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How To Cook A Perfect Medium-Well Steak In 2023

Steak Doneness—From Rare to Well from It’s 2023, and steak is still a favorite for many dinners. Whether you’re hosting a...

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It’s 2023, and steak is still a favorite for many dinners. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just cooking for yourself, steak is a classic, delicious meal that will always be a hit. But, it’s important to know how to cook steak correctly for the perfect medium-well texture. Here’s how to do it.

Ingredients and Supplies

Before you get started cooking, you need to make sure you have all the supplies and ingredients you need.

  • Steak (at least one inch thick)
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Butter
  • Chef’s knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large skillet
  • Tongs
  • Meat thermometer

Step 1: Preparing the Steak

The first step is to prepare the steak. Start by taking it out of the refrigerator and letting it rest on the counter until it reaches room temperature. This will help ensure even cooking later on. Once the steak is at room temperature, pat it dry with a paper towel, then season it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Step 2: Preheat the Skillet and Add Oil

Next, preheat your skillet over medium-high heat, then add enough oil to lightly cover the bottom of the skillet. Once the oil is hot, you’re ready to begin cooking the steak.

Step 3: Cook the Steak

When the skillet is hot, add the steak to the pan. You should hear an audible sizzle. Cook the steak for about three minutes on each side, flipping it with tongs. Once each side is browned, reduce the heat to medium-low and add butter and a few tablespoons of water to the skillet. Cover the skillet to allow the steak to finish cooking.

Step 4: Check the Temperature

To check the steak’s temperature, use a meat thermometer. Medium-well steak should be heated to an internal temperature of 145°F. As soon as the steak reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Step 5: Serve the Steak

When the steak is done cooking, it’s time to serve. Slice the steak into 1/4 inch thick slices, or leave it whole. Serve with your favorite sides, like potatoes, vegetables, or a salad. Enjoy!


Cooking a medium-well steak in 2023 is easy and delicious. With the right ingredients and supplies, you can make a delicious steak that is juicy and flavorful. So don’t be afraid to fire up that skillet and get cooking! As the old saying goes, “If you can’t steak it, you can’t make it.” Or something like that.

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