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Garlic-Butter Steak Recipe

Garlic-Butter Steak Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings


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


  • 1. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook steak in 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine parsley, garlic, soy sauce and remaining butter. Serve with steak. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 316 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, trace carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 32g protein

Reviews for Garlic-Butter Steak

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"I marinated steak in 2 tablespoons of Soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and the parsley for thirty minutes then threw the steak and butter in the skillet. Excellent!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"So good! And so easy to make."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Excellent recipe for the type of steak! Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"agree with the 4.5 stars, definitely could use a good marinade to make it a perfect 5!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"4.5 Stars: The garlic butter is divine. I marinated the steak in Dale's for about 30 minutes and my husband thought it was still very plain. I will marinate longer next time. It definitely needs more than salt and pepper."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Simple, quick recipe that won't disappoint. I love putting butter on meat and the added spices are a bonus. Very good, thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"This steak is Absolutely fab! I love the garlic butter on top!"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"My husband made this a while back and I have to say it's delicious! Shortly after I discovered that I have to cut out dairy from my diet, so he tried it again with margarine in place of the butter and it was still quite tasty, though I preferred the butter."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"The chef who ever thought of putting butter, much less garlic-butter on a steak was a genius, IMHO!  I love garlic butter on a steak and have been doing this at home for a long time."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.