Tender steak cut into small bite-size pieces coated in a fragrant garlic butter sauce. This delicious flavorful meal is ready in under 15 minutes and will become your new favorite way to cook a steak!
Steak is the ultimate meat lovers meal, but it can be hard to cook the perfect steak. Getting the right temperature and texture can be tricky which is why most home cooks avoid making steak all together. Luckily with this recipe, you won’t have to worry about any of that. Cooking steak in bite-size pieces ensure every bite is cooked perfectly tender and is seared and caramelized on the outside.
HOW TO MAKE STEAK BITES
- Choosing the right cut of meat: Picking the right cut of meat makes all the difference. Choice a steak that is between 1 and 1 1/2 inch thick with lots of marbling. Sirlion, rib-eye, strip steak or tenderloin should work best for this recipe.
- Heat the pan well: The trick to making the perfect steak bites is too heat your pan on high for at least a minute. Another tip is not overcrowding the pan which means cooking the steak in batches. This ensures that every bite will have enough space to sear in the pan while sealing in the juices.
- Deglaze pan with butter: The steak is first seared in a light layer of oil then finished off with a garlic butter sauce that is made from deglazing the pan. The result is a perfect balance of flavors and textures and tender steak bites.
- To serve: Serve on warm mashed potatoes, with steamed or grilled veggies, rice or a salad. Any leftovers make great for meal prepping because they are bites no need to cut the steak!
Garlic Steak Bites
Tender and juicy steak bites cooked in a fragrant garlic butter sauce.Servings 4
- 2 lbs sirloin steak cut into small 1'' cubes
- 1 tablespoon oil of choice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3-4 garlic cloves minced or crushed
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large heavy-duty skillet or cast iron pan for at least 1 minute. Generously season the steak with salt and pepper. Place the steak in the pan in a single layer without overcrowding the pan (work in batches if needed). Cook for 2 minutes per side or until seared and dark brown.
Remove the steak from the pan and add the butter and garlic to the pan. Stir for 30 seconds or until the garlic is light brown. Turn off heat and return the steak to the pan. Stir until the steak is fully coated with the butter garlic mixture.
Serve with warm mashed sweet potatoes, grilled or steamed veggies, rice, or a salad.
Sirloin is the best option but if you don't have sirloin, you can use rib eye, strip steak or tenderloin.