Do you want a gorgeous steakhouse dinner without all the work and worry of perfectly cooking a steak? Enter: steak bites. Not only is this easier than manning a grill or broiler, it won’t make your kitchen obnoxiously hot, takes very little time, and costs less money. That sounds like a win. I pretty much followed this recipe from The Kitchn to the letter and it was perfect.
If you prep everything (ahem – everything…there are 5 very basic ingredients…and one of those is pepper, which requires no prep) this recipe will take mere minutes. First cut 2 lbs of NY strip steak (I used sirloin) into 1-in (or slightly smaller) cubes. Set aside while you mince 4 cloves of garlic and chop 1/4 c. of parsley (and set each of those aside). Now start cooking. Melt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter in a large skillet over medium high-heat. Add the steak cubes, season with salt, and sear until browned, flipping them halfway through, 6-8 min total. If your cubes are on the smaller side, you won’t want any more than 6 minutes. Add the garlic and a good dose of fresh cracked pepper and cook for 1 minute more. Remove from the heat, toss with the parsley. Done.
I sure hope you drizzle all that extra garlic butter over the steak bites when you serve. Who needs to be kissed tonight anyway? Garlicky steak is a staple and you can now make it very easily. Like weeknight kinda easily. A steakhouse meal no longer has to live in special occasion territory.