Broil a Perfect Steak

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.


  1. ADDITIONAL ITEMS - Cast Iron Skillet, Spatula or Tongs.
  2. Bring your 1 to 2 inch steaks to room temperature and use a clean cloth to remove excess moisture.
  3. Move oven rack 6 inches from heating element.
  4. Pre-heat oven and skillet by setting the oven to broiler for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Rub steaks with olive oil, kosher salt and coarsely ground pepper. NOTE: Use any seasonings of your choice.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. Once seared, set the oven to 500F and cook using this Time Chart. Turn steaks half way through the remaining cooking time.
  9. Rare (120-130F)1" 0-1 minute, 1 1/4" 2-3 minute, 1 3/4" 4-5 minute
  10. Medium (140-150F) 1" 2-3 minute, 1 1/4" 4-5 minute, 1 3/4" 6-7 minute
  11. Medium Well(150-160F) 1" 4-5 minute, 1 1/4" 6-7 minute, 1 3/4" 8-9 minute
  12. Remove steaks from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  13. Serving on warm plates is recommended to maintain meat temperature.
  14. I can not stress this tip enough -- Keep the fork in the drawer until ready to eat. Never pierce the meat during cooking.
Most Helpful

5 5

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.

4 5

If there's not a grill handy, this is a great way to go. Even cheaper cuts turn out great.

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).

5 5

Turned out perfect, rainy day - great steak!

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