July 15, 2024
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Is there any red-blooded American who doesn’t like a moist and juicy steak? The juiciness and the tenderness of the beef come from selecting the right meat and cooking it to just the right amount. One might wonder that cooking a steak takes a lot of time and skill, but on the contrary, preparing a steak with a crisp crust and juicy center is considerably easy. All you have to do is follow this simple three steps recipe, and you can make the very best stovetop steak in as little as 45 minutes.


Step 1: Select The Right Steak: If you want a juicy steak, you must pay attention to the type of meat you get from the butcher. There are a few things one should keep in mind when getting the steak.


  • Get a thick boneless steak; a New York strip steak or a boneless rib-eye will make the best option for a stovetop steak. Bone steaks are hard to cook, especially on a pan. Bones stakes are often cooked unevenly on a stove and are better suited for cooking in the oven or on the grill.
  • Ask the butcher to cut a thicker steak with plenty of marbling. When the fat runs throughout the steak, it helps restore the juiciness of the tissue during cooking. The fat in the steak helps cook the meat to the perfect tenderness and gives the skin a crunch.


Step 2: Prepping The Meat: Now that you have selected the perfect meat, it is time to prepare the seasoning and get the steak ready for cooking. A lot goes into prepping the food if you want the result to be as good as your favorite restaurant.


  • Take black pepper, white paper, and salt for seasoning and mix them well in a bowl. Now put the mixture evenly on both sides of the stakes. You may add onion powder, garlic powder, and additional spices in your seasoning, but these choices are optional.
  • Now cover the stakes in paper-plastic wraps and use a meat tenderizer to break the muscle fibers. If you want your steak to cook evenly, be sure to take a few minutes and tenderize the thick piece of stake. Since you cover the steak before tenderizing, the seasoning penetrates the top layer of the meat and gets distributed evenly.


Step 3: Cooking: Let the steak soak all the seasoning for at least 30 minutes. The process of actual cooking doesn’t take more than 15 minutes. First, put the heaviest pan you have on the oven and let it get smoking hot. The heat is essential to creating a nice crust on your steak.


  • Add a little bit of olive oil to the pot and gently lay the pieces of steak on the pan.
  • Break down cloves of garlic and add two or two cloves on top of the steaks. For added flavor, you may also put rosemary leaves in the pan.
  • Add a generous amount of butter once you turn over the steak.
  • At the temperature of 140°F, cook for six minutes for a rare steak, eight minutes for a medium-rare, and ten minutes for a well-done steak.


The pleasure of eating a sizzling steak is undeniable. Once done, serve the hot steak with baked French fries and green beans.