There are numerous methods to cook a delicious steak, but one of the most reliable and consistent ways to achieve that perfect medium-rare center and crunchy crust is by using your oven. Acabonac Farms provides high-quality, regeneratively raised beef that not only tastes amazing but also supports environmentally friendly practices. In this post, we'll walk you through the steps to cook a perfect steak in the oven using Acabonac Farms beef.
Step 1: Choose Your Steak
Selecting the right cut of steak is crucial for achieving the best results. Acabonac Farms offers a variety of options, including:
- Ribeye Steak: Known for its rich marbling, the ribeye is juicy, tender, and packed with flavor.
- New York Strip Steak: This popular cut is leaner than a ribeye, but still tender and full of flavor.
- Filet Mignon: A luxurious cut, the filet mignon is incredibly tender and lean, perfect for special occasions.
Browse our selection of steaks to find the ideal cut for your oven-cooked meal.
Step 2: Prepare Your Steak
To prepare your steak, first, remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will help the steak cook more evenly. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
While the oven heats up, season your steak generously with salt and pepper. This simple seasoning will enhance the natural flavors of our regeneratively raised beef without overpowering it.
Step 3: Sear the Steak
In an oven-safe skillet (preferably cast iron) over high heat, add a tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot and shimmering, sear the steak for 2-3 minutes on each side, until a brown crust forms. The high heat will help create a delicious crust while keeping the inside tender and juicy.
Step 4: Finish Cooking in the Oven
Transfer the skillet with the seared steak to the preheated oven. Cook the steak for 5-7 minutes for medium-rare or 8-10 minutes for medium, depending on your preference and the thickness of the steak. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness; medium-rare should register at 130-135°F (54-57°C), while medium should be around 140-145°F (60-63°C).
Step 5: Rest and Serve
Once your steak reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more tender and flavorful steak. Slice and serve your perfectly cooked steak with your favorite side dishes and enjoy the delicious flavors of Acabonac Farms' regeneratively raised beef.
Cooking a steak in the oven is a simple and foolproof way to enjoy a delicious, restaurant-quality meal at home. By choosing Acabonac Farms' regenerative and pasture-raised beef, you can support sustainable agriculture while savoring the rich flavors and tenderness that our products offer.