Published Apr 4th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 3 servings Calories 848.2

My wife prefers my pan-fried steaks over grilled Filet Mignon, New York Strip or Sirloin any day. The key is not so much the cut of the meat, rather how it is prepared to give it its magic.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds flat iron steak
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons blackened seasoning
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat a skillet over medium heat. Season the steak with hot pepper sauce. Sprinkle or mist with a little lime juice and season lightly with just a portion of the garlic salt, salt, black pepper and blackened seasoning.
  2. 2 Place the steak in the pan and cover with a lid. Cook for about 20 minutes, or to your desired degree of doneness, turning and adding more seasoning every 5 minutes.
  3. 3 Remove steaks to a serving platter and keep warm. Stir butter and water into the pan, removing any browned bits from the bottom to make a gravy. Season with additional garlic salt, salt and pepper to taste. Serve steaks with gravy drizzled over them.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 848.2
  • Carbohydrate 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol 287.7 mg
  • Fat 65.6 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 62.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 32.9 g
  • Sodium 2103.5 mg
  • Sugar 0.2 g


  1. I might have done something wrong with this recipe but as far as I know I followed it to a tee. I would have to say I probably will not be making this again considering it was just too salty. Maybe someone can give me some pointers. Thanks Anna
  2. These seasonings are the most delicious everr. The steaks were spicy and had that citrus kick from the lime. My husband said that it was the best steak that I have ever made. I put all of the seasonings in a cup and stirred them up with a spoon and sprinkled the seasonings on the - Read more ...
  3. Good recipe if you like the spice of tabasco but be as liberal with the lime juice as you are the tabasco to even out the flavors. And don't be too stingy with the spices but there is probably less need to reapply every time you turn the steak.
  4. It was a bit salty for me but next time that will be easier to fix. All-in-all a great recipe.
  5. the recipe is fine.
  6. This was just okay.
  7. This was fabulous. I made one with the hot sauce and one without for the kiddos and both turned out excellent. My husband ate the leftovers the next morning with eggs and said that the steak tasted even better.
  8. I stuck to the recipe exactly and it just doesn't replace grilled. I am the BBQ queen and this steak was tough and not good. I tired it because it's winter time and too cold to grill outside. My boyfriend said it was 'OK' so I gave this 3 stars but unfortunatly I won't make - Read more ...
  9. This was great!! I added a few more spices to the rub and cooked it on the grill instead of on the stove. I also added some red wine and mushrooms to the topping. My husband loved it!!