Cast Iron Skillet Steak with Garlic Butter Asparagus

Steak and garlic asparagus cooked in a black cast iron pan.

Quick and Easy Cast Iron Skillet Steak with Garlic Butter Asparagus. This one pan skillet steak recipe is ready in just 20 minutes! This low carb steak recipe clocks in at just 3 net carbs per serving. It’s easy to add your favorite low carb vegetables. 


If you haven’t invested in a sturdy cast iron skillet yet, today is the day. They make clean up a breeze and creates an even cooking surface for steak. 


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Steak and garlic asparagus cooked in a black cast iron pan.
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Cast Iron Skillet Steak with Garlic Butter Asparagus

Cast Iron Skillet Steak with Garlic Butter Asparagus. This one pan skillet steak recipe is ready in just 20 minutes! This low carb steak recipe clocks in at just 3 net carbs per serving.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 Minute Meal, Asparagus, Beef Recipes, Cast Iron, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, One Pan Meal, Paleo, Steak, Sugar Free, Whole 30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 634kcal
Cost $12.12

Equipment

  • Cast Iron

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Flank Steak *Note 1
  • 2.5 Tbsp Avocado Oil (Divided)
  • 3 Cloves Minced Garlic (Divided)
  • 3 Tbsp Butter or Ghee *Note 2
  • 4 oz Asparagus
  • 1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (Optional) *Note 3
  • Salt (to Taste)
  • Black Pepper (to Taste)

Instructions

  • Pat the steak dry with a paper towel.
  • Coat the steak with 1/2 Tablespoon of Avocado Oil and generously season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat for a few minutes, until the pan begins to emit smoke.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil to the hot pan.
  • Place the steak in the pan and sear from about 3-4 minutes. Flip the steak and continue to cook until 10 degrees under desired doneness.
  • Transfer the steak to a cutting board and cover loosely with foil.
  • Reduce the temperature to medium high. Add the butter, 1 tablespoon avocado oil, salt and pepper (to taste) to the pan and stir to combine. Add the garlic (and red peppers if using) and stir for approx. 30 seconds until fragrant (do not brown the garlic).
  • Add the asparagus and cook for 10 minutes, turning spears to ensure even cooking.
  • Slice the steak and baste with the remaining garlic butter before serving alongside the asparagus.

Notes

  1. Feel free to replace the flank steak with your favorite cut. Ribeye and New York Strip would also work great with this recipe. 
  2. Use Ghee in place of butter for a dairy free recipe.
  3. Optional ingredients aren't calculated into the final nutritional stats. If using, add 1 net carb.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Steak | Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 906mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 953IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 5mg

recipe cost

$12.12 ($6.06 Serving)

nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Cast Iron Skillet Steak with Garlic Butter Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (1 Steak)
Calories 634 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 272mg12%
Potassium 906mg26%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 953IU19%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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