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Lemon-Garlic Steak & Green Beans

For a steak that's deliciously tender, flavorful and not too fatty, reach for strip (also known as New York strip or shell steak). Here green beans are cooked in the same pan used to sear the spiced steak. All those delicious drippings add richness to the beans—plus there's one less pan to wash!


4 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


  • 1tablespoon grapeseed or canola oil
  • 3cloves garlic, grated, divided
  • 1teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1pound boneless strip steak, trimmed
  • 2tablepoons lemon juice
  • 2tablespoons water
  • 1pound green beans, trimmed


  1. Combine oil, half the garlic, paprika, chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on steak. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the steak and cook, flipping occasionally and adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent smoking, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°F for medium-rare, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let rest.
  2. Add lemon juice and water to the pan and scrape up any browned bits. Stir in green beans, the remaining garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until the beans are tender-crisp, about 5 minutes more.
  3. Slice the steak against the grain and serve with the green beans.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 215kcal
Carbohydrate Total 10g
Total Sugars 4g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 61mg
Sodium 354mg
Protein 24g
Potassium 555mg
Vitamin A 1166IU

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