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How to Cook the Perfect Pan-Seared Steak

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During the summer it’s guaranteed that there will be countless barbeques, but many households don’t have a grill. No grill? No problem! With this quick and easy pan-seared steak recipe you’ll be cooking up the best steak in the entire neighborhood.

A lot of people get intimidated when it comes to cooking pan-seared steak, but in reality it’s one of the easiest things to make!

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There are a lot of different cuts of steak to choose from, but for today we’ll cook a rib-eye. When picking out the perfect rib-eye, you have to keep an eye out for the tiny lines of fat that spread throughout the rib-eye, which is called “good marbling.”

If you don’t have a grill, just whip out your trusty iron grill pan/griddle or skillet and the problem is solved.

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Start heating your pan to a medium to high heat while you prep your rib-eye. When you’re ready to start cooking the steak you’ll want your pan to be very hot to seal in all those delicious juices.

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You can use whatever seasoning or spices are your favorite, but for this recipe we are using McCormick Lemon Pepper and Lawry’s Seasoned Salt.


  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • McCormick Lemon Pepper
  • Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • 1 inch thick rib-eye steak


  1. Heat pan to a medium to high heat. You want the pan to be very hot when you start cooking the steak.
  2. Sprinkle a light layer of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt to each side of the steak

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  1. Then put a generous layer of the McCormick Lemon Pepper on each side of the steak.
  2. When the pan is hot and ready, rub about ¼ of the stick of butter all over the entire pan. Let the butter rest in the pan for two minutes.pan-seared steak-3
  3. Then place the seasoned rib-eye in the hot and buttered pan. Press it down firmly to leave black grill marks on the steak.
  4. After 1 minute and 45 seconds rolls by, rotate the steak 90 degrees to create a cross-cross pattern of grill marks.
  5. After two minutes, flip the steak over to the other side and repeat the same 90 rotation after 1 minute and 45 seconds.

This cook time will make your rib-eye medium rare. If you want your steak cooked a little longer, throw it back on the pan, but be careful not to overcook it.

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Serve with mashed potatoes and some veggies and enjoy!

By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer

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