Tender and juicy pan seared cajun butter steak bites are full flavoured with crispy edges.
Ready in under 10 minutes without any marinating needed, these Cajun Butter Steak Bites are a quick and easy family favourite!
Steak bites are a meat lovers dream come true! Whether you use sirloin steak, strip steak or ribeye, you will LOVE this twist on a steak! Eat them straight out of the pan as an appetizer or as a main with a delicious side like buttery mashed cauliflower, mashed potatoes, crispy roasted potatoes, or a simple salad.
The best part is you don’t need much to make them, especially if you have Cajun seasoning on hand (just make sure you’re using a LOW SODIUM brand). If not? We’ve included the perfect quantity of Cajun you need for these steak bites.
A super quick recipe that packs a punch!
For Cajun Seasoning:
1 tablespoon mild paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder, add more if you like heat
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar KETO: use brown sugar substitute
1/2-3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, add more if you like heat
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper to taste
23 oz (650 g) steak, cut into 2-inch cubes (Sirloin, Rump, New York Strip, Porterhouse or Ribeye)
1-2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1/4 cup butter
4 cloves garlic finely chopped
Combine cajun seasoning in a shallow bowl. Add the steak bites and toss to evenly coat.
Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a skillet or pan over medium-high heat until hot.
Sear the steak bites in batches for 2-3 minutes each side until edges are crispy and browned, adding extra oil as needed. Set aside.
Reduce heat to medium. Add butter to the skillet and heat until melted. Sauté the chopped garlic until fragrant (about 30 seconds), while scraping up any browned bits from the pan.
Take the pan off the heat. Throw the steak bites back in and toss through the garlic butter to evenly coat.
*We make Cajun seasoning from scratch in this steak bites recipe. Feel free to use 3 tablespoons of store bought Cajun seasoning. Make sure the brand you use is low sodium.