How to cook a steak on the stove in a cast iron skillet or even how to cook a steak in the oven is important to know for ribeye steak lovers like me. Juicy steaks don't have to be just made on the grill. We love grilling steaks, but in Indiana sometimes I don't want to stand outside and grill in the middle of winter which is why it is important to know how to make a steak on the stove. Ever wonder how to cook a steak on the stove or in the oven? This recipe for cast iron skillet steaks is a quick and easy way to make steak indoors.
We love steak. Now, sometimes when we want a steak in the middle of the winter we will fire up the Big Green Egg. But sometimes you just need a good cast iron skillet.
What you need to make steaks in a cast-iron skillet
The key to successful steaks is thick steaks and a screaming hot skillet.
Let's start with the steak. I wouldn't make steaks this way unless they are an inch or thicker. If you like medium-rare steaks, you best be going thicker than an inch. I would also use cuts of steak like ribeye, T-bone, porterhouse, filet, or New York Strip. A sirloin might work ok, but I haven't tried a sirloin this way.I would also go with a steak that is labeled "choice" and has a good amount of fat. See the flecks of fat in the muscle of the ribeye steaks below.
How to Make a Good Steak on the Stove?
Start by taking the steaks out of the fridge and letting them rest for 15 -30 minutes on the counter. Get the oven to 350 degrees and warm the skillet over medium-high heat. I use a simple steak seasoning like Montreal Steak Seasoning or Weber Steak and Chop Seasoning. Season both sides of the steak with seasoning and put a little oil in the pan.
Sear both sides of the steak for 2 minutes on each side.
Then put in the oven for 6-10 minutes depending on the way you like your steak prepared. For more rare closer to 6 minutes. As soon as the steak is done put pats of butter on each steak and remove from the cast iron skillet. It is a really great idea to have a good meat thermometer. Then you will know the exact temperature of your steaks to have the best doneness.
Then let your meat rest. Seriously.
Enjoy your steak prepared indoors in less than 15 minutes. These steaks are perfect with Keto Creamed Spinach. Both can be ready in under 15 minutes making the perfect dinner.
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Tips for Making the Perfect Steak
- Let your steak come to room temperature for 30-60 minutes before cooking it.
- Don't season the steak until right before you cook it. The salt can bring moisture out while it waits to cook.
- Always let your meat rest after you cook it.
- Don't be afraid to use compound butters as it can enhance the flavors of the steak.
How to Cook Steak Recipes
How to Make a Steak on the Stove?
- 2 ribeye T-Bone, filet, or New York Strip steaks, an inch or thicker
- 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Set steaks out of the fridge for 15-30 minutes prior to preparing to make steak.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On the stove top heat cast iron skillet till it is hot over medium-high heat.
- Season both sides of the steak and put oil in the hot skillet.
- Sear both sides of the steak for two minutes and place the skillet of steaks in the oven for 6-10 minutes.
- For more rare steak cook closer to 6 minutes more well done, closer to 10 minutes.
- As soon as you pull the steaks out, put a pat of butter on each steak and remove immediately from the skillet.
- Let rest for five minutes before eating.
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