Steak Tips with Garlic Herb Butter Pan Sauce

This dish brings layers and layers of New England flavors with bright lemon citrus with a simple pan sauce that puts dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

Brought to you by @mezzosirena

Servings: 2


  • 1 lb New England Style Steak Tips
  • 2T olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • ½ cup beef stock (or water if you don’t have beef broth on hand)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2-3T Garlic Herb Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, zested and halved
  • Parsley to garnish


  1. Pat steak tips dry and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a saucepan to medium-high heat then add the olive oil.
  3. Sear steak tips on each side to reach desired doneness – approximately 2-3 minutes per side for medium rare or until the temperature reaches 130° F, 3-4 minutes per side for medium or until the temperature reaches 135°F.
  4. Remove steak tips from pan to a clean plate and let rest.
  5. Decrease temperature to medium heat. There should be some olive oil left in the pan from the meat, if not, add a thin coating of olive oil to the pan and add the thyme and sauté the shallots 1-2 minutes until translucent, but not browned.
  6. Deglaze the pan with the white wine until reduced, about 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the water and let the sauce reduce again, about 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add the heavy cream, reduce the heat to simmer, and let the sauce reduce again for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Remove the pan from heat and swirl in the butter.
  10. Season to taste with, salt, pepper, and a generous squeeze of lemon juice.
  11. Divide sauce among plates then top with the steak, lemon zest, parsley, and an additional squeeze of lemon juice.
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