Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Perfect Cast Iron Skillet Steak

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perfect cast iron skillet steak

Cast Iron Skillet Steaks

Spring is on the way but not yet here in Western New York. So, how do you cook a really good steak in the winter without your grill? Iron skillet steak cooking is the way to make a perfect steak.

I had a one pound strip steak about 1-inch thick. I realized the best way to cook this was in my cast iron skillet.
cook steaks cast iron skillet

The first thing that I did was preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

I chopped up two cloves of fresh garlic because I like garlic. Then covered the bottom of my cast iron skillet with olive oil.

I set the burner to medium-high while I seasoned my steak.

cooking steak cast iron skillet

 I seasoned my steak on both sides with salt, pepper, and McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning.

I firmly pressed the seasoning into both sides of the steak with my fingers.

By this time the cast iron pan was hot. I cooked the steak exactly 3 minutes per side.

steaks cast iron skillet

Then I place the cast iron skillet into the oven and cooked it for 10 minutes.

I wanted my steak to be medium rare. Using my digital thermometer I made sure that I had an internal temperature of  140 degrees.

I let my steak rest for 4 to 5 minutes before cutting into it.

Cooking time may vary by the thickness of your steak.

Internal Temperatures:
Rare130 to 135°F
Medium Rare140°F
Medium155°F
Well Done165°F  

This steak was so tender, juciy and full of flavor. What I like best about cooking with my cast iron is you can go from stove top to oven. Just make sure you have a good oven mitt to take the pan out of the oven.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.


18 comments:

  1. I wouldn't pass that up, Sam. Looks so juicy and perfect!

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    1. It did come out better than expected and was really good. The only problem is that I ate the whole steak myself :) Thanks Susan.

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  2. What a great way to cook a steak indoors. I am going to have to give this a try!

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    1. I think it was just as good as cooking it on the grill. Thanks Carlee! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Glad you like it Susan. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

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  4. Cast iron is a great medium for cooking steak. Brilliant, Sam!

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    1. Ha!! I don't know about Brilliant David, but I was really hungry!! Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  5. Sam, I was at the butcher and lordy.. so many steaks. I think I got the wrong one. I bought a "Flank steak" now I need to know what to do with it and will it work with this recipe?

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    1. Hi Ginger, Yes an flank steak will work well with cast iron or you could broil it here is the one I made in the broiler: http://www.samsplaces.com/2015/05/broiled-flank-steak.html

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    2. Perfect Sam! Next time I will write down the exact same thing as you posted when I go to the market instead of just steak! lol Just love this blog!

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  6. Now this sounds delicious! I have actually never cooked a steak in a skillet. Pork chops, yes, but not a steak. I have used McCormick seasoning before, but not the Montreal Steak seasoning. You have introduced me to two new things today and I'm excited to try both of them.

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    1. This steak was just as good as grilling it. I like the cast iron because it goes right into the oven. I hope you like it if you try it. We really like using the Montreal steak seasoning. Thanks Cynthia :)

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  7. I am getting hungry Sam and I don't have that meat in the freezer. Yay! I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. This Cast iron skillet steak is so delicious Thelma. I hope you give it a try I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Thanks and have a wonderful day. :)

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  8. Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work sam ovens

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  9. I have to try this! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. It looks so good.!

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    1. I hope you did give this Cast Iron Skillet Steak a try Daphne. It really is easy to make and so tasty :) Thanks

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