This Flank Steak Oven Recipe is so easy and perfect for busy weeknights. An affordable flank steak is portioned and cooked quickly in a traditional cast iron pan and elevated to restaurant quality with a quick and delicious garlic butter sauce.
This flank steak recipe starts with a 2 pound flank steak. I usually purchase mine from Costco in a two pack and freeze the second flank steak to use in my other flank steak recipes Sheet Pan Steak Fajita Recipe or Grilled Carne Asada.
Flank Steak Oven Recipe
This is a super easy flank steak recipe seared on the stove top and cooked in the oven. A flavor packed garlic butter sauce takes this flank steak from basic to restaurant quality.
This would be great served with:
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
- Oven Roasted Potato Wedges
- Oven Roasted Broccoli
- Cheesy Roasted Asparagus
How to Cook Flank Steak
Start by cutting the flank steak into four equal portions. This is a great way to serve an inexpensive steak dinner, and it cooks so quickly it’s perfect even on a busy weeknight!
Cast Iron Skillet Steak
For this recipe, use a good old-fashioned cast iron pan. Sear the seasoned flank steaks quickly on both sides, then transfer them to the oven for a very short amount of time to finish cooking. Finally, while the steaks are resting, whip up a delicious pan sauce that will take the steak from simple to restaurant style.
These steaks will cook very quickly, in just a matter of minutes depending on thickness.
Once the steaks have rested, slice against the grain before serving for a truly tender skillet flank steak. Spoon garlic butter sauce over steaks before serving.
Bistro style garlic butter Flank Steak oven recipe. Easy and tender!
- 2 pound flank steak
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons butter divided
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3/4 cup dry white wine I used chardonnay
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mince garlic and parsley and set aside so they are ready to add to sauce.
Divide flank steak into 4 equal portions, pat dry and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
In a large cast iron pan, heat oil over medium high heat until pan is very hot. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to pan and let melt. Sear steaks on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
Place cast iron skillet into oven and cook for another 3 minutes, or until steaks reach 125 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
Carefully remove cast iron skillet from oven and return to stovetop, handle will be very hot. Remove steaks from pan and set aside to rest, then prepare pan sauce.
Heat skillet over medium low heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter and garlic to skillet and saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add white wine and any juices from resting steak to pan and increase heat to medium high. Bring to boil and let reduce about 5 minutes until slightly thickened, scraping up brown bits from pan as it reduces.
Remove pan from heat, add final tablespoon of butter and freshly chopped parsley to sauce and season with additional slat and pepper as needed.
Slice flank steak portions against the grain, spoon sauce over slices and serve.
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Thanks you so much for your helpful shearing post!
Love that I now know how to cook a flank steak indoors!
Ok, I need this asap!! I love how juicy this looks & it looks super flavorful! This would be great for Father’s Day!
Oh my gosh. I may have drooled on my keyboard. This flank steak looks SO good!
I loved how this could be cooked in the oven and you didn’t necessarily need a grill! Yum!
Wow! The flavor looks incredible!
Macy Brown From MakeTheBread
wow..this looks incredible and sound soo delish as well…this is one of best recipe till now..i will trying to making this..in few days..Thanks for sharing a helpful recipe……!
Oh my gosh this was delicious, thank you so much!
Absolutely LOVE that garlic butter! So flavorful and delicious!
Tried this and loved it!
What a savory steak recipe! Loaded with flavor and perfectly juicy! Can’t wait to have this for dinner tonight!
This is perfect for those days when the weather is not cooperating or you just don’t feel like grilling! This steak is so flavorful!
Made this tonight. Big hit! I followed recipe exactly – delicious.
I hate when people rate a recipe but haven’t tried it yet. That being said, I did try this recipe and I loved it. I’m grill-less and have been attempting stovetop/oven recipes for steak with much failure. This has been the first one that has successfully turned out and was delicious to boot. So simple and so good. Awesome recipe!
Omg Susan, I couldn’t agree more!! I haaaaaaate scrolling through the comments looking for helpful hints or advice…and I find that most of the “ratings” aren’t true at all b/c they haven’t tried it yet. Whyyyyy RATE a recipe you’ve never tasted?! Anyways…. I made this tonight and it was delicious!! So quick and easy, the garlic butter sauce definitely takes it to a restaurant quality recipe. We have no leftovers lol
So delicious and easy to make following these directions. And that garlic butter… took it to the next level.
I just love using my cast iron skillet to cook steaks! This looks perfect. 🙂
It was super tasty and juicy. I followed the instructions exactly as it shows and the end result was perfect!
Amazingly tasty and so easy! Thank you!!!
The garlic butter is to die for! Mmm..my mouth is watering, looking at your pictures!
Un-freaking-believable! The meat was so juicy and the flavor was incredible! Such a great recipe.
Love this! Can’t wait to make it for my husband!
It was DELICIOUS! Made it for the first time and the whole family loved it!
Made tonight for dinner absolutely delicious! Left in the over for 6 minutes was a perfect medium /medium well! Will be making again and again! Thank you
The family loved it so much, I made it 2 nights in a row 😋. Delicious and easy. A perfect recipe.
Oh my goodness! I can’t believe how good this is! So delicious! I’m going to have to cook steak more often!
This looks so delicious and making my mouth water! I’m so excited to give this a try! My family is going to love this!
This is so hard to resist!! My family loved it!
Absolutely love this recipe!!! So easy and delicious.
Great recipe. I like my steak cooked closer to well done so I had to cook 20 minutes in the oven. Very tender and flavorful.
Wow! This was the best flank steak I’ve ever had or made! I was surprised by the white wine instead of red but the bright acidity was perfect with the butter and garlic! Thank you! This will be a staple at our house!
I made this tonight. I didn’t have any dry white wine. So I just omitted that ingredient. Will definitely make sure I have some next time. However, even without the wine this was a nice easy recipe that the entire family enjoyed. Will make again.
This was very delicious. It is important to make sure the steak is an even width. Mine did not cook in the time given but once I got it cooked it was so yummy. I’ve never had a flank steak turn out this good. It’s usually very tough.