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Garlic-Butter Steak

This quick-and-easy skillet entree is definitely restaurant-quality and sure to become a staple at your house, too! —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 beef flat iron steak or boneless top sirloin steak (3/4 pound)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Mix 1 tablespoon butter, parsley, garlic and soy sauce.
  • Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat remaining butter over medium heat. Add steak; cook until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 4-7 minutes per side. Serve with garlic butter.

Garlic-Butter Steak Tips

Why do you put butter on steak?

Butter can make any of your favorite steak recipes more delicious by using it as a basting tool when cooking or to impart flavor once cooked.

How do you season the perfect steak?

The keys to seasoning the perfect steak are as simple as salt and pepper...and lots of it! Let the meat stand for at last an hour (or even overnight in the fridge) to absorb some of the seasoning before cooking. These secret ingredients will take your steak to the next level, too.

How can I make my steak juicy and tender?

To keep your steak juicy and tender, you want an even sear and seal. You can accomplish this by not moving or turning the meat until halfway through cooking time. Also, letting the meat rest after cooking will redistribute the juices throughout, resulting in a nice and juicy steak. Follow these other tips for making any meat as tender as can be.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked beef with 2 teaspoons garlic butter: 316 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.


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  • LPHJKitchen
    Feb 14, 2021

    Easy recipe for making a delicious steak! Perfect!

  • JGa2595176
    Jun 22, 2020

    Solid recipe- added much flavor. We added even more garlic, as we are garlic lovers in our house. Would use this recipe again.

  • Dianaph
    Jun 21, 2020

    Used as instructed but on tuna steak. Delicious! Will make this again and again.

  • Barb
    Jun 16, 2020

    No comment left

  • Marlene
    Jun 11, 2020

    This was really good! It was like having a steak at a steakhouse, and so easy!

  • Debbie
    Jun 10, 2020

    I have been doing this for years also under broiler works great too

  • Demetre
    Jun 10, 2020

    No comment left

  • maball
    Apr 19, 2020

    Really good.

  • Appy_Girl
    Apr 7, 2020

    Absolutely fabulous . Perfect topping for the perfectly grilled steak . I used a little more garlic and added some salt and pepper. I will use this on other recipes as well VFE

  • Laura
    Mar 24, 2020

    I tried this recipe out tonight. IT WAS AMAZING! ...BUT, I bought the wrong kind of steak. Apparently I bought a "chuck round?" Or something like that, so it was this huge, boneless, fatty piece of meat... but it was SO DELICIOUS when I made the garlic butter sauce! I honestly don't use measurements. I just add the ingredients until my soul tells me to stop. BRILLIANT recipe. I literally just created an account on her to leave THIS review! THANK YOU!