Finishing Steak In The Oven After Grilling

"Take your grilled steak to the next level by giving it a perfect finish in the oven. Let's explore the art of achieving the ideal doneness and flavor!"

While grilling imparts a fantastic char and flavor, finishing your steak in the oven ensures even cooking and optimal doneness.

The Ideal Oven Finishing Process

Grilled Steak Finishing in the Oven

1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Ensure it's fully heated before transferring the steak.

2. Grill First, Oven Second:

  • Grill your steak to achieve the desired sear and flavor. The oven is used primarily for finishing.

3. Oven Timing:

  • Transfer the grilled steak to a preheated oven for 5-10 minutes. This time frame allows for even cooking without overdoing the exterior.

4. Monitor Internal Temperature:

  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Aim for your preferred doneness (e.g., 135°F/57°C for medium-rare).

5. Basting (Optional):

  • Consider basting the steak with melted butter or your favorite sauce during the oven finish. This adds extra flavor and moisture.

Tips for a Perfect Finish:

Grilled Steak in Toaster Oven
  • Rest After Oven: Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes after the oven finish. This redistributes the juices for a juicy result.
  • Use an Oven-Safe Pan: If transferring from the grill to the oven, use an oven-safe pan to maintain consistent heat.


"Finishing steak in the oven is like adding the final brushstroke to a culinary masterpiece – it ensures perfection in every bite."