Pan Fried Steak Recipe

I’m probably giving you the impression that I like to pan fry food. Well, you’re almost right. It really depends on my mood and what I got to work with. If I’m in the mood for something a bit crispy on the outside, but nice-and-juicy but not totally-drenched-in-oil on the inside, then I’ll go for pan frying. Each of my pan fried recipes is a bit different. (Check out my pan fried chicken recipe and pan fried salmon recipe.) I have to admit though that the main driving force for me to pan fry steak this time is that because the heat outside was way too unbearable for me to use my grill! Why on Earth would anyone want to stand outside grilling steak while sweating and getting a sunburn? No thanks, I’d rather stay inside and chill in my A/C’d kitchen.

Anyway, this pan fried steak recipe is unique from my other pan fried recipes. The technique for pan frying steak is to actually bake it beforehand, so that the steak will semi-cook evenly in the oven. This way, you can save the best for last by pan frying the steaks to perfection without worrying about unevenly cooked steak. Be careful though, you don’t want to dry out the steak by frying it too long either.

Also, what’s so great about this pan fried steak recipe is that the pan fried steak is topped off with mouth-watering black pepper mushroom sauce. Don’t be afraid of the ingredients for the sauce, just try it out. You’ll like it!

Pan Fried Steak Recipe


Yield: 1-2 servings



  • 1 lb New York steak, thick cut (1.5-2 inches)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • olive oil

Black pepper mushroom sauce

  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup (or tray) mushroom, sliced
  • 3 tbsp black pepper sauce, any kind that you like
  • 2 tbsp A1 steak sauce
  • 1 tbsp red wine
  • dash of salt
  • dash of sugar
  • olive oil


  1. Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees. Set to bake, not broil.
  2. Cut the bone off the steak. Then cut steak into two 8-ounce pieces. Pat dry.
  3. Season steak thoroughly with salt and pepper.
  4. Place steaks on a baking sheets lined with foil.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes for a medium steak. Check with thermometer inserted in the center of the steak, ~100-105 degrees for medium.
  6. Mushroom sauce – While the steaks are baking, heat a skillet over medium heat and grease with oil.
  7. Sautee the onions for about 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add in mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  9. Stir in all the sauces and red wine. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes, until the onions and mushrooms are softened, .
  10. Add a dash of salt and sugar to taste.
  11. Once the steaks are done baking, remove from oven.
  12. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Grease with oil.
  13. When the skillet is hot, place each steak in and pan fry until brown, for about 1-2 minutes. Repeat for other side.
  14. Remove from heat when done.
  15. Serve steak topped with mushroom sauce.