Juicy Fried Garlic Butter Steak Bites, amazingly tender that they simply melt in your mouth. Ready in just about 10 minutes or so, these steak bites make a fantastic quick and easy lunch or dinner. Serve them with a nice side dish, and you have a complete meal for the whole family.
I've never been a steak fan, simply because I never managed to get a good-quality steak to be perfectly tender, and cooked through the way I liked it. I'm not into rare or medium-rare steaks anyway, if I have any, it has to be well done. I'm weird, I know!
Cutting the steak into bite-size pieces not only reduces the cooking time, but it also cooks it just the way I like it: juicy, tender, a real treat for the taste buds. Add garlic, and you get the most delicious steak bites. Don't believe me, just try!
We may all be at home these days, with plenty of time to cook, but quick and easy recipes are not only yummy, but also so easy. Why add more stress to an already too stressful situation? If I can make life easier, I'm all for it!
You can add some chilly flakes for a bit of a spicy kick - l haven't as my little girls wanted to try some too- but feel free to add any spices or seasoning you like. Although less is usually more, and just simple seasoning can go a long way.
How to make garlic butter steak bites
If you want perfectly tender steak or steak bites, remember to take the steak out of the fridge at least half an hour before you cook it. It cooks evenly if it's at room temperature, ensuring that the heat is distributed perfectly.
- cut the steak into bite-size pieces, season with salt and pepper and set aside
- heat up the oil in a large frying pan, and fry the beef in batches for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through (or medium rare if you like them like that)
Never overcrowd the pan, we want each bite to be browned nicely. Depending on the size of your frying pan, you should be able to fry the bites in two batches.
- when the steak bites are done, remove from the pan and set aside
- melt the butter, add the minced garlic (or garlic paste) and fry gently for 20 seconds or so for the garlic to release its flavour
- add the steak bites back to the pan, give a good stir, and garnish with fresh parsley
What to serve with steak bites
Depending on your lifestyle or food preference, you can either go for:
- a low carb side dish: zoodles (zucchini noodles) are usually a great option, a good old salad like Cucumber Tomato Avocado Feta Salad, which is filling and delicious, sauteed green beans, or ratatouille tian. My Cheesy Ham Broccoli Casserole is absolutely delicious.
- carbs: roast potatoes are always a great choice, mashed potatoes, some potato wedges or some smashed potatoes. Other filling salads that go well are: Chickpea Tabbouleh or Mediterranean Chickpea Salad.
So much to choose from, so do give this dish a good, the steak bites are delish!
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Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- 2 steaks ( or about a pound of beef chunks)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small cube butter (about 1 tablespoon)
- 4 cloves of garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Make sure the steaks are at room temperature before dicing them into bite-size pieces (cut the steaks against the grain).
- Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
- Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan, add half of the steak bites, and fry on both sides for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through (or as done as you like).
- Repeat with the second batch of steak.
- When all the bites are done, remove from the pan and set aside.
- Melt the butter into the pan, add the garlic minced (or paste), and fry it gently for 10-20 seconds until fragrant.
- Add the bites back to the pan, give a good stir, and garnish with chopped parsley.
- If you want perfectly tender steak or steak bites, remember to take the steak out of the fridge at least half an hour before you cook it. It cooks evenly if it's at room temperature, ensuring that the heat is distributed perfectly.
- Never overcrowd the pan, we want each bite to be browned nicely. Depending on the size of your frying pan, you should be able to fry the bites in two batches.