How to Bake a Steak

When you cook a steak you probably pan fry or grill it, but did you know that it is possible to bake a steak? Actually, baked steak is a really easy dish to make and it always comes out well. If you learn some steak baking tips, you can be assured of a perfectly prepared dish, which your family will enjoy.

The first thing to do if you want to learn how to bake a steak is to choose the right cut of meat. A very small steak will cook too quickly so choose something weighing between twelve and sixteen ounces and between one and a quarter and one and a half inches thick.

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Marinating the Steak

How to Bake a Steak

Before you bake the steak, you will want to think about marinated steak recipes. Take the steak out of the refrigerator at least thirty minutes before you want to start cooking it. Combine some soy sauce, olive oil, and steak seasoning for a basic flank steak marinade or choose from any one of many other steak marinade recipes.

Marinate your steak for at least half an hour before you cook it so the flavor of the steak marinade recipe can soak into the meat. If you want to marinate your steak for longer than half an hour, and this is an option if you want your marinade to work as a tenderizer and if you are using a tough cut of meat, and then marinate it in the refrigerator rather than on the counter top, for food safety reasons.

Cooking the Steak

Heat up a skillet and the oven. You can either bake steak for about twelve minutes at 450 degrees F or about double that time at 325 degrees F. It is usually preferable to cook the meat for a longer time at a lower temperature, so choose the lower temperature unless you are in a rush. The meat will be juicer and more evenly cooked.

For a grilled taste, you will need to sear the marinated steaks in a skillet before baking them. Brown the meat in some butter in a skillet over a moderate heat for a couple of minutes per side. Searing the meat is not compulsory but a browned steak looks much nicer and searing it also helps to lock in the juices so this step is recommended.

Next, transfer the browned meat into the preheated oven and cook it until it is done how you like it. If your skillet is not ovenproof, you will need to use an ovenproof dish. Let the steak cook, then take the cooked meat out of the oven using an oven mitt and let it stand for five or ten minutes, so the juices can redistribute. This makes the steak extra juicy.

Serve your baked steak with a steak sauce, plus some French fries or mashed potatoes. Vegetables or salad also go nicely with a baked steak dish.

How to Bake a Steak

There are plenty of different marinated steak recipes to choose from if you want to make a baked steak recipe. Choose from a spicy marinade, a citrus marinade or even a delicious flank steak marinade to give your meat the best flavor and make it tender and delicious.

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