How to Cook Steak on Stove Top

May 10, 2020

How to Cook Steak on Stove Top

How to cook steak on stove top

While we all love grilling weather, I know a lot of people don’t actually have grills. Whether you don’t have an outside space for it or your old one hasn’t been replaced, we think that just because you don’t have a grill doesn’t mean you need to miss out on some tasty steaks.

Grilled Steaks

If you are someone who wants to know how to cook steak on the stove top, then this article is for you! We can break it down into a 5-step process:

  1. Pick out the right pan!
    1. You can cook steak with any pan, but there is definitely differences in the quality.
    2. We recommend a cast iron skillet - you can find these second hand or shop Lodge Cast Iron Skillets!
  2. Pick out the right steak!
    1. The quality of the steak you are choosing is a very important factor.
      1. Here are some things to consider when choosing a steak:
        1. Are you looking for one with the best flavor?
          1. Choose a steak with a lot of marbling!
        2. Are you looking for a lean cut of beef?
          1. Check out this article we wrote highlighting the most lean cuts
        3. Knowing where your beef comes from is a huge plus!
          1. Not only does this make the experience more exciting to know your farmer, but usually there is an increase in quality from purchasing directly from farmers
        4. How do you like your steak done?
          1. Thicker steaks take longer to cook, so if you like a more done steak, maybe choose a thinner cut steak. If you like a more rare steak, a thicker one may be your best option!
        5. Shop Oak Barn Beef’s Premium Beef!
          1. Oak Barn Beef is a family farm and has intensely marbled, thick and more-thin cut steaks!
  3. Season your steak
    1. Oak Barn Beef has intense flavors that you won’t want to overcome with a lot of seasoning! Salt and pepper works for our high end steaks: Ribeye, T-Bone, New York Strips, etc.
      1. We love using Traeger Beef Rub on our steaks too!
  4. Cook it on high heat and quickly!
    1. Get out that cast iron or a heavy pan and turn the heat up!
    2. Flip the steaks about every minute
      1. They’ll get an even crust when you flip often
    3. About half way through, add a tbsp of butter and herbs if you’d like!
      1. Definitely optional with Oak Barn Beef!!
    4. Take the temperature of the steak when you think it is close to being done
      1. Timing Estimates:
        1. Rare: 6 minutes
        2. Medium Rare: 8 minutes
        3. Medium: 10 minutes
        4. Well Done: 12 minutes
      2. Medium Rare Steak
  5. Let your steak rest
    1. A few minutes of rest after cooking is important!
    2. ENJOY! 

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