Broil a Perfect Steak

"I found this cooking guide on Lindauer Family Farms website when I ran out of gas for my grill. If you like how yor steak is prepared at Outback Steakhouse, then you will love this recipe."
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Ready In:
2 Steaks




  • ADDITIONAL ITEMS - Cast Iron Skillet, Spatula or Tongs.
  • Bring your 1 to 2 inch steaks to room temperature and use a clean cloth to remove excess moisture.
  • Move oven rack 6 inches from heating element.
  • Pre-heat oven and skillet by setting the oven to broiler for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Rub steaks with olive oil, kosher salt and coarsely ground pepper. NOTE: Use any seasonings of your choice.
  • Once the skillet is pre-heated, pull out the oven rack and carefully lay steaks on the skillet. NOTE: Pan is Extermely Hot and will spit and splatter.
  • Close oven and sear the steaks for 3 minutes on one side, turn and sear the opposite side for 3 minutes. DO NOT USE A FORK TO TURN STEAKS!
  • Once seared, set the oven to 500F and cook using this Time Chart. Turn steaks half way through the remaining cooking time.
  • Rare (120-130F)1" 0-1 minute, 1 1/4" 2-3 minute, 1 3/4" 4-5 minute
  • Medium (140-150F) 1" 2-3 minute, 1 1/4" 4-5 minute, 1 3/4" 6-7 minute
  • Medium Well(150-160F) 1" 4-5 minute, 1 1/4" 6-7 minute, 1 3/4" 8-9 minute
  • Remove steaks from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serving on warm plates is recommended to maintain meat temperature.
  • I can not stress this tip enough -- Keep the fork in the drawer until ready to eat. Never pierce the meat during cooking.

Questions & Replies

  1. when changing oven from broil to bake at 500 degrees do i take the skillet out? if not won't they cook a lot more before the oven reaches 500 degrees
  2. I don’t have a cast iron skillet What should I use instead.
  3. Will this work if I don’t own a cast iron pan? Can I use a sheet pan with foil? Thank you.
  4. You can buy a cast iron fry pan in the hardware store for under $20. It's the only thing I use to do steaks in the winter!
  5. When searing the steak, should the oven be on broil (500°) or bake (lower degree)?


  1. I was really happy to have this recipe during the winter when we couldn't use our grill. Steaks got a great sear on the outside, but stayed nice and pink on the inside. My only problem is that our house usually got pretty smoky and set off the smoke alarm.
  2. If there's not a grill handy, this is a great way to go. Even cheaper cuts turn out great. <br/><br/>This recipe calls for two steaks. For a single steak, I've found cutting the sear and main cooking times a little short makes for better results (but that's just my oven; YMMV).
  3. Turned out perfect, rainy day - great steak!
  4. This is a very tastey way to cook a steak if you don't want to grill. My family loves this method and I've already used it twice now.
  5. GREAT recipe! Yes house did get a little smoky, I guess it depends on what type of setup you have. I turned a 7 dollar nice rib eye steak into a 26 dollar nice rib eye steak at a local chain, just as good and flavorable. Definitely recommend.


  1. This was a fantastic, easy to follow recipe %u2665 I love steak, but had given up on cooking them at home because I just couldn't get it right, they were always overdone and tough. We'd come across a special on steak at the grocery store so I picked them up and figured I'd give it another try. I scoured the internet for about an hour looking for a good, indoor steak recipe. This one had consistently great reviews and seemed very easy, so I decided to try it, even though I'd never used the broiler before.<br/><br/>I dug out my new cast iron grill skillet (I encourage everyone to invest in one, I love mine!!) and heated it in the oven as the recipe instructs. The only things I did differently are: I marinated the steaks in Teriyaki marinade instead of the kosher salt rub suggested and when I broiled it, I left the oven door open a crack. (As I'd mentioned, this was my first time broiling so I did some research before I turned that baby on. Apparently with electric ranges, it is advised to broil with the door open at the point where it's almost closed but not quite) <br/>Because I had the door open a crack while broiling, I gave the final bake time an extra 3 or 4 minutes. They came out beautifully! And because of the grill skillet, they still had the grill marks you'd see on a steak cooked outside on the grill. <br/>The outside had that nice seared taste and the inside was just the right amount of pink, and juicy!! <br/>I've found my new, favorite (and only!) way to cook a steak inside :) Thank you for posting this recipe! I signed up for just so I could post this review and share a picture of the steak :) lol
  2. I used Montreal Seasoning
  3. Only think I added was Sage to the spicing.



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