How to Broil a Steak
- by Omaha Steaks
- Last updated Nov 24, 2023
Cook a perfect steak indoors in your oven with the broiling method of steak cooking. Broiling gives your steak a nice crust with a juicy, tender center. The use of dry heat to cook a steak is like grilling, except the heat comes from above versus below the meat. It’s a simple 5-step process to broil your steaks and you’ll be enjoying a mouthwatering steak dinner before you know it.
How to broil a steak in the oven:
- Prep steaks
- Pre-heat oven to broil
- Place steaks in oven on baking rack
- Cook Steak according to Omaha Steaks cooking app time and flip once
- Remove steaks 5 degrees below desired temp and rest 5-10 minutes
What you need to broil a steak:
- Raised-rack sheet pan
- Best steaks for broiling:
Best Steaks for Broiling
Broiling is a simple cooking method for more tender cuts of steak, like ribeye, filet mignon, New York strip, flat iron, or T-bones. Each steak cut has unique flavor profiles and degrees of tenderness. Use our ultimate steak cut guide to find your perfect cut of steak. Omaha Steaks are aged for at least 28 days for maximum tenderness and flash frozen at peak freshness. Start with the best beef for the best results.
How to broil a steak
Thaw steaks completely using the quick-thaw method or overnight in the refrigerator. Once thawed, pat steaks dry on both sides and season with coarse salt and pepper or Omaha Steaks Seasoning. You can also use the dry brine method of seasoning for a great crust and tender steak.
Set your oven to broil and set the rack 3-4″ from the heat source. Most broilers are located at the top of the oven. In some instances, the broiler may be a separate compartment under the oven. Check your oven manual for how to use the broiler on your home oven.
Place steaks on a baking pan on the uppermost rack in your oven. Your steak should be 3-4″ from the heat source for the best results.
Download the Omaha Steaks app, select broil, steak cut, and thickness for an easy-to-use timer. This chef-tested cooking app is a fool-proof way to cook your steak perfectly every time. Flip the steaks once with tongs following the timer on the app and return to oven to finish the broiling process.
Use a meat thermometer to check doneness and remove steaks from the oven when they are 5 degrees F below your desired temperature and steak doneness. The steak will increase in temperature as it rests. Don’t skip the resting time! Tent your steak in foil and let rest 5-10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute for a juicy, tender steak. Pair with a steakhouse side dish for a memorable steak dinner.