Garlic Butter Steak Bites are absolutely packed with flavor! Your whole family will love them, and you’ll love how easy they are to make.
When a dinner takes less than 30 minutes to make, it’s cause for celebration. But when it takes under 15 minutes? Well, that’s cause for jumping up and down, waving your arms in the air, and shouting “hooray!” Which is exactly what you’ll be doing when you make these garlic butter steak bites. They are so dang good, and they’re done in minutes.
Now what are you going to do with all that time you saved?!
Easy Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Now, I love garlic butter on everything from French bread to steamed broccoli, but if you haven’t yet tried it with steak, you’re in for a treat! These steak bites are simply cubes of sirloin steak seared in oil, then coated with garlic butter. Serve them alongside mashed potatoes or potato gratin for a traditional, super satisfying dinner. You can also make them into a crowd-pleasing appetizer by whipping them up for a party and serving them with toothpicks!
Because you’re using a super hot pan and small bits of steak instead of large cuts, garlic butter steak bites take only a few minutes to cook. Even if you need to sear them in two batches to keep them from crowding, you’ll still have dinner done in under 15 minutes. Hooray for that!
- Olive oil
- Sirloin steak – You can use other cuts of steak instead, but sirloin is my choice because it’s budget-friendly.
- Salt and pepper
- Unsalted butter
- Red pepper flakes – You can omit the red pepper flakes if you want milder steak bites.
How to Make Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Pour the olive oil into a large cast iron skillet set over high heat.
2. Sear the Steak
Place the steak bites in the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes (or until browned), then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. (Do this in batches if your skillet isn’t large enough to accommodate all the steak at once.) Transfer the cooked steak to a plate.
3. Make the Garlic Butter
Put the butter in the skillet and turn the heat down to medium. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes; cook for about 30 seconds, or until the garlic is fragrant and beginning to brown.
4. Finish the Steak Bites
Return the steak bites to the skillet and stir to coat. Garnish with parsley and serve.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Steak Bites
Steak is difficult to reheat, as it’s prone to getting dry and tough. If you do have leftovers, store it in the refrigerator for three to four days, then reheat it on the stovetop in a skillet with a few tablespoons of beef broth over medium heat.
What should I serve with steak bites?
You can serve just about anything alongside steak bites! Some of my favorite sides to serve with this recipe are my 1-Hour Soft Dinner Rolls (to soak up the garlic butter!), Scalloped Potatoes, and Zucchini Casserole.
What are steak bites made of?
I make my steak bites with sirloin, but you can also use strip loin, tenderloin, strip steak, or rib eye.
Why are my steak bites so tough?
If your steak bites turned out tough, you probably over-cooked them. They really only need about 2 minutes on each side, then a quick toss with the garlic butter mixture.
More Beef Recipes to Try
- Steak Marinade
- Italian Beef Sandwich Crock Pot Recipe
- Easy Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe
- Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 ½ pound sirloin steak cut into bite size pieces
- salt and pepper to taste fresh ground
- 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon parsley fresh chopped
- Add the olive oil to a large skillet and heat it over high heat. Make sure the olive oil is hot, then add the steak pieces to it.
- Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Cook for at least 2 minutes to get brown on one side before you flip.
- Continue cooking for another 2 minutes until they're golden brown.
- Do not crowd the steak – you will probably do this in batches if your skillet isn’t very large.
- Transfer the steak bites to a plate and in the same skillet add the butter.
- Turn the heat down to a medium and after the butter has melted, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 30 seconds while stirring, just until the garlic becomes aromatic and starts to brown.
- Return the steak bites to the skillet and stir to coat.
- Garnish with parsley and serve.
Ma’am, I’m sorry, but this is no way to treat what was once a nice piece of beef. You can’t possibly expect those to be anything less than medium well done! At best. Or do I suppose you intend that they should be cooked through? What internal temp on the cubes?
The very word steak implies juicy rare hunks of meat that you take a piece out of and it’s still mooing. This is not going to be nice. Maybe to recombine the ingredients with a single large piece of meat will taste good but I can’t accept the approach of the cubing or dicing and then the cooking and cooking. I’m sorry but I just have no faith in it. Maybe a meat like pork is suitable for this.
I get what you are saying and only eat my steak rare. That being said it’s not hard to make this in a way that your meat is cooked to your liking. Nowhere does it say it has to be cooked well done. If you want it rare then cook it rare. Just cook your steak whole first just under what you would normally cook it to then cut in pieces and add back in to finish cooking. Is this how I would normally eat beef? No probably not because I only like a little salt and pepper and possibly a little garlic P but I don’t see anything wrong with these flavors.
The recipe is great as written and steak preparation is always subjective, like it or not. This is why steakhouses offer your choice of done. Not all enjoy mooing and not all enjoy medium well but don’t diss a recipe because of your personal preference in how steak is cooked. If you want it rare, cut it in large pieces and sear it hot and 1-2 minutes per side.
Kasey, the recipe rocks as written. Husband and I use filet, so even though it is cooked more well, it’s very tender and yummy!