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Perfectly broiled steak served with potatoes and broccoli on a serving plate with a sprig of rosemary for garnish.
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How to Broil Steak

Broil steak the right way and enjoy tender and juicy results with any cut!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broil steak, how to broil steak
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 502kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 2-4 steaks see note
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tsp coarse salt
  • black pepper freshly ground, to taste


  • Pat dry steaks with paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  • Rub steaks with olive oil, salt and pepper and place on a broiler pan (see note).
  • Position oven rack so that the steaks will be 3-4 inches from the heating element.
  • Preheat oven on "broil" setting at the maximum temperature for at least 5 minutes (see note).
  • Place the steaks in the oven.
  • Broil steaks for 3-12 minutes per side (see note). Keep the oven door closed or ajar according to the manufacturer's directions.
  • Using tongs, flip the steaks and broil for 3-12 minutes more. Check doneness using an instant-read thermometer.
  • Remove steaks to a serving platter and cover with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes to allow juices to recede into the meat.
  • Slice the meat crosswise against the grain. Serve au naturel or with steak sauce.


  • Broil flank steak, sirloin steak, ribeye steak, or other cuts. Steaks should be 3/4 - 1 1/2 inches (2-4 cm) thick.
  • The oven's broil steak temperature setting will typically be 450-550°F (232-288°C).
  • Broil steak without cast iron skillet if possible, as accumulated fat close to the heating element can ignite.
  • Do not pierce the steak with a fork during cooking, as juices will escape and dry out the meat.
  • Check doneness by inserting an instant-read thermometer into the middle of the steak:
    • Rare: 125°F (52°C)
    • Medium rare: 130°F (54°C)
    • Medium: 140°F (60°C)
    • Medium-well: 150°F (66°C)
    Note: the temperature will rise an additional 5°F (3°C) during resting.


Calories: 502kcal | Protein: 45g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1280mg | Potassium: 607mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 3.9mg