Ruth’s Chris Steak Butter Recipe {Copycat}

Forget about the traditional garlic butter you spread on your steaks at home: this recipe for steak butter is the absolute best! You can find this recipe posted on our blog, and it’s easy to make.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House puts this delicious spread on all their steaks, and it’s no wonder why. It’s delicious on steak, and it’s also great with ribs, chicken, pork chops, and anything else you’re grilling up.

It’s easy to see why this recipe would be a hit with steak lovers: the butter and garlic complement each other perfectly, and the herbs add a touch of flavor that takes this dish to the next level.

If you’re looking for a way to make your steaks even more delicious, this is the recipe for you. Give it a try, and I’m sure you’ll be hooked!

Ruth's Chris Steak Butter Recipe

When it comes to steak, there’s nothing better than a good, old-fashioned steak butter. This recipe is easy to follow and makes for a delicious, flavorful steak that will make your taste buds dance. 

Ingredients You’ll Need  

This delicious steak recipe has an elevated flavor profile with very few ingredients. Here is everything you will need: 

Filet Mignon – if you are splurging on steak, make sure to get it from the meat counter at the store as those will be the freshest cuts.  

– Salted Butter

Sea Salt 

– Black Pepper

– Fresh Parsley 


How To Make It (Step-by-Step)

The secret to this recipe is the way you arrange your oven. You will be using all of it, so make sure it is empty and clean. Start by turning on the broiler at least 20 minutes before you add the steaks to the oven.

STEP 1: Prepare The Oven And Cook The Steaks.

Place ceramic plates on the bottom of the oven (these are the plates you will use for serving your steak). This will keep them hot, so be careful when handling them later. 

Butter The Steaks

Pat the steaks dry and spread butter on the top and bottom. Season generously with salt and pepper and add to a cast iron skillet. Place on an oven rack very close to the broiler.

You will have to keep an eye on it so the steaks don’t catch on fire. Broil on both sides until the desired doneness is achieved. Refer to the chart below to learn how long you should cook the steak. 

Cook The Steaks

STEP 2: Plate The Steak.

Using oven mitts or a thick kitchen towel, remove the ceramic plates from the oven. Place a little butter on each plate. It should be sizzling when it touches the plate. When the butter is melted, add the steak on top of it and sprinkle with parsley and another pinch of salt and black pepper. 

Optional Modifications & Substitutions 

In my opinion, this recipe is pure perfection. However, you could also add garlic to the butter for an extra flavor boost. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some other herbs to the mix such as thyme or rosemary. 

As far as toppings go, I like to keep it simple with just parsley, salt, and pepper. You could also try adding some crumbled blue cheese, grilled onions, or even a sunny-side-up egg. No matter how you make it, this steak butter recipe is sure to please. So, fire up the broiler and give it a try!

As you can see, this recipe for steak butter is easy to follow and yields delicious results. Whether you’re looking to elevate your steak game or simply want to try something new, this recipe is a great option. 

Other Variations

If you’re looking for a more traditional steak butter recipe, omit the herbs and add some garlic to the butter. For a more adventurous take on the dish, try adding some thyme, rosemary, or even some crumbled blue cheese. 

How Long to Cook the Steak

– If you like your steak rare, cook for 1-2 minutes per side.

– If you like your steak medium-rare, cook for 3-4 minutes per side.

– If you like your steak medium, cook for 5-6 minutes per side.

– If you like your steak medium-well, cook for 7-8 minutes per side.

– If you like your steak well-done, cook for 9-10 minutes per side.

Always make sure to let the steaks rest on a wooden board for a few minutes before cutting. Keep in mind that while resting, the steak is still retaining heat and continuing to cook. This will help you determine the doneness and how to achieve it. 

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Best Storage Practices

The great thing about this recipe is that you can prepare the steaks ahead of time and then cook them when you’re ready to eat. Simply season the steaks with salt and pepper, and then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil and store them in the fridge.

Keep the steaks in an air-tight container or wrapped well when storing. Store in the fridge for up to several days war and cooked for about a week. In the freezer, raw steaks will last one month and up to three months when cooked.

When you’re ready to cook, remove the steaks from the plastic wrap or foil and follow the instructions above.

Ruth's Chris Steak Recipe

Other Tips & Tricks

For extra flavor, try marinating the steak in your favorite sauce or marinade for 1-2 hours before cooking. 

You can try using a meat thermometer to cook the steak to your desired temperature. Simply insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the steak and cook until it reaches the desired temperature.

Don’t have a broiler? No problem! You can cook the steak on the stovetop using a cast iron skillet. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat and cook the steak on each side (see guide above for cooking times). 

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or a show-stopping dish for your next dinner party, this recipe for steak butter is sure to please. Give it a try and enjoy!

Ruth's Chris Steak Butter {Copycat}

Ruth's Chris Steak Butter {Copycat}

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Spoil yourself every once in a while with this delicious and mouth-melting steak recipe. The Ruth Chis butter steak is broiled to perfection and served on a hot plate garnished with sizzling butter. It is definaltely one for the books. It is also extremely easy to make and comes together in less than an hour.


  • 4 Filet Mignon steaks 8oz/each
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 3 tsp Fresh Parsley, chopped


  1. Turn the broiler to heat on for about half an hour before cooking. Place 4 ceramic serving plates on the bottom rack and keep them there while the broiler is warming and during the cooking process.
  2. Place a second rack the closest to the broiler as possible. You should be able to fit a cast iron skillet.
  3. Pat the steak dry and spread with the butter on top and bottom. Season with salt and pepper all over and add to the skillet. Cook under the broiler for 4-6 minutes per side for the rear middle or 6-8 for medium.
  4. When the steaks are done take out the ceramic plates and place one tbsp of butter on each plate. It should sizzle.
  5. When the butter is melted place the steak in the middle of the plate. Sprinkle with parsley and another pinch of butter around it. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 314mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 15g
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