How to Cook Steak in the Oven: A melt in your mouth recipe that makes even a new cook feel like a gourmet chef with this quick and EASY tutorial!
Cooking a steak in the oven with butter, salt and pepper makes this one of the easiest and BEST steak recipes EVER!
The BEST Way to Cook Steak in the Oven
If you’ve ever had a steak, cooking it on the grill can be delicious. However, the best way for cooking a steak is by searing it on the stovetop and then baking it in the oven!
Here’s the recipe that you’ll never stray from once you make it!
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Restaurant Steak at Home
I had paid very close attention in the past to what my husband said multiple times when we had been eating at a nice restaurant. He would mention something along the lines of,
Well the secret to a perfectly cooked steak is to finish it off in the oven.
What the whaa? I had never even thought about that the first time he mentioned it, but now that I know better… I completely agree with what he said.
So I knew that for his birthday a few years ago, this steak was going to be making an appearance in the oven, and I needed to figure out how to do it.
Come to find out, searing it in browned butter in a cast iron pan before slipping it into a hot oven… is my jam and now I’m showing you how to make your own oven steak recipe!
Look how to prepare steaks in this quick video and then we’ll get into the fine details so you can make your own too:
How to Cook Steak in the Oven
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.
Types of Steak to Cook at Home
For this oven steak 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!
Then, for sides to serve with steaks, we have super easy side dish recipes for steak that pair perfectly!
Seasonings for Steak:
It is the most DELICIOUS combo of seasonings on a steak.
(Now 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.)
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.
Cooking Steak in Browned Butter
I know it sounds like a step you can skip but trust me… DON’T skip this! Browning the butter (which means just cooking it at high heat for a minute or two, until the butter starts brownings) is the KEY to so much flavor added to a steak!
Sear the Steaks
Once the butter has browned, you’ll add the steaks to the hot skillet to sear on each side for just a minute, and then it will go in to the oven. (Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the full recipe card with step-by-step instructions!)
How Long to Cook 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! If using your cast iron, go ahead and slip the whole pan in the oven.
Just soak in that sizzle sound and heavenly smell during this process, would ya?
Within minutes, you have a baked steak that’s ready to devour, and if this is your first time cooking a steak… congratulations!!! Wasn’t that easy!?
Popular Steak Questions:
The secret is to keep it simple, use butter, simple spices, sear and broil it in the oven for a few minutes! It turns out to be the perfect steak every time!
Browned butter adds more flavor than you think it would. The combination of browned butter with kosher salt and peppercorn medley creates a steakhouse flavor that does NOT require steak sauce!
Both! You wouldn’t think it would make that big of a difference, but it really does. The pan-searing on the stove gives the browned flavor you love and the really hot oven helps cook the steak through!
Steak Dinner Ideas
No steak is complete without amazing side dishes to go with it, right? When cooking a steak, a good way to “round out” the dinner is to serve a vegetable and a potato with it.
Sides for Steak
Now, of course, there are many options for steak sides, but there is an absolute favorite.
The side salad for steak is the best on the planet. (Seriously, it has almost 500 reviews).
But the steak dinner I made for my husband on his birthday (that you see here) 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.
The BEST! How to Cook Steak in the Oven + Pan
- 2 Ribeye Steaks
- 2 Tablespoons Salted Butter
- Kosher Salt to taste
- Cracked Peppercorn Medley to taste
- For a "Medium" Steak – Preheat oven to 475 degrees before you even start to season your steaks.
- Coat your steaks with salt and pepper, on both sides.
- Over medium to high heat, melt the butter in an oven proof skillet
- When the butter is melted and has turned a golden brown, place the steaks into the skillet. Let them sear for about 1 minute (less if you prefer more of a rarer steak, and if thinner than 1-in. thickness.)
- Flip and let sear on other side for the same amount of time.
- Place skillet in the oven for about 3 minutes and then serve immediately or steak will continue to cook.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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