Pan Fried Steak – What I Really Fed My Family for Dinner Last Night

Pan Fried Steak - What's for Dinner Moms

Let me clear something up.  This is not what I served my family last night for dinner.  I don’t have a picture of what they actually ate because we went to the local fruit stand after my son finished Lego Robotics last night and picked out our Halloween pumpkins.  While we were there we picked out 3 HUGE, juicy Honey Crisp apples.  They were amazing!

Of course on the way home we have to stop and get ice cream from Culver’s.  Three concrete mixers later (for those unfamiliar with them it is ice cream mixed with your choice of two candy, cookie or syrup toppings) we finished our dinner.  Yes, I called that dinner last night.   We were all full and it was 7:00 pm.

I had dinner all planned.  We were going to go home and have pumpkin waffles with caramel syrup after picking out our pumpkins.  We had a fun time picking out two giant pumpkins to carve next week and having a fun, surprising dinner.

I even scoped out some pie pumpkins to pick up next week.  I love having real homemade pumpkin in the freezer for pies and waffles.  I think the taste and texture of real pumpkin puree if far better than canned pumpkin and it is so easy to make.

But, this is a meal I served this past weekend that the whole family loved and it was so easy!  Hope you like it.


I don’t usually cook steak.  Ever.  We grill it once in a while but very rarely.  When I opened the grocery bags and the kids saw the steak they actually cheered.  They were so excited.  So, I started doing my research on how to best cook the steak.

This was delicious.  I don’t know if it was the right or wrong way to cook a steak but it was tender, juicy and had great flavor.  I received hands, up all around the table, please make this again votes.

I served this with mashed potatoes, broccoli and applesauce.


  • 2 lbs. steak (your choice)
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Liberally salt and pepper both sides of the steak.
  2. Once butter has melted add steak to the pan.  Be careful, butter may splatter a bit.
  3. Sear both sides and spoon butter over steaks as they cook.  When desired temperature is reached remove steaks from heat and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing.

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