The BEST! How to Cook Steak in the Oven – Super Easy and Delicious
: A baked steak recipe that melts in the mouth, it’s easy to make and only takes a few minutes!
Cooking a steak in the oven with butter, salt and pepper makes this one of the easiest and BEST steak recipes of all!
BEST way to cook steak in the oven
If you’ve ever eaten a steak, grilling it can be delicious. (We feel the same way about pork steak recipes.) However, the best way to cook a steak is to burn it on the stove and then bake it in the oven.
Here’s the recipe
you’ll never deviate from once you make it
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I had paid close attention in the past to what my husband said several times when we had been eating at a good restaurant. He would mention something like
, Well, the
secret to a perfectly cooked steak is to finish it in the oven.
What? He had never thought about it the first time he mentioned it, but now that I know better… I fully agree with what he said.
So he knew that for his birthday a few years ago, this steak was going to appear in the oven, and he needed to figure out how to make it.
Come and discover it, scorching it in golden butter in a cast iron pan before sliding it into a hot oven… It’s my jam and now I’m showing you how to make your own baked steak recipe!
See how to make 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
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of cast iron. For God’s sake, I even designed a cast iron party for friends a few years ago!
So, although cast iron is NOT required to make this recipe, I can’t stress enough how much I love using it to make this.
Ingredients and types of steak
You can skip to the recipe card below to see all the ingredients and instructions, all in one place
For this baked steak recipe, I used two thick-cut ribeye fillets. (Almost an inch thick, although you DO NOT have to have fillets of this same thickness.) However, you don’t have to use ribeye for this steak recipe.
Feel free to use sirloin, New York strips, t-bone, porterhouse, any cut you want!
accompany the steaks, we have super easy steak side dishes recipes that match perfectly!
Condiments for steak:
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 pepper mix.
It is the most DELICIOUS combination of condiments in 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 pepper. Combine that with golden butter, and the game is over with my taste buds. It’s the BEST.)
You can salt and splash 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 golden butter
I know it sounds like a step you can skip, but trust me… DO NOT skip this! Browning the butter (which means simply cooking it over high heat for a minute or two, until the butter starts to brown) is the KEY to so much flavor added to a steak.
butter has browned, you will add the fillets to the hot pan to seal on each side for just a minute, and then it will enter the oven. (Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see the recipe card complete with step-by-step instructions!)
How long to cook the steak
in the oven
The steak will only need 3 minutes in the oven after burning it, and it will come out sizzling and smelling like you are on a delicious rotisserie! If you use your cast iron, go ahead and slide the entire pan into the oven.
Just immerse yourself in that sizzling sound and heavenly smell during this process, right?
minutes, you have a baked steak that’s ready to devour, and if it’s your first time cooking a steak… congratulations!!! Wasn’t it that easy!?
Ideas for dinner
No steak is complete without amazing side dishes to go with it, right? When cooking a steak, a good way to “round out” dinner is to serve a vegetable and a potato with it. Occasionally, you’ll even see steak served with something like this cream cheesepaste, on a fancy rotisserie.
Steak side dishes
Now, of course, there are many options for steak side dishes, but there is one absolute favorite
. Steak salad is the best
the planet. (Seriously, it has nearly 500 reviews.)
We love having roasted garlic broccoli and party potato wedges with a buffalo blue cheese bacon sauce, to round out this dinner, but there are plenty of easy to accompany recipes to choose from!
Dessert for a steak dinner
Then, to continue… a baked Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Trifle for dessert, or browse our dessert recipes to get the perfect idea for your steak dinner. Explore my easy dessert recipes!