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Cooking a steak in a glass jar.

How to Cook a Steak in a Jar

I saw a video demonstrating this cooking method and I had to try it out for myself.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 2
Calories 565 kcal


  • 1 quart mason jar


  • 1 lb. rib eye steak well marbled
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onion small
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  • Cover both sides of the steak with salt and pepper.
  • Place the seasoned steak into the mason jar. Add all of the other ingredients.
  • Seal the jar with the lid and but not too tightly.
  • Line a deep saucepan or a pot with a cloth napkin or dishcloth. Add the jar.
  • Fill the pot with boiling water so that 2/3 of the jar is submerged.
  • Bring the water up to the boil and then reduce to a low simmer.
  • Cook for 3-3 1/2 hours.
  • Using pot holders remove the jar and unseal. Pour the steak out onto a shallow dish and serve with a crusty loaf of bread.


This recipe was inspired by Kadir Barcin's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OXbXmMX-H8&t=6s. 
This recipe is to only cook the beef and is not intended for preservation. For food safety reasons meat must be canning  under pressure following these guidelines. 


Calories: 565kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 47gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 601mgPotassium: 752mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 257IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 6mg
Keyword beef, steak
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