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Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Seared & In the Oven

Easy Steak Recipe – How to cook steak in the oven: Cooking with browned butter in a cast iron skillet, and coating in cracked peppercorn and kosher salt makes one of the best steak recipes EVER!

Steak Recipes - How to cook steak in the oven

Growing up on a cattle farm, it may be a little odd that I don’t eat a TON of steak. (Perhaps I take a little after my cattle-farmin’ grandpa, who RARELY ate any beef. (I guess he was around it all day, so he didn’t want to look at it when he got inside the house.)

But for me, it has NOTHING to do with the fact that I was raised on a cattle farm.  I just have to be in the “mood,” for a nice juicy steak.

So this usually leaves me with saving the steak dinners for eating out for a special occasion.  But when it’s my husband’s birthday… it’s time to get my “steak,” on, in the house.

He Deserved So Much More…

This year, his birthday fell on a Wednesday. It also fell on a day where a nearby town was facing severe clean up after a large tornado swept through, destroying SO many homes and businesses.  Without hesitation, my sweet sweet husband spent his birthday rounding up men, excavation equipment, and supplies to help those in need.

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I am continually amazed at his incredibly loving heart.  I must say, this year I’ve enjoyed making this dinner for him, even MORE than I have in the past… because he deserved every single bit of it, and even more, for his sweet acts of kindness for others.

Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Seared & In the Oven

It’s no secret that I’m a major fan of cast iron.  For goodness sakes, I even styled a party centered around “cast irons,” last month!  See a peek at it below, and click HERE to see all of the party photos!

Cast Iron Dinner part! SOOOO CUTE! Party Theme for Adults- Our Love is Sizzlin' Dinner Party & Dirty Cupid Game

So although a cast-iron is NOT required to make this recipe, I can’t stress enough how much I love using it to make these.

I was once intimated by cooking with cast iron, but I decided to toughin’ up when I saw my mom start to use them more and more.  Now… I can’t IMAGINE cooking so many things without one. (I won’t even go into how many I own at this point.)

How to Cook Steak in the Oven

Mmmm! This was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo

Types of Steak

For this recipe, I used two thick cut ribeye steaks.  (Almost an inch thick, although you don’t HAVE to have steaks this same thickness.) You don’t have to use ribeye’s for this steak recipe though. Feel free to use sirloin, NY strips, t-bone, porterhouse, any cut you like!

For sides to use with this, browse our super easy side dish recipes HERE!

Mmmm! This was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo

Salt + Pepper

When I say “salt and pepper,” in any of my recipes, you can go ahead and count on that I mean kosher salt and this cracked peppercorn medley.

It is the most DELICIOUS combo of seasonings on a steak. (Don’t get me wrong. I love a good garlic pepper, lemon pepper, or any other seasoning for that matter… but it’s hard to beat a steak covered in kosher salt and peppercorn. Combine that with browned butter, and it’s game over with my taste buds.  It’s the BEST.)

Mmmm! This was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo

You can salt and pepper your steaks, according to your taste.  For these two, I used a total of about a tablespoon of kosher salt and a teaspoon of peppercorn to season both.

Mmmm! This was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo

Melted Butter Melts My Heart:

My second favorite smell in the entire world?  Butter browning in a cast iron skillet.

My first?? Carrots, celery, and onions sautéing in butter, in a cast iron skillet.  (I know, totally random.  But if you’re in to “random,” things… I shared a video the other day, of 10 random things you may not know about me on my About Me page, just for fun.  You know, if you have 5 minutes to waste and all.)

Mmmm! This was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo

Sear Baby Sear…

It only takes a couple of minutes for these babies to sear in the cast iron, and then they’re off to the oven to bake for a few more minutes.

Cooking Steak in Oven

The steak will only need 3 minutes in the oven after searing, and it will come out sizzling and smelling like you’re in a delicious steakhouse!

Just soak in that sizzle sound and heavenly smell during this process, would ya? Get the full recipe and step by step process in the recipe card below!

How to Cook Steak in the Oven - This easy steak recipe turned out PERFECT!

Within minutes, you have a steak that’s ready to devour, and if this is your first time cooking a steak… congratulations!!! Wasn’t that easy!?

How to Cook Steak in the oven! RecipeThis was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo
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Easy Steak Recipe - How to Cook Steak in the Oven + Pan

Easy Steak Recipe - Pan Seared & In the Oven: Cooking with browned butter in a cast iron skillet, baked for only minutes, and coated in cracked peppercorn and kosher salt, is ALL this ribeye needed!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword steak recipes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 steaks
Calories 570 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

Instructions

For a "Medium" Steak:

  1. Preheat 475 degrees before you even start to season your steaks.
  2. Coat your steaks with salt and pepper, on both sides.
  3. Over medium to high heat, melt the butter in an oven proof skillet
  4. When the butter is melted and has turned a golden brown, place the steaks into the skillet.

  5. Let them sear for about 1 minute (less if you prefer more of a rarer steak, and if thinner than 1-in. thickness.)
  6. Flip and let sear on other side for the same amount of time.
  7. Place skillet in the oven for about 3 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately or steak will continue to cook.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Steak Recipe - How to Cook Steak in the Oven + Pan
Amount Per Serving (1 steak)
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Potassium 605mg 17%
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 7.7%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 21.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Steak Dinner Ideas

No steak is complete without amazing side dishes to go with it, right?

Sides for Steak

Now of course there are many options for steak sides, but there are a few favorites that we serve as sides for steak.

My number one side dish to serve with steak is the BEST side salad recipe on the planet.  You can find the little secret and recipe on how to make it the best you’ve had HERE!

Steak Sides - Side dishes for steak dinner

But on his birthday I chose to make my all-time favorite healthy side dish recipes:  roasted garlic broccoli, and fiesta potato wedges with a buffalo blue cheese bacon dip, to complete his dinner plate this year.

Dessert for a Steak Dinner?

Then, to follow up… a no-bake Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Trifle for dessert, or browse our dessert archives for the perfect idea for your steak dinner! Browse the side dishes here!

Mmmm! This was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven

You Can Count On “Easy”:

Thank you for stopping by!! If this is your first time here, please know that anything cooked in my kitchen is easy, and only made of ingredients that you typically have on hand, or that you can find just about anywhere! Heck with that complicated stuff.  Check out more of my favorite recipes HERE!

Easy steak recipe with healthy side dishes

13 thoughts on “Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Seared & In the Oven

  1. Mary A Payne says:

    How done are these? We share with a toddler so we need to cook them well done.

    1. Jessica says:

      They would need to be cooked longer to be well done! I’d say around bake around 5-6 minutes just to make sure! (But I wouldn’t hesitate checking after 4-5, and cutting on open to check, since you’ll be cutting it for the toddler anyway!) 🙂 I hope that helps!

      1. Lorraine says:

        Thanks. That helped me too. My daughter and I prefer more medium well than my son in law

  2. Lorraine says:

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was soooo good

    1. Jessica says:

      Eeeek! This makes me so happy! Thank you Lorraine!

  3. Patricia says:

    Oh my goodness,I had tried this before and I do not know-how to cook steaks. This makes me look really GREAT..my daughter loved it before and I am not computer savvy so it took me 2 days to find this recipe again. I remembered your first name and when I saw your pic with your honey, I PRAISE God I had located the receipt. It is in my memory now. Thank you for make it easy pezzy. I bragged about it before and I hope I am successful again. My side dish baked sweet potatoes and broccoli sauteed in butter. I had your name wrong but not your face and smile. Thank you again

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww! I’m SO SO happy that you enjoyed making this steak recipe, and thank you so much for coming back here looking for it, and for letting me know how much you liked it! This makes my day! 🙂
      The side dishes you chose sound delicious too!

  4. Trish says:

    I read this recipe along with others on this site and decided to print and try this one. At first I though there were some steps missing but tried it anyway, exactly how it was written. OMG, this is not only easy and delicious but it turned out PERFECT. I will be spreading this recipe to my friends. Thank you.

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw!!! Yay! I’m so glad that you liked it, and I’m so thankful that you left a review and dropped a note! Thank you so much!

  5. Bridget says:

    What would I cook it in if I don’t have a cast iron skillet anymore. Had 2 but they mysteriously disappeared when my aunt visited. I really want to try this very soon

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, I’m sorry! You could totally just cook these in any pan on the stove, as long as it’s oven proof!

  6. Kim says:

    NAILED IT! Just when I thought I had my grill game on point, this was AWESOME! So easy! So fast!

    1. Jessica says:

      I wish I could insert a “jumping up and down with excitement” emoji here! Haha! Yay! I’m so excited that you love it and that it was easy and fast! Thank you for the star rating too!XOXO

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