This oven baked steak recipe is an excellent way to make a moist, tasty and tender steak when you don't want to grill outside.
There are no additional ingredients that will surpass the true, delicious meat flavor of a perfectly cooked steak.
However, small additions such as salt, liquid smoke and sometimes rubs, enhances that natural flavor of steak.
Bake it in the oven while you attend to other chores or guest.
Afterwards, there is little clean-up required, enabling you to spend more time with your family and friends.
Layer steaks in a shallow baking pan.
Pour enough water over steaks to cover.
Cover pan with tin foil, sealing around edges and bake in a preheated oven 350F. for 1 and 1/2 hours or until meat starts getting tender when probed with a fork.
(The time will depend on how thick your steaks are and the "cut of beef")
Remove pan from oven.
Remove tin foil.
Make several holes or small slits on both sides of steaks with the pointed end of a sharp kitchen knife.
Sprinkle each side sparingly with salt.
Place a few drops of the Hickory Smoke Flavoring on each side of steaks and brush or smear it over meat surface.
Separate sliced onions into rings and place those around on top of steaks.
Baste top sides of steaks with a few tablespoons of pan drippings giving time for the juices to run down into the punched holes.
This maximizes the flavor and tenderizes the steak.
Replace tin foil and place place pan back into oven.
Baste steaks every 10-15 minutes, until liquid has reduced and meat is tender and browned.
Again, the time it takes to finish cooking will be determined by the thickness and cut of the meat.
Also your personal preference of how done you like it.
While steak is baking, prepare your rice according to the directions on your package.
Season with salt and butter.
When steak is ready, lift them onto a serving platter or plate.
Spoon some of the pan drippings over steaks and pour the remaining drippings over the rice.
Suggestion: Serve steak with the rice and your favorite vegetable.
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are amazing with this Oven Baked Steak.
Add a tossed salad and you're done.