Preparing the perfect steak can be very intimidating to beginner cooks. Getting that sear nice and crisp, knowing when to flip, reaching the desired level of doneness. It can be a daunting task. But, these buttery, garlic Steak Bites have come to your rescue!
Feel free to use your favorite cut of steak. I use Sirloin. It’s inexpensive and works perfectly in this recipe. Just make sure the steak has a nice marbling of fat. This will result in tender and flavorful steak bites.
Try not to cut them too large. I make them about 1/2 inch. Cut against the grain as well. As far as cooking time, 1 minute per side will render a medium well steak. I find this temp works best for steak bites. If you prefer a well done steak, go for 2 minutes per side. Just know that the bites will not be as tender an juicy.
In order for the steak to sear properly, don’t move them around much and do not crowd the pan. Depending on the amount of steak bites and the size of your skillet, you may have to cook the bites in batches to avoid overcrowding.
Steak Bites have become my favorite quick protein. Done in under 10 mins, these little guys will surely satisfy your midweek steak craving without the hassle. Throw in a veggie and a starch. Dinner is served.
- 1 lb sirloin steak ribeye or NY strip is fine too
- 1 1/2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
- 1 TBS soy sauce
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp crushed or pureed garlic
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 2 TBS butter
Cut steak into 1/2 inch, bite sized pieces
Place the steak into a bowl and add in the W sauce, soy sauce, onion and garlic powders, salt, and pepper.
Toss well to coat evenly.
Heat oil in a cast iron skillet on a high heat setting until it starts to smoke; about 1 min
Add the steak bites into the skillet; cook in batches to avoid overcrowding.
Cook the steak for 1-2 mins per side* Do not move the bites around while searing.
Add in 1 TBS of the butter.
When the butter melts, stir/toss the steak bites around the pan to coat.
Remove the steak and set it aside
Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and use it to deglaze the pan as it melts
Add in the crushed garlic and the little bit of liquid leftover in the bowl used to season the steak
Saute for 15-20 seconds
Pour the melted butter glaze over the steak bites; toss to coat
Cooking the steak for 1 minute per side will result in medium well bites. For well done, cook 2 minutes per side