May 8, 2020

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Tender steak seasoned with garlic, butter, and fresh herbs will be your new favorite weeknight dinner! This simple recipe only takes twenty minutes to make and can easily be made Paleo compliant, Whole30 friendly, and dairy-free!

Perfectly Tender Garlic Butter Steak Bites

I am a huge fan of quick, easy, one skillet meals. I don’t mind spending a little extra time in the kitchen, but I absolutely love creating quick one skillet recipes that only take minutes to make from start to finish.

This recipe for garlic butter steak bites is another delicious recipe that you can add to your list of one-skillet favorites.

This recipe has it all – tender steak, lots of fresh garlic, and delicious flavorful butter (or ghee if you prefer!) It’s one of those hearty, satisfying, stick to your ribs meals that will take you no time to make and hits the spot every single time.

This delicious easy recipe is gluten free and can easily be made Whole30 compliant, Paleo friendly, and dairy free. Keep reading to learn how to make garlic butter steak bites and add them to your menu ASAP!

What Is The Best Cut Of Steak To Use?

The best cut of steak to use for this recipe is a tender cut with not much visible fat. My personal favorite cut of steak to use is top sirloin.

The meat is tender, easy to cut into bites, and is not marbled with a lot of fat which makes it a great choice for this recipe. New York strip steak, tenderloin, or rib eye would be a few other great options.

Steak: Cut the steak into bite size pieces, roughly one-inch cubes. Try to cut the steak into even sized pieces so that they cook evenly.

Butter or Ghee: If you are using butter for this recipe, I highly recommend using a pasture-raised butter like Kerrygold because it will have more flavor. If you need to keep this recipe dairy-free, use a pasture-raised ghee.

Fresh Garlic: This recipe is called garlic butter steak bites for no reason. Cloves of fresh garlic give the steak so much flavor.

Salt and Pepper: A simple and classic combination that adds so much flavor to steak.

Parsley: Fresh parsley works best but if you don’t have any feel free to leave it off or use dried.

Green Onion: For garnish and to add even more flavor.

Red Pepper Flakes: Adds a little spice! If you do not like spice feel free to leave this ingredient out.

How To Make Garlic Butter Steak Bites


Step One: Cut the steak into one-inch bite size pieces and then season with it with the salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Step Two: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and then add avocado oil to the hot skillet. Next, add the steak, in a single layer, to the pan.

Cook the steak bites for three or four minutes until brown, stirring occasionally. You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your skillet. Once the steak is brown, remove it from the pan.

Step Three: Remove any excess water from the skillet and then add the butter or ghee to the pan. Next add the minced garlic and saute for one minute.

Step Four: Next add your steak back to the pan and cook for one to two minutes. While the steak is cooking, stir to coat it in the garlic butter sauce.

After the steak is finished cooking, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped parsley. Garnish the steak with sliced green onion and serve immediately.

Can You Add In Extra Veggies?

Yes, if you would like! You can add in quick cooking veggies like onion, zucchini, or bell peppers.

Can I Make This Whole30 Compliant?

Yes! To make this recipe Whole30 compliant you would just need to use a Whole30 compliant ghee.

I Don’t Have Fresh Garlic – Can I Use Garlic Powder?

This recipe will not work well with garlic powder. If you do not have fresh garlic or just do not feel like peeling and mincing (I completely understand!) your best bet is to use You can use pre-minced garlic instead.

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Garlic Butter Steak Bites

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • ½ tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 pounds of steak, cut into small bite size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 6 cloves minced garlic 
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley 
  • green onion, for garnish

Method

  1. Season the steak bites with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and stir until well coated. 
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the avocado oil to the hot skillet and then add the steak in a single layer. Cook the steak bites for 3-4 minutes until brown, stirring occasionally. You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your skillet. Once the steak is brown, remove it from the pan. 
  3. Remove any excess water from the skillet and then add the butter or ghee to the pan. Next add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. 
  4. Add the steak back to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes stirring to coat it in the butter sauce. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped parsley. Garnish with green onion and serve immediately.

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    17 comments
  1. I’ve made this twice now and my family loves it. Have added zucchini, red bell pepper and onion for a complete and yummy meal in one pan. So easy and delicious! Thank you

  2. Made this recipe just as it’s written and it was delicious!! Definitely something great to make again and again. Also, cooking steak bites vs a whole steak was much less intimidating to me for some reason – so I much prefer this method over a full steak!

  3. This recipe was even quicker and easier and YUMMIER than I thought possible. The meat packed so much flavor for so little prep. I love that it can is done in one skillet. Thanks so much for crafting this, Ashlea!

  4. Hi there!
    I am trying to print out some of your recipes and there are a TON of pop up ads all over my printed recipe. I don’t know if it’s something you can do on your end, but it’s not happening on other blogger’s sites. Just FYI. I can deal with it if I need to, but it leaves off some of the ingredients and directions when I print it out.
    Thanks! Excited to try your garlic bites tonight!

  5. I’ve made this twice now and it’s just insanely good. Literally couldn’t be easier and the flavor from the red pepper flakes and garlic is MWAH! I added fresh chopped asparagus into mine and it’s an awesome combo. Have passed this on to a bunch of friends and can’t wait to make it again!

  6. Finally made this recipe after talking about it for weeks and it was AH-mazing! So flavorful and still tender. I added mushrooms to the pan after the steak was done. It was a delicious dinner 😋

  7. These were amazing! Doubling it for my large-ish family was easy and everyone cleaned their plate! This will definitely go into our rotation.

  8. I made this for my family the other night. SUPER.BIG.HIT!! So quick and I love the simplicity and the flavor. My kids have asked if we can have this every night! This is definitely in our rotation. Thank you for your amazing, healthy recipes. I can’t wait to try another of your recipes!

  9. As a new mom this recipe is amazing as it is quick and super delicious! It will definitely be apart of our rotation from now on! Highly recommend making this!

    • I’m so happy to hear it that you loved this and that it made your life a little easier, Sarah! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I know your time is precious, especially now!

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