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How To Cook Steak In The Oven

How To Cook Steak In The Oven

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 -4 servings 1x


My favorite method for how to cook steak in the oven.  Oven-broiled steak is surprisingly easy to prepare and cook to your desired degree of doneness, and just as delicious as ever!




  1. Preheat broiler on your oven.  Let the steaks rest on a plate until they have fully reached room temperature.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, pepper, and garlic powder until combined.  Set aside.
  3. Blot the steaks dry with paper towels.  Then brush evenly on both sides with oil, and sprinkle the seasoning mixture evenly on both sides of the steaks.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a cast iron skillet (or oven-safe sauté pan) on the stove over high heat for 6-8 minutes.  Once the pan is super-hot, add the steaks and use a spatula to press them evenly into the pan, so that the entire bottom surface of the steaks makes contact with the pan.  Cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Carefully use tongs to flip the steaks.  Then use an oven mitt to carefully transfer the skillet to the oven.  Broil for 3 minutes.  Then flip the steaks once more, and continue baking for 2-3 minutes more, or until the internal temperature of steak reaches 5 degrees below your desired level of doneness (see chart below, I recommend measuring the temperature with an oven-safe meat thermometer).  The steak will continue cooking a bit after you remove it from the oven.
  6. Once the steaks are ready to go, immediately remove the pan from the oven, and transfer the steaks to a clean plate.  Brush any of the pan juices onto the steak.  Then loosely tent the plate with aluminum foil and and let the steak rest for at least 3 minutes.
  7. Serve warm.  Or, refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.


Source: Recipe slightly adapted from Alton Brown.

Doneness: Internal temperatures for steak are as follows (measured in the thickest part of the steak):

  • Rare: 125°F or 52°C  (Remove from the oven at 120°F or 49°C.)
    Medium-rare: 135°F or 57°C (Remove from the oven at 130°F or 54°C.)
    Medium: 145°F or 63°C (Remove from the oven at 140°F or 60°C.)
    Medium-well: 150°F or 66°C (Remove from the oven at 145°F or 63°C.)
    Well done: 160°F or 71°C (Remove from the oven at 155°F or 68°C.)

FDA Note: The FDA recommends that steak be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°C or 63°C.)