Sweetheart Steak

A meal to celebrate you and your special someone. If food is your love language, this sweetheart steak will be the perfect dinner for two. With a boneless strip steak or boneless rib steak, slice along the middle to butterfly it into the shape of a heart.

The strip steak is tender, lean, and perfect for grilling. It’s cut from the top loin or strip loin into uniform steaks such as the tenderloin, strip steak, t-bone, and porterhouse steaks.

Try this sweetheart steak for your next date night in.

A little about our beef:
The families of Painted Hills Natural Beef are ranchers in Wheeler County, Central Oregon. They raise cattle and steward the land in the shadow of the state’s famed Painted Hills for generations. While times have changed in the last two and a half decades, ranching the way nature intended has not. We’re proud to pasture raise our cattle without added hormones and no antibiotics. We raise a beef product for you as striking as the natural wonders it’s named after.

Above all, we thank you for trusting us to feed you and your loved ones. Of course, we’d love to see the finished beef recipe, and we hope you’ll tag us in a post on social media.

Recipe Level

Very Easy

Prep Time

17 minutes

Cook Time

12 minutes


Dinner / Holiday/Gathering


2 People



  • 20OzBoneless Strip Steak or Boneless Rib Steak (butterflied into the shape of a heart)
  • 2Tsp.Sea Salt
  • 2Tsp.Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2Tsp.Thyme
  • 2xFresh Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 1Tbsp.Olive Oil


  1. Fire up the grill (heat to 450°F-500°F).
  2. Season the sweetheart steak with salt, pepper, thyme and garlic.
  3. Grill until the inside temperature of the steak is 130°F for medium rare or cook 5-7 mins per side

Need The Beef?!

Painted Hills Natural Beef is sold at quality retailers and restaurants nationwide.  We hope there is a location close to you; please visit our store locator to find out.  If not, we have a limited selection here on our website for direct shipping to your door, including jerky, steaks, ground beef, hot dogs and seasonal favorites.  Don’t find what you are looking for?  Drop us a message and we will do our best to help you out.

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