Baked Ranch Steak
Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
Chicken-fried steak goes west for the full ranch experience! Baked Ranch Steak marinates the beef in a tangy, creamy, and spicy combination of ranch dressing and Cajun seasoning, so each bite of savory meat is infused with aromatic herbs and mouth-watering creaminess. Then, the steak is coated in a crunchy cornmeal breading and baked until golden brown for extra crispiness. Baked Ranch Steak takes a little time and patience to make, but the results are stunning in their meatiness and heartiness. This is destined to become a favorite in your home!
In a shallow dish, combine the ranch dressing and Cajun seasoning.
Add the beef, turning it to coat.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to overnight.
Drain the steak and remove any excess ranch marinade from the steak.
Place a 10x15-inch baking sheet in the oven.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
On a shallow plate, combine the cornmeal, bread crumbs, and garlic powder.
Coat the steak on both sides with the cornmeal mixture.
Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven.
Grease the hot baking sheet.
Quickly place the steak on the hot baking sheet.
Return the baking sheet to the oven.
Bake until the bottom is golden-brown, about 8-10 minutes.
Carefully flip the steak and bake until the meat is cooked to desired doneness (135 degrees F for medium-rare), about 8-10 minutes.