Broiled Steak

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Learn how to broil steak in the oven with this easy step by step tutorial! This broiled steak recipe makes an incredibly easy dinner with so much flexibility with seasoning and sides.

Broiled steak is a great winter time steak option vs grilled steak, and cooks a little more evenly than steak on the stovetop.

A broiled steak sliced on a white platter, large knife to the side.

This easy broiled steak tutorial makes dinner so easy! I’ve found that sometimes even the simplest dinners can be over-complicated with details. Just because it looks simple, doesn’t mean it will be a perfect result, right?

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We all start to question ourselves when it comes to certain cooking methods. For example, cooking a steak (anywhere) seems so basic, but it requires an accurate knowledge of cooking times and temperatures.

Broiled steak on a white platter, sliced into thin pieces.

How long do you need to broil a steak? What’s the perfect internal temperature? Here you’ll find all the answers you need, and more!

Broiled steak is a simple, delicious way create a versatile weeknight dinner plan. Round out your meal with Roasted Italian Vegetables and a heap of Mashed Potatoes! Read on for all the details.

Broiled steak on a white platter, sliced into thin pieces.

What You Need to Broil Steak

  • Steak – the cut of your choice. Pictured in these images is top sirloin. Read more about which kinds of steaks work best, below.
  • Steak Seasoning – it’s so easy to make your own steak seasoning, or use your favorite brand.

Variations

Broiled steak on a white platter, sliced into thin pieces.

How to Broil Steak in the Oven

  1. Bring Steak to Room Temperature – Allow the steak to rest at room temperature 30 minutes. This allows to cook more evenly all the way through. 
  2. Preheat Broiler – Preheat 5-10 minutes for the best results.
  3. Dry Steak – Surface moisture can delay or prevent searing, so removing that extra moisture creates even browning. A hand using a paper towel to dry steak on a broiling rack.
  4. Add a Rub – Coat with thick flakes of black pepper, your favorite seasoning or rub. A large steak on a broiling rack, topped with seasoning for a broiled steak tutorial.
  5. Broil – Turn steak halfway through. See chart below for times. Internal temperature should reach 145 degrees for medium rare. A piece of broiled steak on a broiling pan with a digital thermometer showing 145.9 degrees in a tutorial for how to broil steak.
  6. Rest – Allow steak to rest for 3-5 minutes before serving or slicing.
A broiled steak on a white platter, large knife to the side.

How Long to Broil Steak

Position your oven rack so that the steaks will be no more than 4-6 inches from the heating element. Preheat oven on broil setting and place the room temperature steaks on your broiling pan and into the oven.

  • Medium Rare – 145 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Medium – 160 degrees Fahrenheit

Strip, Ribeye, Flat Iron, or Tenderloin

  • 1″ – 12 minutes for medium rare, 15 minutes for medium
  • 1 1/2″ – 18 minutes for medium rare, 22 minutes for medium

Top Sirlon

  • 1″ – 15 minutes for medium rare, 20 minutes for medium
  • 1 1/2″ – 25 minutes for medium rare, 30 minutes for medium

Broiled Steak Recipe Tips

  • Bring to room temperature before broiling to ensure steaks cook evenly.
  • Dry steak before broiling to aid in even browning.
  • Ensure your steak is cooked to a safe internal temperature with a meat thermometer.
  • Allow Steak to Rest for 5 minutes before slicing, which helps seal in the juices.
  • Slice against the grain.
Is it better to broil or bake steak?

Broiling is an intense, high heat that sears the outside of the steak and leaves the inside juicy and tender. However, this works best for steaks that aren’t too thick. Baking is generally better for thicker cuts of steak.

Is broiling steak good?

It’s delicious! Broiling is a fast and easy cooking method that results in an evenly browned exterior crust, with a tender and juicy inside.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – Don’t leave cooked steak out for more than two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Wrapped in an airtight container and properly stored, cooked steak can stay in your refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freeze – Leftover steak can be stored for up to three months in the freezer without losing quality.

What to Do with Leftovers

Broiled steak on a white platter, sliced into thin pieces.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free
  • Keto Friendly

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More Easy Steak Recipes

Broiled Steak

Author: Julie Blanner
Learn how to broil steak in the oven with this easy step by step tutorial! This broiled steak recipe makes an incredibly easy dinner with so much flexibility with seasoning and sides.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds top sirloin
  • 4 tablespoons steak seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Bring Steak to Room Temperature – Allow the steak to rest at room temperature 30 minutes. This allows to cook more evenly all the way through.
  • Preheat Broiler – Preheat 5-10 minutes for the best results.
  • Dry Steak – Surface moisture can delay or prevent searing, so removing that extra moisture creates even browning.
  • Add a Rub – Coat with thick flakes of black pepper, your favorite seasoning or rub.
  • Broil – Turn steak halfway through – 6-12 minutes per side depending on thickness of steak and desired temperature. See notes for times. Internal temperature should reach 145 degrees for medium rare.
  • Rest – Allow steak to rest 3 minutes before serving or slicing.

Video

Notes

Times and Temperature

  • Medium Rare – 145 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Medium – 160 degrees Fahrenheit

Strip, Ribeye, Flat Iron, or Tenderloin

  • 1″ – 12 minutes for medium rare, 15 minutes for medium
  • 1 1/2″ – 18 minutes for medium rare, 22 minutes for medium
 

Top Sirlon

  • 1″ – 15 minutes for medium rare, 20 minutes for medium
  • 1 1/2″ – 25 minutes for medium rare, 30 minutes for medium

Tips

  • Bring to room temperature before broiling to ensure steaks cook evenly.
  • Dry steak before broiling to aid in even browning.
  • Ensure your steak is cooked to a safe internal temperature (145 F).
  • Allow Steak to Rest for five minutes before slicing, which helps seal in the juices.
  • Slice against the grain.

To Store

  • At Room Temperature – Don’t leave cooked steak out for more than two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Wrapped in an airtight container and properly stored, cooked steak can stay in your refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freeze – Leftover steak can be stored for up to three months in the freezer without losing quality.

Nutrition

Calories:200kcalCarbohydrates:2gProtein:34gFat:6gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:89mgSodium:85mgPotassium:558mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:70IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:60mgIron:3mg
5 from 3 votes
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