Want to learn how to cook Cast Iron Steak perfectly? Learn how to get the ultimate sear + restaurant quality steak by cooking in your cast iron skillet!
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If you’re wanting a delicious, perfectly cook steak- you have to try this recipe for cast iron steak!
Now I’ll be the first person to tell you that my favorite way to enjoy steak is on the grill.. but after living in an apartment without a grill for 2 years… I can confidently say we’ve found a way to make them equally as delicious in a cast iron skillet!
Making cast iron steak is easy, delicious, and quick. Depending on the size/thickness of your steak, you probably won’t need more than 15 minutes. Here’s how we do it!
How to cook cast iron steaks:
In order to make perfect steaks in the cast iron, you’ll need a good cast iron skillet (make sure it’s seasoned! Here’s a link to the one we have. ), steak, ghee, garlic cloves, rosemary, salt and pepper!
Heat ghee, season steaks, sear.. and you’re good to go! I’ve included super specific instructions below 🙂
Tips for cooking steaks in cast iron:
- Have your steaks at room temperature – If your steaks are cold, it will take them longer to cook and you run the risk of not cooking the steaks through the center
- Make sure to heat your skillet– DON’T put your steak in oil that isn’t hot. You will not get a good sear on it!
- Allow steaks to rest– Once your steaks have cooked, allow them to rest for a few minutes before slicing + eating. This ensures they cook fully throughout!
How does cooking time vary by steak?
You can use this method to cook any type of steak – filets, ribeyes, strips.. etc. However, cooking time will vary depending on the steak you get and the thickness. Here’s a link to a great chart with cooking temps/times.
What steaks do you recommend?
I recommend ButcherBox steaks. They’re seriously SO delicious! They have an awesome deal going on right now – check it out here. If you’re curious about ButcherBox, I wrote a ButcherBox Review which gives a ton of insight on the service + my thoughts on it!
Should you use a thermometer to cook steak?
The most accurate way to cook a steak would be to measure the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. It’s not necessary but it helps ensure consistency!
Here’s a link to a great chart with cooking temps/times. We don’t usually use a thermometer because we have done it so many times we know by looking on the outside!
Recipes to serve with your cast iron steak:
- Crispy Sheet Pan Roasted Potatoes
- Garlic Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Healthy Green Beans Almondine
- Crispy Garlic Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Strawberry Avocado Goat Cheese Salad
Cast Iron Steak
- Places steaks on a plate. Pat steaks dry with paper towel.
- Season steaks on each side with salt and pepper.
- In your skillet, heat ghee. You can test the heat by sprinkling a few drops of water in the pan. When the water sizzles, the oil is hot.
- Once pan is hot (it must be hot!!) add in steaks to the pan. Lay garlic cloves and rosemary along side/in between the steaks.
- Sear the steak on each side for about 4 minutes, flip + sear for additional 4 minutes for medium (sear for 5 minutes on each side for well done).
- Try to baste the steak with the ghee as it cooks by tipping the pan and using a spoon to scoop the juices + spoon over the steak.
- Remove steaks from skillet and place on a plate. Cover + allow to rest for 3 minutes before serving.
- Have your steaks at room temperature - If your steaks are cold, it will take them longer to cook and you run the risk of not cooking the steaks through the center
- Make sure to heat your skillet- DON'T put your steak in oil that isn't hot. You will not get a good sear on it!
- Allow steaks to rest- Once your steaks have cooked, allow them to rest for a few minutes before slicing + eating. This ensures they cook fully throughout!