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Elevate your steak with a delicious, flavorful and savory sauce.  This cowboy butter steak is grilled perfectly tender and juicy while the sauce adds an amazing rich buttery, herby flavor that will make your taste buds go crazy and wanting more.

Step 1: Prep the steak.

When picking steaks at the butcher or grocery store, look for thicker cuts.  These are more forgiving and harder to over cook.  Also, select pieces that have nice marbling.  You want that fat to keep the steak tender, juicy and flavorful.

For this recipe I went with a New York strip. Before the steak goes on the grill, it is very important to get it to room temperature.  Season all sides with seasoning and allow the meat to sweat. This process allows the salt to penetrate into the meat and absorb the water content which will then be released back into the meat once on the grill.  

For the seasoning, a basic salt and pepper, or salt, pepper and garlic seasoning will do.  I used my new Dad’s All Purpose seasoning which has the perfect balance of those basic ingredients. You don’t want to go too heavy on the seasoning since a lot of it will come from the flavorful cowboy butter.

Set the seasoned steak aside and allow it to sweat and absorb the seasoning.

Dad’s Seasonings

Must have grillin seasonings!

Step 2: How to make cowboy butter sauce

Cowboy butter sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for your steak. Similar to a compound butter just in liquid form, this recipe can be adjusted to your flavor preferences.

In a skillet, add a stick of unsalted butter, minced garlic, diced shallot, fresh parsley and chives, dry thyme, a dash of cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and Dad’s steak seasoning. Melt the ingredients over low heat until everything is nicely mixed together.

Step 3: How to grill the perfect cowboy butter steak.

Preheat the grill to 500 degrees and set it for direct heat. It is very important to make sure the grill is nice and hot before you start the grilling process. 

Sear the steak 5 minutes total flipping it every 30-40 seconds to get an even sear and cook throughout.  To achieve the perfect medium rare, the final internal temperature on the steak should be 120 degrees when removing off the grill.  This hot and fast steak is guaranteed to cook perfectly.

It’s OK to check the temp during the grilling process.   I use a meat thermometer by Thermoworks.  It’s very accurate and durable. 

Steak Grilling Tip

  • If you prefer a medium or medium well cook, keep it on the grill for longer.  For medium, remove at 130 degrees, for a more well done steak, you can keep it up until around 140 degrees. Just remember to continuously flip every 30 seconds.

Finally, set the steak aside to rest for 10 minutes. It’s very important to rest any protein after a cook.  This process helps redistribute all those wonderful juices that will create a beautifully tender slice of meat.

Once the steak has rested, slice thin cuts of the steak, dip it into the homemade cowboy butter and enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What cut of steak should I use?

Type of steak depends on what you are trying to grill up. For hot and fast look for cuts with good marbling like a ribeye or NY strip. If you are cooking a roast or stew, look for cuts that are cheaper and meatier like a chuck roast.

At what temperature should I remove the steak?

The internal temperature all depends on how you want or prefer your steak cooked. For a medium rare, remove it at between 120-125 degrees. If you are going for a medium cooked steak, anywhere between 135-140 degrees. Anything over will be well done. Remember to always rest the meat for 10 minutes before slicing.

Can I make this in the oven or stove top?

All my recipes can be replicated in the oven, stove top or gas grill. You do not need a big green egg or weber grill to replicate any of my recipes.

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Cowboy Butter Steak

This cowboy butter steak is grilled perfectly tender and juicy while the sauce adds an amazing rich buttery, herby flavor.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients 

Steak Ingredients

  • 2 NY strip steaks
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Dad's All Purpose rub

Cowboy Butter Ingredients

  • 1 stick Unsalted butter
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Dad's Steak seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp Fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Dry thyme
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper

Instructions 

  • Get the steak to room temperature. Season all sides with Dad's All Purpose rub. Set aside.
  • To make the cowboy butter sauce, in a skillet, add a stick of unsalted butter, minced garlic, diced shallot, fresh parsley and chives, dry thyme, a dash of cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and Dad's steak seasoning. Melt the ingredients over low heat until everything is nicely mixed together.
  • Preheat the grill to 500 degrees and set it for direct heat.
  • Sear the steak flipping it every 30-40 seconds to get an even sear and cook throughout.  To achieve the perfect medium rare, the final internal temperature on the steak should be 120 degrees when removing off the grill. 
  • Remove the steak off the grill and let it rest for 10 minutes.

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About Maciek

I make easy meals that anyone can replicate at home. I’m not a professionally trained chef, just your average guy that likes to fire up the grill. So follow along and see what’s cooking today!

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