Did you know that garlic butter steak bites are not only a mouthwatering dish but also incredibly easy to make? These delectable bites combine the rich flavors of garlic and butter with tender pieces of steak, creating a burst of savory goodness in every bite.
The combination of juicy, tender steak along with the rich flavors of garlic and butter is a match made in heaven. Each bite bursts with indulgent flavors that bring an explosion of taste to your plate.
Reasons to Love
- Heavenly flavor combination. The rich, savory notes of garlic infuse into the tender meat, while the creamy butter adds a luxurious touch.
- Quick and convenient. These delectable morsels cook quickly, allowing you to whip up a delicious meal in no time. With minimal prep and cooking time, you can enjoy a mouthwatering dish without spending hours in the kitchen.
- Versatile dish for any occasion. Whether you want to serve them as an appetizer, a main course alongside some roasted veggies, or even add them to salads or pasta dishes for an extra burst of flavor, these steak bites can do it all.
- Irresistible Texture. Each bite is juicy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
The great thing about the recipe is it's made with the simplest of ingredients. You won't have any trouble finding these common items.
Here's what you'll need to make the garlic butter steak bites recipe:
- sirloin steak
- salt & pepper
- green bell pepper
- minced garlic
Scroll down to the recipe card for quantities used.
Ready to make steak bites with butter and garlic? Start out by heating a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add half the butter.
Cut the steak into bite-sized cubes. Season the pieces with salt and pepper on all sides.
Cook the steak bites in the skillet in an even layer, undisturbed, for 2 to 4 minutes, to get a good sear on the steak.
Stir and brown each side, being careful not to overcook. Remove the steak bites to a plate to keep warm.
In the same skillet, add the remaining butter. Toss in the bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes, until the bell pepper is lightly browned. Add the fresh garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the steak back to the large skillet and toss to coat.
Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, if desired, and serve.
Hint: Let the garlic steak bites rest after cooking to allow the flavors to meld together and improve the texture and juiciness.
While the classic recipe is undeniably delicious, adding a few additional ingredients can take this quick and easy dish to a new level. Here are a few ideas you can try:
- Spicy - add some spice by seasoning your steak bites with chili powder or cayenne pepper.
- Asian twist - marinate the steak in soy sauce, ginger, and garlic.
- Tangy - add a squeeze of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar to the steak before cooking.
- Cheesy - melt some mozzarella or blue cheese on top of the cooked steak bites.
For maximum flavor, allow the steak bites to marinate in the seasonings before cooking similar to our carne asada recipe.
Top tip: Cut your steak into small, bite-sized pieces to ensure they cook evenly and quickly.
- Make sure you choose the right cut of steak. Look for cuts like sirloin or ribeye that marble throughout, resulting in a tender and juicy bite. New York strip steak is also a good choice.
- Sear the steak bites over high heat in a smoking hot skillet to create a delicious crust on the outside while keeping them tender on the inside.
These juicy and tender steak bites with flavorful garlic butter can be enjoyed in many delicious ways. One classic suggestion is to serve them as an appetizer with toothpicks, allowing guests to savor each succulent morsel.
As a meal, they go well with mashed potatoes but air fryer potato wedges or loaded twice-baked potatoes are perfect on the side too. For a lighter option, serve the delectable bites over a crisp salad.
Once cooled, transfer the steak bites into an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
For more extended storage, place them in a freezer-safe container or bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months without compromising taste or texture. When ready to consume, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
Want to try more easy beef recipes? Here are a few more dishes suitable for just one or two.
- Steak pizzaiola is a delicious Italian-style dish.
- Easy beef stew is a hearty and cozy meal idea.
- Steak Alfredo comes together quickly on busy days.
- Braised beef short ribs are the perfect comfort food.
- Stuffed flank steak pinwheels look impressive but are simple to make.
Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¾ pound sirloin steak cut into bite-size pieces
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ green bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- Fresh chopped parsley optional garnish
- Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter.
- Season the steak with salt and pepper on all sides, and cook the steak pieces in the skillet in an even layer, undisturbed, for 2 to 4 minutes, to get a good sear on the steak. Stir and brown each side, being careful not to overcook. Remove the steak bites to a plate to keep warm.
- In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Toss in the bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes, until the bell pepper is lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Return the steak to the skillet and toss to coat. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, if desired, and serve.