These seared steak bites are cubes of sirloin steak cooked to perfection in a garlic butter sauce. An easy meal or party snack that’s ready in just minutes!
If you’ve got meat lovers in your life, you HAVE to try these garlic butter steak bites. They’re amazing simply eaten out of the pan with toothpicks, or serve them over mashed potatoes for a hearty dinner option.
Raise your hand if you love steak! These steak bites are a super fun way to get your meat fix, my kids ask for them constantly. Not to mention, steak and garlic butter are just a perfect combination, wouldn’t you agree?
How to make steak bites with garlic butter
This recipe uses sirloin steak cut into small pieces. I chose sirloin because it’s tender and flavorful, but it’s not super expensive. Other great choices would be tenderloin, rib eye, or New York strip steak. The steak pieces are cooked with olive oil, butter, garlic, salt, pepper and sprinkled with parsley. That’s it!
The key to this recipe is an insanely hot pan so that you get a nice crust on your meat. Butter can burn at high temperatures, so I typically start the meat in a little olive oil for the browning factor, then add butter for flavor. A cast iron skillet is a great choice for these steak bites as that type of pan can get REALLY hot!
The steak only needs to cook for a few minutes, and the garlic gets added at the end so it doesn’t burn. Add a little parsley for flavor and color, and you’ve got an amazingly delicious appetizer or main course.
When I made these steak bites, my kids and I all grabbed some toothpicks and ate the meat as a snack straight from the pan. It also makes a unique main course over potatoes or with a side of bread to sop up all that garlic butter. However you serve these steak bites, everyone is sure to love them!
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Steak Bites with Garlic Butter
- 1 1/4 lbs sirloin steak cut into small cubes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon minced parsley
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan over high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the steak in the pan in a single layer; you may have to work in batches depending on the size of your pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining meat if needed.
- Add the butter and garlic to the pan; cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring to coat the meat in the sauce.
- Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
- If you don't have sirloin, you can also use tenderloin, rib eye, or strip steak.
I kicked it up a little by browning the butter. It added a nice extra dimension .
I made this yesterday and thought it was AWESOME….simple and very easy to make with little to no prep time — yaaaay.. I added extra butter and garlic. I did space out bites and had to cook in two groups to keep from watering and preventing the heat from crusting.. On second batch used paper towel to absorb some of the juice and added a bit more EVOO (extra virgin O.O.) to continue the sear. Only had dry parsley so used it. Ate with a baked potato and green salad with lots of avocado. Used some of the garlic butter sauce on potato. Will definitely make this many more times.
Super easy and my family loved it. Served with roasted sweet potatoes and simple salad. Don’t overcook the steak pieces or they will be really chewy. Some of the smaller pieces were chewy, but that was on me!
Does this need to be marinaded?
No it does not call for a marinade.
Very good! House smoked a bit much for me, don’t know if my cast iron was TOO hot?? Served with baked potatoes. Thanks!
I added extra garlic than the recipe called for and they cane out amazing. Definitely use a cast iron and make sure pan is super hot. So delicious.
Just made this. my son and I couldn’t eat it fast enough. This was amazing!
Love this recipe ❤️ so delicious and easy to make in a very short time
Thank you Sara 😍
My meat was fully cooked, but it released so much liquid that the meat didn’t get a crust. I assume the pan wasn’t hot enough? The oil was sizzling though.
You can pat the meat dry before you cook it, also be careful not to over crowd the pan or the meat can steam instead of sear!
Wow! These steak bites came out so good! Put them out with toothpicks and they disappeared! I will double the recipe next time.
Awesome taste and easy to make. I cut the amount of steak in half as I was only making for one. Had two meals out of it and so delicious! Will definitely make again when I am hungry for some steak!
1.Is extra virgin olive oil okay to use compared to just regular olive oil ?? Or will the extra virgin oil burn faster ??
2.I know you said any steak cut will do I was just wondering will sirloin tips instead of top work just as great since tips are a lot more leaner to cook??
Extra virgin olive oil is fine, it’s what I always use. Sirloin tips should also be fine, just be careful not to overcook!
Can you share the mashed potato recipe
I just made this last night with sirloin steak tips for my son. I tasted.one before I gave it to him. We both agreed I’ll definitely make this again! I was only making one serving so I used one good size clove of garlic.
I love this dish. It’s super easy to make and so flavorful. Family loves it.
The recipe was simple but awesome! The family ate it up and even used the sauce at the bottom of the pan for the baked potatoes I made as a side. Will definitely make again.
This was a big hit with my family.
I will try that!
Amazing…..my family loved it!
Is there any way this can be made in a crockpot?
This recipe will not work in a crockpot!
Came out amazing! Love it!
This was easy, quick and delicious! Save some of that fresh parsley to eat afterwards to rid of garlic breath! Ha! Hey it works! Thanks for a keeper recipe!