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How to Cook Steak in the Oven with Foil

How to Cook Steak in the Oven with Foil

There are so many different ways of cooking a steak. One of the best ways involves wrapping it in aluminum foil and baking it in the oven. This particular method not just cooks the steak to perfection but is also very convenient. So, if you are interested in a one-pan, fuss-free, quick, and convenient dinner, keep reading to learn how to cook steak in the oven with foil.

Which meat cut is perfect for steak?

Steaks come in different varieties, from affordable to premium. So, you have several good options. If you are new at the steak-shopping, here is a quick review of the types of cuts that are perfect for steaks:

  • Filet Mignon: Also known as tenderloin, this cut is boneless. It is quite expensive as well. That’s because of the quality of this cut. When cooked, it is juicy, rich, and tender.
  • Ribeye: Ribeye is a cut from the beef rib or the primal section. This cut is widely known for its evenly distributed fat. You can see the white lines of fat which are usually known as marbling. This steak cut is juicy, tender, and delicious. You can enjoy it both boneless and in-bone.
  • New York Strip: Also known as top sirloin, this cut comes from a muscular area of the steak. For this reason, it is not as tender as the ribeye and filet mignon and has a chewy texture. However, it is still loaded with beefy flavor and is quite delicious.
  • T-Bone: In simple words, T-bone is two steaks in one. It is a blend of tenderloin and New York strip. It is always bone-in and is utterly delicious, and has a strong beefy flavor. Because of its unique type, this steak cut is tricky to cook but once done properly; it is very juicy and tasteful.
  • Porterhouse: This steak cut is just like a T-bone but is a bitter thicker. If you love T-bone cut and have a huge appetite, choose porterhouse!

Different ways to cook a steak

There are so many ways to cook a steak. Here are a few ways:

  • Stovetop: Searing the steak on an iron skillet pan, covering it with aluminum foil, and letting it cook on a low flame works well. However, you have to check on it constantly. This makes it a bit hectic. But, it is totally doable.
  • Oven: Wrap the steak in aluminum foil and then place it in the oven. It is a super convenient method of cooking the steak and works really well. The steak is juicy, tender, and delicious.
  • Grill: You can also wrap it in aluminum foil and place it on a grill to cook. If you love outdoor cooking, this method works really well. Create individual foil pockets for everyone with their favorite vegetables.

Meat temperature guide

Different people have different preferences when it comes to a cooked steak. Some love their steak well-done, while others go for rare or medium-rare. So, if you are cooking a steak for more than one person, you might want to keep a close eye on its internal temperature. Here is a guide to help you remember the right temperature for each steak:

  • Rare: Internal temperature of 125 degrees F or 52 degrees C.
  • Medium rare: Internal temperature of 135 degrees F or 57 degrees C.
  • Most Popular- Medium: Internal temperature of 145 degrees F or 63 degrees C.
  • Medium well: Internal temperature of 150 degrees F or 66 degrees C.
  • Well done: Internal temperature of 160 degrees F or 71 degrees C.

Can you cook vegetables with steak?

Absolutely! One reason people love to cook steak in aluminum foil is that you don’t have to cook the vegetables separately. Just pop your favorite vegetables in the aluminum foil, place the steak on top, wrap it and place it in the oven. The vegetables cook in the juices from the steak and turn out to be extremely delicious.

How to Cook Steak in the Oven with Foil

How to Cook Steak in the Oven with Foil

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Serving: 1

Ingredients

  • 8 oz steak of choice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Pat the steak dry and trim extra fat.
  2. Drizzle olive oil, and using your hands, rub it all over the steak.
  3. Season the steak with dried thyme, dried oregano, black pepper, and salt, and rub using your hands on all sides.
  4. Place the steak on an aluminum foil and seal it tightly.
  5. Place the aluminum foil packet steak on a baking tray and into a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the internal temperature of steak reaches 140 degrees F.
  6. Once done, take it out of the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  7. Take the steak out of the aluminum foil and serve alongside mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

How to Cook Steak in the Oven with Foil

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz steak of choice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Pat the steak dry and trim extra fat.
  • Drizzle olive oil, and using your hands, rub it all over the steak.
  • Season the steak with dried thyme, dried oregano, black pepper, and salt, and rub using your hands on all sides.
  • Place the steak on aluminum foil and seal it tightly.
  • Place the aluminum foil packet steak on a baking tray and into a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the internal temperature of steak reaches 140 degrees F.
  • Once done, take it out of the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Take the steak out of the aluminum foil and serve alongside mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

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