When you bake marinated pork steaks in oven you know you are going to be serving up the BEST oven-baked dinner around. We start with a homemade pork marinade, loaded with dry rub and BBQ sauce, to tenderize and infuse the pork steaks with great BBQ flavor. Then, it's off to the oven for our baked pork steaks and your dinner is a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
The Best Pork Steaks in Oven
We've been eating A LOT of pork steaks lately, and dang are they yummy! To take things up a notch and TRULY make the BEST pork steaks that you can, taking the time to marinate the meat before baking them in the oven is literally a game-changer! Pork steaks are super yummy without marinade, but infusing the marinade with a touch of BBQ sauce gives you a BBQ flavor throughout every single bit instead of just brushing it on the outside.
But, you could also serve up some of these delicious BBQ oven pork steaks for lunch as well.
Why You'll Love This!
- We are making our pork steaks in oven with a homemade marinade that is perfectly designed to infuse your pork steak with the ultimate in BBQ flavor.
- Baked pork shoulder steaks need just 35 minutes in the oven!
- Cooking pork steaks in the oven in a great way to stay on your preferred eating plan! We have designed our pork shoulder steak recipe to comply with gluten-free, keto, low carb, Whole30, & paleo life styles(just watch for hidden ingredients in BBQ sauce).
- For a real treat, be sure to add a little extra BBQ sauce at the end and broil your pork steaks for a few minutes.
We weren't kidding when we said that we are loving all that the pork steak has to offer. Be sure to try out our other pork steak recipes including air fryer pork steaks and smothered pork steaks in a pan.
Ingredients for Pork Steaks in the Oven
Making pork steaks in oven is a super simple recipe as you only need 3 ingredients - pork should steaks, pork marinade, and your favorite BBQ sauce.
- pork steaks
- pork steak marinade (optional)
- BBQ sauce
avocado oil (or olive oil)
apple cider vinegar
** Please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the exact quantities **
- To make the marinade, we used our homemade pork rub recipe. It keeps for 6+ months in a small jar and makes more than the recipe needs. Your favorite store-bought brand can be used instead!
While we do our best to ensure our recipes comply with a variety of healthy eating plans, we do know that not all products will comply. Be sure to read the labels on store-bought items, including BBQ sauces, to ensure they meet the parameters of any eating plans you prefer to follow.
If you're looking for a sugar-free version, Primal Kitchen sells keto-friendly and paleo BBQ sauces.
How to cook Pork Steaks in the Oven
Making marinated BBQ pork steaks in oven is a simple process, but you will need to allow time for your pork steaks to marinate. From there, the steaks simply need to bake in your oven and you can decide if you'd like to broil with a little additional BBQ sauce or jump right into plating dinner.
To make the marinade combine the oil, apple cider vinegar, BBQ sauce, and pork rub in a small bowl. Combine the marinade ingredients. Add the 4 pork steaks to a gallon size Ziplock bag and place it inside of a larger container inside of the fridge. Let the pork marinate for 2-24 hours.
Remove the pork shoulder steaks from the fridge 30-60 minutes before cooking to start bringing them up to room temperature, this helps them to cook more evenly.
Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Lay the pork shoulder steaks on the baking sheet, leaving room in between the steaks.
Bake them uncovered for 30-35 minutes until internal temp reaches at least 145 F when checked with a digital meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat.
Brush BBQ sauce on both sides of the pork and broil them for a couple of minutes to get that "just grilled" appearance.
Serve with more BBQ sauce on the side, along with your favorite BBQ favorites of course!
How to store Baked Pork Steaks
Store: leftover baked pork can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days in an air-tight container.
Freeze: To freeze pork steaks, wrap the cooked pork in plastic wrap and then a double layer of aluminum foil. They’ll keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can also place them in a freezer bag or an airtight freezer-safe container.
How to reheat Pork Steaks in Oven
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Pull the cook pork steak out of the fridge.
- Place the pork in a baking dish and cover with foil.
- Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145 F.
- Let the pork rest for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Tips for the Best Baked Pork Steaks
- If you opt to marinate your pork shoulder steaks in oven prior to cooking, allow them at least 2 hours to soak in the marinade.
- Leaving space between the steaks allows your pork steaks in oven to cook evenly.
- We just add BBQ sauce at the very end of the recipe, otherwise, the sugars in the sauce can start to burn if you add it too soon.
- For best results, we do recommend that you use a digital meat thermometer to check for doneness.
Pork Steaks in Oven FAQs
Pork steaks (also called pork shoulder steaks) are cut from the shoulder or pork butt, the same cut that we get pulled pork from. They are a fattier cut of meat, but super flavorful and perfect for marinating.
You can cook pork steaks using any common method including baking them in the oven, frying in a skillet, using an air fryer, or tossing them on the grill. Just make sure you cook your pork steaks to 145 F.
Serve your pork steaks with any side dish you would commonly serve with BBQ including potatoes, salads, greens, beans, and coleslaw.
You want to cook pork steaks in the oven until they reach an internal temperature of 145 F, we highly recommend buying a digital meat thermometer to make it easy to keep track of the cooking time. On average, bake them at 400 F for 30-35 minutes.
The best way to prevent your pork steaks from drying out is to not overcook them. Pork is considered done when the internal temp reaches 145 F when checked with a digital meat thermometer. You can also brine pork steaks as we did in our recipe, or you can pan sear them on the stove for a 2-3 minutes on each side to create a crust and lock in the flavor.
The recommended temperature for cooking pork steaks is 145 F according to the USDA. This is the same temperature as cooking other cuts of pork such as pork chops or pork tenderloin. At this temp, the meat will be cooked through, but it’ll still be juicy and tender. It's important to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat since cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the steaks and other factors such as how your oven heats.
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