One of the best ways to cook a steak at home is in a cast iron skillet. This simple cast iron skillet steak recipe uses a combination of cooking the steak in a cast iron skillet and oven for perfect results every time.free from: wheat/ gluten, dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts
Allow steaks to come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes (larger and thicker cuts of meat may require more time to come to room temperature). Pat dry and liberally season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Heat your oil in your cast iron pan over high heat. You want your pan to be REALLY hot, but not hot enough that the oil starts smoking. If the oil starts smoking, remove the pan from the heat, turn it down slightly, and wait to proceed until the oil has stopped smoking.
Using tongs, carefully place each steak in your skillet (if you're making many steaks, you won't want to do more than 2-3 at a time). If your skillet is hot enough, it shouldn't take more than 2 minutes per each side to get a good sear.
If using, carefully insert your oven-safe thermometer probe into the center of a steak. Turn off your burner and (using hot mitts!) carefully transfer skillet to the oven.
Monitor the temperature carefully and pull the steaks when they reach your desired doneness temperature. This should take approximately 2-5 minutes, depending on desired doneness and size/ thickness of steaks.
Allow steaks to rest 5-10 minutes. Please be VERY careful with handling the skillet. I strongly recommend leaving an oven mitt or wrapping a towel around the handle so you don't accidentally grab it with your bare hand and burn yourself.
Serve steaks and enjoy!
Nutrition information is based on a 4 ounce sirloin steak.