Sear For About 2 Minutes on Each Side
For a medium-rare steak, sear for about two minutes on each side. For a medium steak, sear for three minutes. When red juices pool at the top of the steak, that's a great indicator that the steak is done. You can also use a thermometer (stick it on the side of the steak to the center) to check the internal temperature: rare (130°F to 135°F), medium-rare (140°F), medium (155°F), and well done (165°F).