How to Make Steak Without a Grill

how to make perfectly juicy and flavorful steak without a grill

When we first got married it was freezing cold and we were poor little college students, so we certainly did not own our own grill. We tried a few times to make a perfect steak by grilling it in a pan, broiling, and even baking the dang thing but it just wasn’t as good as grilled steak on the BBQ. Cade and I decided that we were going to figure out the best way to make a steak indoors and that’s exactly what we did. So, here’s how to make steak without a grill. Oh, and check the bottom of the post for my favorite cooking tips.

The first thing you want to grab is a grill pan. The raised edges totally help to create the nice grill marks and duplicate how a steak is grilled outside versus being flat on a pan like you normally cook meat inside. Next you’ll want to prepare your meat by getting it out of the fridge about 10 minutes before cooking. This allows the meat to relax and juices to redistribute and most importantly the temperature when cooking will be more even versus a cold center of steak.

Now comes the really easy part, drizzle a little Star Olive oil for Beef and Lamb in the grill pan and crank it up to high heat. Sprinkle both sides of the meat with season salt as you don’t have the smoke to give extra flavor. Now place the meat in the hot pan and turn down to medium heat. Cook about 7 minutes per side for larger pieces of steak and for a medium temperature. Flip the steak over and continue to cook for an additional 7 minutes or until the desired internal temperature.

This next part is crucial. Place the meat on a plate and tent with foil, allowing the meat to rest for 6-8 minutes. Again, you’re letting the juices redistribute which is important for a flavorful, juicy steak. Then serve!

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How to Make Steak Without a Grill

How to Make Steak Without a Grill
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Serves: 1- or more steaks
Cooking steak can happen on your stove top and taste just as delicious as the grill with a few easy tips
  • 1 Grill Pan
  • Star Olive oil for beef and lamb
  • Season Salt
  • Steak
  1. Remove the steak from the fridge 10 minutes prior to cooking.
  2. Heat the grill pan to high heat and drizzle a little olive oil in the pan.
  3. Season each side of the steak with season salt and add to the hot pan, quickly turning down to medium heat. Cook for 6-9 minutes depending on size and if you want medium or well done, flip and cook an additional 6-9 minutes.
  4. Place the meat on a plate, tent with foil and allow to rest for 8 minutes. Serve!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 steak


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.