Take your summer grilling up a notch with Herb Butter For Steaks! Top a perfectly grilled juicy steak with a simple herb flavored butter compound to add another layer of deliciousness!Take your summer grilling up a notch with Herb Butter For Steaks! Top a juicy steak with a simple herb flavored butter to add another layer of deliciousness!

My husband loves to grill on our BBQ, and one of his absolute favorite things to grill is a nice steak (rib-eyes are his personal favorite). I don’t eat too much steak, but I did have a good sized piece last tie we grilled them, because I wanted to try this herb butter added to the cooked meat.

Many restaurants serve their grilled steaks with a nice pad of flavored butter, because it adds just the perfect finishing touch to a good steak. I searched for and found a recipe on Pinterest that interested me, so I set out to try it! It’s so EASY to make, and it did add another layer of flavor to some pretty tasty steaks!

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What Ingredients Are Needed For Herb Butter For Steaks?

The necessary items for this herb butter for steaks are only a few simple ingredients: softened butter, lemon zest, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and freshly chopped flat leaf parsley! That’s it!

Simple ingredients used for herb butter

Mix softened butter with all the other ingredients until fully combined.  You will definitely want to use room temperature butter so it mixes easily. A fork will easily mix the ingredients. Once done, set the herb butter for steaks aside, until the meat is finished cooking.

Herb butter is mixed and ready to use on steaks!

Season your steaks with your favorite seasoning. Our favorite is Montreal seasoning (found in most stores). We lightly seasoned the rib-eye steaks after removing them from the refrigerator and let them sit for 30 minutes to take off the chill.

Steaks are seasoned and ready to grill!

The Grillmeister At Work

Onto the old Weber charcoal grill they went, and my hubby Ken (the official “GRILLMEISTER”) cooked them until they reached the desired doneness. I think the smoke from the BBQ must have affected his eyes, cause he’s trying to pour lighter fluid into his wine glass! Ha Ha.

Once done, he removed the meat from the grill, and brought it in to be crowned with the waiting herb butter for steaks!

My husband, (the "Grillmeister") getting ready to grill steaks with herb butter

Cooking rib eye steaks on our Weber grill

To Add The Herb Butter

I find it really convenient to use a small cookie dough scoop to top the steaks with the butter. You can also use a rounded Tablespoon of the herb butter. Both will work well!

I used a cookie scoop to portion out the herb butter for steaks

Top Meat With Herb Butter For Steaks

As soon as steaks are off the grill, transfer them to a serving platter. Immediately top each steak with a small scoop of herb butter.  The heat from the steaks will begin to melt the butter and herbs onto the top of the meat.

As the herb butter melts, it covers the top of the meat, and adds additional spices and flavor finish to a great steak! Let the steaks rest for a few minutes before serving, to allow time for the butter to melt AND for the internal juices in the steak to redistribute throughout the meat.

Herb butter for steaks placed on top of cooked meat where it melts!

That’s all you need to do to add this simple finishing touch to your favorite steak! I told you it was EASY! I really hope you will consider trying this little add-on the next time you cook a steak, and hope you enjoy the extra pop of flavor it adds!

The steaks would taste great served with Easy Grilled Corn On The Cob or Grilled Summer Veggies. Both of these delicious side dishes can also be cooked on the BBQ, which really helps to keep the ol’ kitchen cool during the heat of summer! Have a great day, and be sure to check out ALL my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page.

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Original recipe source: Beth, at https://www.smalltownwoman.com/simply-perfect-easy-steak-butter/

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Herb Butter For Steaks
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
5 mins
Take your summer grilling up a notch with Herb Butter For Steaks! Top a juicy steak with a simple herb flavored butter to add another layer of deliciousness!
Category: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: herb butter for steaks
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 103 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 4 Tablespoons butter , room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons flat leaf parsley , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind (zest) , finely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl. Add room temperature butter, then add chopped parsley, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Cover and set aside until ready to use.

  2. Remove steaks from refrigerator approximately 30 minutes before grilling (to take the chill off).  Grill meat until it reaches desired doneness.  When done, remove steaks from grill; transfer to a serving platter. 

  3. Immediately top each steak with a scoop (or rounded Tablespoon) of the herb butter.  Let meat rest for a few minutes so that internal juices redistribute throughout meat. The butter should begin to melt over the top of the hot steaks during this time.  Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Herb Butter For Steaks
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 246mg11%
Potassium 11mg0%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Herb Butter For Steaks

2 Comments on Herb Butter For Steaks

  1. So in the picture is you husband attempting to add lighter fluid to the American flag?
    Despicable in any case for that shot to be on your site.
    I am a Vietnam Nam era vet my father and uncles were WWII vets, my sons served during the gulf wars and I have that right. You don’t.

    • Hi, Joe. First of all, I do want to thank you and those in your family for your service to our great country. My father-in-law, uncles and cousins have also served our country in WWII (Army, in Italy), the gulf war (Kuwait), and in Vietnam (pilots) with great honor, so I truly DO understand. We were celebrating Independence Day, and as a joke my husband was pretending to pour lighter fluid for our BBQ into his wine glass, which is also seen in the photo. I am positive you took it as him acting like he was lighting up our precious flag, but that is entirely NOT the case. He was holding our little flag decoration because of the holiday we were enjoying.
      I am sorry you even thought for one moment that we would disrespect our great flag in that way. Never ever. We proudly fly our flag at our home, and love our country and the freedom our service members have fought and died for. Have a good evening. Sincerely, JB

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