak are better suited for grilling or pan-searing.
Bring Steak to Room Temperature
Before cooking steak, it’s important to let it come to room temperature. This helps the steak cook evenly and results in a tender steak. Take the steak out of the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking and let it sit on the cutting board.
Season the Steak
Season the steak generously with kosher salt and black pepper. Rub the seasoning into the steak with your hands. Don’t be afraid to season the steak well – this will ensure that it has flavor throughout.
Preheat Your Oven
Preheat your oven to 450°F. Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet and set aside. This will allow the hot air to circulate around the steak, resulting in a perfectly cooked steak.
Sear the Steak
Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the hot pan. Once the cast iron pan is hot, add the steak to the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, until a crust forms. This step is important for getting a delicious crust on the steak.
Finish Cooking in the Oven
Once the steak is seared on both sides, transfer it to the wire rack on the baking sheet. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the steak to monitor the internal temperature. Place the steak in the preheated oven and bake until it reaches the desired temperature. Here are the cooking times for different levels of doneness:
Medium-Rare Steak: 135°F internal temperature, about 6-8 minutes in the oven
Medium Steak: 145°F internal temperature, about 8-10 minutes in the oven
For the best results, remove the steak from the oven when it’s 5°F below the desired temperature, as it will continue to cook while resting.
Rest the Steak
Once the steak has reached the desired temperature, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the steak, resulting in a tender and juicy steak.
Serve and Enjoy
After resting, slice the steak against the grain and serve. You can also add a pat of butter or a drizzle of olive oil on top for extra flavor. Enjoy your perfectly cooked steak with your favorite sides, such as delicious mashed potatoes or tasty green beans.
Cooking steak in the oven without a broiler is a great cooking method for a delicious steak dinner. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a tender, juicy steak every time. Remember to choose the right cut of steak, bring it to room temperature, season it well, sear it on the stove, and finish cooking it in the oven to the desired temperature. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. With these easy steps, you can cook a great steak in the comfort of your own home, perfect for any occasion.
So next time you’re in the mood for a steak dinner, skip the broiler and try this oven method instead. It’s an easy way to get a perfectly cooked steak with a delicious crust on the outside and a tender, juicy inside. And with just a few ingredients and some basic cooking tools like a cast-iron skillet and a wire rack, you’ll have everything you need to make a great steak dinner. And don’t forget to add a delicious dessert to this meal. Try my recipe for coconut fudge and make this perfect meal complete!