Tender and juicy garlic butter steak bites are an easy, 20-minute restaurant-quality dinner! The flavorful steak bites are cooked to perfection in a garlicky red wine sauce in just one skillet.
Why You’ll Love These Garlic Butter Steak Bites
These quick and easy steak bites with garlic butter are so juicy and will melt in your mouth! Here’s why we love this recipe:
- Easy: Even though they taste like they came from your favorite steakhouse, these flavorful steak bites only takes 20 minutes and one skillet to make!
- Flavorful: Juicy and tender steak bites are cooked with tons of garlic and butter and finished with a savory Worcestershire and red wine sauce.
- Simple Ingredients: Aside from the steak, you likely already have everything you need in your pantry!
- Fancy: These tender, garlicky steak bites are the perfect easy steak dinner to make for a date night at home.
What You’ll Need
Besides the steak, you likely already have most of the simple ingredients on hand! Scroll down to the recipe card for exact amounts.
- Steak: Use the cut of your choice, cut into 1-inch bite size pieces. (Recommendations below for type of steak.)
- Garlic: We use both garlic powder and freshly minced garlic to double the garlic flavor!
- Seasonings: Onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Butter: We recommend unsalted butter.
- Red Wine: You can use beef broth, or even water, if you prefer.
- Worcestershire Sauce: This adds a layer of depth to the sauce and helps to boost the beef flavor.
Best Cut of Steak for Steak Bites
We love to make this steak bites recipe with tenderloin whenever we have any extra from trimming a full tenderloin. However, you can make this garlic butter steak bites recipe with any type of steak that you want!
These steak bites will taste the best with cuts of beef made for steaks, like tenderloin, sirloin steak, New York strip steak and ribeye, but any cut will do. If you’re using a tougher cut of beef, we recommend tenderizing the meat first with a meat mallet.
How to Make Garlic Butter Steak Bites
You’ll be shocked to see just how quick and effortless these steak bites with garlic butter are. Scroll down to the recipe card for full detailed instructions.
- Season: Coat the steak bites with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Let the meat sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before cooking.
- Sear: Add butter to a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, then add the steak. Sear on both sides until steak is cooked to your liking.
- Garlic: Move the steak bites to the side, and add the butter and garlic to the center of the skillet. Sauté garlic for 30 seconds.
- Sauce: Add the wine and Worcestershire sauce, and simmer with the steak for 2 minutes, then serve.
Tips for Success
These easy tricks will help you make the best possible garlic butter steak bites.
- Room Temperature: Before cooking, allow the steaks to warm to room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes. This is important because it helps the steak bites to cook more evenly, as they are not starting with an ice cold center.
- Garlic: If you want to have a lot of garlic flavor, try cutting your fresh garlic into larger chunky pieces versus a finer mince or pressing it with a garlic press. Also, don’t over cook the garlic, or it will mellow the flavor.
- Heavy Skillet: The key to a good steak is to get a good sear. The best way to do that is to use a skillet that retains heat well. We recommend using a cast iron or heavy-bottomed skillet and making sure the skillet is hot before adding the steak bites.
- Herbs: If you want to add a fresh and earthy flavor, add 2 teaspoons of minced fresh thyme or rosemary when you add the wine.
What to Serve with Steak Bites with Garlic Butter
Garlic butter steak bites cook very quickly, so have all of your side dishes ready before you start. Here are a few of our favorites sides:
- Salad: This strawberry and spinach salad is a great light and colorful starter.
- Carbs: Go classic with mashed potatoes or this decadent twice baked potato casserole. Our parmesan garlic rice is another great option!
- Vegetables: These bacon brussels sprouts are the perfect steak side, however you also can’t beat a side of green beans almondine.
- Bread: It’s not a steak dinner without a piece of garlic bread or beer bread on the side!
How to Store & Reheat Leftovers
We doubt you will have any leftovers, but just in case…
- Fridge: Store leftover steak bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Reheat: The best way to reheat steak bites is in an air fryer. Cook them in a 375°F air fryer until warmed throughout, about 2 minutes.
- Freeze: Place the cooled steak bites in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. For best results, thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
More Easy Steak Recipes
- Air Fryer Steak Kabobs
- Salisbury Steak
- Smothered Cube Steak
- Air Fyrer Steak
- Chicken Fried Steak
- Air Fryer London Broil
Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- 2 pounds steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons red wine, or beef broth
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- Season the pieces of steak on all sides with the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
- Place the steak pieces on the counter and let them rest for at least 20-30 minutes, until they come up to room temperature.
- Heat a cast iron or heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, then melt 2 tablespoons of butter in it.
- Once the butter is hot, add the steak bites to the skillet. Sear the pieces of steak, then flip and sear the other side. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side for rare or medium-rare, and for 2-3 minutes on each side for medium or medium-well.
- Push the pieces of steak to the side of the skillet. Put the rest of the butter in the middle of the skillet, along with the garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds.
- Add the wine and the Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.
- Simmer the sauce for 2 minutes, then serve immediately.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days, or in the freezer for 3 months.
- Reheat in a 375F air fryer for 2-4 minutes, until warmed throughout.