Cooked in a delicious garlic butter sauce, these tender Steak Bites are made with sirloin steak for juicy, mouthwatering bite-size pieces every time! Enjoy these garlic butter steak bites for an easy, low-carb snack or with your favorite sides for a fast and simple weeknight dinner.
These fragrant and easy steak bites are the perfect dinner for anyone who loves delicious and easy recipes…but hates cooking. Ready to enjoy in just 10 minutes, these tender little buttery bites are fantastic right out of the skillet, or with all your favorite sides.
Requiring just a handful of simple ingredients and a hot skillet, the whole family will be begging for this easy steak recipe on repeat.
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Ingredients & Frequently Asked Questions
It’s all about bold taste, but minimal ingredients for this recipe.
- Canola or Vegetable oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Fresh garlic cloves
- Fresh parsley
Do I cut my steak before or after cooking?
You will want to cut your steak into small cubes before cooking. For best results, try chopping into equal-sized 1-inch cubes.
Do I leave the steak bites in the pan when making the garlic butter sauce?
Yep. You sure do. If you already have some cooked steak bites on the side from a previous batch, you can leave those to the side and add them back to your skillet in the last minute of cooking.
Best Steak for Steak Bites
I made this recipe using top sirloin steak. Top sirloin is known for being one of the more tender cuts of meat, especially when compared to the other sirloin cuts. Of course, the cut of meat you choose to use in this recipe depends entirely on you and your budget.
When choosing your steak, look for one that has lots of marbling and one that is at least 1-1 1/2 inches thick. Other cuts of steak to consider,
- Porterhouse (New York Strip Steak)
- Club Steaks
You may also enjoy this steak and sweet potato skillet.
How to Make Garlic Butter Steak Bites
One of the easiest ways to enjoy steak, learning out how to make steak bites is super simple.
1. Get your pan hot!
The trick to making steak bites is to get your pan (stainless steel or cast iron skillet) nice and hot before adding anything to the skillet. The reason for this is that you want to give your steak bites a nice sear to help trap in those juices and create extra flavor.
2. Don’t over-crowd your skillet.
You will probably need to cook your steak bites in at least two batches as you want to add the meat in a single layer (remember, we want a nice golden brown sear which can’t happen if they’re all piled on top of each other).
3. Do not touch.
I know, it’s so tempting to start flipping and stirring, but don’t. Let your steak hang out for a minute or two before you even think about stirring it all together. Again, this is for that nice, golden sear. If the meat sticks to the skillet little, that’s ok. Scrape off the stuck-on parts when you add the butter. After all, all those little bits mean extra flavor.
4. Don’t ignore your steak.
Yes, you want to sear your steak for 1-2 minutes on each side, but you do not want to ignore it. Remember, your steak will continue to cook even after it is removed from the skillet so if it’s a little medium-rare that’s ok.
5. Lower the heat.
Reduce the heat of the skillet when you add the garlic and butter. I love toasted garlic, but burnt garlic? Not as much.
What to Serve with Garlic Steak Bites?
The beauty of these steak bites is that you can serve them with just about anything. Whether you’re on a low-carb diet, or just looking to get something delicious on the table for your family to enjoy, everyone loves this garlic butter steak bite recipe.
Or, you can do what I ended up doing and eat it straight from the skillet!
More Beef Recipes,
If you try making this Garlic Butter Steak Bites Recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know! I always love to hear your thoughts.
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Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot add the steak in a single layer, working in batches as needed. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to season. Cook the steak for 4-5 minutes, stirring often.
- Reduce heat to low and melt approximately 4 tablespoons butter in the pan. Add the minced garlic to the butter; cook for approximately 1 minute. Stir to coat the steak bites in the garlic butter and continue to cook for an additional minute or so.
- Remove pan from heat and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, salt, and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)