These Garlic Butter Steak Bites are full of flavor and incredibly savory. With a delicious cast-iron crust and cooked to perfection, these steak tips are going to be a hit at your dinner table.
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Garlic Butter Steak Bites Recipe Details
Is there anything better than the aroma of cooking steak? I love the juicy, buttery flavor of these steak bites with their smoky crust, too. This easy recipe makes it so easy to enjoy a steak dinner.
- TASTE: These steak bites have tons of smoky, herbaceous flavor thanks to the garlic, herbs, and butter. They are full of savory goodness.
- TEXTURE: These Garlic Butter Steak Bites have a juicy center, but the outsides have an amazing crust from the cast iron it’s cooked in.
- TIME: This is so easy to make and uses simple ingredients that you probably have on hand.
- EASE: This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make so you don’t need a lot of prep time.
What You’ll Need
- Ribeye steak
- Unsalted butter
- Salt and Black pepper
- Avocado oil
- Herbs- Fresh Rosemary and Thyme
- Garlic cloves– pressed
Pro Tip: Make sure to use tender cuts of steak like ribeye, tenderloin, or T-bone. Chuck will NOT work for this recipe. It will end up too dry and tough.
How to Make Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- Cut the ribeye. Cut the ribeye steak into 1-inch chunks. Season them evenly with salt and pepper.
- Cook the steak bites. Place a cast iron pan over high heat. When it starts to smoke, add the avocado oil. Then place the steak bites inside, making sure to not overcrowd them (you may have to cook them in batches). Stir the steak for 2-3 minutes as it cooks.
- Add the garlic, butter, and herbs. Once the steak tips are almost done, add them all back in along with the crushed garlic cloves, butter, and fresh rosemary, and thyme.
- Baste the steak. Using a spoon, baste the steak tips with the herbs and garlic butter for about 1 minute. When done, serve your garlic steak bites warm.
- Cut the ribeye into similar-sized cubes- This enables the steak to cook at the same speed, evenly and thoroughly.
- Cook the steak bites in a hot pan- Wait until the pan has started to smoke before adding the oil, then the steak. This will help develop their yummy outer crust.
- Don’t overcrowd the cast iron pan- If the steak bites are cooked too close together, they will not develop a crust, so cook them in batches if you need to.
Add-ins and Substitutions
- Substitute different seasonings- If you want to use different herbs or spices, you can use any of your favorites. Try Cajun seasoning, dry rub, or red pepper flakes.
- Use different cuts of beef- I think ribeye works best in this recipe, but you could use others if you prefer, such as sirloin, New York strip, T-bone, or tenderloin.
- Add vegetables- Cooked Yukon potatoes, red peppers, or other vegetables can be added during the final basting to make it a full meal.
For this recipe, it’s best to use ribeye, New York strip, or sirloin cuts. Don’t use chuck because it’s better suited to beef stew and braised beef recipes. Using good-quality meat is very important for these garlic butter steak bites.
Avocado oil has the highest melting point at 520 degrees, which makes cooking these steak bites over high heat easier as it won’t smoke up your kitchen.
This Garlic Butter Steak Bites recipe goes well with everything, so serve it with your favorite veggies, potatoes, and pasta. Here are a few delicious ideas to try:
- Vegetables: Air Fryer Broccoli and Air Fryer Asparagus are great veggies to serve with these Garlic Butter Steak Bites.
- Salad: Serve a fresh salad before this dish, such as Spinach Salad Recipe or Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad.
- Potatoes: Other tasty sides to serve would be Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Potato Wedges, Scalloped Potatoes, and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
- Pasta- Try these steak bites alongside Cheesy Garlic Orzo, Easy Pasta Primavera, or Creamy Tortellini Alfredo.
Make These Garlic Butter Steak Bites in Advance
Make ahead: Store these fully cooked steak bites in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Then reheat them on the stove in a cast iron pan until warmed through.
Storing: Store these Garlic Butter Steak Bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freeze: To freeze this dish, place the steak bites in a freezer-safe container once cooled and freeze for up to 6 months. Allow them to defrost overnight before heating in a cast iron pan.
More Tasty Steak Dishes!
- Ribeye Steak Recipe
- Pepper Steak Recipe
- Delicious Flank Steak Taco Recipe
- Cast Iron Ribeye Steak
- Juicy Air Fryer Steak (with perfect crust)
Full Recipe Instructions
Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- Cut the ribeye steak into 1-inch chunks.
- Now season them with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
- Now add 3 tablespoons unsalted butter along with 1/2 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary, 1/2 tbsp thyme, and, 4 crushed garlic cloves.
- Using a spoon, baste the steak tips with the herb and garlic butter for about 1 minute. Once the steak bites are done, serve warm.
- What cut of meat is best?
- Why use avocado oil?
- Add-ins and substitutes
- How to make this ahead of time