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Garlic Butter Brazilian Steak Recipe - most tender and juicy steak with a golden garlic butter sauce that's out of this world good! So easy, plus only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! This delicious steak recipe is perfect with sour cream mashed potatoes or a side salad."Absolutely love it! Simple & Quick."~ Christopher M.
This garlic butter Brazilian steak is just amazing! It's made with my favorite cut of beef, skirt steak! And only 4 other ingredients (not including salt and pepper). Yes just 4 ingredients and I bet you have most of them.
4 Ingredients and 15 minutes is all it takes.
I honestly think this is the quickest and most delicious meal. Especially when short on time or just want something fast but GOOD!
The other great thing about this Brazilian steak recipe: you'll feel like you're dining at the famous, Fogo de Chao. Nothing like eating a restaurant quality dinners in the comfort of your home.
HOW TO MAKE BRAZILIAN STEAK
This recipe is so simple but it has 5 star quality taste. Just 4 ingredients, steak of course, garlic, butter and parsley.
Oh another thing, if you are making this steak with a side or these mashed potatoes, or Peruvian fried rice, make sure they're done around the same time as the steak! Prep the ingredients
The best way to start this Brazilian steak is to prep prep prep! Clean the parsley dry and chop, same with the minced garlic, get the butter out. Cut the skirt steak into 3 or 4 parts.
1. Season the steak
Pat the skirt steak dry then season both sides generously with salt and pepper
2. Cook the steak
In a heavy duty skillet large enough for the steak, heat oil over medium-high heat until it's very hot.
Sear both sides of the beef (brown both sides) for 2-3 minutes for medium rare or until your desired doneness. I cooked this steak for about 4 minutes on each side. Place steaks to rest on a plate and cover lightly with foil. (pic 1-2)
If you like your steak well done, just cook it longer. I prefer my steak medium but my family like theirs well done!
They don't want to see any red.
3. Make the garlic butter
In skillet , melt the butter over low heat then add the garlic. Cook swirling or using a spatula to move the butter and garlic around until lightly golden. Don't over cook, or the butter and garlic will burn. When I'm in a rush and don't have time to mince garlic I use this.
As soon as you see the golden color, it's done. Pour the garlic butter into a bowl. (pic 3)
4. Finishing up
Slice the steak against the grain. Garnish with parsley and then spoon or pour the garlic butter over the steak serve with a simple salad or a Peruvian Fried Rice (just ditch the chicken it calls for in the recipe or not) and a nice cold Brazilian lemonade or Tequila Sunrise Mocktail. And there you have it...There's nothing better than an easy but GOOD Brazilian Steak.
Garlic Butter Brazilian Steak
- 1 lb skirt steak
- salt and pepper for taste
- 6 tsp minced garlic Add half if you like a less garlic flavor
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter
- salt to taste for the butter
- Cut the steak into 3 or 4 parts. Pat the steaks dry then season both sides liberally with salt and pepper
- In a heavy duty skillet large enough for the skirt steak, heat oil over medium-high heat until it’s very hot. Add the steak and sear both sides (brown both sides) for 2-3 minutes until medium rare or cook longer until your desired doneness. I cooked mine for about 4 minutes on each side. Place steaks to rest on a plate and cover with foil.
- In a skillet melt the butter over low heat then add the garlic. Cook swirling or using a spatula to move the butter and garlic around until lightly golden. Don’t over cook, or the butter and garlic will burn.
- Pour the garlic butter into a bowl and salt to taste. Slice the steak against the grain. Garnish with parsley and then spoon or pour the garlic butter over the steak. Serve immediately. *See notes.
SteakWhen I cut the steak into 3 equal parts I like to cook each side for about 4 mins. 4 equal parts: 3 minutes. Do not move the steaks around as they cook. Leave them alone to sear (brown very well).
GarlicWe love garlic so I used 6 tsp of finely minced garlic. I felt like anything less wasn't as flavorful. Feel free to use less garlic if you like. This is what I use when I don't feel like mincing garlic.
Cutting the steakMake sure you cut against the grain of the steak. If not, your steak may be tough. Cutting against the grain will make it nice and tender.
Tips to make this steak well done:If you like your steak well done, just cook it longer until your desired doneness. TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS Lodge 15 Inch Cast Iron Skillet Cuisinart 12 inch Classic Stainless Open Skillet
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TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS
Lodge 15 Inch Cast Iron Skillet
Cuisinart 12 inch Classic Stainless Open Skillet
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Hi can i use nonstick pan? instead of skillet cause i dont have one.
April Boller Wright
Yes you can use a nonstick pan.
Hi, your recipe sounds delicious and I'm anxious to try it but have a question. What is the reason for 1/4 cup chopped parsley plus 1/8 cup - why is it divided and why so much? Since it is all used at the end to garnish the steak, and it seems that 1/4 cup chopped parsley is plenty for garnishing 1 lb of steak, what is the additional 1/8 cup for? Thanks!
Hi Linda, Sorry that was a typo. However, we do add about 1/4 cup chopped parsley to the steak. It's very good! Feel free to add less if you like. Hope you give it a try! Thank you!
Hello, my skirt steak recipes always come out so tough however, we are going to give it one last shot using your recipe. It appears by looking at your pictures 1-2 you are curing the meat in strips then pay frying? Is that correct?
Hi there! Oh no. If you cook the skirt steak until it's well done, it may become too tough. You can also try tenderizing the steak by pounding it thin. To answer your question yes. I cut it into three equal parts. Once the cooked steak is finish resting I then cut it into strips. Check out the recipe notes for more info! I truly hope it works out for you! Enjoy!
So juicy, so yum! That garlic butter sauce must work miracles! I always aim for this sauce when I make my steak - it never fails!
Thank you Mimi!
Wow just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes?just amazing. I love such easy recipes. The steak looks fabulous.
Thank you Lathiya!
I love my steak a bit pink so this looks perfect! It must taste wonderful with the garlic butter! On my menu for next week!
You will definitely love this recipe. So easy and delicious! thank you Jacqueline!
I love skirt steak, and this is such a delicious and different way to prepare it. I definitely plan on making this throughout grilling season -- it's so good!
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
4 ingredients??? This sounds like my kind of recipe! I am always so intimidated with cooking something other than chicken and ground beef (I know. So basic!!) Need to get out of my comfort zone!!
Love the flavors in this and 15 minutes? I'll take that any night! This looks totally scrumptious, April!
Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering looking at this. It looks divine, and so juicy!
Thank you so much Erika!
I love this simple and delicious beef marinade! You really can't go wrong with this recipe!
You're right about that! Thank you so much!
It is very difficult to get skirt steak where we live, sadly. Could flank steak be substituted! And how about grilling the steak and using the sauce, which sounds delicious!?
You sure can! You can totally use flank steak and grill it. That's actually my other favorite cut of meat! Thank you Laura!
You had me at 4 ingredients and only 15 minutes. This will make a great weeknight meal when the days are long and busy.
Thank you Kelly!
Even though I am vegan, your recipe makes me drool. I will steal that marinade to make something yum with portobellos maybe. Love it!
This looks absolutely delicious! It's on the menu for dinner tomorrow! I bought two skirt steaks because I know one won't be enough for my big appetite teens. We cant' wait to try it!
Thank you so much Barbara!! You and your teens will LOVE it. My 6 year old isn't a big fan of meat but he loves this Brazilian Steak.
It was absolutely AMAZING! Thank you so much for this recipe! My teens loved every bit of it! The garlic butter sauce was so good. I used jarred minced garlic and used a bit less than 6 tsp. I can't wait to make it on the grill!
Glad you all liked it! Brazilian steak on the grill, Yum!! Thank you Barbara!