Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Kristina Vanni

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 13 mins
Servings: 4 steak bites
Yield: 16 steak bites
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
380 Calories
28g Fat
1g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 380
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 397mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

All you need is one pan, 15 minutes, and a few simple quality ingredients to create tender and delicious steak bites that can be enjoyed as part of a meal or simply picked up with a toothpick as an appetizer. If you choose to enjoy the steak bites as a main dish, serve over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles. For a healthier option zucchini noodles or a simple arugula salad are also great choices.

These garlic butter steak bites can be prepared with your favorite cut of meat. Here, sirloin was used not only because it is tender and flavorful, but it is also a less expensive cut of beef. Other cuts such as tenderloin, rib eye, or New York strip steak also work well. Remember when there are only a few elements in a recipe, it is best to use best ingredients possible.

The key to perfect garlic butter steak bites is using a very hot pan so the meat can form a nice crust on all sides. A cast iron skillet works great for this recipe. First the butter is melted and then the steak bites are cooked. At the end of cooking, the flame is turned off before adding the garlic to make sure it doesn't burn. Finally a sprinkle of parsley is added for additional flavor as well as for a burst of color.

Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 4 days. However, these garlic steak bites are so delicious they probably won't last that long!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sirloin steak

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    Kristina Vanni

  2. Cut the sirloin steak into 1-inch cubes.

    Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    Kristina Vanni

  3. Season with the kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, and toss to coat the cubes.

    Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    Kristina Vanni

  4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter.

    Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    Kristina Vanni

  5. Add the steak cubes and sear until browned on all sides, about 6 to 8 minutes total.

    Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    Kristina Vanni

  6. Turn the flame off and immediately add the garlic, stirring to get the bites coated until fragrant.

    Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    Kristina Vanni

  7. Remove from the heat and garnish with the fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

    Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    Kristina Vanni

Butter makes it better...


  • Butter can be used to cook steak, and should be used to cook steak. Watch it carefully since butter can burn at high temperatures.
  • Butter or oil to cook steak? Use both! Oil can withstand higher temperatures while butter adds more flavor. The combination of both butter and oil achieves the best of both worlds.
  • More butter? Yes! Butter is put on cooked steak for added flavor and richness. For added flair try an herbed compound butter.

How do I make my steak tender like butter?

The key to a steak that is tender like butter is to not overcook the meat. The best steak and steak bites have a nice crust on the outside from a high heat sear, while the meat inside is still pink and tender.