This easy oven-baked pork steak is tender, juicy, and super easy to make. Ever wondered how to always cook boneless pork steaks in the oven perfectly? You are in luck as this recipe Is what you need. The result is amazing, juicy, and delicious pork meat you will love.
Easy baked pork steak recipe
The secret behind these oven-baked pork steaks is the delicious marinade, this is about to be the best pork recipe you'll ever try.
The marinade marries the pork so well and the result is nothing but amazing. Especially for those who enjoy meat in general. The marinade is super easy to make and you'll probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now!
In fact, I love this steak marinade so much I made a post about it, but today I will be showing you how to bake pork shoulder steak in the oven like a pro.
This is a simple and straightforward recipe, you make the marinade, pour it over the luscious marbled pork steak, marinade for a few minutes then bake in the oven until tender, juicy, and caramelized.
I can guarantee you will be licking your fingers and plate clean when this thing is done.
What is pork steak?
Pork steak is a cut of meat from the pig's shoulder. they are leaner and cheaper than 'pork chops' but are more tender because it is boneless, it is great for steaks or pulled pork recipes.
It is a common belief that pork steak needs to be slow-cooked in order for it to be tender. That is not the case with today's recipe as the ingredients in the marinade will help tenderize the pork perfectly without the need for endless cooking.
Why you will love this recipe
- It is quick and easy to make, it requires just a few ingredients and simple steps to follow, what is not to love? This is one recipe that delivers on flavor, but without the fuss. the result is a delicious and healthy family meal everyone will enjoy. We all know how picky kids can be, but this recipe has never been turned down in our home when I've served it.
- It is budget-friendly! Pork shoulder is an inexpensive cut of meat, and by finding yourself a steak with some decent marbling you'll spend next to nothing on this dish.
- The cooking technique is foolproof so you won't have to worry about overcooking or drying out the pork.
- The marinade is delicious and perfectly compliments the pork, more importantly, it can be made ahead.
- While this recipe is for pork steak, it is perfect with pork chops and tenderloin too.
Ovenproof baking dish
Measuring cups and spoons
Instant meat thermometer
What you will need to make this recipe
boneless pork shoulder steaks
salt and black pepper
pork steak marinade ingredients: it consists of the following
light soy sauce
salt and black pepper
How to bake pork steaks
Preheat the oven at 200C/400F
make the marinade: add the marinade to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
marinate the steak: Place the pork steaks in a mixing bowl then pour the marinade over it and mix to combine. cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to meld into the meat.
bring the pork out from the fridge 15 minutes before you bake so it comes to room temperature.
transfer the marinated pork to a baking dish and arrange them in a single layer. pour the remaining marinade juice over the meat (don't worry, it is completely safe)
bake the pork steak at 400F/200C for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender and well done. the internal temperature of the pork should be 145F/63C.
remove the pork from the oven, transfer it to a plate and cover it with aluminum foil for 5 minutes to rest before serving.
serve and enjoy!
What to serve with baked pork?
You can serve with a side of vegetables, potatoes, or rice
- Sauteed cabbage
- creamy garlic mashed potatoes
- crispy baked potatoes
- instant pot asparagus
- oven baked cauliflower and broccoli
- vegetable fried rice
- sauteed Brussels sprouts
- scalloped potatoes
- instant pot mac and cheese
How to store
How to store leftover cooked pork
Fridge: transfer to an airtight container and make sure the steaks are completely cooled before storing in the fridge. Keep in the fridge for 3 – 4 days but not any longer.
Freezer: you can safely refreeze this recipe. Transfer the steaks into an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 days.
To reheat: simply thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven at 160C/32OF for about 5 to 10 minutes or until warm enough to liking.
PS: while the pork will still stay delicious after reheating, it might be a tad drier since it's been cooked before.
How long to marinate pork steak
It is best to keep marinating pork or any cut such as steak, chops, tenderloin to the barest minimum. Ideally, 30 minutes to 2 hours is more than sufficient but if you wish to marinate longer then do not let it be more than 24 hours or the meat will become too salty and mushy depending on the type of marinade you use.
However, if all you use for the marinade is salt, pepper, paprika, and maybe dried spices and no acidic ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice then you can marinade longer.
Do I need to rest pork before serving?
Yes! Pork needs time to rest in order for the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. Cover it with aluminum foil and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Why is my baked pork not tender?
The most common reason for pork to be tough is overcooking it. always follow the cooking times in the recipe or let the thickness of the pork guide you. if you are using meat that is thin then you should always cook it less than specified in the recipe.
Also, remember that ovens can vary and that is why it is important to use a meat thermometer to check the temperature before you take it out of the oven. The internal temp should be 145F/63C but since the pork will continue to cook as it rests, you may remove it from the oven once it registers 140F/60C.
How long to bake pork steak at 365F/180C
Cook between 25 to 35 minutes depending on the thickness of the steak. Usually, this would be a couple of minutes more than the cooking time for pork at 400F/200C.
alternatively, start checking from 15 minutes or until fully cooked and tender then carefully remove it from the oven. for a safe cooking temperature of 145F/63C, plus 5 minutes of resting under aluminum foil.
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Pork Steak Marinade Recipe
- 4 boneless pork steaks
pork steak marinade
- ⅓ cup light Soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon Dried parsley
- 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed crushed
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- ½ Tablespoon Fresh garlic chopped
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Pinch of salt optional
Make the marinade
- To a jar add or a small mixing bowl, add soy sauce, honey, olive oil, dried parsley, paprika, fennel seeds, minced garlic, black pepper and a pinch of salt. Place the lid on the jar and close tightly then give it a good shake to combine.
- Place four pork steaks in a large mixing bowl then pour the marinade over it, give it a good mix so that all the steak is well coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap (cling film) and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to 24 hours
- Bring the steaks out of the fridge 15-30 minutes before cooking so it comes to room temperature, this will help it cook evenly.transfer the marinated pork to a baking dish and arrange them in a single layer. pour the remaining marinade juice over the meat (don't worry, it is completely safe)
- bake the pork steak at 400F/200C for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender and well done. the internal temperature of the pork should be 145F/63C.remove the pork from the oven, transfer it to a plate and cover it with aluminum foil for 5 minutes to rest before serving. Serve and enjoy!
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