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Garlic Butter Steak Bites

These perfectly seared and juicy garlic butter steak bites deliver all the steakhouse flavors you love in a quick and easy 15-minute recipe.

Some garlic butter steak bites in a cast iron pan topped with fresh parsley.

Today we’ll be making some quick and easy garlic butter steak bites. It’s a great way to enjoy some steak without breaking out the grill and it’s perfect for kids too as they’re already pre-cut into small bites. Add them to some buttered noodles, on a salad or enjoy them the same way you would a steak; with all the fixings like loaded baked potato or sweet potato, mashed potatoes, and some greens on the side.

This recipe takes a budget cut of steak like sirloin and transforms it into pan-seared but juicy bites tossed in a mouthwatering garlic butter sauce. A little fresh parsley brings even more tastiness to this simple but flavorful meal. So let’s get started.

A close up of garlic butter steak bites.

GARLIC BUTTER STEAK BITES TIPS AND TRICKS

Searing: The trick is to wait until the oil in the skillet is nice and hot so that it sears the meat while the inside stays tender and juicy. Make sure to give some room between each steak bite while it’s searing. Overcrowding the pan will steam the steak instead of searing it so it’s best to do this in batches. I managed to do one pound of steak in two batches with a 10″ cast iron skillet.

Skillet: You can use a non-stick skillet for this but a cast iron skillet will sear the steak 100 times better. If weight is an issue, a carbon steel skillet is lighter than your regular cast iron but sears just as well. I have both in my kitchen.

Salt: I like to use coarse sea salt because it’s more forgiving than your average table salt and I can be generous with the seasoning.

Some garlic butter steak bites in a cast iron pan topped with fresh parsley.

Garlic: I find the fastest way to mince fresh garlic is with a garlic press or mini grater. You can also use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic.

Add more flavor: You can add more flavor with some onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce,  paprika, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, or a sprig of fresh rosemary. Take your pick.

Serve with: Add this to egg noodles, a salad, or serve with some veggies on the side like broccoli/green beans/asparagus and some potatoes like mashed, baked loaded potatoes or sweet potatoes.

And that’s about it. It’s a really quick way to enjoy your steak without much hassle. For an Asian-inspired take on steak bites, try out hibachi steak. Enjoy cooking and happy eating!

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Some garlic butter steak bites in a cast iron pan topped with fresh parsley.

Garlic Butter Steak Bites


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

These perfectly seared and juicy garlic butter steak bites deliver all the steakhouse flavors you love in a quick and easy 15-minute recipe.

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. boneless steak like sirloin, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Season the steak bites with salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  2. Over medium-high heat in a skillet, sear the steak bites in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until charred, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Do this in two batches to prevent overcrowding, adding more olive oil to the second batch.
  3. Remove steak bites to a mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in the same pan and saute garlic and red pepper flakes until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  5. Pour the seasoned butter over the steak bites, add parsley and toss to mix.
  6. Dish and serve hot.
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