Garlic Herb Steak Bites
Garlic Herb Steak Bites

These Garlic Herb Steak Bites can be anything you want them to be. Starter? Serve them with toothpicks. appetizer for dinner? Serve them with rice or potatoes! Kids love them too!

I grew up in a very meat and potato household. My dad would have had steak for dinner every night if it was an option. Turns out I love steak too! But serving up a huge steak is something I reserve for special occasions, not regularly, to avoid Dad Add 10 pounds.

I had a suspicion that my kids would love these things because they tend to like steaks AND they like tiny foods. But you never know, right?

What are steak bites?

Steak bites are pretty much what they sound like. You take your steak and cut it into chunks, cook those chunks and BOOM! They have steak bites!

I usually shoot about 1/2-inch cubes for my steak bites. You shouldn’t have to take multiple bites of a steak bite!

There are many advantages to preparing bite-sized steaks. For one, you can toss the bites in a delicious buttery parsley sauce that coats each side of the bites, making them extra juicy and flavorful.

What Cut Should You Use for Steak Bites?

The actual steak you use for steak bites is up to you, but don’t use anything that’s too chewy or too lean. That rules out things like roast, flank steak, or skirt steak. You want something that’s somewhere in the middle, has some marbling and fat, but isn’t super high in fat.

I like to use a good New York strip, sirloin, or ribeye steak for this. Although I usually want a highly marbled steak for cooking whole, I try to find a less marbled steak for steak bites. You want some fat, but not as much as if you were cooking the steak whole. If your steak bites are made with a steak that has too much fat in it, chances are some bites will be almost entirely fat, which isn’t great!

How to Cook Steak Bites

As you can imagine, these cook a lot faster than a full steak. Here are some tips on how to make the best bites possible.

  • Cook them mostly on one side– If you try to cook them evenly on all sides, you won’t get a nice crust on the bites.
  • Toss them in a medium heat skillet and walk away! Let them cook undisturbed for three to four minutes and they’ll develop a great crust on that side. Then you can stir and finish cooking the bites. (I’m not OCD enough to actually flip every bite. I just stir them up and think it’s good enough – which it is.)
  • After a minute or two of cooking, the steak bites are done. In my book, that means they are slightly medium in the center and have a bit of pink in them. If you want them cooked all the way through, continue cooking them until tender.
  • At the very end, add butter and parsley and stir to coat the bites!

How to serve steak bites

These are all-purpose meals. Got some people over to see a game? Make these and serve with toothpicks. Do you need dinner? Serve them with starch (rice, potatoes) and a vegetable or salad.

Bonus! I find that they naturally help with portion control. While I would have no problem eating an 8-ounce steak, I don’t have the same urge to eat about 25 bites of steak.

Dad adds: Steak Bite Grilled Cheese!

Do yourself a favour: before you even serve these, cut away about 6 to 8 bites of steak so you can make a grilled cheese sandwich the next day.

For the sandwich, shred the steak bits, spread a few slices of bread with mustard, and add Swiss cheese. Arrange everything together and fry in a pan with a little butter or olive oil.

It is wonderful. I use regular sandwich bread, either white or wheat bread, but you can slice it up with some sourdough.

The children’s certificate

These were an easy sale for exactly one of my children. My four year old practically inhaled them. I hardly took a picture when they were gone.

Meanwhile, my two year old literally sat and watched him eat each and every one. just stare, like, You are crazy BRO.

I realized they were still a little too big for her, so I chopped hers up into even smaller bites (MINI STEAK BITES!) and then she went in a little more. Both kids ate enough that we didn’t have to resort to yogurt tubes and applesauce dinners, so I call it a win!

Steak Bites I love you.

Do you love steaks? Here are more ways to enjoy it!

  • How to grill the best steak
  • Steak Terikyaki
  • Hanger steak with shallots
  • Grilled steak skewers
  • Cowboy steak with chimichurri sauce

Garlic Herb Steak Bites

preparation time
10 mins

cooking time
15 minutes

total time
25 minutes

up to 10 servings, as a starter

50 steak bites


For the steak bites:

  • 1 1/4 lb steaktrimmed of fat and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped Parsely

For the DAD ADD: Steak Bite Grilled Cheese

  • 6 cooked until 8 steak biteschopped

  • 2 slices Swiss cheese

  • 1 tablespoon Mustard

  • 2 slices sandwich bread

  • olive oil or butter for cooking


  1. Marinate steak:

    Combine the diced steak pieces in a bowl along with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for at least 15 minutes. You can do this up to a day in advance and keep the steaks in the fridge.

  2. Prepare Steak Bites:

    Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. A drop of water in the pan should sizzle and immediately evaporate. Once hot, add the steak bites. Let the steaks rest without touching for 3 minutes so they get a crust on one side.

    Stir the bites and cook an additional 2 minutes until they reach the desired doneness. I prefer mine with a little touch of pink in the middle, almost like a medium steak. If you want them to be fully cooked, cook for a minute or two more.

  3. Toss with butter and serve:

    When the steaks have a nice crust on one side and are browned all over, turn off the heat. Add butter to the pan and stir to coat the steaks with butter. Sprinkle generously with fresh parsley and serve immediately either with toothpicks (as an appetizer) or as a dinner starter alongside potatoes, rice or vegetables.

    Leftover steaks will keep in the fridge for a good 4 to 5 days. Reheat in a skillet over low heat with an additional drizzle of olive oil, or in a microwave over high heat for 15 seconds, until warmed through. The pan method better preserves the texture of the steak bites.

The father adds: Steak Bite Grilled Cheese

In a small skillet over medium-low heat, add a drizzle of olive oil. Spread two slices of bread with some mustard. Place the bread, mustard-side up, in the pan to brush with olive oil. Add a slice of cheese to the bread, top with the chopped steaks and top with a second slice of cheese. Add the second piece of bread to complete the sandwich.

Cook the sandwich over medium-high heat until the cheese is melted and the bread is browned on both sides. Halve and serve warm!

nutritional information (per serving)
204 calories
15g Fat
0g carbohydrates
15g protein
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