Can you bake a steak

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Can you bake a steak?” We will also discuss What is the easiest and most efficient method to bake a steak? What is the optimal time to bake a steak in the oven? And How can you test the doneness of your steak? 

Can you bake a steak?

Yes, you can bake a steak in the oven and get that juicy tender deliciously cooked steak in an easy, fast yet healthy way without worrying about being at risk of food-borne diseases.

 It is one of the classical dinners that works perfectly for almost every occasion. Besides, baking a steak is a quick and easy method that you can do yourself even if it is your first time to get a perfect, crispy, juicy, and tender steak that you can serve with baked potato, mashed potatoes, or green beans.

What is the easiest and most efficient method to bake a steak?

Baking a steak in the oven can be easier and faster than you imagine, all you have to do is read carefully these guiding tips and steps before trying it yourself.

  • Preheat the oven up to 450°F 
  • Brush your steak with some vegetable oil, then place it in a pan over a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Sear the steak while flipping to cook both sides for 3 – 4 minutes until a deep golden crust forms
  • Dry the steaks with a paper towel, then season with salt and pepper generously
  • Transfer your steak immediately using a large skillet to the oven  
  •  Bake about 20 – 25 minutes
  • Remove your steak pan from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes
  • Trim any excess season and top as desired with fresh herbs and a slab of butter

What is the optimal time to bake a steak in the oven?

Baking a steak for the first time can be a little tricky especially when it comes to knowing what is the sufficient and exact time needed to bake it sufficiently and get the perfect irresistible tender and juicy steak.

You should first know that there are many factors that influence the baking time of a steak and these can be summarised as follows: 

  • The thickness or thinness of the steak
  • The size of the steak which you want to bake
  • The oven temperature
  • The preferred doneness level

Based on the previously mentioned factors, the optimal baking time is

  1. For a thick steak, baking time is estimated to be about 10 minutes in the oven per side at a temperature of 450°
  1. For thin steak, baking time is estimated to be about 4-6 minutes in the oven per side at a temperature of 450°

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How can you test the doneness of your steak?

Baking a steak is a great way to cook one and enjoy sharing it with your loved ones, but because each person has his own taste and preferences when it comes to how well the steak is cooked.

 Here are a few tips and visual signs that you need to monitor when you bake a steak to check if your desired level of meat doneness has been reached and your steak is cooked well and tender. We will compare in the table below between different levels of doneness of the steak and give you some tips on how to attain each.

RareSear the outsides of your steak Bake for about 4-6 minutes in the oven until the temperature of the steak is about 125°F and its colour becomes red.
Medium-RareSear the outsides of your steak Bake for about 6-8 minutes in the oven until the temperature of the steak is about 130°F and its colour becomes deep pink.
MediumSear the outsides of your steak Bake for about 8-10 minutes in the oven until the temperature of the steak is about 140°F and its colour becomes light pink.
Medium-WellSear the outsides of your steak Bake for about 10-12 minutes in the  oven until the temperature of the steak is about 150°F and its colour becomes slightly pink in the centre.
Well-DoneSear the outsides of your steak  Bake for about 12-14 minutes in the oven until the temperature of the steak becomes about 160°F+ and its colour becomes little or no pink.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “Can you bake a steak?” We have also discussed What is the easiest and most efficient method to bake a steak? What is the optimal time to bake a steak in the oven? And How can you test the doneness of your steak? 

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

References

https://cooking.lovetoknow.com/how-long-does-it-take-cook-steak-oven

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