Cast Iron Pan-Seared Steak (Oven-Finished)


  • 2 (6 ounce) beef top sirloin steaks
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons steak seasoning (such as Fiesta Brand® Uncle Chris’), or to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place steaks side by side in large casserole dish. Add orange juice, cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 45 minutes.


  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Step 3

    Remove casserole dish from refrigerator. Cover steaks with plastic wrap and let reach room temperature, at least 15 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Heat olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat.

  • Step 5

    Place steaks on a clean work surface and generously rub with steak seasoning and black pepper.

  • Step 6

    Cook steaks in the hot skillet until lightly browned on the bottom, 2 1/2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side and red in the center, about 2 minutes more. Place skillet, with steaks, into the oven.

  • Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven until steaks are firm and reddish-pink to lightly pink in the center, 8 to 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read from 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).

  • Step 8

    Remove steaks from oven; season with salt. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

  • Cook's Notes:

    You can also use rib-eye in this recipe.

    Make sure to use real orange juice, not from concentrate.

    Editor's Note:

    Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

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