Making a mouthwatering ribeye steak at home doesn’t have to involve firing up the grill every time. In fact, this method might just be better. With a few simple steps, you can create one of the juiciest and most tender steaks you’ve ever had – cooked to perfection!
How to Make Steak in the Oven
All you need is a cast iron skillet, some olive oil, salt, and pepper. The key to preparing the perfect ribeye steak is to start with a very hot skillet. Achieve this by placing the skillet, empty, in a 500-degree oven for about 10 minutes. Then, quickly sear the steak on the stovetop before returning it to the oven for just 2 minutes on each side.
Choosing the Right Steak
When it comes to the best cuts of meat, ribeye steak is arguable at the top of the list. Look for grain-fed steak with a good amount of marbling. If you need some tips on choosing the right steak, check out the video below.
Oven Steak FAQs
How long does it take to cook oven steak?
Once the steak has been pan seared, it only takes about 5 minutes.
What is a good temperature to cook steak in the oven?
Around 350 degrees Fahrenheit is a good temperature. In the recipe below, we recommend…
Can I cook a steak in the oven without searing it?
While it’s possible to cook a steak in the oven without searing it, we don’t recommend it. Searing the steak seals in the moisture, ensuring a juicy result. Without searing, you may end up with a dry steak.
How do I make my steak rare, medium, or well done?
The doneness of your steak depends on the thickness and quality of the meat. With this recipe, you may need to experiment a few times to find the perfect timing. After about two minutes in the oven, check the steak by pressing down on the middle with tongs. The firmer the steak, the more well done it is. If it feels right, flip the steak and cook the other side for the same amount of time. Refer to the steak doneness chart for approximate cooking stages.
How do I let the steak rest after cooking it?
After searing the steak and a few minutes in the oven, it’s crucial to let it rest. Resting allows the natural juices to settle and remain in the meat. Cutting into the steak too soon can result in a loss of those juicy flavors. Simply place the steak on a plate and cover it with aluminum foil for about 5 minutes. Trust us, it makes all the difference.
Why do chefs put steaks in the oven?
Chefs use the oven to ensure the meat is cooked through. By first searing the meat in a pan or cast iron skillet, the outside is cooked and sealed. This combination guarantees flavorful and perfectly cooked meat.
Reviews of this Recipe
“Wow, why haven’t I tried this before? I’ll never make ribeye steak any other way again. This was perfect!” – Paul G., Lawton, OK
“My son showed me this method, and I’ll never have steak any other way now.” – Laurie M., Wadesboro, NC
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