Wondering how to bake a steak? We’ll fill you in on the details.
For meat lovers, there’s nothing better than a delicious, juicy steak. Make it at home, and you’ll save money, plus get a steak cooked just the way you like it.
The best way to bake a steak is in combination with searing the steak on the stove. Searing at a high temperature gives steak that flavorful crust that locks in the juices. Baking allows the insides to cook.
You can start by searing the steak first, then baking it to finish. Or, you can bake first and sear last, as in this video for How to Make Steak with Garlic Butter.
When cooking steak, it’s always best to start by leaving your steaks at room temperature for 30 minutes to ensure they cook evenly. Then, pat the steaks dry with a paper towel.
How to Bake a Steak
- Preheat your oven to 250°F.
- Season 1-inch thick steaks (ribeye is a great choice) evenly with Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper on all sides.
- Place the steak on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- To finish, sear the steak on the stove. Heat canola oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat until smoking.
- Sear the steak on the first side for 30 seconds, then flip. Immediately, add 3 tablespoons butter, a couple bunches of rosemary, and 2 cloves crushed garlic, swirling the pan to melt the butter quickly.
- Place the herbs and garlic on top of the meat and move the steak towards the top section of the pan. Tilt the pan toward you to pool the butter near the bottom.
- Using a spoon, continuously scoop the butter on top of the steak for about 30-45 seconds for medium-rare. If you prefer your steak medium or medium-well, cook your steak longer.
- Let the steaks rest for a few minutes.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to four days.
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