Oven Cooked Steak

Tender and juicy oven cooked steak. One bite and you’ll never cook it any other way.

Four months into the FAILSAFE diet and one of my biggest struggles has been with cooking beef. It seems to give me the most trouble out of any protein source, leaving me with minor side pains and itching after I eat it.

I couldn’t figure out what the problem was, since I can handle ground beef without issue — something that most people on a FAILSAFE diet struggle with because of the extra processing and histamine production. It wasn’t until I had a bad reaction after eating a stir fried beef dish that I began to put two and two together.

When I make ground beef, I usually cook it at lower temperatures or in the oven. When I make steak, I tend to stir fry it at higher temperatures or broil it over high heat. Why does that matter? Because amines (specifically heterocyclic amines) increase when cooking meat at high temperatures (think pan searing or broiling) or slowly over long period of time (think roasting and slow cooking). Since I was cooking steaks on the stove or in the oven at higher temperatures, I was inadvertently creating an amine bomb for myself.


So now I try to cook all of my beef over medium to low heat or in the oven and keep it under 400°F/200°C. No more amine bombs and no more reactions! Plus, our oven cooked steak is so tender and juicy that I’ll never go back to cooking steaks any other way.

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 307 kcal


Tender, juicy, and full of flavor, this oven cooked steak is sure to be a family favorite.



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack overtop. Spray or brush with canola oil.

  2. Place steaks on the wire rack and sprinkle with liberally with salt. Next, sprinkle with garlic (don’t overdo it, though). Rub it in.

  3. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes on the first side, turn, and cook for another 10-15 minutes. The longer you cook it, the more well done it will be. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.

  4. Slice or serve whole.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 307kcal


This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet friendly. It is also dairy free, gluten free, soy free, nightshade free, corn free, and low in salicylates. 

Keywords: beef, dairy free, failsafe, gluten free, low salicylate, nightshade free, rpah elimination diet, soy free, steak

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