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Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Hey there! Are you ready to take your taste buds on a savory adventure? Get ready to whip up some mouthwatering steak bites with garlic butter! This recipe is perfect for those who crave big flavors and tender, juicy steak. So, grab your apron and let’s get cooking!

Garlic Butter Steak Bites are the perfect blend of simplicity and flavor. They are easy to make, requiring just a few ingredients and a single skillet. This dish is versatile, serving as an appetizing starter, a party snack, or a satisfying main course. The combination of garlic and butter creates a sauce that is both rich and aromatic, enhancing the natural flavors of the steak.

Tips for Perfecting Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Choose the Right Cut of Steak: Sirloin is ideal for its balance of tenderness and flavor, but you can also opt for ribeye or New York strip for a richer taste. Look for well-marbled pieces as they tend to be juicier and more flavorful.

Room Temperature Meat: Allow the steak to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking. This helps in cooking the steak evenly and achieving a better sear.

Season Generously: Don’t be shy with the salt and pepper. A generous seasoning is key to developing a flavorful crust on the steak.

Preheat the Pan: Ensure your skillet is hot before adding the steak. A hot pan is crucial for a good sear that locks in the juices.

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Avoid Overcrowding: Cook the steak in batches if necessary. Overcrowding the pan can cause the steak to steam rather than sear, affecting the texture and flavor.

Don’t Overcook: Steak bites cook quickly. Keep an eye on them and remove them from the heat as soon as they’re done to your liking. Overcooking can make them tough.

Let the Garlic Cook Just Right: Cook the garlic until it’s fragrant but not burnt. Burnt garlic can impart a bitter taste to the sauce.

Rest the Steak: After cooking, let the steak bites rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute, making each bite succulent.

Fresh Ingredients for the Sauce: Use fresh garlic and parsley for the best flavor. The freshness adds a vibrant taste to the butter sauce.

Experiment with Flavors: Feel free to add your own twist with different herbs, spices, or a splash of wine in the sauce for added depth.

Ingredients Needed for This recipe

Sirloin Steak: 1.5 pounds (or use ribeye, strip steak, or another tender well-marbled cut)
Salt & Pepper: To taste
Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon
Butter: 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick), divided
Garlic: 4-5 cloves, minced
Fresh Parsley: 1 tablespoon, chopped

Instructions for Making Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Preparation: Take the steak out of the fridge and let it warm up for 30 minutes prior to starting the recipe if possible.

Season and Cut Steak: Cut the steak into 1″ cubes and season generously with salt & pepper.

Cooking the Steak: Add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Let the pan heat up for a few minutes.

Add the meat in a single layer (don’t crowd it, do two batches if needed). Cook for about 2 minutes then flip and cook for another 2 minutes for the steak to be cooked to medium temperature.

Repeat with the second batch. Don’t move the steak around the pan; just let it cook undisturbed to get a good sear. Once each batch is done, transfer it to a plate.

Making the Garlic Butter Sauce: Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the remaining butter and garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring almost constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until the garlic is cooked (but don’t let it burn/get too dark).

Take the pan off the heat and add the steak (and juices from the plate) back and toss with the butter sauce.

Serve: Serve immediately with parsley sprinkled over top.

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