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A juicy seasoned steak topped with a pat of butter and served with mashed potatoes and green beans on a plate
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How to Cook Steak Perfectly Every Time

Learn how to cook steak perfectly every single time with this easy to follow recipe where steak is seared in a skillet on the stove and finished in the oven.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Cook Steak
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 475kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 beef steaks at least 1-inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

  • Remove steaks from refrigerator and any packaging and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Rub each side with the olive oil to coat. Combine the salt, pepper, and white pepper in a small bowl. Rub both sides of each steak with the rub mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Preheat a heavy, oven-safe skillet over high heat until it is smoking hot. Sear steaks in the hot pan for 2-3 minutes per side. If the steak has a side of fat, turn the steak onto its side and render the fat by searing it for 2-3 minutes as well.
  • Slide the skillet with the seared steaks in it into the oven to finish cooking. Remove the steaks from the oven 5 degrees before the desired level of doneness is achieved, or 130 degrees F for medium rare.
  • While the steaks are cooking, use a fork to combine the butter with garlic in a small bowl.
  • When the steaks are removed from the grill, immediately top with 1 tablespoon of the butter mixture and allow the steaks to rest 10 minutes before cutting into them. The temperature of the steak will continue to rise as it rests by about 5 degrees.

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Nutrition

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 1387mg | Potassium: 800mg | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.6mg