JaeBee's Guide to Cooking a Steak Step 1: preheat oven to 350F Step 2: Set a big pan on the stove to medium heat Step 3: Prep the meat while the pan is heating. Use whatever seasoning you like, I usually go with salt, black pepper, Oregano, and ground ginger. Step 4: Pansear the meat for about 1 - 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Step 5: Take meat out of the pan, place onto baking sheet, and stick em in the oven. How long you leave them in depends on the thickness of the cut. This is the part that'll take a bit of experimenting on your part, depending on how cooked you want the steak, but don't exceed 10 minutes unless you like shoe leather or you're cooking half a cow. XD For a half inch-ish cut, 5-7 minutes outta give you a nice pink center. Step 6: Take meat out of the oven and let it sit for a couple minutes. Step 7: Eat dat yummy boi.