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Grilled Steak with Rosemary Lemon Butter

Grilled Steak with Rosemary Lemon Butter

This grilled steak with rosemary lemon butter recipe is the way to go for all steak lovers! Juicy, flavorful and perfectly grilled pieces of tenderloin steak covered in lemony herb butter for ultimate flavor. The best steak you ever had, ready in 20 minutes and better than at your favorite steakhouse! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon rosemary steak, perfect grilled steak, steak with herb butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 397 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 2 lbs beef tenderloin steaks 4 pieces, (otherwise called filet mignon)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried whole rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (if using a stove top grill pan)

For the Lemon Rosemary Butter:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional but recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves


  1. Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

  2. Season the steak pieces on both sides equally with the salt, pepper, onion powder and rosemary.
  3. Place the steaks on the grill and do not be tempted to flip for at least 5 minutes until it has a nice sear on that side.
  4. Flip the steak and lower the heat to medium, then cook for an extra 6-8 minutes depending on how well you want your steak and how thick it is. Let it cook longer for medium well-up to 10 minutes.
  5. Flip the steak back and turn off the heat. Place half a teaspoon (or more up to your taste) of the butter mixture on each piece of steak.
  6. Then put the cover on (if using a grill) or aluminum foil (if using a stovetop grill pan) to cover the steak pieces loosely for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve the steak with extra butter if needed.

Recipe Notes

  • Adjust the cooking time to your preferred cooking grade, starting at 4 minutes per side for rare and going up to 8 minutes for well done. Don't go higher than 9 minutes.
  • Let your steak rest after grilling to give the juices time to settle.
  • Serve these steaks with a dollop of herb butter to take them to the next level.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Steak with Rosemary Lemon Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 steak)
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 780mg34%
Potassium 803mg23%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.