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Seared Steak with Jalapeño Lime Butter

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Marissa


  • 2 sirloin steaks about 1 inch thick
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oregano
  • 4 tbsp Jalapeño Lime Butter


  • Place a cast iron skillet in the oven and preheat it to 500 degrees. You want the pan to be super hot!
  • While everything's pre-heating, rinse the steaks under cold running water, pat them completely dry with a paper towel, and season them on both sides with salt. Set aside.
  • Once the oven is pre-heated, take the skillet out, and place it on the stove over medium-high heat.
  • Add your steaks to the very hot skillet and let cook for 1 minute, undisturbed. Flip and cook 1 minute more.
  • When that minute's up, place the skillet immediately into the oven for 2 minutes per side if you want medium rare (that's my jam) or 3 minutes per side for medium.
  • Take the steaks out of the oven and move to a plate. Season with freshly ground black pepper, oregano, and top each steak with 2 tbsp of the Jalapeño Lime Butter. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest for five minutes.
  • Enjoy!


1. I recommend not skipping the rinse/pat dry step. It will help the steaks form a nice crust when you sear them.
2. The pan will likely be smoky when you take it out of the pre-heated oven, but that's okay. If you want, you can let it sit a few seconds to let the smoke disappear before turning the burner on and adding the steak.