Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Simple Steak Bites will be ready in just minutes so they’re perfect as an appetizer or a main course with sides. Perfectly seasoned with just salt, pepper, garlic, and butter, they disappear fast!

Serve garlic butter steak bites as an appetizer with dipping sauce like A1, Jack Daniel’s Sauce, or Yum Yum Sauce. Or, you can use them as a main dish and serve them with mashed potatoes, crispy red potatoes, or your favorite vegetable side.

plate of steak bites topped with parsley

If you’re a meat-lover, there is nothing easier than whipping up a batch of steak bites. The only problem is, they are eaten just as quickly as they are made. Luckily, they’re so easy to make.

Ingredients for Steak Bites

You only need a few ingredients to make steak bites and you can easily switch up the flavors.

  • Steak – I like to use sirloin because it’s full of flavor and not a lot of fat. You can also use strip steak, tenderloin, or ribeye. Use your favorite cut.
  • Olive Oil – A nice extra virgin olive oil to cook the steak bites.
  • Butter – You’ll make a garlic butter sauce to coat the meat at the end. I use unsalted butter but salted works as well.
  • Garlic – Two cloves of garlic, minced. You can also use minced garlic that comes packed in oil.
  • Salt & Pepper – The sirloin is flavorful and doesn’t need much so just salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Parsley – Minced parsley adds great color and adds an earthy, peppery taste to the steak.

steak bites in a skillet being scooped with a spoon

How to Make Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Cube the steak. Approximately 1″ pieces are a good size for steak bites.

Heat the pan. You want a really hot pan to cook the steak. Olive oil cooks at a high temp so it won’t burn like butter can.

Season the steak. I simply use salt & pepper, but you can spice it up with red pepper flakes or cajun seasoning. Or just add an all purpose seasoning.

Brown the meat. Add the meat to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes in the olive oil. 145 degrees is medium.

Make the garlic butter. Remove the meat from the pan then turn the heat down to medium and add the butter. Once melted, stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant.

Serve. Put the steak into the pan with the garlic butter, toss and cook for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with minced parsley and serve!

collage of making steak bites in a skillet

Serving Suggestions

Steak bites can be served as an appetizer with dipping sauces and toothpicks, or as a main course with side dishes.

Make Ahead and Storage Tips

Make Ahead: Since steak bites only take approximately 15 minutes from start to finish, there really isn’t anything to prep ahead of time.

Leftovers: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. I don’t recommend freezing cooked steak.

Reheating: Reheating steak can be tricky because you don’t want it to dry out, especially when they’re in bite-form. You can add them to a microwave-safe plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Or, you can add some olive oil to a skillet and heat them through on the stovetop for 3-4 minutes.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Let your steak rest after cooking to really seal in the moisture and flavor.
  • You can easily double (or triple) this recipe to feed a crowd or larger family. If your pan isn’t large enough, cook the bites in batches and don’t overcrowd them.
  • If you choose a fattier cut of meat, trim off any excess fat before you cook.
  • Bring the heat! Add a half teaspoon of red pepper flakes to spice things up.

small pieces of steak in a skillet with a spoon

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Steak Bites

Simple steak bites will be ready in just minutes so they're perfect as an appetizer or a main course with sides. Perfectly seasoned with just salt, pepper, garlic, and butter, they disappear in minutes! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 213kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound sirloin strip steak cut into approx. 1" cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter salted is fine, too
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • minced parsley to taste

Instructions
 

  • Slice the steak into approximately 1" cubes.
  • Heat a large pan over high heat and add in the olive oil. Once hot, add in the cubed steak and season with salt & pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until browned.
  • Once cooked through, remove the meat from the pan and add in the butter. Stir until melted. Then stir in the minced garlic until fragrant.
  • Return the steak to the pan and toss to coat in the garlic butter for 1-2 minutes or until your desired level of doneness.
  • Sprinkle with minced parsley and serve!

Notes

Strip steak, ribeye, or tenderloin may also be used. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 25gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 647mgPotassium: 401mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg
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Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams is the creator of Persnickety Plates where she shares simple, family friendly recipes with everyday ingredients. She especially loves to bake and rarely meets a cookie she doesn’t like. This wife and mom of two girls aims to share recipes that are quick and easy because even though life is busy, there’s always time for good food.

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