Minute Steaks with Barbecue Butter Sauce

Background and History

Minute Steaks with Barbecue Butter Sauce offer a delightful twist on traditional steak dishes, marrying the convenience of quick-cooking minute steaks with the rich flavor of a tangy barbecue butter sauce. While the exact origin of this dish is unclear, minute steaks have long been favored for their versatility and speedy preparation, making them a popular choice for busy weeknight dinners or casual gatherings. This recipe adds an extra layer of indulgence with a luscious barbecue butter sauce, creating a memorable dining experience for steak enthusiasts.


  • 4 minute steaks (about 4-6 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)

Serves 4 people
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes


Season the Steaks

Pat the minute steaks dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.

Heat the Skillet

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil or butter over medium-high heat until shimmering.

Sear the Steaks

Add the seasoned steaks to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked to your desired level of doneness. Remove the steaks from the skillet and set aside.

Make the Barbecue Butter Sauce

In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add the barbecue sauce and Worcestershire sauce, stirring to combine. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Finish with Butter

Reduce the heat to low and add the unsalted butter to the skillet. Stir until the butter is melted and the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened.


Return the cooked steaks to the skillet, coating them with the barbecue butter sauce. Cook for an additional minute to heat through.

Garnish and Serve

Transfer the steaks to serving plates, spooning any remaining sauce over the top. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: Approximately 250-300 per serving
  • Protein: About 25-30 grams per serving
  • Fat: About 15-20 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 5-10 grams per serving


Minute steaks are thin cuts of beef that cook quickly, making them ideal for busy weeknight meals.

Adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of your minute steaks and your desired level of doneness.

Feel free to customize the barbecue butter sauce with your favorite herbs and spices for added flavor.

Serve the minute steaks with your choice of side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a crisp green salad.

Allergy Warning

  • Contains dairy (butter).
  • Check for individual allergens in barbecue sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
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