How to Bake or Broil a Steak

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Beef is rich in essential nutrients and is an excellent source of Zinc, Protein and Vitamin B12, according to Beef.org. There many different cuts of steak such as Porterhouse, Tenderloin, Sirloin and Rib Eye -- each with their own unique taste. A perfectly-cooked steak is dependent on the right ingredients and proper cooking time, but by following a few easy steps, you can make a tasty steak dinner any night of the week.

Things You'll Need

  • 8 oz. steak
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • Cast-iron skillet
  • Preheat the broiler to low to broil a steak. To bake your steak, set the oven temperature to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a sharp knife, slice one large onion and set it aside.

  • Season your steak with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a heavy cast iron skillet. Mix in the garlic powder and sliced onion. Cook for 15 minutes over a medium-low heat until the onions are golden-brown and slightly wilted. Remove the onions with a large fork or slotted spoon and set aside, leaving any liquid in the skillet.

  • Turn the heat under the skillet to high and place the steak in the skillet. Sear the steak on both sides. This should take no longer than one minute per side and will help lock in the steak's natural juices before going into the oven. Once properly seared, turn off the heat under the skillet.

  • Place the skillet inside the oven on the top rack and broil for five minutes on each side. If baking, place skillet inside the oven on the center rack and bake for 12 minutes. Check the doneness of your steak by making a small incision with a sharp knife. You can always put your steak back in the oven for a minute or two if you want it more well-done.

  • Remove your skillet from the oven and place on the stove top. Pour off the fat and any liquid. Place the onions on the top of your steak. Mix in the remaining ingredients and place a lid on the skillet. Turn heat to low and cook for two minutes, until liquid has started to thicken. Spoon the liquid over the top of your steak, and serve.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always purchase high-quality USDA beef from a reputable retailer.

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