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Garlic Butter Steak Bites Recipe – How to Make it in 11 Simple Steps

A close look at a plate of garlic butter steak bites with sides of vegetables.

Quick, simple, A totally delicious, some of the best kinds of food are made from basic ingredients and easy recipes. While some people may believe that you have to be a skilled cook to make a tasty meal, that is actually a misconception. You can serve a classic, tasty meal like our recipe for Garlic Butter Steak Bites with very little culinary experience and only a handful of ingredients.

“I just can’t cook.”

“I think I could burn water.”

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“I’d probably poison you if I tried to cook.”

Have you ever heard someone say something like this? Maybe you have said something along these lines. 

Often an attempt to laugh off a lack of confidence and skill in the kitchen, comments like these reveal the belief that cooking is just really hard. It is not uncommon for certain people to truly believe that they just cannot cook. For these people, cooking seems to be a complicated process that only the skilled or truly talented can perform. 

Garlic Butter Steak Bites Recipe

April Freeman
This recipe for Garlic Butter Steak Bites is one of those kinds of recipes. This recipe includes just a handful of ingredients and only a few very simple cooking techniques.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • Large skillet
  • Tongs
  • Spatula
  • Medium-Sized Bowl
  • Kitchen Scissors


  • 2 pounds Sirloin Steak cut into small bites, trimmed of bones, fat, and connective tissue
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley


  • Heat the cooking oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Sprinkle all sides of the steak bites with salt and pepper. 
  • Put the steak in the hot oil in a single layer, spaced out with about a half inch between the pieces. You probably will need to cook up the meat in two separate batches. 
    The pieces of steak are cooked in a skillet.
  • Cook the meat for about 4 or 5 minutes, or until it is a dark brown color on the bottom. Then, using a pair of tongs or a spatula, flip the bits of meat to cook the other side of the meat bites. 
  • When the meat is browned on both sides, remove the meat to a bowl or plate. Repeat with the second portion of the meat, cooking the steak bites as directed previously. 
  • Place the other half of the meat into the bowl with the first part.
  • Melt the butter in the hot skillet. Take the pan off of the heat and allow the butter to gently melt with the residual heat. Turn the heat down to medium low. 
    The butter is melted in the skillet.
  • When the butter is melted into a liquid, put the pan back on the stove heat and spoon the garlic into the melted butter. Cook the butter and garlic together for about 60 seconds, or until the garlic is a light golden brown color and is very fragrant.
    The garlic is then cooked in the butter.
  • Return the steak bites to the pan and stir the meat into the butter and garlic sauce to coat each piece of meat in the sauce. 
  • Using kitchen scissors, snip the parsley into the skillet on top of the meat, making a lovely bright green garnish. 
  • Serve the steak bites over rice or pasta, spooning a bit of the garlic butter sauce over the pasta or rice. Add a green veggie or a tossed salad along with a home baked roll and serve a balanced meal that they whole family will love.
    A plate of garlic butter steak bites with a serving of rice and steamed vegetables.


Yes, it is true that some recipes are complicated, certain vegetables and meats are finicky, and some baking recipes require considerable skill and practice to master. However, it is not true that all cooking works that way. In fact, many recipes are quick and simple, and only include a few basic ingredients to create a dish that you could serve pretty much anyone.
Sirloin steak is the primary ingredient in this recipe. Sirloin steak is one of the more affordable cuts of steak that you can find in the grocery store. To keep this meat from getting tough in the frying pan, just don’t overcook it. Use medium-high heat and simply sear the outside of the meat.
Steak can be a bit pink in the center and still be safe to eat. Another tip to keep the meat from getting tough is to heat the oil before you add the meat. The oil is hot enough when it sizzles when you flick a drop of water into the pan. This will also help you avoid the meat sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Butter and garlic create a delicious sauce in the pan. Let the pan cool a bit by removing it from the heat when you add the butter. Just let the butter melt into a puddle in the skillet and then add the garlic. When you’re cooking with garlic, use medium to medium-low heat to keep it from scorching. Just cook the garlic until it is a light golden brown color. 
We used fresh parsley to add a cheerful green color to the dish. You can certainly omit this part of the recipe, but it does add a gorgeous accent and a fresh look to the dish. We like using fresh parsley because the color is so bold. You can buy a pot of parsley and use kitchen shears to snip pieces of this plant to use as you cook. Italian parsley or curly parsley are both good choices for this recipe. 
Serve this dish with a starchy side to absorb the garlic butter sauce. You can use rice, pasta, or even potatoes to accent the herbal flavors of the meat. 
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