Who ever said steak can’t buy happiness?!
This steak sure can. For a few minutes at least, while you devour it..
If you’re looking for a quick and delicious recipe to make with those steaks you have on hand then you must try this super easy yet flavorful lemon garlic steak recipe. I used beef chuck blade steaks but any other cut works great.
This recipe is all about the lemon and garlic (okay.. and butter too..). Go ahead and dice up your garlic then rub it on the steak along with some salt, pepper, and paprika for a little extra kick.
Squeeze some of the lemon on the steak then pop it on a HOT heavy duty pan that’s already been coated with a tablespoon of butter and more garlic of course. Cook the steak no more than 2-3 minutes on each side on medium-high heat.
Tip: Remember to keep the heat high so it can seal in the moisture and give the outside of the steak a nice dark crispy crust.
- 4 1/2-inch-thick top chuck blade steaks
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika optional
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4-5 garlic gloves 2 diced and 3 whole for pan
- juice of 1 lemon
- Pat steaks dry and sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper, diced garlic and a squeeze of lemon.
- Heat 1 tablespoon butter, olive oil and garlic in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, Add steaks then saute 2-3 minutes per side for medium. Squeeze more lemon juice on the steak right before removing from heat.
Transfer steaks with tongs to a plate and serve warm.
Will lime juice work instead of lemon or is that a bad idea?
Shaun Swayze says
Add a couple shots of Hp bbq sauce while it’s cooking is a game changer. Follow the recipe just add it near the end
Absolutely simple and delish recipe.
Just made it tonight, using thin sliced chuck steak. So good. So simple and quick, Thank you.
Good flavor, but we found our Chuck steaks to come out pretty tough.
I made this for dinner tonight, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
tricia Hough says
sounds beutiful can i use bolar steak as well can you use any steak cant wait to make it
Karen P says
Recipe looks great. I have boneless chuck steaks. Is that the same as chuck blade? And if it’s not the same, will it still work for this recipe? Thank you!
That cut of steak should work!
I was basically wondering the same thing – (I’m not sure if “blade” refers to the way the steak is cut, or the part of the cow it is cut from?) My steaks were not as thin as the ones in the picture – but I tried this and it worked great. (I also recommend sauteeing chopped rapini greens in the pan juices as I did for a side – yum!) I may try this meal again w/a roasted sweet potato as a second side, and squeezing a lime instead of a lemon to cook the steak – mmm!
(I.e., I am wondering if the “blade” in the description means (a cow’s) shoulder “blade”?)
Yes, that is correct!
should add what sides to go with this recipe
My husband wrote “garlic gloves” on the grocery list. It made sense after I saw this recipe lol
Cathy Walker says
Made this tonight with homemade pesto and pasta and a good salad. It was great! I did tenderize the steak a bit with my kitchen gadget and let it sit before cooking for about 2 hours after sprinkling paprika on it as I have found paprika is a natural tenderizer. I also added a bit more garlic to the steak seasoning because I love garlic! Oh, and I sauteed sliced mushrooms in the drippings in the pan….yummy!
I’m going to try your method of adding paprika We have done that in the past but I will remember to use it the next Time I cook a steak.
Dar H says
I loved the simplicity and flavor of this recipe. My husband ate his like a regular steak with a veggie side, I sliced mine thinly and loaded a tortilla with cheese and cilantro. I’ll definitely make this again.
Yum! That sound delicious 😀
Andre Mandel says
what about the membrane?
I’m currently marinading 4 steaks in a combination of Diet Sprite and Worcestershire to break down the fibres and tenderize them before trying this recipe. Is that what you mean by membrane, are you wondering if it needs to be tenderized first?
Ethel Diego says
I’m looking for something new, but the pic shown looks way too rare for me.
And if I cook it longer, it may get TOUGH!!!
Michelle McCudden says
Katia Hutson says
It was really easy and really good
Wonderful recipe, I skipped the paprika because I’m a lemon pepper garlic purist, I also rubbed the steaks with olive oil and served with angel hair pasta which soaks up the juices beautifully. What great flavors I never thought to add to steak.
I’m making this tonight, but for the life of me, I can only find use for the 1T butter but not the 2T (?). Any idea? Also if you click on “jump to the recipe” it takes you to the page, but at the bottom it gives the incorrect site name: gimmdelicious.Com vs GIMMeDELICIOUS.com. Just thought they’d like to know
Thanks for pointing that out, Deanna!
I’m not sure where to put the extra 1T butter either!
I’m not sure how 2 tablespoons got on there! It must be an error. I’ve updated the recipe 🙂
Made it tonight and it was delicious thank you for giving me a recipe to use up some leftover chuck from a pot roast
I am looking forward to trying this tonight. After reading the comments as well I am using some more salt, pepper, and paprika in the rub mix and I am also going to try to add a little bit of ginger. I think it should bring the lemon out perfectly.
This was wonderful! I have picky eaters, so some steaks had to stay on the pan longer (on a lower heat) than others but everyone was happy.
Kiara Yasmilet says
I decided to make some for me and my little brother and I added some rosemary and boy did it hot the spot! Tomorrow I’m going to try actually adding garlic salt instead and extra Lemon juice at the end.
This recipe was delicious. Thank you for being simple and for the pictures, those really put everything together.
Just had three 13-15 year old girls clean the plate and ask for a bit more! An easy quick recipe with a whole bunch of flavor! Thanks so much!
Family loved it, but had to add more garlic, more lemon juice, more of everything really, or then it really is just regular steak.
I made this tonight. It was easy and quick. The steak was quite tender. There just was not a lot of flavor other than cooked steak. I followed the directions exactly and used the paprika. It was not that it was bad, I was just hoping for more flavor.
This steak looks so juicy and flavorful!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
This steak is now a serious craving. Like I need it in my life!
Gail Blue says
Very good. Will make again. Delicious