Garlic Butter Steak Bites | Keto & Whole30

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My garlic butter steak bites make the most versatile meal. Seared to perfection in a garlic butter sauce, this keto steak recipe goes perfectly with mushrooms and asparagus, on a salad, or served as an appetizer with dipping sauce! Whole30, Paleo, and Keto approved, these tasty bites are packed with flavor, and macro-friendly!

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

What Makes This Recipe Work

Garlic butter steak is mouth-wateringly good. But sitting down for a whole steak isn’t always an option. Enter, steak bites! These little nuggets are buttery, garlicky, and absolutely perfect. They’re so versatile and can be used as an appetizer or as a meal. If in need of a good keto steak recipe, this is it!

This recipe is great as a party appetizer served using toothpicks with any of my 4 Majestic Sauces for dipping, or as a meal, served with roasted or steamed veggies of choice. Not only are these super filling, but they’re also totally kid-friendly!

How to Choose the Best Cut of Steak

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. Let your steak come to room temperature, then chop your steak into cubes and season with salt and pepper.

Sirloin: Lean, juicy, & very affordable. Not as tender as other options, but a great pick for steak bites!

Strip Steak: Less expensive. Tender with a good flavor.

Tenderloin: Also known as Filet Mignon. Tenderloin is mild in flavor, boneless, and very tender. It’s also quite pricey!

Ribeye: A very flavorful steak, great for grilling or pan-searing! Be sure to trim the fat.

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

How to Make Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Ingredient Notes

  • sirloin steak: cut into small cubes. See above for how to choose the best cut of steak for these bites!
  • olive oil
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • ghee or your preferred vegan butter: Using ghee will keep this Whole30. If you’re keto, using a vegan butter like Miyokos or regular grass fed butter will also work!
  • salt and pepper to taste


How to Make the Steak Bites

  1. Heat your skillet, then 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.
  2. Brown the steak, then transfer them to a large bowl and set it to the side.

How to Make the Garlic Butter Sauce

  1. Heat the ghee or vegan butter and the garlic to the skillet, and cook about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  2. Add in the steak and coat the butter mixture evenly over all the steak pieces.

How I Serve My Steak Bites

Zucchini Noodles: Toss some zucchini noodles into the skillet with the butter and steak and toss. Cook for about 1 minute and serve! This is a delicious, low-carb way to serve these yummy, garlic butter steak bites!

Steak Salad: Wash your favorite lettuce (a good spring mix will work great!) and add in your favorite veggies: mushrooms, red onions, corn, carrots, tomatoes, and then throw on the steak bites!

Mushrooms & Asparagus: Mushrooms and asparagus go so well as a side with these steak bites. The garlic butter sauce is melt-in-your-mouth good. Serve side by side and enjoy!

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Peachy Tips & Tricks

Pro Tips

  • Drain 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.
  • Use a cast iron skillet. It is my favorite way to get a nice crispy skin on chicken and steak.
  • Season the steak liberally! 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.


Refrigerator: Put these steak bites in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. Throw them in the skillet to reheat with a little ghee or butter and serve!


How to make garlic butter sauce for steak

Making garlic butter sauce is super simple. Simply add the garlic and the butter to your skillet over low-medium heat and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Then add in your steak bites or whatever else you’re making, and the garlic butter sauce will make everything delicious!

Is garlic butter steak bites a good keto steak recipe?

Yes! As a matter of fact, there is just about 1 carb per serving of these delicious steak bites!

Can I use the garlic butter sauce in other recipes?

Absolutely! Garlic butter sauce is easy to make and is a great way to liven up protein, veggies, or use a marinade for the grill!

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Garlic Butter Steak Bites

By: Ashley McCrary
5 from 16 votes
These tender, juicy garlic butter steak bites are seared to perfection in a delicious garlic butter sauce, and make an easy, perfect meal or appetizer! Whole30, Paleo, Keto, and Kid-Friendly!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 lbs sirloin steak cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves-minced
  • 2 tbsp ghee or your preferred vegan butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat with the 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Cut the steak into cubes and season with salt and pepper. I usually do 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. 
  • 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. 
  • Transfer the cooked steak to a large bowl and place to the side. 
  • To the hot skillet add the ghee and the minced garlic. Heat for 30 seconds. 
  • 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.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve with your favorite roasted or steamed veggie. 
  • 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.
  • Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 40.7g | Fat: 13.9g | Cholesterol: 119.5mg | Sodium: 102.8mg | Fiber: 0.1g

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

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe & threw it on top of a baked potato. Everyone loved it! Defiantly making this again!

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I added mushrooms to the garlic butter and it was great. Thank you for an easy, healthy, amazing recipe!

  4. 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!

  5. 5 stars
    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!!

  6. 5 stars
    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!

  7. 5 stars
    These were incredible and a great way to use up some round steak that tends to be a bit tough. Adding the butter and garlic at the end makes them moist and so flavorful!! Definitely putting this one in our meals rotation.