Cooked sliced steak topped with garlic-herb butter on a dark slate platter next to a steak knife with a slate platter of garlic-herb butter behind all on a dark wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Steaks with Garlic-Herb Butter

Season steaks and serve with homemade garlic-herb butter for additional flavor in this easy 20-minute dinner recipe.

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Steak is one of Justin’s favorite foods. I personally don’t eat a lot of red meat. But, we compromise and have it now and then. Usually, he likes to grill his steak, though the Texas weather doesn’t always cooperate with us.

I decided to try to also make a garlic-herb butter to go along with the steak this time. He likes his just seasoned and cooked. I like more flavor to my steak.

Typically, I use some A.1. Sauce and that just kills him to see me lather it in that! The garlic-herb butter was a great way to add some flavor without ruining (his words, not mine) the taste of the steak. You can use any herbs you’d like, but we really enjoyed this combination.

The key to this steak is using a cast-iron skillet. It helps to imitate the flavor that grilling adds to the steak. The cast-iron also allows it to get a slightly charred edge that a nonstick skillet wouldn’t produce.

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs NY strip steak
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp parsley

Preparation

Pat the steaks dry and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and crushed red pepper.

Raw steaks seasoned on a square white plate on a wooden surface

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the steak and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side (this will cook them to medium doneness).

Seasoned steaks cooking in a cast-iron skillet on a wooden surface

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the softened butter with the minced garlic, thyme, and parsley. Place the steaks on a platter and serve with the garlic-herb butter.

Cooked sliced steak topped with garlic-herb butter on a dark slate platter next to a steak knife with a slate platter of garlic-herb butter behind all on a dark wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

We typically don’t have leftovers when steak is for dinner. But, the few times we do, it stores well in the refrigerator. Just remember, when you reheat any red meat, it will cook further. So if you cooked it to medium originally, it will likely be medium-well after being reheated. Keep any leftover herb-butter in a separate container from the steak.

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 26, 2021

Cooked sliced steak topped with garlic-herb butter on a dark slate platter next to a steak knife with a slate platter of garlic-herb butter behind all on a dark wooden surface

Steaks with Garlic-Herb Butter

Season steaks and serve with homemade garlic-herb butter for additional flavor in this easy 20-minute dinner recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
butter
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one pan
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steak
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Keto
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Beef
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 4
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs NY strip steak
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp parsley

Instructions

  • Pat the steaks dry and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and crushed red pepper
  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil
  • Add the steak and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side (this will cook them to medium doneness)
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the softened butter with the minced garlic, thyme, and parsley
  • Serve the steaks with the garlic-herb butter
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Nutrition Facts
Steaks with Garlic-Herb Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 490mg20%
Potassium 537mg15%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 866IU17%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Steak with Garlic-Herb Butter FAQs

What type of steak works best?

You could use any steak. We purchased a NY Strip Steak partly because it was on sale, but also because of the fat content. Justin likes the high-fat meats. I prefer mine very lean. This was a good compromise for us.

How do I know when the steak is done?

That will all depend on how you define “done”. I prefer mine to be mostly cooked through, so leave it on the heat a bit longer than others. You can go by the feel of it (how soft or hard the meat is), cut into it to see what it looks like in the center, or by the temperature. See more information HERE.

What herbs work best?

Again, this depends on your personal preference. We really liked the garlic with parsley and thyme. I wanted flavor, but not to be overpowering.

11 thoughts on “Steaks with Garlic-Herb Butter”

  1. Can’t believe it only takes 20 minutes to make this! My spouse is a big fan of steak too. We’d prolly go with garlic, parsley and thyme as well.

  2. MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    5 stars
    We do love steak although tend to use fillet only. Bet it would taste great like this. The garlic and herbs must go well.

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