How to Cook Steak in a Panni Press


steak and eggs cooking on a panini press

If you are the type of person who likes to improvise, take advantage of hacks to perform useful do It yourself projects, or utilize tools and equipment for a wide range of different unique needs, you are really going to enjoy what you learn in this article. Specifically, if you like to get the most out of the money that you spend by using your kitchen appliances for more multiple purposes.

With that being said, for those of you who want to know a new way of preparing your steaks, this article will explain how to cook a steak in a Panini Press.

Step 1: Allow the steak to defrost before beginning the process  

Just like preparing any kind of steak before placing it on the grill, there are a number of different things that you should do to make sure the steak is cooked properly. For instance, the steak that you are going to cook on your panini grill should be completely thawed out before the seasoning is added. For instance, in most recipes, people are usually instructed to place the steaks out on a plate and then let them remain until they reach room temperature.

Step 2: Gather all of the Desired Seasonings Using Your Favorite Recipes  

Once the steak has been defrosted, the person that is doing the cooking should take out all of the seasonings. The seasonings will often vary based on the recipe so people should follow the one that they like and prefer best. For instance, the following basic seasonings will make a great tasting steak for anyone that enjoys savory flavoring.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Horseradish
  • Mustard
  • Steak sauce
  • Other condiments, if desired
  • Meat thermometer

Step 3: Prepare the Meat for the Panini Press  

First of all, rub 1 tablespoon of olive oil on each side of the steak. After this part of the preparation is complete, the steak should be seasoned with a pinch of sea salt, 1/4th teaspoon of black pepper (freshly ground pepper provides the best flavor), and then add the other condiments according to taste.

Step 3: Preheat the Panini Grill  

Preheat the Panini grill by turning its dial to the grill setting and then make sure that it is adjusted to high heat. Based on the model of the panini grill that is used for this preparation, a green indicator light will appear when it is turned on.

Step 4: Place the Steak on the Press

Place the steak on the Panini press and then close the top lightly.

Step 5: Cook the steak based on the following simple instructions  

Cook your steak in the press for at least 7 to 10 minutes. To make sure the steak has cooked properly, you will need a meat thermometer to monitor the status of it until it is completely done on the inside. For instance, the internal temperature of the steak should reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, as you allow the steak to rests for few minutes outside of the panini press, the temperature will begin to rise another 5 degrees.

Before serving the steak to your family, you should allow the steak to rests for few minutes outside of the panini press.


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