You will be pleasantly surprised if you've never made oven-baked pork steaks! They are simple to prepare, and the meat comes out juicy and flavorful.
Pork is often overlooked. But it's a delicious, easy-to-cook meat that can be enjoyed any night of the week.
Need help with cooking pork steak? We find that baking it in the oven is simple and results in juicy and flavorful meat every time.
This easy recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a more sophisticated meal with someone special.
You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious baked pork steaks recipe.
First, start with good-quality steaks. Look for ones that are evenly thick, so they will cook evenly. If your butcher doesn't have any pre-cut pork steaks, you can ask them to cut some for you from a pork loin roast.
Next, season your pork steaks with your favorite spices. We suggest the following:
- Garlic powder is a must. This will add a nice depth of flavor to the pork.
- Paprika will give the pork a nice smoky flavor that is perfect for grilling.
- Thyme adds a savory and slightly sweet flavor
- Sage adds a savory, earthy flavor.
- Brown sugar helps to balance out the savory flavors of the seasoning blend and adds a hint of sweetness.
- Don't forget to season with salt and pepper! This will help to bring out the natural flavors of the pork.
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Oven-baked pork steaks come out perfectly cooked every time. All you need to do is season the meat and then bake. That's it!
You'll find more detailed instructions below.
Prep and bake
The first step is to preheat the oven to 400°F. Then oil the steaks on both sides.
Combine the seasonings in a small mixing bowl with a fork.
Rub seasoning blend on both sides of each steak.
Cook pork steaks in oven until meat has an internal temperature of 145°F.
Letting the meat rest before serving can actually make it tastier and juicier.
When you cook pork steaks, the juices inside each steak start to flow out. If you cut into the meat right away, those juices will all spill out and your steak will be dry.
If you let it rest for a few minutes, the juices will have a chance to redistribute themselves throughout the meat, making for a juicier and more flavorful steak.
So next time you're tempted to dive right in, resist the urge and let your pork steak rest for a bit first. Your taste buds will thank you!
Oven-baked pork steak is a versatile dish that can be cooked in a variety of ways. Seasonings can be changed up to suit your taste, and cooking methods can be varied to create different textures and flavors. Here are some ideas for how to cook pork steak:
For juicy and flavorful pork steaks, try marinating the meat in a mixture of soy sauce, honey, and garlic before cooking. This will give the pork steak a delicious glaze when it is grilled or roasted.
If you are looking for a more savory flavor, try rubbing the pork steak with a spice blend before cooking. A combination of smoked paprika, cumin, and chili powder makes an excellent rub for pork. Just make sure not to overcook the meat, as it can become tough if it is cooked for too long.
Top tip: Let your pork steak rest for a few minutes after cooking. This allows the juices to have a chance to redistribute themselves throughout the meat, making for a juicier and more flavorful steak.
- Season the meat with a rub or pork steak marinade. This adds flavor and helps to tenderize the meat. You can even use your favorite BBQ sauce.
- Preheat the oven. For proper cooking, the oven needs to be at the correct temperature before starting.
- Line the pan. Use parchment paper, aluminum foil, or a silicone baking mat. A liner helps prevent the steaks from sticking to the pan and makes cleanup easier.
- Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Provide space between the meat. Leave at least 2 inches of space between each steak on the pan.
This recipe for pork steaks in oven is perfect for a simple weeknight dinner. For a complete meal, add roasted potatoes and a green salad.
For a classic pork steak dinner, serve the steaks with mashed potatoes and green beans. The potatoes can be flavored with garlic and butter, and the green beans can be cooked with a little bacon for extra flavor.
If you're looking for something a little different, try serving pork steaks with roasted sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. The sweetness of the potatoes pairs perfectly with the savory flavors of the pork, and the Brussels sprouts add a nice crispy element to the dish.
No matter what you serve with your pork steaks, be sure to include a delicious gravy or sauce to top it all off. A side of small batch buttermilk biscuits is always a welcome addition too.
Pork steaks can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days before cooking, and will last for up to four days after cooking. When storing pork steaks, be sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil to prevent them from drying out.
Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F.
Pork steaks are done in about 20-30 minutes at 400 F.
To get juicy pork steaks, be sure not to overcook them. Use a meat thermometer to ensure they reach 145°F and then remove them from the heat.
Pork steak is done when it's no longer pink in the middle. Use a meat thermometer to be sure they reach an internal temperature of 145°F
Pork chops are cut from the rib or loin section of the pig, while pork steaks are cut from the shoulder. Pork chops are usually tender and leaner than pork steaks, which can be tougher and have more fat.
If you love this baked pork steak recipe, you may want to try one of these other dinner ideas for two.
- Individual lasagna helps with portion control.
- Seafood pot pie is so warm and comforting!
- Venison shepherd's pie is a tasty way to enjoy game meat.
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Oven Baked Pork Steaks
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon brown sugar optional
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon dried rubbed sage
- ⅛ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pork steaks
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Add all seasonings in a small bowls and stir to combine with a spoon.
- Place pork steaks onto prepared baking sheet and brush olive oil onto all sides.
- Sprinkle seasoning over the oiled meat.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145°F. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
My son is home from college, and this is a great recipe for me to make with him so he can then make it for his roommates.
This is a game changer!
I've always stood over a skillet, this is so much easier
This was filling, simple, and super tasty - everyone loved it! Thanks for the recipe.
Why not pork, is great for a simple dinner, thanks for sharing! Is also cheaper than beef and still very tasty! Lisa, have you tried it as a sous vide preparation as well?
Thanks for posting this recipe, I have always seen these pork steaks but wasn't sure how to cook them, your recipe was easy and the steaks came out delicious with lots of flavors.