Garlic Butter Steak Bites {Whole30, Keto}

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

These juicy Garlic Butter Steak Bites are seared to perfections and covered with ghee, minced garlic and salt/pepper. If you are looking for the perfect Whole30, Paleo and Keto lunch or dinner, look no further. Simply serve with your favorite steamed or roasted veggie and you have yourself a complete meal.

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

These Garlic Butter Steak Bites are so versatile and can be used as an appetizer or as a meal. For an appetizer, you can serve it using toothpicks in addition with any of my 4 Majestic Sauces for dipping. As for a meal, serve with roasted or steam veggies of choice. Not only is it super filling, but it’s also kid friendly.

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

How to make these Garlic Butter Steak Bites

First, you will need to decide the cut of steak you want to use. I love using sirloins, but feel free to use strip steaks, ribeyes, or tenderloins. Next, chop your steak into cubes and season with salt and pepper. Then, heat up a large skillet or cast iron. For me, I prefer using a cast iron skillet because it gets the steak nice and crispy.

Once the pan is heated, add in the steak pieces and cook for 3-4 minutes making sure to drain excess water off as they cook. This will allow them to get really crispy. Once the steak is browned, transfer them to a large bowl and set to the side. Finally add in the ghee and garlic to the skillet along with the steak and coat the butter mixture evenly over all the steak pieces.

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Tips for getting the perfect Steak Bites:

  • Make sure to drain water halfway through cooking. The steak will not get crispy with liquid in the bottom of the pan.
  • I recommend using a cast iron skillet. It is my favorite way to get a nice crispy skin on chicken and steak.
  • Make sure you season the steak enough. A lot of time people will under season and the steak comes out bland. I will season before cooking and again once it is almost done.

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Garlic Butter Steak Bites

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These juicy Garlic Butter Steak Bites are seared to perfection and covered with ghee, minced garlic and salt/pepper. If you are looking for the perfect Whole30, Paleo and Keto lunch or dinner, look no further. Simply serve with your favorite steamed or roasted veggie and you have yourself a complete meal.



  • 2 lbs sirloin steak cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 34 garlic cloves-minced
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat with the 1 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Cut the steak into cubes and season with salt and pepper. I usually do 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. 
  3. Once the skillet is hot, add in the steak pieces. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Stir occasionally. For the steak to get really crispy, make sure to drain any excess water out of the skillet towards the end of cooking. Once liquid is removed, place the skillet back on the heat and brown another minute or so. This will give the steak a nice crispy texture. 
  4. Transfer the cooked steak to a large bowl and place to the side. 
  5. To the hot skillet add the ghee and the minced garlic. Heat for 30 seconds. 
  6. Transfer the steak back to the skillet and mix together with a large wooden spoon. Make sure to coat the steak evenly with the butter and garlic mixture.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and serve with your favorite roasted or steamed veggie. 
  8. Enjoy!


  • Make sure to remove excess water out of the pan as the steak cooks. I prefer the steak to get really crispy and for this to happen, the water will need to be drained off. 
  • If you don’t want to use sirloin steak, feel free to use strip steak, tenderloin or rib eye.
  • Category: Main/Appetizers
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 299
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 102.8
  • Fat: 13.9
  • Carbohydrates: 0.8
  • Fiber: 0.1
  • Protein: 40.7
  • Cholesterol: 119.5

Keywords: garlic butter, garlic steak, steak bites, Whole30, Keto, Steak

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


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Comments (31)

  • This dish is so easy, quick and delicious! My entire family loved it, which is saying a lot as we all have different tastes and two of my boys are not huge fans of red meat. The steak is so tender and melts in your mouth. I served it with broccoli, your sautéed zucchini and squash side dish and couscous. Huge hit here!

    • Thrilled to know the family loved the steak bites. I so appreciate you letting me know.

  • yes please ! i just made this! dinner wasn’t enough and i wanted something that fitted in my macros wich was only protein and fat mainly . my husband said he didn’t want anything i made this with half a chopped up zucchini (for a little more volume) i needed to check in the laundry because the machine was making strange noises . My husband DEVOURED it leaving nothing but the zucchini and 2 TWO !! pieces of the steak !!! so now i’m ordering steak for tomorrow and make it but i’m going to lock myself up so i actually get my fix !!! thank you for sharing sooo good!!

    • You are so welcome. Love stories like yours. So thrilled to know it was a hit.

  • Super easy and super yummy. One of go-to’s for a quick and easy protein.

    • So happy to hear you enjoyed them. Thank you!

  • This recipe is so easy and delicious!! My family loves it

  • I made this last night as I had some Butcherbox steak on hand – so good! My 3 yo daughter usually ignores meat and she happily tried some! That’s always a win. Thanks for such great content!

    • You’re so welcome Amy. Thrilled to hear the recipe was a hit.

  • Every time I try one of Ashley’s recipes, I always have a confidence that it will be delicious. Knowing that it’s healthy and Keto friendly makes it even better! This recipe was enticing because it appeared easy and minimalistic in terms of of ingredients and it’s hands down one of my absolute favorites!

    • WOW how kind of you Mindy… appreciate your kind words of support!

  • So easy and yummy!

    • 🙂

  • This recipe was delicious! Picky kids liked it also.

    • Love this Ashley. Thanks for letting me know!! Have a blessed weekend!

  • Simple and delicious!

    • Hi Amy……thank you so much for the kind review. Means so much!!!! Have a blessed weekend!

  • So delish! Perfect w my Butcher Box sirloins!

  • I made this recipe & threw it on top of a baked potato. Everyone loved it! Defiantly making this again!

    • Thank you so much!

  • I made this for the first time last night and it definitely won’t be the last. Thank you for the tip on draining the liquid while cooking the meat. That made a big difference in how much the meat crisped up. My husband really liked it so I have no doubt this will become a regular meal in our house. Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi! Thank you so much for trying it out. I’m happy to hear you liked it

  • This was delicious! I added mushrooms to the garlic butter and it was great. Thank you for an easy, healthy, amazing recipe!

  • I do not have access to ghee.can I use something else.

    • You can use butter, it just won’t be Whole30 or Paleo

  • What is the serving size? My husband and I are doing Keto and would like to see how this fits in our Macros as it looks delicious! Thank you!

    • There is 4 servings so a serving size would be 1/4 of the recipe.

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  • This was delicious!! I was going to grill a steak for my husband for Valentine’s Day but it was so cold plus snowing in Texas so I decided to give this recipe a try. We both loved it and I am not typically a beef eater. A good way to enjoy steak!!

    • YAY! So happy you loved this recipe

  • Wow! What an easy, quick, delicious dinner! I used my butcher box premium steak tips, and Served it with a side salad and Mac n cheese for the kiddos. This will be on rotation for sure on busy nights with teeball and gymnastics!


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