Garlic Butter Steak Bites and Potatoes are super easy to make and ready in only 20 minutes! Everything gets put together in one skillet, so cleanup is a breeze. This hearty recipe with beef cubes and potatoes is rich and filling and perfect to feed your hungry family any night of the week!
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
What's not to love? This recipe with beef cubes and potatoes is absolutely bursting with flavor, and can be on the table in only 20 minutes!
We don't eat steak very often, just because it tends to be a little on the expensive end. But sometimes you need to give yourself and your family a little treat! If you're craving steak and want to prepare it in a way that's deliciously buttery, this steak bites recipe is a fantastic option.
With only a few main ingredients and a delicious blend of herbs and spices, this showstopping steak bites recipe is super simple to make but yields absolutely stunning results! Serve this as an easy recipe for any night of the week or with a couple of high-end side dishes for a fancier dish that's sure to impress!
🥘 Ingredients Needed
For a complete list of ingredients, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- olive oil
- butter - provides a delicious and rich flavor that's only enhanced by the delicious blend of seasonings.
- potatoes - I used Yukon gold, but you can vary this based on your personal preference.
- garlic - pairs perfectly with the steak and potatoes and gives the butter a flavor boost.
- herbs and spices - rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper all work together to make this dish warm and comforting.
- sirloin steak - you can substitute for another cut or kind of meat if desired!
Please note: This is an overview of the instructions. You'll find the complete instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Combine olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add your potatoes, garlic, rosemary, oregano, salt, and pepper.
- Allow to cook for about 4 minutes, give everything a stir, and then cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- Set the skillet to high and add the remaining butter.
- In a single layer, cook the steak bites for just a minute, then flip and cook for another minute or two under they're done to your taste.
- Remove from heat and toss the potatoes with the steak bites. Season with more salt and pepper if needed, and top with fresh parsley (optional).
Absolutely! It depends on the way you're preparing it, but typically, adding butter to steak provides another layer of flavorful richness and also leads to a more tender steak. Just be careful not to use too much; you want the butter to enhance the flavor of the steak, not cover it up.
Be sure not to overcook it. Keep in mind that even once you turn the heat off, the steak will continue to cook slightly. It's best to aim for a medium rare with an internal temperature of around 130-140 degrees F.
Because steak has a naturally delicious flavor, sometimes it can be as simple as some black pepper and kosher salt. This steak bites recipe relies on the potatoes to hold a lot of the seasoning, but the butter is also a classic way to add a deeper and more complex flavor to your steak.
One way to achieve this is to tenderize them before cooking. This is usually done by pounding them with a meat mallet or other tenderizing tool. The method of cooking the beef in this recipe also lends itself to tenderness, as either slow cooking on low heat or searing in liquid are two of the best ways to achieve tender beef cubes. And of course, the butter also helps!
Pay attention to the USDA grades when selecting your steak at the store. The 3 different levels of quality are prime, choice, and select. For this recipe, you will get the best results if you choose a steak from the prime or choice level cuts.
These garlic butter steak bites will last 3-4 days in your fridge (if you even have any leftovers!).
When it comes time to reheat them, for a fast option you can zap them in the microwave, but you may risk losing some of the tenderness of the steak bites if you do this.
Another option that takes a bit more time is to warm them up in the oven. A lower temperature is best here to avoid drying things out, so try 250 F for 20-25 minutes, or until everything's heated through.
You can also freeze your leftovers! This dish should last 2-3 good months in the freezer, but you might be able to push it a little further if needed. To reheat, it's best to let everything thaw out for a couple of hours in the fridge (or overnight if you can), and then follow one of the methods above.
💭 Helpful Tips
- If your potatoes aren't tender after 8 minutes but are browning, turn down the heat and add a couple tablespoons of water, then cover and cook until the water evaporates and the potatoes are tender.
- Heat the pan super high to get a nice crust on the outside, but be careful not to overcook the steak!
- Be sure to remove the pan from the heat as soon as the steak is done as another measure to prevent over-cooking.
Garlic butter steak bites are a surprisingly easy but incredibly tasty choice for anything from a quick weeknight meal to a fancy family dinner!
- Can't find sirloin steak? You can also use beef tenderloin (or filet mignon), New York strip steak, or stir fry meat!
- You can also substitute red-skinned or fingerling potatoes for the Yukon gold. Russet potatoes may not hold their shape as well.
- For a little bit of heat, use some red pepper flakes in your blend of seasonings!
- Another way to add some flavor is to squirt a bit of fresh lemon juice over the steak before serving.
🥗 Suggested Side Dishes
Here are some great sides to serve with your garlic butter steak bites!
🥩 More Steak Recipes
If this steak bites recipe has you craving even more, here are a few more steak ideas for you!
Garlic Butter Steak Bites Recipe
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📋 Recipe Card
Garlic Butter Steak Bites with Potatoes
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Heat a large skillet (cast iron if you have it) over medium high. Add olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter and heat until butter is melted.1 tablespoon olive oil, 4 tablespoons butter
- Add the cut potatoes, garlic, rosemary, oregano, salt, and pepper.1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, 3 tablespoons minced garlic, 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Cook for about 4 minutes, stir, then cook another 3-4 minutes until fork-tender. Remove the potatoes from the skillet and set aside.
- Return the skillet to the stove, set to high, and add the remaining butter.
- Add the steak bites in a single layer and cook for 1 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until desired doneness.1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak
- Remove the skillet from the heat, then add the potatoes back in and toss to combine. Add additional salt and pepper if needed, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.
- Other choice of meat can be used as well such beef tenderloin (filet mignon), New York strip steak or stir fry meat.
- Substitute red-skinned and fingerling potatoes for Yukon gold. (Russet potatoes may not hold their shape well).
- If potatoes are not tender (after 8 minutes) but are starting to get too brown, turn down the heat to medium-low, add 2 tablespoons of warm water, cover and cook for about 3-4 minutes until water evaporates.
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