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Cajun Butter Steak Bites
Cajun butter steak bites are a simple and delicious meal that you can make at any time with minimal effort and time! It is packed with flavor and anyone can make these tasty cajun butter steak bites.
I love simple and quick recipes for the nights when I am busy and don’t have much time to prepare and cook a huge meal.
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Have you made these cajun butter steak bites yet? Come on in and let me tell you about it!
Cajun Butter Steak Bites Ingredients
Paprika, 1 tablespoon
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Garlic Powder, 1 ½ teaspoon
Onion Powder, 1 teaspoon
Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon
Thyme, ¾ teaspoon
Oregano, ½ teaspoon
Cayenne Pepper, ½ teaspoon
Ancho Chili Powder, ¼ teaspoon
Steak, 1-2 pounds
Olive Oil, 1-2 tablespoons
Butter, ¼ cup/4 tablespoons make your own butter here.
Garlic, 4 cloves, finely chopped/minced
Cajun Butter Steak Bites Directions
In a mixing bowl, combine all the spices to make the cajun seasoning. The paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, thyme, oregano, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and ancho chili powder. Whisk to combine and mix well.
Cut the steak into bite-size pieces and put in the mixing bowl with the cajun seasoning. Toss to evenly coat with the spices.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
Sear the steak bites until the edges are brown and crispy on all sides. If you need to do this in batches to be able to evenly cook each piece, do that. Once you are done searing the steak, remove from the pan and set them aside.
Reduce the heat to medium, add in the garlic until it starts to get brown and crispy. Add in the butter and let it melt. It should start getting brown and frothy at this point.
Remove the pan from the heat, add the steak bites back into the pan and toss to evenly coat them in the sauce. The cajun seasoning will melt into the butter and create an absolutely amazing and craveable sauce.
Garnish with sesame seeds, finely chopped green onions, and parsley.
Nothing to do now but serve them and enjoy!
Best Steak for Cajun Butter Steak Bites
There are several different cuts of steak that are perfect for this recipe. You can use:
- Tri Tip
- Filet Mignon
To prevent the butter from burning, I like to start searing my steaks in olive oil. That way I can get a good quality sear without burning the butter.
If you have a cast iron pan, you’ll definitely want to use that for this recipe. Nothing creates a good quality sear on steaks than a cast iron pan. If you don’t have a cast iron pan, then a stainless steel frying pan will work just fine.
This isn’t a recipe you can set and forget. You’ll want to stay close, as the steak bites can overcook in a matter of seconds. Nobody likes an overcooked steak.
You can also add in mushrooms and/or onions to create a fully developed sauce. If you do, saute them before the garlic, then continue along with the recipe.
If you want it spicier, feel free to add some extra cayenne pepper into it. Mine has a nice, even level heat. You can feel it, but it doesn’t burn my face off. I really like that. But you can certainly adjust it to fit your own specific tastes.
Why I Love This Recipe
I love this recipe because it is a perfect game day starter that takes mere minutes to make and be shared during your favorite sports game.
It is also an excellent meal on busy nights. Nathan works two jobs, and sometimes only has an hour in between jobs, depending on the night and season. I love being able to make a simple meal to be ready when he is on his way home, and he can snack on it as soon as he gets home.
We’ve eaten this meal right out of the pan more than once. I like to pair it with garlic parmesan potato wedges and a salad when serving. Mashed potatoes would also be a perfect side dish to go with these cajun butter steak bites.
Have you tried making these cajun butter steak bites yet? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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