Garlic Butter Steak Bites | Keto & Whole30

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!

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

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!

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

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


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!


  • 2 lbs sirloin steak cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 34 garlic cloves-minced
  • 2 tbsp ghee or your preferred vegan butter
  • 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.
  • Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
  • 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 butter steak, steak bites, Whole30, Keto, Steak

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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