Ooni’s Perfect Flame-Cooked Steak

  • Serves : 1
  • Type : Dinner

When we say perfect, we mean it. The extreme heat from Ooni pizza ovens provides the ideal cook for a juicy, tender, and succulent steak. With the Ooni Dual Sided Grizzler Plate, you can cook multiple steaks at a time – using the grizzler ribs to create those picture perfect sear marks. Simple but effective. You’ll thank us later!

Equipment: Cast Iron Dual Sided Grizzler plate, Meat thermometer


  • thick cut prime steaks (roughly 8-12oz per steak) 
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • A small amount salt and pepper 
  • 1 portion your favorite steak rub 
  • 2 tbsp butter 


  1. Before you’re ready to cook, allow the steaks to come up to room temperature. This ensures a clean, even cook throughout.
  2. Next, season your steak by gently patting the salt and pepper into the meat with a little olive oil.
  3. Fire up your Ooni pizza oven. Aim for 932°F (500°C) on the stone baking board inside. You can check the temperature of your oven quickly and easily using the Ooni Infrared Thermometer. The super high temperature is vital to achieve the perfect steak. Why? It allows important chemical reactions to take place, caramelizing the fats and sugars and ensuring a rich and succulent cut.
  4. Place your seasoned cast iron Dual Sided Grizzler Plate in the oven to preheat. After 10 minutes, remove the plate. Using tongs, carefully lay your steaks across the grizzler ribs.
  5. Put the plate back in the oven. For a 20mm cut steak, cook for around 90 seconds on each side. Flip and rotate the steak to ensure an even heat distribution in the hotter zones of the oven.
  6. Using a meat thermometer, check the temperature inside your steak. For rare, aim for 125°F (52°C). For medium rare, aim for 135°F (57°C). You can use increments of 10°F for increasing levels of doneness.
  7. Once cooked to your desired level, remove the Dual Sided Grizzler Plate and transfer the steaks to a wooden cutting board. Add a knob of butter, cover with aluminum foil, and let the meat rest for roughly the time it took to cook. This allows the juices to settle evenly, ensuring full flavor with every bite.
  8. Finally, serve. For maximum tenderness, slice across the grain of the steak with a sharp knife.