How to Cook Steak in the Oven
From robust and savory to earthy and caramel-like, steaks pack tasty goodness into each mouthwatering bite. We'll show you how easy it is to prepare sensational steaks using your oven broiler.
Whether you're making a romantic dinner or a casual meal for friends and family, steaks are always a delightful entree. Broiling them in the oven makes steak -- including this flavorful Herbed Steaks with Horseradish recipe -- super quick and fuss-free to prepare. Follow these steps to bake it right.
Choose the Right Cut of Beef
Here are some good types of steak for broiling:
-- Top sirloin
-- Rib eye
Tip: For melt-in-your-mouth texture, look for steaks that are bright red with abundant marbling (stripes of fat in the meat).
Step 3: Preheat oven broiler
-- Before turning the broiler on, position a broiler pan with a rack on the top rack of your oven so the steaks will be about 4 inches from the heat.
-- Remove the broiler pan from the oven and preheat the broiler.
Step 4: Season the steaks
Add extra flavor to your steaks with a homemade rub or a simple sprinkling of sea salt and cracked black pepper.
Step 5: Broil the steaks
-- Ask the people you are serving how they like their steaks cooked. Steaks for those who like their meat well-done should go under the broiler a few minutes before the steaks for those who like their meat rare to medium.
-- Place the steaks on the unheated rack of the broiler pan.
-- For 1-inch steaks cooked to medium doneness, broil the steaks for about 15 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time. Allow less time for rare steaks and more time for well-done steaks.
Step 6: Let the steaks rest
Let the meat rest for a few minutes after cooking. This allows the juices to redistribute from the interior of the steak and keeps the juices from escaping once the meat is cut.
Tip: If you are slicing the steaks before serving, be sure to cut them perpendicular to the meat's grain for the most tender slices.