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Skillet Garlic Butter Steak

Yield: 4 (1/2 steak per person)
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Resting Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Garlic butter steak is easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. Make this recipe tonight for a delicious main course in just 20 minutes!
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5 from 3 votes



  1. Remove the steaks from the fridge about 30 minutes to 1 hour before cooking.
  2. Place them on a paper towel-lined cutting board and pat them dry with paper towels.
  3. Season well all sides of the steaks with coarse salt and set aside.
  4. In a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. When the pan is near smoking, it’s a sign that it’s properly heated.

  5. Place the steaks in the hot skillet and cook for about 3 minutes each side or until the steaks get a nice crust.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low, add butter and garlic. Flip the steaks again and tilt the pan to help the butter spread on the skillet.
  7. Using a spoon, pour butter over the steaks. Flip again the steaks and check the internal temperature of the steaks. For rare is Medium rare is 135 degrees, medium = 145 degrees, medium well = 150 degrees and well done = 160 degrees.
  8. The totally cooking time for my steak was about 8 minutes. It will depend on how you prefer your steak to be (rare, medium, medium well or well done).
  9. Transfer to plates. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic butter steak, sirlion steak, steak

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 314, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 415mg, Potassium: 6mg, Protein: 18g

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