Perfectly cooked meat can be topped with a delicious garlicky compound butter for steak or for any meat. Adding compound butter to steaks makes one of the most amazing steaks ever! This recipe is also great on other meat dishes, potatoes, bread or whatever your little heart desires.

Compound Butter For Steak

A compound butter for steak is a delicious way to take your steak over the top. The first time I added butter to steak, it was just plain old butter. Then the thought occurred to me that this would be better with a compound butter.

What is Compound Butter

All compound butter is a cube of butter mixed with an assortment of herbs and spices and rolled back into a cube form for later use. It’s great on steak, bread, potatoes or anything you might use butter for.

Compound Butter How To Make It

As I said before, you just mix in a bunch of herbs and spices to make a compound butter. Be aware, however, that you can overdo it with the herbs and spices and make the butter overwhelming. So find a happy medium for your compound butter. I like mine with a tone of garlic so this recipe reflects that. I also sometimes leave out the Rosemary because my partner hates it.

Garlic Compound Butter Recipe For Steak

Compound butter recipes add a ton of flavor to your steak as well as many other dishes. Send your next steak over the top with the flavor of this delicious garlic compound garlic.

Course Sauce
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 139 kcal
Author Barbara Tidwell


  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped basil
  • 1 tsp coarse kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fresh minced garlic


  1. Add butter to a mixing bowl.

    Add butter to mixing bowl for compound butter.
  2. Add fresh chopped parsley.

    Chopped parsley
  3. Add fresh chopped rosemary.

    Fresh chopped rosemary.
  4. Add fresh chopped basil.

    Chopped basil for compound butter.
  5. Add coarse kosher salt.

    Kosher salt for compound butter.
  6. Add ground pepper.

    Black pepper for compound butter.
  7. Add garlic powder.

    Garlic powder for compound butter.
  8. Add fresh minced garlic.

    Minced garlic for compound butter.
  9. Mix well.

    Mix butter, herbs, and spices for compound butter.
  10. Roll into parchment paper.

    Roll compound butter in parchment paper.
  11. Place in airtight bag and refrigerate or freeze till ready to use.

    Store compound butter in an airtight bag and refrigerate or freeze.

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