How to Cook a Steak in the Oven
Choosing a high quality steak to broil in the oven is easy. For all other cuts of steak cooked in the oven can be challenging. Making a perfect oven baked steak will be a snap for dinner tonight.
Select the Right Steak
Oven baked steaks need to be ¼ to 1 ½ inches thick and brought to room temperature (marinate during this time) for even cooking.
Marinating the Steaks
High quality cuts like mignon, or rib eye marinating is not necessary but for all other cuts marinating will make the oven baked steak perfect.
Marinate the steak while it is coming to room temperature about 30 minutes.
- Rub smashed garlic generously all over the steak.
- Rub 1 tsp of olive oil over the steak
- Rub steak seasoning (any store bought kind)
- Rub Kosher salt (any salt will work too)
- Sprinkle Worcestershire sauce or Soy Sauce on steak
Tip: If you don’t have steak seasoning, use 1 tsp of each: black pepper, white pepper, onion powder, and your favorite spice (cumin, ground oregano, or ¼ tsp of smoked paprika). Mix together and rub on steaks.
Let the steaks marinate.
Cook the Steak in the Oven
Put oven on broil. Move top rack closest to the broiler. On a baking sheet place marinated steaks under broiler for 4-5 minutes. Do not turn. This broiler method will sear the steaks.
Baking Steaks: Here are several temperatures that will bake the steaks to perfection. You choose which one best meets your dinner needs.
Set oven to bake on 450 degrees will cook steaks to medium done in 10-12 minutes. This is great to bake French fries at the same time.
Set oven to bake on 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes for medium done. This is great with bake potatoes. Medium sized potatoes will be done at the same time the steaks are done.
Set oven to broiler on 350 degrees middle rack for 7-10 minutes for medium rare done.
Remember not to puncture the steaks to check for doneness. Lightly press the steaks with a back of a fork if the steak pushes in and juices run out then it is still rare. It should be slightly firm when pressed.
When steaks reach desires doneness let sit for 5 -10 minutes. Make a tin foil tent to keep steaks warm.
Easy Step By Step Instructions For Cooking Steak in an Oven
- Select the right steak between ¼ inch and 1 ½ inches thick
- Marinade the steak
- Broil the steak in the oven
- Or bake the steak along with other items
Warnings, Advice, and Suggestions When Oven Cooking Steak
Letting the steak sit before cutting into re-distributes the juices back in the steaks. Steaks will continue to cook while sitting.