Simple Cast Iron Steak Recipe

cast iron steak recipe

Is there any better food than a cast iron steak? Hard to say, i tend to thing there is not.

In this post, we will go over a quick step-by-step recipe that will help you to cook any type of steak in just a few minutes.

Let’s get into it!

How to cook a steak in a cast iron pan?

What we will need:

  • Steak
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic
  • Thyme or Rosemary or both
  • Unsalted butter

Also, forever remember this fat = flavor. So if you will be choosing lean meats or cutting out all the pieces of fat on your steak, you will just have a bland piece of something.


  1. Take the steak out of the fridge, unpack it. If you wish you can wipe it with a wet hand, but make sure to dry it up with a cloth. When the surface of the steak is dry, it makes for a much better crust.
  2. Let the meat get to room temperature. This will allow us to cook quickly on each side on high heat, without burning the steak but still cooking through enough.
  3. Put the pan on the stove, and switch to medium or high heat – depending on the intensity of the stove.
  4. While the pan is heating up, salt and pepper your steak. The amount depends on how thick the steak it.
  5. Into the pan goes a bit of olive oil and a bit of butter. Mix them up and let them heat up a bit.
  6. Put the steak in. DO NOT MOVE IT AFTER YOU PUT IT DOWN. We want that crust.
  7. After 2-4 minutes (depending how much you want your steak cooked) swith the sides.
  8. After 1-2 minutes add a butter, crushed garlic, rosemary and thyme. Make sure that this all combines at a corner of the pan, so the butter is infused with these flavours and also mixes with juices from the steak.
  9. Base the steak in this mixture. Slightly tilt the pan so your infused butter gathers on one side, and with a big spoon start putting the butter on and around the steak.
  10. Cook for 1-2 minutes. If your steak is extra thic, make sure to also put them on its side to they are also fryed a bit.
  11. Put the steak on a plate, lightly cover with foil and LET IT REST for 5 minutes. In the meantime you can do your salad or something.


Quick, easy and obviously a fantastic tasting recipe!

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