Pork steaks are also called blade steaks, which are sliced from the shoulder blade of a pig. This cut of meat contains a significant amount of fat, which keeps it moist, but it is from an active muscle, which can make it tougher than other cuts of pork. Pork steaks are generally slow-cooked to release fat from the meat and to ensure its tenderness. By baking pork steaks in the oven, you can slow cook them until juicy and tender.
Cover a 9-inch-by-13-inch pan with foil, and preheat your oven to 177 degrees Celsius. Lay four pork steaks down on the pan.
Sprinkle 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp pepper on both sides of the pork steaks. Pour 2 tbsp red wine vinegar evenly over the steaks. Place the four apples, cored and diced, on top of them with the 1/2 cup brown sugar.
Seal the steaks with foil.
Cook the steaks in the oven for about one hour or until they are tender and cooked through.
- "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"; Julia Childs, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck; 1961
- Experiment with other spices for your oven-baked pork steaks.
- Pork steaks can also be grilled or cooked on the hob.
- Use oven gloves when handling hot pans and baking trays.