New York Strip Steak

New York Strip Steak is a classic cut of beef. This tender, delicious steak is a dream when prepared properly, dripping with juicy goodness and exploding with flavor. Today, we’re going to talk about the delicious steak and how to make it. Once you give this simple recipe a try, New York Strip Steak will be your go-to cut when you’re itching for a big hunk of beefy goodness. 

A white plate with blue trim that has a New York strip steak on it that has been cut into bite size pieces.

I make all kinds of dishes for my family, and honestly, they love them all. One thing I make for special occasions or get-togethers that they can’t get enough of is this New York Strip Steak. This steak is so tender, juicy, and full of flavor that everyone comes back for seconds if they’re available. It’s no wonder they do. Of all the types of steaks I’ve made over the years, New York Strip has always been the one that has the perfect combination of texture and flavor. 

Of all the steak recipes I’ve made, this is the one that people have loved the most, as well. That’s because it’s so simple. Steak is one of those things that people constantly play with and try to make fancy. However, the real magic is in its simplicity. A simple steak recipe allows the flavor of the beef to come through, and that’s what it’s all about with steak. 

A close up photo of a bite of New York strip steak on a fork with additional bites of steak underneath on a white plate with blue trim.

Why New York Strip Steak is Such a Winner

Everyone seems to love this cut of beef, and I think it’s because it’s got the best of everything. Filet mignon is the most tender cut of steak, but it also has the least flavor because of its low fat content. Other steaks have intense flavor, but their high fat content turns some people off. Then we have the strip. It’s like that person at the party that everyone loves to talk to because they always have a good time. 

New York Strip is a sirloin steak. It comes from a place that’s still technically part of the loin, but it’s denser and has more fat and marbling. That combination leads to a cut of beef that is tender but still flavorful. Also, a lot of the fat on the strip is external fat that runs along the outside of the steak. So you can get all that flavor from the fat, but if you don’t love eating fat, you can simply cut it away. 

Finally, this cut is so great because it can be served at anyone’s preferred wellness level and still be great. Whether you love your steak rare, medium rare, medium or cooked well, this is a deliciously tender steak that can almost do no wrong.

New York Strip Steak on a white plate showing the medium center of the steak.


Steak is one of those things that’s easy to make but difficult to master, so it’s essential that you don’t skip this tips section. Here, you’ll find all the information you need to ensure that you cook up one amazing steak that everyone will absolutely love. 

Bring Steaks to Room Temperature

Before cooking your steak, it’s important to bring it to room temperature. Cooking your steak at room temperature ensures that you can get a perfectly done steak every time. This is especially important when cooking your steaks rare. If you start your steaks cold, you could end up with a steak that has a perfectly charred exterior and a cool interior. No one wants that!

Use Cast Iron if Possible

If you have a choice, cook your New York Strip Steak in a cast-iron skillet. Heavy cast iron holds heat extremely well and evenly distributes it. It also stands up to high temperatures. This makes it the perfect thing to cook your steak in. High heat can cause normal pans to warp over time and for their non-stick coating to begin to deteriorate. With cast iron, you can cook at high temperatures with no issues, allowing you to get a great sear on the outside of your steak. 

A New York Strip Steak on a white plate with blue trim that has been cut into slices showing the medium rare center.

Seasoning Makes a Nice Crust

When you coat your steaks with pepper and garlic salt, don’t be afraid to go heavy. I like to get a nice, even coating on my steaks that almost hides the red of the meat itself. When you sear up that heavily seasoned exterior, you get a fantastic exterior that’s so full of flavor, and it makes every bite really pop while still keeping the beef as the star of the show. 

Turn the Steak Frequently

Some people say you should only turn your steak once, but that’s not true. After you get a good sear on both sides to lock in the juices, it’s better to turn them every minute to cook them more evenly. I have always had the most perfect steaks when I’ve turned them every minute or so. 

Temperature Guide

The best way to know when your steak is done is to use a meat thermometer. Various temperature readings will tell you when your steak is at its desired doneness. For your ease of cooking, I’ve put them below. The temperatures range from rare to well done (if you’re into that sort of thing). 

  • Rare: 120 – 130 degrees.
  • Medium Rare: 130 – 135 degrees.
  • Medium: 135 – 145 degrees.
  • Medium Well: 145 – 155 degrees. 
  • Well Done: 155-165 degrees. 
A red, white, and blue plaid plate with a New York Strip Steak ,that has been sliced, on the plate.


The key to this New York Strip Steak being so delicious is simplicity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix things up a bit. This recipe calls for pepper and garlic salt, but you can get creative with your seasonings if you like. For example, in addition to garlic salt and pepper, I’ll sometimes add onion powder, as well. If you like a bit of heat, add some red pepper. The sky’s the limit. Just remember to think about how the seasonings will pair with the flavor of the beef. 

Serving New York Strip Steak

I like to pair my steak with mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, or rustic home fries. Potatoes are just such a classic steak side. When I plate up the steak, I don’t put anything on it except the melted butter that I used when cooking them. Some people like to add steak sauce, but for me, it takes away from the flavor of the steak. It’s all about personal preference, though! I have a friend who puts ketchup on her steak. You do you. 

Storing New York Strip Steak

This steak will keep well in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for about three days. To reheat it, simply microwave it for ease or put it in the oven for a few minutes to get it nice and warm. 

You Need This New York Strip Steak In Your Life

This New York Strip Steak recipe is absolutely divine in its flavor and simplicity. All you need are five ingredients and a few minutes with a cast-iron skillet, and you’ll have the most delicious, tender, and juicy New York Strip Steak you’ve ever eaten. Give this recipe a try, and I’m sure you and your family will be enjoying it for years to come.

Ingredients to Make New York Strip Steaks

  • New York Strip Steak
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic salt
  • Course pepper
  • Butter
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How To Cook The Perfect New York Strip Steak

  1. Remove steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit out at room temperature for 25-30 minutes.
  2. Season both sides of steaks with garlic salt and pepper making sure to rub the seasoning into the steak and then add a little more seasoning right before adding them to the pan.
  3. Using a cast iron pan, heat pan over high heat.
  4. Add olive oil and heat, then add steaks to hot pan.
  5. Sear steaks for about 1 minute then turn over and sear on the other side.
  6. Add butter to pan, melt and continue flipping the steaks every minute for even cooking.
  7. Spoon melted butter over steaks and cook until internal temperature reaches

Try This Delicious Steak Recipe Today

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New York Strip Steak

Great Grub, Delicious Treats

These New York Strip Steaks are tender and so flavorful. The perfect weeknight recipe the whole family is going to enjoy.

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 25 mins

Course Dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 4 Steaks

Calories 636 kcal


  • 4 New York strip steaks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp course pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic salt
  • ¼ cup butter, sliced


  • Remove steak from refrigerator and let sit out at room temperature for 25-30 minutes.

  • Season both sides of steaks with garlic salt and pepper making sure to rub the seasoning into the steak and then add a little more seasoning right before adding them to the pan (can adjust amount of seasoning to desired amount).

  • Using a cast iron pan, heat pan over high heat.

  • Add olive oil and heat, then add steaks to hot pan, two at a time.

  • Sear steaks for about 1 minute then turn over and sear the other side.

  • Continuing cooking and flipping the steaks a couple more times then add butter to the pan, melt and continue flipping the steaks every minute for even cooking, basting the steaks with the melted butter as they cook.

  • Cook steaks until internal temperature reaches:120°-130° – Rare130°-135° – Medium rare135°-145° – Medium145°-155° – Well155°-135° -Well done
  • Remove from pan and enjoy!


Nutritional values are approximate.


Please note that these values can change with different brands and any modifications made to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements.

Recipe inspired from Gordon Ramsey


Calories: 636kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 46gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 3697mgPotassium: 623mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.01gVitamin A: 394IUCalcium: 26mgIron: 4mg

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Here are a couple photos that are perfect to save to your Pinterest boards.

A super close up photo of a New York Strip Steak that has been cut into slices on a white plate with blue trim.
A piece of New York Strip Steak on a fork being held above a white plate with blue trim that has a piece of steak on it that has been cut.

Enjoy, Terri

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