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.
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!
- 2 New York strip steaks or any other cut will also work
- 1 onion cut into thick circles or strips
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoons paprika
- 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.
E.A. Hammer says
Awesome. Super fast and delicious.
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!
I forgot to rate this recipe to 5+ stars when posting my comments few minutes ago.
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.
Yum! Glad the hubby enjoyed it 😉
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! 😁
Candice Ann says
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 =)
So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Candice!! Thanks for stopping by 😀
This looks so amazing, this is the recipe that I chose for tonight’s dinner. Thank you 🙂
Thank you! I made this for my uncle and boyfriend. The steaks were medium, which is how we like it. Delicious! I’m going to try other recipes.
Happy your family enjoyed the steaks! Thanks for stopping by, Leyla <3
Made this tonight for my husband’s Father’s Day dinner. Fabulous! Picture posted on Instagram @mdzetc
Awesome! Will check it out <3
Grant Wagner says
I followed this exactly and the entire steak is raw in the middle. Never using this website again
The doneness of the steak will depend on how thick it is and how long you cooked it. Feel free to give it another try and cook it for an additional few minutes if using a thick cut of steak!
That’s a little extreme don’t you think? I’ve never had any issues with recipes from this site. You need to time the steak accordingly,
Mine was pretty uncooked in the middle. But the cuts were thick so I’m guessing that’s why. Popped it in the oven on 275 for about 10 mins (I was toasting veggies anyway so it was already running) and it was perfect! Great flavor.
Holy smokes!! Excellent! Absolutely delicious!
Thanks for the great review!! 😀
Meredith Howard says
I like making steaks this way but I do cook mine slightly longer because I am scared of food poisoning. It was very flavorful and deserving of 5 stars for sure!
This was SOOO Good!!!!! Will definitely make again. Sorry for all caps..but it’s warranted!!!
Thanks for the 5 stars!! Happy you enjoyed the steak 🙂 and yes, we are working on removing the mandatory caps!
John Torres says
Great flavor on this recipe. The only reason I’m giving 4 stars is because there are a few things left out of the recipe re time and oil in the pan. Letting people know to lightly oil the pan after letting it get hot would be helpful. Also, to cook your steaks according to their thickness and your desired doneness is important. I made this exactly.as written re ingredients but adjusted re oil and time. It was so good with a baked potato. I will definitely make again. Thank you!!
dEBRA kIRCHER says
LOOKS GREAT. i AM GOING TO GIVE IT A TRY. i THINK CARLA EDMAN NEEDS TO REVIEW THE INGREDIENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS AGAIN. ALL THE INFO IS THERE.
Angela Bruce says
Yum! This was easy and DELICIOUS. It was a little rarer than i would NORMALLY make, but exactly like my Husband likes his stEak. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
This recipe i will have to try. Cooking time in steaks seems too little. How thick are the steaks?
This is the FIRST time I’ve had steak and the first time ive made it myself. It was so good!! Thanks so much for this! Of course I paired it with red wine and it was lovely!
COOKED A STEAK FOR THE FIRST TIME AND USED THIS RECIPE. IT TURNED OUT FANTASTIC!
this sounds amazing and I cannot wait to try it right now. Do you do whole garlic or chopped garlic?
This aws amazing! I just cooked it for my family of five and everyone loved it. I didn’t have THEcumin or corriander and I used sea salt and garlic pepper too but I loved it anyway. Thanks!
Hands down best steak ive ever eaten. Ive made this recipe 3 times already for different people and they say the same. The secret isnt the GArlic or the onions, its the rub before cooking. The paprika adds just the rigjt amount of kick and the garLic ties it together. Best served medium rare-medium. I cooked 3 minutes on each side instead for medium.
So glad you enjoyed the steak, Chris!
The rub on this steak was amazing!!!! DEFINITELY saving it.
If i wanted to substitute the salt for something else Low sodium what would you suggest ?
Should there be any oil in the pan while cooking the steaks before adding the butter? So they don’t stick? ThankS!
I would add a teaspoon.
Really delicious! I made a butter with garlic using minced garlic and garlic pepper and used as the butter. I loved it and the recipe was so easy to follow! This is going to be a staple around here!
Doug Sanders says
This looks amazing! I always have trouble waiting 5 minutes to cut it, but it’s worth it. It’s so satisfying to cut into a perfectly cooked steak, having a good knife (like getyourknives.com) really helps! I plan to use this recipe this weekend with the family, thanks!
OMG!!!! Love this recipe!! A keeper indeed. I too like my steak more well than rare so I cooked it a littl longer however! The flavor is perfect and makes me want to cook it more. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Ima fan.
Jen U. says
I just made this for dinner tonight. It was fabulous! I had to cook my steaks a little longer than 2 minutes on each side. I cooked them until they felt like my cheeks, and they came out nice pinkish color.
Yum! thanks for leaving feedback, Jen!
My onions wouldn’t cook on top of steak so I knocked them off into the hot grill pan when taking steak out and they cooked up just fine. Otherwise steak was good.
Stumbled across this looking for Pan Seared Steak recipes, this is a great combination, the cumin & coriander is an elegant touch, I took this dish a bit further and served it with sautéed mushrooms & long slivers of seared red bell pepper. The side, Lyonnaise Potato Casserole, 1/2 Stick Butter, 1 cup vegetable stock, 3 Idaho Spuds , 1 Yam sliced thin, sautéd Elephant Garlic (2 cloves), Red Bell Pepper and a pretty big Sweet Peruvian Onion with crumbled Blue Cheese on top, Beyond Delicious.
Greg, that sounds amazing! I will be sure to try your version next time! 🙂
This is my first time trying to make my own steak. Although it was a little spicy, the caramelized onions were dynamite and the steak was amazing. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who’s looking to make a quick, yummy steak.
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
This steak looks stunning! I want to dive through my screen right now and get my hands on that beautifully cooked piece of meat!!! Yum!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
OMG! My mouth seriously just dropped! I can’t even stand how amazing, juicy and perfect charred this looks!
Wow, you cooked this steak perfectly Layla! It looks delicious – my steak loving husband would go nuts over this beauty 🙂
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
Beef!!! Sometimes you just need a nice juicy steak like this!
Yes yes you do!! 🙂
Clara Edman says
This is a poorly written recipe. There is no mention of garlic in the list of ingredients. I chopped up a couple of cloves of fresh garlic. No idea how much was needed.
Second, because you said to add onions and garlic at the same time, the garlic burned. Garlic needs only a minute or so of cooking. You may want to review the recipe and make appropriate corrections.
angelina giovanni says
Clara, it clearly states, add garlic for 30 seconds. You may want to re read this recipe and make appropriate corrections.
It clearly states 3 cloves of garlic 🤔
I’ve worked in the service industry for 30 years , most of them have been as a kitchen manager and sous chef. I was looking for any easy recipe I could simply copy and paste to send to my brother. This was perfect! Some of these comments are a bit ridiculous. I mean if you can’t figure out that all you need to do is cook your steak a little more or better yet read the recipe properly, then I’m pretty sure you shouldn’t be cooking! 🙄