Garlic Butter Steak Bites are easy to prepare and bursting with flavor. This is a great recipe to get a protein-packed dinner on the table in under 20 minutes!
If you are wanting to serve your family a rich and juicy steak, but the budget might now allow everyone to have their own 10-ounce ribeye, this recipe is the one to go to. The flavor that comes out of these Garlic Butter Steak Bites is outstanding. Every little piece is like biting into a tiny 5-star restaurant cut of meat. The best part is that you don’t have to pay the 5-star prices to enjoy a delicious mouthful of steak. This recipe will be your new go-to when you are wanting to have fine dining on a dime budget.
DELICIOUS GARLIC BUTTER STEAK BITES
These Garlic Butter Steak Bites are tender morsels of steak sautéed in a pan, to your preferred temperature, with fresh garlic, parsley, and butter. These four simple ingredients come together to make an elegant meal. If you have been with me and my blog for a while now, then you will know that I love many variations of steak and chicken bites. Each recipe is flavorful, easy to prepare, and can go with so many dinners!
WHAT CUT OF STEAK SHOULD I USE?
One of the best parts about this recipe is that you can use essentially any cut of steak. If there is one that you prefer, then my suggestion is to go for it! If there is a cut of meat in the fridge that I need to use up, I’ll use it for this recipe. If I am shopping for this dinner, I like to buy sirloin steak. It’s affordable and tastes great. If you’re not a fan of sirloin here is a list of different cuts of meat that go great with this recipe:
Sirloin: a prime steak best when served medium-rare; very flavorful.
Flat iron: best cooked medium to prevent toughness; affordable and intensely flavorful.
Filet mignon: tender steak that is best served rare; most expensive steak.
Rib-eye: one of the most prized types of beef, very flavorful, juicy, and soft.
Skirt: best cooked rare or medium-rare at most; very tough and muscle-heavy.
Bavette and flank: cheap steak best when served no more than medium.
HOW DO I COOK THE STEAK?
All that you need is a sauté pan and some heat, and this delectable steak dinner is ready to prepare. If you have a cast-iron skillet then it is a MUST to cook the bites of steak in your skillet. It will give your meat that little extra crust from the cast-iron that brings another layer of flavor. If you don’t own a cast-iron skillet, this recipe is the perfect excuse to go and buy one.
TEMPERATURE GUIDE FOR COOKING STEAK BITES:
I am a firm believer that a little bit of pink in your steak keeps it juicy and flavorful. Medium rare. I know that not everyone likes pink, or a little bit of red in their steak, so cook accordingly to your taste. If you are unsure of what temperature to cook, or the time to cook the meat, here is a list of temperatures and cook times:
Blue: cook for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes for a dark, almost purple, steak that will feel spongy with no resistance.
Rare: cook for about 1 ½ to 2 minutes for a dark red, soft and spongy steak with little resistance.
Medium-rare: cook for about 2 to 3 minutes for a pink, soft and spongy steak that is slightly springy.
Medium: cook for about 4 to 5 minutes for a pale pink, firm and springy steak.
Well-done: cook for about 5 to 5 ½ minutes for only a trace of pink, spongy and slightly springy steak.
SIDE DISHES TO SERVE WITH STEAK BITES
The sky’s the limit with these delicious morsels. They go perfectly with so many side dishes. Cook up a pan and serve them with salads, rice, vegetables, or as an appetizer for your next party. Everyone will be impressed with how delicious you made a little bite of steak.
ENJOY THIS RECIPE? HERE ARE A FEW MORE OF MY FAVORITE MEALS IN BITE SIZED FORM!
Lemon Garlic Steak Bites – Tender pieces of steak sauteed in a lemon garlic butter sauce.
Chicken Taco Bites – Juicy bite sized pieces of chicken pan-fried in a taco seasoning with a little bit of heat.
Taco Bites – Every layer and component of a taco all put together in one with a scoop tortilla chip.
Churro Bites – Dreaming of Disneyland? Try an easy dessert recipe that will transport you back to the happiest place on earth.
Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pounds sirloin steak (or your favorite cut of steak)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
- Cut steak into bite-size pieces. Season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together the butter and minced garlic. Set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat. (If you don't have a cast iron skillet just use a regular large skillet.)When the pan is hot, add the steak in one layer. (You will want to cook the steak in two batches to prevent over-crowding the pan.)
- Stir and cook steak to your liking. We prefer medium so we cook ours for about 4 minutes. (See the above temperature guide.)During the last minute of cooking, add half the garlic butter to the steak bites. Continue to stir and cook until butter melts. Immediately remove from heat. Sprinkle evenly with half of the chopped parsley.
- Repeat cooking process with remaining steak bites, garlic butter and parsley.Serve steak bites warm and enjoy!