If you like steak but dread cooking it, these garlic herb steak bites are the perfect fool-proof and delicious way to enjoy it!

A bowl of Garlic Herb Steak Bites.

Steak vs. steak bites

When I first started recipe developing for these garlic herb steak bites, I was determined to figure out what was easier: cooking steak or cooking steak bites?

Full disclosure, I’m not a pro with steak. I’ve had my fair share of dinner parties where I totally destroyed the steak.

So embarrassing.

Now that I’ve learned about steak bites, I’m never going back.

They’re perfectly sized bites of steak (no heavy duty steak knives necessary), easy to portion out to many guests, and basically fool-proof to make!

All the ingredients for Garlic Herb Steak Bites.

How to make them

One thing that doesn’t change whether you’re making steak or steak bites, you need a good quality frying pan. I like to use this All Clad frying pan but truly, any good cast iron or stainless steel pan will work.

Once you’ve got a good pan warming up with your oil, it’s all about browning your steak bites on every side.

Be patient here, they will take a minute or two on each side.

After that, we’re draining any excess oil, and adding allll the goodies to our pan. I’m talking butter, fresh garlic and herbs. And that’s it!

If #quarantinelife has rendered you fresh herb-less, worry not. I used FROZEN cilantro and FROZEN parsley. You could totally get away with using canned, pre-minced garlic too.

Steak goes well with…

As much as I’m sure we’d all enjoy eating a bowl of steak bites as is, it’s probably best to incorporate some veggies in the meal.

Here are some of my favorite veggie dominant sides to have with these garlic herb steak bites:

A bite of Garlic Herb Steak Bites.
A bowl of Garlic Herb Steak Bites with green beans.

Happy cooking!

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A bowl of Garlic Herb Steak Bites.

Garlic Herb Steak Bites

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x
  • Category: Steak, Entree, Dinner
  • Method: Seared
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb steak, cut into bite sized pieces 
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, minced


  1. In a ziplock bag or bowl add steak bites, salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix well until evenly coated. Add the oil to your pan over medium high heat. 
  2. Add your steak to the pan and cook until browned on each side, turning to make sure each side touches the pan for a few minutes. When the steak is fully cooked, remove from the pan, drain the oil, and add the steak back to the pan. 
  3. Toss in butter, garlic, and herbs. Lower heat to medium low and mix the steak, garlic, butter, and herbs around until the butter melts and the garlic begins to brown. Turn the heat off and enjoy!