A cooking method using a skillet to quickly sear your steak and lock in juices, and then the oven to finish it off.

Skillet-to-oven is a great cooking method for a steakhouse-style steak at home. And, what Texan doesn’t want their favorite cowboy cut at home?

You'll Need

Best Beef Cuts
for Skillet-to-Oven

  • Ribeye
  • Strip Steak
  • Tenderloin

A Step-by-Step Guide

Cooking a Steak Skillet-to-Oven


Preheat oven

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Season steaks

Season steaks on both sides.
Use your favorite steak rub or keep it simple with salt and pepper.

Heat skillet

Heat skillet on stovetop to medium heat.
Your skillet is hot enough when you hear a sizzle when the steak touches the skillet’s surface.

Sear steaks

Sear steaks for 1 minute per side. This will lock in all those delicious juices.

Cook in oven

Cook steaks in oven until internal temperature reaches 145°F for medium rare.
Check out our doneness chart to learn more about your preferences.

Let it rest

Rest steaks on a cutting board for 3 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute for the best tasting steak around.
The steak’s internal temperature continues to rise during resting.


Slice steaks against the grain.