Grilled Steak With Herb Butter

Grilling steak is one of the quickest, most rewarding meals to make! You just need a few simple seasonings and the smoky taste from your fire pit. For an extra burst of flavor, top it off with herbed garlic butter- you won’t regret it! With some patience and practice, you’ll be able to enjoy restaurant quality grilled steaks right in your own backyard.

What Meat To Choose For A Classic Steak?

Beef is the classic choice for grilling steak, but there are also plenty of other options. Pork steaks, lamb chops, chicken breasts, and even fish can all make tasty grilled entrees. When selecting your meat, look for cuts that have visible marbling (fat) in order to get the most flavor and tenderness out of the dish. Ribeye or New York Strip steaks are both excellent choices for a quick and flavorful steak cooked on the grill. For a leaner option, go with sirloin or top round cut steak.

How to Choose the Best Steak for Grilling

Shopping for the ultimate steak to grill is dependent on your personal preferences! Here are things you should consider when perusing:


Get the finest steak you can afford! Your local butcher is a great source of information and advice, so if ever in doubt about what to buy – just head over there for the highest quality cuts. Remarkably enough, it will likely still be less expensive than restaurant steaks. Make sure that your delicious meal is star of this show with top-notch beef!

Marbling in a grilling steak is ideal as it brings out the flavor and ensures that your meal will be juicy. For optimal results, look for steaks with a rosy pinkish red color and moist surface – not wet or sticky!


For its delicate texture, the New York Strip steak is a favorite among many. The ribeye, on the other hand, is desired for its robust flavor and marbling. T-bone steaks, porterhouse cuts, filet mignons or top sirloins are all excellent choices when you’re looking to fire up the grill and cook some delicious steak!


To prevent your steak from overcooking while it chars, make sure you have a good thickness. This recipe was developed using steaks that are 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick- the standard size for most grocery stores’ butcher counters. If yours is slightly thinner or thicker than this, no worries! Simply adjust cooking times as needed until you reach your desired doneness.

Preparing Steaks for Grilling

Dry Before

Using paper towels, pat both sides of the steak dry. This step removes excess moisture which helps create a nice seared exterior.


Whatever type of meat you choose, one thing is certain: The right seasoning and grilling technique will be the key to a truly delicious steak. So, be sure to have your seasonings ready!

The classic combination of kosher salt and ground black pepper is all you need to add robust flavor. Season both sides of the steaks generously with coarse ground salt and pepper. Let the steak rest for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.

Bring Steak To Room Temperature

To guarantee that you cook your steak evenly without it sticking or burning, it’s paramount to let the beef come up to ambient temperature prior placing it onto the grill. That way you can enjoy a perfectly cooked cut of steak effortlessly!

Make Garlic Herb Butter

In a bowl, combine one tablespoonful of minced fresh rosemary, one stick melted salted butter and 1 clove grated garlic. Roll the mixture into a short log with plastic wrap then refrigerate until it’s firm enough to slice before use.

Grilled Steak With Herb Butter

Absolutely nothing compares to the impeccable taste of a grilled ribeye. The smoky char and juicy flavors come together to make an ideal steak. And, when combined with garlic-herb compound butter, this recipe will become your new favorite steak!
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 470 kcal


  • Charcoil/Propane Grill
  • Long-Handled Tongls
  • Spatula
  • Basting Brush
  • Small Knife Аor Сhopping Herbs And Garlic
  • Steak Knife


For The Steak

  • 2 ribeye steaks 13/4" - thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons  olive oil

For The Herb Butter

  • 1/2 cup (or 1 stick) salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped



  • Brush the steak with olive oil.
  • Keep your grill clean and lubricated for optimal performance. Utilize a brush to scrub the grate and an oiled paper towel prior to cooking steaks in order to avoid sticking.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • If you are using charcoal, make sure the coals are grey and hot but not visibly flaming before cooking. This helps prevent flare ups.
  • Set the steaks on your grill and don't touch them! Only flip once. Then, cook for roughly 5 minutes per side to achieve a medium-cooked steak. Grill each side for 3-4 minutes, until you have charred marks and the internal temperature reaches 125°F (for medium rare).
  • To determine if they are finished or need more time, lightly press your finger into the food. This will inform you of its texture and allow you to decide whether it should be flipped again for additional cooking.
  • Allow steaks to rest on a platter before slicing for the juiciest steaks.

How Long To Grill A Steak?

The amount of time required to grill steak all depends on the degree of doneness you want. A great guideline is to increase grilling time by a minute for each additional level of doneness, for example – 3-4 minutes per side if aiming for medium, 4-5 minutes per side when searching for medium-well and so forth.

Don’t Forget The Herb Butter!

Once the steaks are taken off the grill and set aside to rest, delicately place pieces of garlic herb butter on top. As it slowly melts into the warm meat, you can further enhance its flavor by resting it over a Himalayan Salt Plate – ultimately unlocking an even more delectable taste!