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Steak Bites

These juicy Steak Bites are easy to make with the most amazing garlic butter sauce. Serve these as a main course with potatoes and vegetables, or as a fancy appetizer!

A skillet of Steak Bites in a Garlic Butter Sauce.

Steak Bites

These juicy, seasoned Steak Bites are perfect as a main course with mashed potatoes and roasted green beans, or as an upscale finger food for parties! They’re served in a savory butter garlic sauce with the most incredible flavor profile. This dish is truly better than what you’d find in most restaurants. 

Be sure to check out my pro tips below, including the best cuts of meat to use, optional add-ons, and more!

How to Make It

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Season and sear the steak in batches, set aside.

A plate of uncooked steak next to a plate of seared steak.

Deglaze the skillet with wine and reduce by half. Add butter, sliced garlic, and thyme. Simmer for 3 more minutes.

A skillet being deglazed with wine next to a skillet of a garlic butter sauce.

Add the steak back and spoon the sauce on top. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the steak is cooked to your liking. Garnish with parsley and serve!

Adding seared steak to a skillet of garlic butter sauce.

Pro Tips

  • Best Cuts of Steak:Best cuts of steak of this recipe include Filet Mignon, Top Sirloin, Ribeye, Strip Steak, and Tenderloin Tips.
    Wine: Best dry varieties of white wine for this recipe include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Grigio or even Sherry may be used as well. Chicken broth can be used if you don’t cook with wine.
  • When Searing the Meat:Leave room around each piece of meat so that the edges can get a crisp sear. Overcrowding the skillet will cause the meat to steam instead of sear.
  • Mushrooms make a great addition to this recipe. They can be added 3 minutes into reducing the wine.
  • Serve these with a variety of my potato side dish recipes, roasted vegetables, buttermilk or cheddar bay biscuits, or another side dish of your choice!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat leftovers in a skillet with a little oil over medium heat, until just heated through.
  • You can also reheat them in a small, lightly greased baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° F for 10 minutes, or until heated through.

Steak Bites in a garlic butter sauce on a plate with mashed potatoes and green beans.

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Steak Bites in a skillet with chopped parsley on top.

Steak Bites

5 from 4 ratings
These juicy Steak Bites are easy to make and are served with the most amazing garlic butter sauce! Serve these as a main course with potatoes and vegetables, or as a fancy appetizer for guests!

Ingredients

Steak & Seasonings

  • 2 lbs. top sirloin steak, see notes for other cut options
  • salt, to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon EACH: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: pepper, chili powder, mustard powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed

Garlic Butter Sauce

  • ¾ cup dry white wine, see notes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Combine the seasonings for the steak and set aside. Measure out remaining ingredients before beginning. Pro Tip: Cover the steak with plastic wrap and gently tenderize each side of the steak with a meat mallet for more tender results.
  • Cut the steak into 1-inch cubes and pat the surface dry. Sprinkle with salt, I use up to 1 ½ teaspoons, but season to taste. Sprinkle with the seasoning mixture and rub it over the surface of each side. *It seems like a lot of seasoning, but it really transfers a lot of flavor into the meat and into the sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the meat in batches for 1 minute on each side, about 4 minutes per batch. The steak should be medium-rare. Remove and set aside. Repeat until all the meat is seared.
  • Turn the heat off and add the wine. Set the heat to medium. Use a silicone spatula to “clean” the bottom and sides of the skillet, this will incorporate the brown fond into the sauce, making it more flavorful. Bring to a gentle boil and reduce by half, about 6 minutes.
  • Add the butter, sliced garlic, and thyme. Simmer gently for 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the steak back along with any juices from the plate and spoon the sauce on top. Allow it to heat through for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the steak is cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Serve as an appetizer with toothpicks, or as a main course with mashed potatoes and roasted green beans.

Notes

Pro Tips:
  • Best Cuts of Steak: Best cuts of steak of this recipe include Filet Mignon, Top Sirloin, Ribeye, Strip Steak, and Tenderloin Tips.
    Wine: Best dry varieties of white wine for this recipe include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Grigio or even Sherry may be used as well. Chicken broth can be used if you don’t cook with wine.
  • When Searing the Meat: Leave room around each piece of meat so that the edges can get a crisp sear. Overcrowding the skillet will cause the meat to steam instead of sear.
  • Mushrooms make a great addition to this recipe. They can be added 3 minutes into reducing the wine.
  • Serve these with a variety of my potato side dish recipes, roasted vegetables, buttermilk or cheddar bay biscuits, or another side dish of your choice!

Storage:
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat leftovers in a skillet with a little oil over medium heat, until just heated through.
  • You can also reheat them in a small, lightly greased baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° F for 10 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutritional information is an estimate and is per serving. There are 8 servings in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 432mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.2g, Vitamin A: 199IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 2mg
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8 comments on “Steak Bites”

  1. I made this tonight, it was delicious even my husband liked it. I will definitely make it again.  It’s a keeper!!!

  2. I made this  tonight and it was delicious. I loved the flavor.  My husband really liked it.  ( sometimes he is picky).  This is a keeper!!!❤️

  3. I made these steak bites last night and they were the tastiest steak we’ve ever had! So full of flavor and the crusty sear on all sides was phenomenal. Thanks for another great recipe! 

    • I am sooo happy to hear that Rachel!!! I am obsessed with these Steak Bites and I couldn’t wait for other people to try them, thank you SO much for the review-you made my day!! 🙂

  4. I just started the Carnivore diet and I was so happy to see this recipe pop up! I made it today and I will use it to snack on (or for a full meal)! It was delicious and easy! I’m going to make it all the time-I just know it! Thank you!

    • Perfect timing Michael, I’m so happy you found this recipe! I’ve been snacking on it for the last couple of days. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review!🩷

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