Simple recipe for Pan-Fried Steak topped with garlic butter that everyone raves about! Done in 15 minutes & easily the BEST recipe for steak cooked on a stove EVER.
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Garlic Butter Pan Fried Steak

Simple recipe for Pan-Fried Steak topped with garlic butter that everyone raves about! Done in 15 minutes & easily the BEST recipe for steak cooked on a stove EVER.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: beef, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic butter steak, how to cook steak on stove, pan fried steak
Servings: 2
Calories: 836kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 steak of your choice 12-16 ounce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP olive oil

Garlic Butter topping:

  • 4 oz butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 TBSP parmesan cheese shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Lightly coat your entire steak with oil. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the entire steak. If you are cooking a thicker steak and will be finishing it off in the oven, make sure to preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat your skillet to medium/medium high heat. Once heated, add steak and cook for 5 minutes on each side. If you have a thicker steak, you can also cook on each of the long sides for 1 minute.
  • To make the Garlic Butter, combine the butter, parmesan cheese, garlic and butter in a small bowl. Place in the refrigerator to cool and harden.
  • Finish cooking thick/ large steaks in a 400 degree F oven for 2-5 minutes. This is where a cast iron skillet comes in handy, you can put the skillet in the oven without having to transfer the steak to an oven safe dish.
  • Remove from heat and top with garlic butter. Let rest for a few minutes, while loosely tented with aluminum foil.

Notes

Remove steak from oven/ stove 5 degrees before your desired doneness. I used a 14-oz ribeye and cooked mine to medium rare, which was about 5 minutes on each side. 
Rare: Cook to 125° F (remove at 120° F)
Medium Rare: Cook to 135° F (remove at 130° F)
Medium: Cook to 145° F (remove at 140° F)
Medium Well: Cook to 150° F (remove at 145° F)
Well Done: Cook to 160° F (remove at 155° F)

Nutrition

Calories: 836kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 227mg | Sodium: 1115mg | Potassium: 455mg | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg