Pan Broiled Steak with Bourbon Sauce

Pan Grilled With Bourbon
A bourbon, garlic, and butter sauce adds fabulous flavor to these sirloin strip steaks. Diana Rattray
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

These steaks are pan broiled and then served with a flavorful Bourbon sauce. The simple sauce is a seasoned bourbon, butter, and mustard mixture, perfect for drizzling over the steaks.

The original recipe called for 2 cloves of minced garlic to be rubbed over the steaks with the pepper. I decided to use garlic powder instead of minced garlic because I felt the fresh garlic would char and overpower the steak. Use 1 or 2 cloves of finely minced garlic on the steaks if you prefer. 

The recipe is easily scaled down for two people.

Serve the steaks with baked potatoes and a tossed salad or steamed vegetables. 

What You'll Need

  • 4 sirloin strip steaks (about 1-inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns (black, coarsely crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves finely minced garlic, see the note above)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Bourbon Sauce:
  • 1 stick butter (4 ounces) 
  • 2 tablespoons onion (chopped)
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic minced)
  • 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Dash Tabasco sauce

How to Make It

  1. Trim excess fat from steaks. Press crushed peppercorns and garlic powder into both sides of steaks and let stand at room temperature for an hour.
  2. Heat a heavy iron skillet over high heat. Oil the skillet lightly or grease it with a bit of the steak fat trimmings.
  3. Sprinkle about half of the salt in the skillet. Sear steaks quickly on one side. Remove and add remaining salt to skillet. Sear steaks on other side. Reduce hat to medium and continue to cook until done to your liking. See Also: Meat Temperature Chart
  1. Remove the steaks to a warm platter and tent loosely with foil to keep warm while you make the sauce.
  2. Pour off excess fat from skillet. Melt butter over low heat; add onion and garlic and sauté until tender. Add bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, and Tabasco. Blend well and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the sauce over steaks just before serving.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 431
Total Fat 30 g
Saturated Fat 17 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 123 mg
Sodium 238 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 24 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)