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Easy Steak Bites make eating steak convenient and delicious. This steak is bite-sized, so you can eat it with just a fork, and it's covered in grass-fed butter and garlic for loads of flavor.
I just love these little steak bites so much, mostly because they're incredibly versatile and can easily be eaten for lunch, dinner or as a snack. Oh, and because they make steak seem a little less intimidating.
Though I know traditional steak is easy to prep, it can often seem intimidating because it's often seen as "fancy". But these steak bites? They're CASUAL and couldn't be easier to whip up. In fact, they only require 10 minutes of work, which is kind of amazing.
What are steak bites?
Steak bites are essentially bite-sized pieces of steak. Since they're bite-sized, you don't need a knife to eat them. Instead, just eat them eat them with a fork and appreciate the fact that they're already cut for you!
What you'll need:
Top sirloin steak - This is what I used and what I recommend, but you can use other cuts of beef as well.
Extra virgin olive oil - Or you can use avocado oil. You want to use an oil with a high smoke point, like olive oil or avocado oil.
Ghee - Ghee is just clarified butter, but it is paleo-friendly. You can also substitute butter and it'll work just as well.
Garlic - Garlic pairs perfectly with butter and helps elevate the flavor profile of this recipe
Cut the steak: This might be the most important step because the way you cut the steak is how you distinguish regular steak from steak bites. Be sure to use a sharp knife, then cut the steak into 1" cubes. Again, you want them to be bite-sized so when you eat them (or serve them), you can just eat them with a fork vs. a fork and knife.
Cook the steak: Since the steak is cut into smaller pieces, it will cook relatively quickly. Simply heat a small amount of oil in a large skillet then cook the steak for a few minutes or to your liking.
Add the "sauce" aka butter: When the steak is almost done cooking, add the butter and garlic, which will add a ton of flavor to this recipe (as butter and garlic tend to do!). I recommend using grass-fed butter or ghee to keep this recipe paleo/whole30.
FAQs and Tips
What kind of steak should I use?
I recommend using top sirloin steak because it's easy to find, relatively affordable and cooks quickly. However, any kind of steak should work for this recipe.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Sure can! But, like any steak recipe, it's going to taste much better fresh. The whole recipe comes together in just 10 minutes, so I definitely recommend making it right before you want to eat it.
- Make sure to use grass-fed butter or ghee if you want to keep this Paleo/Whole30
- Mince the garlic ahead of time so you have it ready when you need it
- I find that the steak browns better in a cast iron skillet, so if you have one on hand, I'd say use it for this recipe
More Whole30 recipes:
- Easy Fried Brussels Sprouts
- Whole30 Banh Mi Bowl
- Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
- Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Easy Steak Bites
- 1 lb. top sirloin steak*
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp butter or ghee
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- fresh parsley for garnish
- Cut steak into 1" cubes and season them with salt and pepper; set aside. Mince garlic and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large skillet and add the steak, cooking over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Then, add the butter and garlic and continue cooking the steak for 1-2 minutes or until it's done to your liking. You want the butter to be completely melted and the steak to be browned in all sides.
- Sprinkle fresh parsley on top, and serve steak with your favorite sauce.