Garlic Butter Steak Bites

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Tender, juicy pieces of sirloin cooked in a rich garlic sauce, these Garlic Butter Steak Bites are quick and easy to make. Ready in as little as 15 minutes, they make a great weeknight dinner. Just add your favorite side and enjoy!

Garlic butter steak bites on a plate with roasted asparagus

Quick & Easy Garlic Steak Bites

Everyone loves a good steak dinner, but when you’re short on time and still want big flavor, try these Garlic Butter Steak Bites! We loved them with steamed asparagus for a delicious low carb meal but truthfully, they go with pretty much anything.

Since the steak is cut into tiny 1-inch pieces, it cooks in literal minutes. It’s almost like you blink and dinner is done. While we’ve certainly enjoyed these garlic butter steak bites as a weeknight meal, this is one of those recipes I like to keep up my sleeve for entertaining too. Guests will never know just how easy they were to make!

If you love steak bites as much as we do, you will also want to try these other delicious flavors including Mexican Steak Bites and Crockpot Steak Bites with Mushrooms.

Garlic butter steak bite ingredients

What You’ll Need

You won’t need much besides steak, butter, and garlic to make this recipe. See the recipe card below for measurements.

  • Steak – See below.
  • Olive oil
  • Seasonings – Salt, onion powder, and black pepper season the steak.
  • Brown sugar – Just a pinch of brown sugar helps to balance and enhance the other flavors.
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic is key for achieving the best flavor.
  • Beef broth – Helps create tender, juicy steak.
  • Butter – Cut into small pieces so it melts easily.
  • Fresh parsley – Adds even more flavor and a little brightness to the dish.

What’s The Best Steak To Use?

For these skillet steak bites, I recommend using sirloin, ribeye, or porterhouse. The key is to avoid any cuts that need to be cooked slowly and look for cuts with some marbling but not too much fat. Sirloin tends to be one of the most affordable options and results in tender, juicy steak bites. New York strip steak is another good option.

How To Make Garlic Butter Steak Bites

These garlic steak bites come together quickly and easily, in as little as 15 minutes!

  • Season the steak. Trim any excess fat from the steaks and cut into 1-inch Cubes. Toss with a tablespoon of olive oil along with the seasonings and brown sugar. Mix to coat.
  • Fry the steak. Pan fry the steak in the remaining olive oil until browned on all sides.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Add the garlic, broth, butter, and parsley. Cook for 3 minutes on low. Serve and enjoy.
Garlic butter steak bites in a pan

Tips for Tender & Juicy Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Here are a few tips for making this easy steak recipe.

  • Cut all pieces to be the same size. To ensure that all pieces cook evenly, be sure to cut them all into equal-sized pieces. I try to stick with around 1-inch.
  • Don’t overcook the steak. These little steak bites cook quite quickly, in as little as 4 minutes. If you want to be sure of the doneness, use a meat thermometer. The general rule is 140F for medium, 150F for medium well, and over 160F for well. I recommend medium/medium well for these juicy steak bites.
  • Adjust the seasonings. Have a favorite steak seasoning you want to use? Go for it. Feel free to adjust the seasonings as desired – the key part is just the butter and garlic!
Easy steak bites on a plate with asparagus

Serving Suggestions

One great thing about garlic steak bites is that they go with practically anything. Here are some of our favorites:

Also, be sure to make a delicious dessert to finish your meal, like New York Chocolate Cake!

Garlic butter steak bites in a pan with parsley

Proper Storage

I highly doubt you’ll have leftovers but if you do, here’s how to store and reheat them:

  • Fridge. Store any leftover garlic butter steak bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat. Reheat quickly on the stovetop if possible. The microwave will also work in a pinch.

More Easy Steak Recipes

Garlic Butter Steak Bites with asparagus on the side.
5 from 117 votes

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Tender, juicy pieces of sirloin cooked in a rich garlic sauce, these Garlic Butter Steak Bites are quick and easy to make. Ready in as little as 15 minutes, they make a great weeknight dinner. Just add your favorite side and enjoy!
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes


  • 2 pounds sirloin steak, ribeye, or porterhouse
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 4 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped


  • Use a sharp knife to trim excess fat from the steaks, then cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • Place the steak cubes in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil along with the salt, onion powder, black pepper, and brown sugar. Mix well to coat all of the meat in the seasonings.
  • Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cubes of steak to the pan and pan fry until browned on all sides.
  • Add the garlic, beef broth, butter, and parsley to the meat. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 3 minutes. Serve hot.

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Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 859mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 521IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 6mg


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36 comments on “Garlic Butter Steak Bites”

  1. This is one of my go to high protein meals. I pair it with a salad and a vegetable and it’s a great meal. It’s simples and delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    Tried this last week and my husband loved it So much so that I am making it again tonight ! Very good I did however use a little less oil and a little more brown sugar and garlic ! So good !

  3. 5 stars
    Just finished my meal. Really easy and very tasty. Used more broth and small amount of cornstarch to make a gravy. Give it a try!

  4. 5 stars
    Made these steak bites and they were delicious. I would add a bit of flour or corn starch to thicken that gorgeous butter and garlic sauce. It’s too thin and I think more people would lap that up if it was thicker! It was tasty!!