Our Best Baked Pork Steak Recipe

This pork steak recipe is so tender it will practically melt in your mouth. The best part? It only takes a few minutes to prepare and cook. If you have ever steered away from a pork steak recipe while grocery shopping , now is the time to try it out. You won’t regret it! Plus, you can always customize the recipe with your own favorite spices and herbs. No matter what, you’ll have a flavorful and delicious dinner that everyone at the table will love. So get ready to wow ’em all with pork steak recipes.

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Simple Pork Steak Recipe

What makes the pork steak recipe so irresistible is the mouth-watering marinade. It’s a blend of different spices that everyone will love so you know it’s going to be good! The savory spices with the tender pork go together so perfectly that you’ll be licking your lips for days.

Any meat lover will be in heaven after trying their first piece of this recipe. What makes this recipe so easy is that you probably already have all the spices that make the great flavor in your kitchen right now. Shopping will be easy and won’t take you any extra time than your normal routine.

All you need to do is prep your steak with the right seasoning and then completely drown your steak in the marinade you create. Once everything is prepped you throw the pork steaks in oven for a tender and juicy steak that has perfect caramelization. The recipe is so easy you can add it to your weekly dinner routine.

So don’t wait any longer, give this simple and delicious pork steak recipe a try! You’ll be glad you did.


pork steak

You might have already heard of the rib eye, the tenderloin, the sirloin, or even the shoulder cut. But what is pork steak? Pork steak is a cut of meat taken from either the shoulder or butt portion of a pig. It’s usually thicker than other cuts and is known for its melt-in-your-mouth texture when cooked properly. This makes it an ideal choice for grilling, pan-frying, or roasting.

Most people have the idea in their head that they need to slow cook a pork steak for it to be good but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. All you need to do is find a good marinade and let it sit for a few minutes before cooking and you’ll have the perfect pork steak in no time! The longer you let it marinade the better so you could even prep this meal the night before and let it sit overnight in the fridge to really let all those flavors infuse into the steak.

With this pork steak recipe, you’ll be able to impress even the pickiest of eaters with its delicious taste and texture. Plus, you won’t have to take up too much time prepping or cooking when you make this tasty dish.


  • This recipe takes all the pressure of because it’s so incredibly simple to make, especially with an air fryer. No chef courses are required and you don’t need to graduate from cooking school. All you need are some simple ingredients you’ve probably already worked with before and you’re good to go. Even if your kids are picky eaters they will have a hard time denying the delicious flavors of this dish.
  • Pork steak is a lean protein with very little fat so it’s a healthier option than other cuts of meat. Just make sure you don’t overcook your steak to ensure that all the nutrients stay intact. The delicious marinade adds such great flavor to this recipe that it will be hard to resist. Plus, you can feel good about eating a lean protein that everyone at the table will love.
  • Pork shoulder steak is one of the cheaper pieces of cuts you’ll find, so this recipe won’t break the bank. You can customize the marinade to your liking and add even more spices to make it as flavorful as you want.
  • Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s so versatile. You can serve this dish with a variety of sides such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, salads, or rice. Or you could serve it in sandwiches, tacos, or wraps. The possibilities are endless!
  • Once you get the hang of this recipe you can translate it to several other types of dishes like pork chop or pork tenderloin and the flavors will be just as good. You can even apply this marinade and seasoning to chicken and your family will have several meals they can enjoy throughout the week.


A baking dish

Various mixing bowls

Measuring utensils like cups and spoons

Meat thermometer


raw pork steak

boneless pork shoulder steaks

Himalayan salt

Cracked black pepper

Marinade ingredients:

Low sodium Soy sauce



Fennel seed

Extra virgin olive oil

Minced garlic


Dried oregano


Set your oven to 400F and let it preheat while setting up your marinade.

Making the marinade: Add all the ingredients of the marinade in a small mixing bowl and then stir everything to combine it thoroughly.

Marinade your steak: Place your pork steaks in the bowl where your marinade is and make sure to cover both sides evenly so you have smothered pork chops. Once you’re done, you’ll want to let your steaks sit in the marinade for at least 30 minutes but ideally you’ll want them to sit in the marinade for up to 24 hours. You can do this by placing a plastic wrap over the bowl to close it off and stick everything in the fridge.

Once you are done marinating your steaks, take them out of the fridge for at least 15 minutes before you are ready to cook. You want the steaks to come back to room temperature before cooking them. Take the steaks out of the bowl and place them on a baking dish. Make sure to pour all of your remaining marinade over the steaks.

Now you can throw the steaks in the oven and bake them from 20 to 25 minutes or until tender and brown on the outsides. Internal temps on your meat thermometer should ready 145F.

Take the cook pork steak out when done and transfer them to a place and cover them for an additional 5 minutes.


  • garlic mashed potatoes
  • scalloped potatoes
  • cauliflower and broccoli
  • vegetable fried rice
  • baked potatoes
  • Sauteed cabbage
  • sauteed Brussels sprouts
  • oven roasted asparagus
  • mac and cheese
  • mashed potato


In the fridge: Keep your pork steaks from getting too much oxygen by storing them in an airtight container like Tupperware or a fridge-safe Ziplock bag. Make sure they are cooled down completely before you throw them in the fridge. The steaks will last anywhere from 3-4 days but will start to spoil after this.

In the freezer: Freezing your steaks is possible as long as you leave them in a freezer-safe Ziplock bag or an airtight container where they will not be exposed to much oxygen. This will keep them more fresh and they should be good for up to a week.

Reheating your steaks: Thaw out your steaks in the fridge the night before you are ready to eat them. Reheat them in your oven but at a lower temperature of 320F for 5-10 minutes or until warm.

The pork steaks might become dry when reheating so you might want to splash a small amount of water on them before heating them in the oven.



It is recommended that you only marinate pork or other cuts of meat (steak, chops, tenderloin) for a very short time. If you are short on time you only have to marinate them for 30 minutes but a couple of hours is more appropriate. If you let them marinate up to 24 hours they will have a better chance to absorb the juices but any longer and they will become soft and mushy.

If you aren’t using any acidic ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice then you can marinade your steaks longer because they won’t break down as easily.


Yes! Pork must rest in order for the juices to spread evenly again. Cover it with tinfoil and let it sit for five minutes before you serve it.


Overcooking your steaks is the number one reasons why they will not be tender. Following the recommended cooking times is your best chance for a tender steak. Of course, the thickness will be a major factor so consider adding or taking off time depending on the thickness of the steak.

The temperature of your specific oven will also be a factor so use a meat thermometer to get an accurate internal temperature on the steaks. Remember as well that while your steaks are resting they will be slowly cooking as well so the internal temp should raise the longer they rest.


Again, the thickness will ultimately determine how long you let them cook but it should be around 25 – 35 minutes at 365F. Higher temps will require a lower cooking time. Check in on your steaks about 15 minutes before they are done cooking and start taking their temperatures.

pork steaks in oven

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to cook pork steaks for tenderness?

To achieve tender and juicy pork steaks, first marinate your steaks for at least 30 minutes. Then, cook them using the reverse sear method: start by cooking on low heat until they reach an internal temperature of 120°F (49°C), followed by searing on high heat for a short time. Rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

How long should I grill pork steaks?

Grill pork steaks for 4-5 minutes per side over direct medium-high heat. After they have been cooked on both sides, move the steaks to indirect heat and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.

What are some delicious pork loin steak recipes?

  1. Garlic-Herb Pork Loin Steak – Season the steak with a mix of minced garlic, chopped rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Sear on high heat and finish cooking in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Mustard-Glazed Pork Loin Steak – Marinate the steak in a mixture of Dijon mustard, honey, soy sauce, and olive oil. Sear on high heat for 1-2 minutes per side and finish cooking in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for 10-15 minutes.

Which air fryer recipes are suitable for pork steaks?

  1. Crispy Breaded Pork Steaks – Coat your pork steaks in seasoned breadcrumbs, then air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.
  2. Air Fryer BBQ Pork Steaks – Brush your pork steaks with your favorite barbecue sauce. Cook in the air fryer at 400°F (204°C) for 12-15 minutes, flipping and basting halfway through cooking.

How can I prepare thin pork steaks in a skillet?

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with a small amount of oil.
  2. While the skillet heats, season the thin pork steaks with salt, pepper, and your choice of additional seasonings.
  3. Once hot, add the pork steaks to the skillet in a single layer, being careful not to overcrowd them.
  4. Cook the steaks for 2-3 minutes per side, until they are golden brown and reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  5. Remove the steaks from the skillet and allow them to rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.

What are some unique smoked pork steak recipe ideas?

  1. Smoked Pork Steaks with Apple-Wood Chips – Marinate your pork steaks in a mixture of apple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic. Smoke using apple-wood chips at 225°F (107°C) for 2-3 hours.
  2. Maple and Bourbon Glazed Smoked Pork Steaks – Mix together maple syrup, bourbon, whole-grain mustard, and a pinch of smoked paprika. Smoke pork steaks at 225°F (107°C) for 2-3 hours, brushing with glaze during the final hour of cooking.
pork steaks in oven

Baked Pork Steak Recipe

This recipe makes it easy to have tender and juicy baked pork steaks every single time you turn on the oven. Learn how you can easily create a delicious marinade that helps your pork steaks become succulent and flavorful. Once you get the hang of it you can start using this recipe for all kinds of pork and chicken dishes in the future.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 83 kcal


  • 4 boneless pork steaks

pork steak marinade

  • cup low sodium Soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed that is crushed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black p


Make the marinade

  • Using a small mixing bowl, add in all your marinade ingredients including parsley, paprika, olive oil, soy sauce, honey, fennel seeds, garlic, pepper, and salt. Mix everything together until it is thoroughly even.
  • Put the four pork steaks into your mixing bowl and make sure everything is covered with your marinade. Go ahead and mix everything together so the steaks are evenly coated on both sides. Cover the entire bowl with some plastic wrap and let everything marinade in the fridge for an additional 30 minutes but up to 24 hours.


  • Take your steaks out of the mixing bowls at least 15 minutes before cooking so that it becomes room temp and will cook evenly.
  • Take the pork steaks out of the mixing bowl and put them onto a baking dish. Pour all of your remaining marinade onto the steaks.
  • Bake everything at 400F for up to 25 minutes or until your steaks are tender and juicy. If you are using a meat thermometer it should be around 145F.
  • Take the steaks out when they are done and put them on a plate and let them rest for about 5 minutes.


Calories: 83kcalProtein: 3gFat: 4g
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