30 Minute Meal – The Perfect Steak

We Americans LOVE our meat.  Each of us eat around 200 pounds per year!  Here in South Dakota, it’s no surprise that we especially enjoy beef.  It’s not only readily available but it’s also a versatile meat. It can be fried, baked, grilled, sautéed and made oh so tender when put into a crockpot.  Today’s recipe ‘The Perfect Steak’ is brought to you by David Burnison from our agency in Wolsey.  David says a good quality steak needs very little embellishment.   Simply pan frying it with a little salt, pepper and butter will give you great results in about 15 minutes.   Pair the steak with a side dish of garlicky roasted broccoli or honey glazed carrots and your meal is complete.


2 sirloin or rib-eye steaks, 1 1/2 inches thick

1-2 TBS butter

Freshly ground salt and pepper


Lightly salt both sides of the steaks.  Let them sit about 15 minutes.  Get a heavy bottomed pan.  Heat the butter over high heat until it simmers.  A hot pan will ensure a nice crust will form on your steaks.  Add the steaks to the pan.  Reduce the heat slightly and sear the meat for 1-2 minutes.  Lift the steaks slightly to see if the underside is well browned.  If it is, turn the steaks and brown the other side.  Keep flipping the steaks from side to side until they get to your desired doneness  – rare, medium or well-done.  Remove the steaks from the pan, sprinkle with pepper and let rest 3-5 minutes before serving them.