Pan Seared New York Strip Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce + Onions Steak can be one of the most intimidating foods to cook because it can become overcooked and dry very easily. The truth is steak is not hard to cook at all! In fact, it’s super easy and only takes a few minutes. It’s so much cheaper to make at home as well.. that’s why you’ll never finding me at a steakhouse.

NY strip is my favorite cut of steak and I prefer it with the bone in because I always feel like it ads more flavor  to the steak. But you can make this recipe with almost any cut of steak.

Pan Seared New York Strip Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce + Onions   The secret to a good steak is a heavy duty pan that has good heat retention (cast iron, heavy bottomed, copper core etc). Make sure to pat the steak well on both sides with a paper towel. This removes any access moisture that can ruin the steak while it’s cooking.

I used a mixture of spiced for the steak to give it a spicy crust. I used LOTS of salt and pepper and I know it looks a lot but remember there are no spices inside the steak so when you bite into the the crust is what gives the rest of the steak the flavor.

I melted a tablespoon of butter and some onions + garlic right on top of the steak while it was cooking. As soon as I tossed the onions and garlic in there they began to release the most appetizing aroma ever. It’s like a mixture of the scent of brown butter + caramelized onions and garlic and let’s not forget about the steak drippings. YUM!

Pan Seared New York Strip Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce + Onions

4.59 from 34 votes

Pan Seared New York Strip Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce + Onions

By: Layla
Prep10 minutes
Cook5 minutes
Total15 minutes
Servings 2



  • Heat grill or a heavy duty grill pan on medium-high heat; make sure to heat for at least 2 minutes before placing the steak on the pan.

    In a small bowl, combine the dry spices; rub spice mixture on each side of steaks.

    Place steaks on pan, cook for 2 minutes then flip; after flipping add the onions and butter; cook for another 2 minutes. Now add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Remove steak from heat and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with warm mashed potatoes or fries.
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Pan Seared New York Strip Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce + Onions


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  1. I am using this tonight for dinner!!!
    Thanks so much

  2. Great instructions! I followed the times to the tee and my steaks were perfectly done! I used shallots instead of onions because that’s what I had on hand. My only critique is that I drew a thick line of seasoning down each steak and rubbed it in to both sides as instructed and they were very over-peppered. It could definitely be a problem with the seasoning that I used, “Stonemill steak seasoning”, but I’m going to use about 2/3rd less seasoning than last time. Thank you for this simple and approachable recipe that ensured that my fiancé and I had a great dinner!

  3. I forgot to rate this recipe to 5+ stars when posting my comments few minutes ago.

  4. OMG, it is so yummy, even to my husband who doesn’t like red meat 😀. Sorry, at 1st, I was kind of doubtful of the flavor but after reading so many review, I decided to give it a try, and I”m. So happy w this keepsake. I did double butter portion, and add sliced mushrooms to onion and garlic.

    Thanks for such an excellent but simple recipe.

  5. Holy New York steak Recipe!
    Mother’s Day made it tonight.. I actually impressed my MIL ( mother in law) hard to do lol. So great, perfect flavor.
    Medium & the spices were papa eew Mow mow!!Thsnks will be using ur recipe’s again! 😁

  6. Hands down the best steak I’ve ever cooked and ive cooked a lot of good steaks! I followed exactly bc I knew I got a thinner cut of NewYork. I’m not a stranger to how long it takes per side based on thickness and this turned out a perfect medium rare. The seasoning is genius, I’ll be using it for other things too so thanks for that! I did do maybe one thing a tiny different, I added 1 teaspoon flour to the seasoning mix to ensure any extra moisture on my steaks were absorbed.

    Thanks again for amazing recipe! I’ll be scouting this site from now on for more amazingness =)

    1. So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Candice!! Thanks for stopping by 😀