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the best pan seared steak

Pan Seared Steak

When it comes to steak, my go-to method for cooking is pan searing. Not only does it add a crispy edge, but it is also super flavorful and delicious. Now you can get restaurant quality pan seared steak right at home, with this delicious recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pan seared steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 steaks
Author Joanna Stephens



  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp McCormick Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 steaks ½ inch thick steak (your choice of steak) if thicker, you will need a longer cooking time



  1. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large frying pan.Then, add in your 2 pieces of steak.
  2. Then evenly add the salt, pepper, and Montreal steak seasoning onto both sides of your steak. Don't worry if some of it falls into the pan. It's still going to cook!

  3. Then, splash half of the soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce on top of the steak. With the remaining sauce, pour it into the frying pan surrounding your steak. This gives your steak a nice little bath of liquid to soak up some flavor.

  4. Then, turn your heat on medium and cook until your meat thermometer reaches your desired doneness. For the purpose of this recipe, I will show you how to cook it well done, because that's how I like my steak!

  5. Every five minutes, flip your steak. Then, rotate the two steaks in the pan. The idea is to make sure that your steaks are cooking evenly throughout.
  6. Do this for 15-20 minutes. Then, the last 2 minutes of cooking, turn the heat to medium-high. This sears the steak and leaves a crispy finish.
  7. For well-done steak about 1 inch thick it should take around 20-24 minutes, but it's always important to get the meat thermometer to read the measurement of doneness you prefer. When your steak is done cooking, let it rest for 5 minutes on a plate before serving.