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Simple Recipe for Cooking Frozen Steak

We've explained some of the benefits of cooking steak from frozen instead of thawing it, but how, exactly, do you do it? Follow along with this simple recipe to cook frozen steak in your kitchen and have it ready for dinner.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • 4 frozen steaks (just about any cut will do, but try to use steaks that are at least 1 ½ inches thick; follow the instructions above for freezing steaks properly)
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Heat a cast iron skillet with olive oil to high heat.
  • Pat steaks with a paper towel and season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Sear the steaks for 1 ½-2 minutes on each side until they're golden brown.
  • Remove the steaks from the pan and place them on a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Finish cooking in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 130-135 degrees for medium-rare. This may take about an hour, but check every 20 minutes or so. Remove the steaks earlier or later, depending on your desired level of doneness.
  • Let steaks rest for 5-10 minutes on a cutting board tented with foil before slicing or eating.