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Skillet Bourbon Steak Recipe

Skillet Bourbon Steak Recipe – Pan seared juicy sirloin steaks prepared with a dijon mustard rub and an incredible creamy bourbon sauce. A one pan recipe that is SO simple and SO darn delicious!

Skillet Bourbon Steak


This recipe is the perfect steak dinner for any occasion. The steak is tender, a little tangy, and the sweet flavor of bourbon helps make this flavorful sauce a perfect partner for a juicy sirloin steak.

Seeing that a number of you really loved my recipe for Pan Seared Sirloin Steak with Mushroom Sauce, I definitely knew that it was time to share our other favorite recipe for Bourbon Steak.

Skillet Steak, bourbon sauce, sirloin steak

If you think you need to go to a steakhouse in order to enjoy a great steak, this recipe will tell you that you are wrong. Make YOUR house THEEE exclusive steakhouse, m’kay?!

Besides, with all of the ingredients cooked in one pan, this steak recipe couldn’t be quicker to prepare and just as easy to clean up! But the bourbon sauce makes it waaaay extra special.

marinated steak, dijon mustard steak, soy sauce


Please whip out your cast iron skillet because that is the best tool for preparing a good steak.

  • We’re going to salt our steaks and let them sit for about 20 minutes. When ready to get started, fire up the stovetop and set your cast iron skillet over the heat.
  • Rub the steaks with dijon mustard on both sides and add to the skillet, two steaks at a time, and a tablespoon of butter.
  • In the meantime, put together the bourbon sauce by combining soy sauce, light brown sugar, bourbon, and dried herbs in a mixing bowl.
  • Remove steaks from the pan and deglaze the skillet with the bourbon sauce.
  • Stir in half & half or light cream and continue to cook for 1 to 2 more minutes, or until sauce has slightly thickened.
  • Remove skillet from heat, place steaks back in skillet and turn to coat with the sauce.

Serve with Lemon Butter Green Beans and ENJOY!

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When cooking steak, use a meat thermometer and keep in mind how you want it cooked; rare, medium rare, medium, or well done.

  • 140F internal temperature for RARE
  • 145F internal temperature for MEDIUM RARE
  • 160F internal temperature for MEDIUM
  • 170F internal temperature for WELL DONE

This method of pan-searing a steak works best with steaks that are an inch thick, or less, and boneless.




Skillet Bourbon Steak Recipe - Pan seared juicy sirloin steaks prepared with a dijon mustard rub and an incredible creamy bourbon sauce. A one pan recipe that is SO simple and SO darn delicious!

Skillet Bourbon Steak Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Pan seared juicy sirloin steaks prepared with a dijon mustard rub and an incredible creamy bourbon sauce. A one pan recipe that is SO simple and SO darn delicious!
4.85 from 20 votes
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 4 (4-ounces each) top sirloin steaks, about 1-inch thick, at room temperature
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2/3 cup half and half you can also use evaporated milk or light heavy cream
  • dried parsley for garnish


  • Prepare steaks by seasoning with salt and pepper; set aside for 20 minutes.
  • Rub steaks with dijon mustard.
  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Transfer steaks to heated skillet, two steaks at a time, and add 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Cook steaks until browned and cooked to desired doneness, about 3 to 4 minutes per each side for medium-rare.
  • Remove steaks from skillet and set aside.
  • Repeat with the remaining steaks.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine bourbon, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, light brown sugar, basil, and rosemary; whisk to combine.
  • Add the bourbon sauce mixture to the hot skillet and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until slightly reduced.
  • Stir in half & half or light cream and cook for a minute or two, or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and lace steaks back in skillet; turn to coat.
  • Garnish with dried parsley.
  • Serve.




Calories: 368 kcal | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 27 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 99 mg | Sodium: 930 mg | Potassium: 499 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 320 IU | Vitamin C: 0.3 mg | Calcium: 96 mg | Iron: 2.5 mg | Net Carbs: 16 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon steak recipe, sirloin steak recipe, steak recipe
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51 comments on “Skillet Bourbon Steak Recipe”

  1. Omg, it’s very rare that I find a recipe where I wouldn’t tweak a single thing, but this one knocked it out of the park! I literally told my family while eating this “my taste buds are dancing!” This was an absolutely incredible meal. The perfect blend of savory and sweet (from the bourbon). THANK YOU!!! This will be a repeat in our house for sure.

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    Nancy Vercammen

    The recipe looks fantastic but I need to sub the Bourbon. What do you suggest? Non alcoholic. Thankyou!

    1. I have not made the sauce without bourbon, but you can try it with juice… like apple juice or orange juice. Maybe even stir in a teaspoon of vanilla extract, too.

  3. Holy wow. Impressive. Great recipe. Served with sautéed peas and roasted red potatoes. Was a hit. I didn’t rub the streak with Dijon but rather I deglazed the pan with Dijon and butter and then added the steak back. Was outstanding. Thank you!

  4. This is the first time replying to a recipe and now can’t help myself. This is truly amazing! Tried it with your lemon butter green beans. Both were spectacular. I can’t wait to entertain with this dish!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      That’s great to hear! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for chiming in! 🙂

  5. This was absolutely the best sauce I’ve ever tasted on ANY meat! We usually grill our steaks outside but I just had to try this with a good sirloin in the pan. Made it exactly as written and wouldn’t change a thing! Even my husband was totally sold and we’ll be making this again….and that sauce will be made even for the grilled steaks!

  6. I just saw this sirloin steak recipe, can you use cherry sweet wine or red wine in the place of the bourbon?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      You absolutely can. The taste won’t be as intended per this recipe, but you can definitely use some wine instead of bourbon.

  7. Oh my god. I’ve never left a comment on a blog before but this was unreal. Followed the recipe exactly and wow. Just wow.

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