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Make the juiciest Steak ever at home without a grill! That’s right, learn how to cook steak on the stove and the oven that comes out tender, flavorful and just as delicious as the steakhouses make it. Pass the Baked Potatoes and Salad because tonight we’re having steak!
Cooking Steak Indoors | The EASY Way
While all of us probably enjoy the occasional steak (maybe even marinated steak) on the grill in the summer, I think its safe to say that cooking a steak indoors isn’t ideal. While I LOVE this method of cooking, there is another way to do it that is just as easy.
Friends, it’s time to learn how to cook your steak on the stove.
There is no sense in purchasing really good quality steak if you don’t know how to cook it properly.
So, this little post will teach you how to cook a steak to a perfect medium flawlessly. That’s how we like it and that’s how we eat it. You can adjust the cooking times to create your perfect steak too. I’ll show you how! Its a great technique I’ve been doing for years.
Main Ingredients Needed
Believe it or not, this recipe does not include a laundry list of ingredients. You simply need these four things to get started plus an oven-friendly skillet or pan of some sort. I used this cast iron skillet that I’ve owned for years.
- Steak: I used top sirloin, but any nice cut of meat will work as long as it’s meant for grilling. Here are a few good options you should look for in your butcher’s case: NY Strip, T-bone, Filet Mignon, Porterhouse, Flat Iron.
- Butter: adds flavor, flavor, flavor!
- Salt & Pepper: adds flavor, flavor, flavor! Also, the salt brings out that delicious meaty flavor steak has.
How to Cook Steak on the Stove | Directions
Step 1: Prepare Your Pan
Place an oven-friendly pan over medium high heat. I used cast iron because it’s a great, all-purpose cooking vessel. Also, preheat the oven to 350.
Step 2: Prepare the Steak
While your pan is preheating, blot the steaks with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Sear Your Steaks
Melt some butter in your hot skillet and place your steaks in, cooking 3-4 minutes on that first side without touching it or moving it around. We want to create a brown crust and solid sear, so we’re just going to leave it alone.
Step 4: Transfer Steak to the Oven
After 3-4 minutes, flip your steaks over. Top each steak with a pat of butter and transfer them into your hot oven for 5 minutes, keeping them in the same skillet.
Step 5: Rest and Enjoy!
After baking, transfer them to a plate and cover them with foil. Let these babies rest.
After 5 minutes, take the foil off and slice thinly and for everything that pure and holy, cut against the grain.
What to Serve With Steak:
- Best Pan Fried Potatoes (a great pairing for this steak recipe).
- Steakhouse Salad
- Simple Macaroni Salad
- Iceberg Wedge Salad
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
How to Cook Steak on the Stove
- 2 pounds sirloin steak 4 steaks
- 4 tablespoons butter divided
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven-safe cast iron skillet (or other oven-friendly pan) over medium-high to high heat. Preheat the oven to 350.
- Blot steaks with paper towels to remove excess moisture. Salt and pepper both sides of the steak. Melt 2 tablespoons butter into hot pan and immediately place steaks in to sear. Cook the meat 3-4 minutes on the first side without touching it or moving it around.
- Flip your steaks over, top each steak with 1/2 tablespoon of butter and transfer to the hot oven for 5 minutes, keeping them in the same skillet.
- After the 5 minutes, take them out of the oven and transfer steaks to a plate. Cover with foil and rest for 5 more minutes.
- Finally, take the foil off and thinly slice the steak against the grain. Serve with vegetables, potatoes or any other side you like to have with your steak.