Pan fried steak is one of my favorite meals. Maybe it is too cold during these late fall evenings to stand by the grill or maybe you are just tired of going outside when the kitchen is so near and dear to your heart. Good news! There is another way to make a moist, great steak; whether it is a cheap steak or fairly expensive one – and you won’t need to embarrass yourself by asking for steak sauce this time. First off, a refresher course about good beef. Here are a few rules discussed from my Target Beef Ratings article:
- There is absolutely nothing you can do to make a flavorless steak taste better. You can smother it with steak sauce, but you’ll only be tasting the sauce and not the beef.
- Tender steaks don’t always taste the best
- Expensive steaks don’t always taste the best either
- You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a flavorful steak
- Target Club Steaks and Sirloins are the tastiest most affordable way to go
With the basics out of the way, let’s take a look at a simple steak recipe using the ingredients below that anyone can make, yet everyone will love.
Pan Fried Steak Ingredients
The pan fried steak recipe pictured above (sorry for the somewhat poor, iPhone photo) is made from the following ingredients: Petite Sirlon steaks from Target; garlic power, black pepper, butter and one roasted or grilled, large white or yellow onion. Judging by the appearance of the photo, you might be misled into believing there are more ingredients than there actually are. Don’t be fooled. Nothing could be simpler, tastier and easier to make – and it won’t take but a few minutes. Here is the recipe.
Pan Fried Steak Recipe
First thing you want to do is put aside the beloved, Foreman Grill. Not only is it not necessary, but it won’t do as good a job as a good ol’ cast-iron skillet.
Warm up your light-olive-coated, skillet to medium-high heat. Sprinkle the Target Sirloin steaks with garlic power and black pepper on both sides and place them in the hot griddle. In about 5 minutes, check the bottom of the steaks. They should be brown and semi-crisp, Now, turn over the steaks and coat each one with two or more slabs of butter. Turn the heat down to low and cover the steaks with chopped, roasted onions and cover your skillet with a lid. In about 5-7 minutes, you will notice how your butter, grilled onions and beef have magically turned into a beautiful, brown gravy. That’s it. What you see in the picture is what you get and that’s with no added water, wine or sauces to make it that way. By now, your steaks are done and they taste every bit as good as they look.
Add mushrooms along with the butter and onions. You can’t go wrong with this recipe, but you do have to have a good cut of beef from either your local butcher; Target, Costco or even Walmart. Enjoy!