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A Cast Iron Steak cooked perfectly in a skillet
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Cast Iron Skillet Steak

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cast iron steak, how to cook steaks in cast iron
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 steaks
Calories 516kcal
WW Freestyle Points 16



  • 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.



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!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Cast Iron Skillet Steak
Amount Per Serving (1 steak)
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 582mg25%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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