Cast Iron Seared Garlic Herb Butter Steak Bites

These cast iron seared garlic herb butter steak bites made with stew meat are packed with flavor. Marinated in sauces and herbs and then cooked to perfection in a garlic butter sauce, dinner is ready in under 30 minutes!

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Marinated Stew Meat Steak Bites

These steak bites will have your entire family telling you what a great cook you are.  The homemade marinade soaks into each little chunk of meat so that every bite is juicy and tender.  This recipe uses beef stew chunks, and for our large family, I use about 3 pounds of meat. If you want to serve this for a meal, serve along side a delicious loaded cauliflower casserole, some homemade sourdough dinner rolls and a side salad.

If there is one thing I have not learned how to cook, it is a steak. I have tried and it just is not my thing, at least yet. Maybe someday, I can learn how to perfectly cook one in a cast iron skillet. But, steak bites, those I can make and they are the perfect bites sizes of meat to serve up for any meal.

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Can I Use Beef Stew Meat for Steak Bites

Stew meat is made from cuts of beef with tough connective tissue, like chuck and/or round. When you marinate it in a liquid, the meat becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender. That’s why I love using beef stew meat for this recipe. It is also more budget friendly, especially when feeding a large family.

Other cuts of meat that you can use for this recipe are sirloin, tenderloin, rib eye or New York strip steak. If using these cuts, cut steak into 1-inch chunks before marinating.

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Garlic Herb Butter Steak Bites Marinade

I love this recipe because all you need for a steak bites marinade is Coconut Aminos, Worcestershire Sauce, Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Minced Onion, Thyme and Rosemary. Simple pantry ingredients yet big flavor!

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Kitchen Essentials you May Need

Ingredients for Garlic Herb Butter Steak Bites

  • Beef Stew Chunks
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce)
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Minced Onion
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Minced Garlic
  • Butter

How to Make Marinated Garlic Herb Steak Bites

  • Cut the beef stew chunks into smaller bite size pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, worcestershire sauce, basil, parsley, pepper, salt, minced onion, oregano, thyme and rosemary.
  • Add the steak chunks to the mixing bowl with the marinade. Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1/4 cup butter and 3 tsp of minced garlic to the cast iron skillet. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the stew meat chunks and sear on all sides for 1-2 minutes. Steak bites require about 5-6 minutes to cook.
  • If making more than one skillet full of steak bites, remove the cooked ones to an oven safe dish and transfer to a warm oven. Then, add more butter to the skillet and repeat the searing process with the meat just as before.
  • When all meat is nicely seared, transfer to one dish and serve immediately.
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Tips for Making the Best Beef Stew Steak Bites

  • Use a really hot cast iron skillet. When the meat hits the skillet, it should sizzle loudly.
  • Do not stir the steak bites for the first 1-2 minutes. This is when you get the best amount of sear on the meat.
  • Do not overcrowd the skillet. The steak pieces should not stack on top of each other. Adding too many steak pieces to the skillet will not allow a good sear on all sides of the meat.
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Printable Garlic Herb Butter Steak Bites Recipe

If you try this recipe and love it, would you please come back and give it 5 stars? Here’s the full printable recipe for you to make this at home!

Cast Iron Seared Garlic Herb Butter Steak Bites

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

These cast iron seared garlic herb butter steak bites made with stew meat are packed with flavor. Marinated in sauces and herbs and then cooked to perfection in a garlic butter sauce, dinner is ready in under 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 3 lb beef stew chunks
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Basil
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Minced Onion
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 3 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 4-6 tbsp Butter

Instructions

Cut the beef stew chunks into smaller bite size pieces and place in a large bowl.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, worcestershire sauce, basil, parsley, pepper, salt, minced onion, oregano, thyme and rosemary.
Add the steak chunks to the mixing bowl with the marinade. Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Add 1/4 cup butter and 3 tsp of minced garlic to the cast iron skillet. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.
Add the stew meat chunks and sear on all sides for 1-2 minutes. Steak bites require about 5-6 minutes to cook.
If making more than one skillet full of steak bites, remove the cooked ones to an oven safe dish and transfer to a warm oven. Then, add more butter to the skillet and repeat the searing process with the meat just as before.
When all meat is nicely seared, transfer to one dish and serve immediately.

Notes

Use a really hot cast iron skillet. When the meat hits the skillet, it should sizzle loudly.
Do not stir the steak bites for the first 1-2 minutes. This is when you get the best amount of sear on the meat.
Do not overcrowd the skillet. The steak pieces should not stack on top of each other. Adding too many steak pieces to the skillet will not allow a good sear on all sides of the meat.

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