How to Cook Steak in a Pan: This simple method for cooking steak is faster, easier, and more consistent than using a grill. 

Instructions: Pat the steak dry with a paper towel. Season with salt, pepper, and any desired seasonings.

Instructions: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a pan over high heat. Once the butter starts to brown, add the steak.

Instructions: Let the steak cook for 2 minutes before rotating it 90 degrees. Cook the steak for an additional 2 minutes.

Instructions: Once the steak has cooked for 4 minutes on one side, flip the steak over. Let cook for 2 minutes.

Instructions: Rotate the steak 90 degrees again and cook for a final 2 minutes. A thermometer should read 125-130 degrees for medium rare.

Steak Temperatures:  125 is Rare 135 is Medium Rare 145 is Medium 150 is Medium Well Let steak rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Ways to Serve: The benefit to cooking steak in a pan is that you can use the drippings to make a bourbon cream sauce.

Ways to Serve: Or use the steak drippings to make a rich and flavorful garlic and mustard sauce then serve with twice baked potatoes.