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

4.58 from 33 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. 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!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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! 😁

  5. 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 😀

  6. This looks so amazing, this is the recipe that I chose for tonight’s dinner. Thank you 🙂

  7. 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.

    1. Happy your family enjoyed the steaks! Thanks for stopping by, Leyla <3

      1. Made this tonight for my husband’s Father’s Day dinner. Fabulous! Picture posted on Instagram @mdzetc

  8. I followed this exactly and the entire steak is raw in the middle. Never using this website again

    1. 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!

    2. 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,

    3. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. This was SOOO Good!!!!! Will definitely make again. Sorry for all caps..but it’s warranted!!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 stars!! Happy you enjoyed the steak 🙂 and yes, we are working on removing the mandatory caps!

      1. 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 written re ingredients but adjusted re oil and time. It was so good with a baked potato. I will definitely make again. Thank you!!


  12. 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.