Cooking steak on the stovetop is one of my go-to preparations for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It can get the house smokey, but stovetop steak is easier than fussing with an outdoor grill and provides just as good, if not better, results. Just make sure you turn on the exhaust hood and open a window!
TOOLS NEEDED TO COOK STEAK ON THE STOVETOP
The main thing you need is a heavy-bottomed skillet made out of stainless steel or cast iron so it can withstand the heat.
As you can see, I used a cast-iron skillet to cook this steak and take the photos for this post, but a high-quality stainless steel skillet will work just as well. Other than that, all you need are paper towels to dry the steak and tongs to move the steak around (or whatever tool you think is easiest for this).
TIPS FOR PERFECTLY COOKED STEAK ON THE STOVE
As long as the steak will fit in your…