You can’t go wrong baking pork steaks for weeknight dinner or backyard party. They are easy to make and turn out amazingly tasty. I love to prepare pork steak in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. One common question is this. How long to bake pork steaks in oven at 375 degrees? Let’s cover this question and some tips to perfect the recipe for baked pork steak in oven.
It takes 50 minutes to bake pork steak at 375 degrees in the oven to reach medium doneness. The final result will be a wonderfully crispy steak that melts your mouth. For medium rare pork steak, cook it for 40-45 minutes in the oven. If your goal is a well-done pork steak, bake it for 55-60 minutes. As the cooking time depends on the size and thickness of the steak, the fail-safe approach is check the pork steak internal temperature in the course of baking to make sure it doesn’t overcook and you get the desired doneness. For medium done pork steak, the internal temp is to reach 150 degrees F. For medium rare, the pork steak just needs to cook to an internal temp 145 degrees F. And for well done pork steak, the internal temp will be 160 degrees F.
While it’s avoided by crispy food fans, 325 degrees is the perfect option for those who love slow cooking. This method of baking does not lead to a rich crust. Instead it keeps the pork steak moist and silky on touch. Moreover, it cooks the steak uniformly from outer edge to center. The main disadvantage of this method is long bake time. In case of pork steak, it takes 1 hour 20 minutes for the meat to come to tender perfection. If you have to prep other dishes or need to finish your daily household chores, this time frame may even become an advantage. You get plenty of time to do important stuff around the house while the steak bakes. Another temperature that you can roast pork steak at is 425 degrees. This is your go-to option if you are a fan of crispy crust. Also, the cooking process is pretty fast and lasts for 30 minutes.
Baking pork steak at 375 degrees seems to be most reasonable choice, as it provides a perfect balance between tender meat and crispy crust. If you love perfection, this route is definitely yours. If you prefer a tough crispy crust that generates a loud crunch with each bite, you should choose 425 degrees F. But if you are keen on slow cooking and crisp-free pork steak, you should go for 325 degrees F.
You can easily find many pork steak recipes online. However, there’s one particular easy pork steak recipe that I always use. Here’s that recipe for cooking pork steak in oven.
Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil or grease it with olive oil. This will prevent the pork steak from sticking to the baking sheet.
Prepare the seasoning for pork steak by mixing salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika into a bowl. Then toss the pork steak into the bowl and mix it well. If desired, rub the steak with some deliciously smelling herbs, like thyme, parsley and oregano.
For the flavors of the seasoning to fully penetrate the pork, marinate the pork steak in the seasoning overnight in the fridge. Put the seasoning marinade and the pork steak into an airtight zip lock bag and put it in the fridge. After marinating the pork steak overnight, remove the bag from the fridge and let it come to rest to room temperature before baking. This is to avoid uneven cooking.
Bake the marinated pork steaks at 375 degrees for 50 minutes or until the needed doneness is achieved. Optionally, brush the pork steak with bbq sauce after 25 minutes of baking, and let it cook further. Once it is done, remove from oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
When we want to speed up the baking process of the pork steak, we can turn on the convection fan. It uses even distribution of hot air to make food cook through faster and evenly. The best part, it doesn’t create a tough and thick crust on the pork steak exterior.
However, if you are ok with your pork steak getting ultra crispy and brown, you can use the broiler. It will also save you some precious minutes of waiting for your meal to get ready.
You can make your pork steaks better by covering them with bbq sauce in the course of baking. Using bbq sauce as a dip will also do the trick. When we are tired of this sauce, we can also substitute it for other delicious dips such as creamy mushroom or honey garlic.
When it comes to side dishes, vegetables will always fit the bill. Whether you serve them fresh, roasted, steamed or pickled, they will put the steak in the best light possible.
If speaking of specific dishes, we would recommend you to try shredded brussel sprouts with bacon. The savoriness and richness of bacon goes well with the garden freshness and mildness of sprouts. Your pork steak will feel amazingly good with this stunning side dish.
Another side dish that is worth your attention is broccoli macaroni and cheese. The combination of the crunchy cruciferous veggie with the creamy mac and cheese is simply irresistible.
Our list of perfect sides for pork steak is completed by garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach with parmesan, and squash soup.
To cook pork steak tender, a lower baking temperature of 350 degrees and below in the oven is recommended. This temperature will cook the pork steak evenly throughout.
Pork steak comes from the meat on the pig’s shoulder butt. This part of the meat is cut into thin slices which is called pork steak or pork blade steak. This part of the meat has a lot of fat content and when cooked properly, the juices from the fat makes the steak taste extremely flavorful.
The pork steak and pork chops are not the same. They comes from different parts of the pig. The pork steak is from the pig’s shoulder butt whereas pork chops are from the pig’s loin meat.
The pork steak internal temp needs to reach 155 degrees F in the oven for medium-well doneness before it can be removed from the oven.
It takes 40 minutes to cook pork steak in oven at 400 degrees to reach medium doneness. This temperature produces a pork steak with a crispy exterior and a evenly cooked meat inside.
The pork steak can be pink in the center when it is not fully cooked. This usually occurs when cooked at higher temperatures of above 400 degrees. This will cause the meat on the exterior to cook faster than the interior meat.
It takes 60 minutes to bake pork steak at 350 degrees in the oven to reach medium doneness. This temperature doesn’t produce a crispy texture for the pork steak exterior. Instead, the pork steak exterior will be moist and smooth while the meat is evenly cooked and taste tender.