Large pork steaks in a cast iron skillet with pats of butter on top.

How to Cook Pork Steak Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 (1-inch thick) pork steaks
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil


  1. Preheat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. While skillet is preheating, sprinkle pork steaks evenly on both sides with the salt.
  3. Add oil to skillet, swirl to coat. 
  4. Add pork steaks to skillet. Cook 6 to 7 minutes each side*, or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F on an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the steak.
  5. Transfer pork steaks to a cutting board. Let stand 5 minutes before serving so that juices settle and internal temperature reaches 145°F.

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*For well-done pork (160°F), cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes each side.