Ranchman’s Steak Butter

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This week’s recipe is an incredible steak butter! I first tried steak butter in Kansas City several years ago and have been hooked since. Forget the steak sauce, this is all you’ll need. The fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon juice make any steak mouth-watering! This recipe makes enough to share with a friend or freeze. Don’t limit yourself to only topping steaks, though, try it on chicken and pork too!

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Ranchman's Steak Butter
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. plus 1 lb. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  1. Toast garlic in 2 tbsp. butter in a small skillet. Heat just until turning brown. Be very careful not to burn it. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 lb. butter in a medium bowl. Add minced thyme, minced rosemary, salt, black pepper and lemon juice. Mix well.
  3. Add melted butter and garlic to butter/herb mixture, blend.
  4. Divide butter in half. Wrap each half in plastic wrap and form 2 logs. Refrigerate to firm.
  5. After grilling your steak place ¼-inch thick disks on each steak. Serve.
(Can be kept in freezer up to 1 month.)


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