These garlic butter steak bites are ready in only 15 minutes and cook in one skillet. This is an easy recipe that’s always a memorable treat! Plus the garlic butter sauce is HEAVENLY.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ¼ – ½ pounds sirloin steak, cut into cubes (or tenderloin or rib eye)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted (or ghee)
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 – 5 cloves)
- Chopped parsley, optional for garnish
What Cut of Steak is Best for This Recipe?
Sirloin is best for this recipe, but you can also use rib eye, tenderloin, or New York strip. You’ll want a thick, tender cut of steak that’s about 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 pounds in size.
How to Make Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Step 1: Cook The Steak
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Dab the steak with a paper towel to remove any moisture (this will help it sear). Add the steak to the skillet in a single layer (cook in batches if necessary), and cook 4 – 5 minutes, stirring to brown on all sides. Drain any excess grease.
PRO TIP: Use a large skillet that’s at least 10″ in size to cook your steak bites. You can use a cast iron skillet (this one is recommended and will last for years: All-Purpose Cast Iron Skillet!) or a regular/non-stick pan.
Step 2: Add Butter & Garlic
Reduce the heat to low and add the butter and garlic to the pan. As the butter melts, stir it into the steak. Cook for 1 – 2 more minutes, until the steak is coated in the butter.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Serve immediately, optionally topped with chopped parsley and more salt & pepper to taste.
How to Cut Steak for Garlic Steak Bites
Cut your steak against the grain (here’s a video so that you can also see how to do this visually) and into bite-sized cubes (about an 1″ or a little larger). Cutting steak agains the grain helps keep meat tender when cooked.
How to Serve Garlic Steak Bites
These steak bites are best served with a simple vegetable side. Our go-to is small roasted potatoes (red or golden potatoes). To cook these, simply toss them in 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt & pepper and then cook at 425 for 25 – 30 minutes, flipping halfway (or until tender).
Did you make this recipe? Let us know how it turned out in the comments below! We love to hear your feedback!
Note: this recipe is naturally gluten free. To make it dairy-free/Paleo/Whole30 friendly, substitute ghee for butter.Print