Garlic Butter Steak Bites

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Tender, juicy steak pieces cooked in buttery garlic sauce and fresh parsley – these garlic butter steak bites are ready in 10 minutes, easy to make, and perfect for parties.

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Succulent, juicy and so simple to whip up, there’s no better appetizer or party table platter than these steak bites. Coated in delicious garlic butter and sprinkled with fresh parsley, they look just as good as they taste with a perfectly seared outside and tender pink inside. And the best part? They’re ready in just 10 minutes!


Ingredients for garlic butter steak bites
  • Steak: For perfect steak bites, opt for a cut of beef with visible fat marbling. I like top sirloin steak, tenderloin, ribeye, or New York strip steak.
  • Butter: Unsalted
  • Garlic cloves
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Parsley: You can alternate this for any fresh green herbs, but parsley works best.
  • Seasonings: Salt, black pepper

How to make garlic butter steak bites

Prepare The Steak: Cut your chosen steak into bite-sized cubes, about 1 inch in size. Season well with salt and black pepper.

raw seansoned Steak Bites on a wooden board

Cook The Steak Bites: Add the olive oil to a large cast iron skillet or large frying pan. Allow to heat to medium-high heat – a hot pan is the secret to perfect garlic butter steak bites. Once hot, add the bite-size pieces of steak and cook for 2 minutes on each side.

Add the butter and minced garlic to the pan and allow to cook for a further 2 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant. You don’t need to cook this separately – just add in the last two minutes so the garlic doesn’t burn.

Make sure the steak is completely coated in the garlic butter sauce, then remove from the pan, garnish with parsley, and serve.

Steps for making garlic butter steak bites

Recipe tips

  • A hot pan is the best way to get juicy, delicious steak bites! Make sure the surface is at a medium-high temperature before adding the steak for a perfect sear.
  • Using fresh garlic will give a deeper, more intense flavor – especially when freshly minced.
  • Don’t touch the steak for the first minute or so of cooking – it’ll help it brown evenly and get a beautiful sear on the outside.
  • Let the steak bites rest before garnishing and serving for extra-juicy cooked steak bites.
closeup of Garlic Butter Steak Bites on a white plate

If you try this garlic butter steak bites recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d appreciate a recipe card rating and would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

5 from 4 votes
By: Samira
Tender, juicy steak pieces cooked in buttery garlic sauce and fresh parsley – these garlic butter steak bites are super easy to make and perfect for parties.
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 skillet or frying pan


  • 1.5 lb steak sirloin, tenderloin, strip, ribeye
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley fresh


Prepare The Steak

  • Slice your cut of steak into 1-inch pieces. Season well with salt and pepper.

Cook The Steak Bites

  • Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat to medium-high. Once hot, add the steak pieces and cook for 1-2 minutes on either side until browned.
  • In the last 2 minutes, add the butter and garlic, cooking until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Remove from the heat, garnish with fresh parsley and serve.


To Store: Allow the steak bites to cool, then transfer to an airtight container. They’ll keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. 
Check the blog for tips for perfect garlic butter steak bites!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Shelf life: 2-3 Days


Calories: 443kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 17g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 115mg, Sodium: 419mg, Potassium: 475mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.03g, Vitamin A: 246IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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