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Blackened steak on cutting board.

Blackened Steak

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  • Author: Deb Belsha
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Marinate: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


For such an an easy recipe with really simple ingredients, you will be thrilled at how extraordinary this blackened steak tastes. A fancy steakhouse meal is yours to enjoy at a fraction of the price.  


  • 2 New York Strip Steaks ( 1.75 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado, canola or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Blackened Seasonings

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Remove steaks from refrigerator about 20-30 minutes before cooking. *
  2. Stir together the seasonings.  Press them into both sides of the steaks.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet, grill pan or other heavy pan over medium-high flame.
  4. Pour oil in pan and place steaks in pan.  Don't move steaks while they are cooking.  
  5. Pan sear the steaks for 5-6 minutes.  Flip the steaks and cook them for another 4-5 minutes.  Test with an internal meat thermometer.  Cook steaks for a few more minutes until desired doneness.
  6. Place a small pat of remaining butter on the steaks and remove to a platter.  Allow meat to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing steak.


*Room temperature meats cook more evenly.  

*The resting beef's internal temperature will rise about 5° as it sits on the platter.

* 1.75 pounds of steak will serve 5 with about 5 ounces per serving, allowing for some shrinkage.

*Store leftovers in the refrigerator for about 3 days.  Use in a salad, or you can reheat, add some peppers and onions and make a fajita.