One thing I absolutely love about cast iron skillets is their ability to sear steaks to perfection. The cast iron heats up evenly and hot, making it super simple to make a delicious restaurant quality steak dinner at home.
While I love using my cast iron skillet to make desserts, breakfast, and even bread, using it to cook and sear steaks will always be my favorite way to use my skillet. Take a look at these 12 cast iron steak recipes you can enjoy anytime of the week.
1. The Perfect Steak with Garlic Butter
Once it’s hot and toasty, place in on a medium-high heat stove and add in olive oil, salt and ground black pepper. Add in the steak and cook on both sides, then finish it in the oven. Get the recipe here.
2. Pan-Seared Ribeye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
This cowboy steak is so juicy and flavorful from the pockets of fat in the cut of meat. Pan-seared and topped with a blue cheese butter, this bone-in ribeye only takes 20 minutes to fully prepare.
3. Skillet Steaks with Gorgonzola Herbed Butter
There’s something magical about the paring of pungent cheese and a juicy steak that compliment each other so perfectly.
Like Robyn of Add a Pinch, I too like my steak medium-rare. To prepare a medium-rare steak, use an instant-read thermometer and remove the steaks from the skillet once they reach an internal temperature of 160ºF. Get the recipe here.
4. Marinated Steak Tips with Teriyaki Marinade
If you are looking to cook juicy right-off-the-grill-tasting steaks in the winter, I highly suggest bringing it indoors and cooking the best steak on the stove with a cast-iron skillet.
5. Worcestershire Sauce Cast Iron Steaks
With only three ingredients (not including kosher salt and pepper) this recipe for cast iron cube steaks is both economical and fast.
The cooking process for the cube steaks are the same as a normal cut except for the fact you that you have to be extra careful flipping to ensure the beef doesn’t break apart. Get the recipe here.
6. One-Skillet Steak and Spring Vegetables with Mint Mustard Sauce
This elegant recipe uses flank steak instead of the usual New York Strip. Start out by preparing a garlic oil and sear the steak.
7. Ribeye Rib-eye
8. Steak Tenderloin with Sour Cherries, Port Wine Reduction & Goat Cheese
This steak tenderloin has everything: tender meat, a sweet and rich port wine sauce and creamy goat cheese. It’s like a date on a plate.
With a 20 minute cooking time, this dish is out fast, giving you more time to enjoy a plate of this good steak. Get the recipe here.
9. Cast-Iron Steak with Buttery Cauliflower Mash
Healthy and filling, this steak is cooked on a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and served alongside a bowl of buttery mashed cauliflower.
Any kind of steak gets better once it rests, and this recipe is no exception. Once the steak is cooked, transfer it over to a cutting board or plate and tent it with aluminum foil until it’s ready to cut. Find the recipe here.
10. Salt-Fried Cast Iron Steak
What makes this cast-iron steak unique is the fact that the recipe doesn’t include oil at all. Rather, the steak is dried with paper towels and sprinkled with kosher salt. Once the pan is to the smoke point, add the steak and sear.
Side note: this steak produces a lot of smoke so open a window to prevent the smoke alarm from going off. Find the recipe here.
11. Cast Iron Garlic Steak & Potatoes
Found out that you’re cooking alone for the evening? This single-serving Garlic Steak and Potatoes takes minutes to put together, giving you more time to watch your favorite tv shows. Get the recipe here.