Oven-Grilled Steak (Mark Bittman)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Mark Bittman; don’t have a grill or it’s too cold outside—try this oven method.

Top Review by Heather 6

Makes a great, medium rare steak. Perfectly tender and juicy. I sprinkled the steaks with Montreal Steak seasoning just before cooking and ended up putting them on a cookie sheet. Would have been better if the smoke alarm hadn't gone off right after I flipped them. I guess I know to open the doors next time! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to its maximum, 500° or more, for at least 20 minutes; if it is equipped with a pizza stone, so much the better.
  2. About 10 minutes before you are ready to eat, put a cast-iron or other ovenproof heavy skillet large enough to hold the steaks over high heat.
  3. Wait 2-3 minutes, until the pan is beginning to smoke.
  4. Add the steaks and let them sit on top of the stove as long as you can before the smoke is intolerable—probably no more than 1 minute.
  5. Immediately transfer the pan to the oven; roast the steaks for about 4 minutes, or until nicely browned on the bottom, then turn and cook on the other side for another 3-4 minutes, until done.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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