How to Cook A Steak Without a Grill

Saturday, September 05, 2009

I'm a dude. I like meat but I do not like to cook. Actually, it is not so much that I do not like to cook as much as it is that I do not like to spend lots of time cooking. To that end, I am always looking for a way to cook good food with as little effort as possible. I just found a fantastic way to accomplish this by cooking a steak without a grill.

I started out with a nice ribeye steak I got from Trader Joe's. It cost me about $8.00 and it was big enough to feed both myself and my fiancee. Not too bad for a decent cut of meat. The way I prepared it was simple.

I let the steak come to room temperature and then I glazed it with a light coat of oil (try to find an oil that won't smoke too much, because you are about to create a lot of smoke). I seasoned the steak with some salt and some ground pepper and that was it. Good steaks should not need lots of seasoning.

I turned the oven on to 500 degrees. I put a skillet in there (make sure your skillet can go up to this temperature). I let the stove come up to temperature. After a few minutes I placed the hot skillet in an oven set to hi. Then I did the following:

  • Cook on one side for 30 seconds
  • Flip and cook for 30 seconds
  • Place back in oven and let sit for 2 minutes
  • Flip and continue to cook for 2 minutes
  • Remove steak from oven and skillet. Let sit covered for 2 minutes. (This is important. Do not skip. The steak will continue to cook after you remove it from the oven)
And that was it. The above comes out to a medium rare steak so adjust times accordingly to get the steak the way you like it.

That was seriously it. A total of 5 minutes of cooking and 2 minutes of letting the steak rest. The steak comes out remarkably tasty and juicy. I was shocked how easy it was. The perfect guy recipe.


Brian H said...

"I placed the hot skillet on an oven set to hi."

Do you mean a burner set to hi?

T said...

No, I meant

"I placed the hot skillet IN an oven set to hi"

Just turn the oven on and place the skillet in it. You then put the skillet on the burner, cook the steak, and then put everything back into the oven to finish cooking.

Hope that clarifies.

Anonymous said...

Heck yeah, this recipe was awesome! Thanks!