How to cook steak in the oven...I swear it works perfectly everytime

Perfectly cooked steak in the oven
I love a good steak.  I don't love a perfectly good cut of meat that is overdone, dry, and gray.   It needs to be pink and tender and preferably straight off the grill.   It used to be that we only had steak when the weather cooperated and we could use the grill.   But recently we've been cooking steak in the oven and they've come out perfectly -- if you know the secret.  Lucky, for you I'll let you in on the secret....okay, more like 8 of them.

Here's how to cook steak in the oven so it comes out perfect. We like medium rare...if you prefer your steak a little more well done, Step 6/7 is where you'll adjust the cooking time.

Step 1:  Prepare your steaks by bringing them to room temperature.  Pat them dry and then rub extra virgin olive oil on both sides along with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Turn your oven to broil and heat an empty frying pan in the oven until it's very hot.

Get the pan nice and hot

Step 3:  Using an oven mitt to protect your hand, remove the frying pan from the oven and place it directly on the stove over high heat.

Step 4: Place the steaks directly on the pan for :30 (do not move them)

Step 5: Flip the steaks and cook for another :30

Man can work a grill and an oven! My kinda man
Step 6: Put the pan with the steaks still in it back in the oven (still on broil).  Let them cook for 1:30 for medium rare.**

**If you prefer your steaks medium, let them cook for 2:00 on each side before flipping them over for another 2:00

Step 7: Flip the steaks and let them cook for another 1:30

Step 8:  Remove the steaks from the oven and let them rest, covered in foil, for about 5 minutes before serving.

I like to go Robert Irvine on my steaks and serve them with a little butter just to treat my mouth to a real party.   The best steak butter recipe I've found was on All Recipes.  It's made by melting 1/4 cup of butter in a sauce pan over medium low heat.  While the butter is melting add in 1 teaspoons of garlic powder and 2 cloves of minced garlic (makes 4 servings).  Once the butter is completely melted and it's all mixed together, remove from heat and set aside until your steaks are ready to eat.  Then simply brush the garlic steak butter over your steaks and enjoy!

I like to serve my steaks with these incredible roasted brussel sprouts (even my picky 4 year old likes them). 

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