Heat It Up with Cajun Butter Steak Bites
Meat lovers argue that steak bites are the BEST twist on steak: Irresistibly succulent and juicy, comes in a thousand different recipes, the ultimate crunch and mouth-watering burst of flavor all contained in a single bite. Steak bites are perfect whether served as a delightful appetizer or as a main dish with complementary sides. This Cajun Butter Steak Bite recipe packs a huge punch and can be ready in under 20 minutes without any marinating needed!
1-2 tbsp canola oil
¼ cup butter
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
For Cajun Seasoning:
1 tbsp smoked paprika powder
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp Redmond Kosher Salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper*
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder*
½ tsp dried oregano powder
½ tsp brown sugar
¾ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp black pepper
*Use 1 teaspoon of chili powder and cayenne powder for every 2 lb of steak tips for medium spice. Love or hate spicy food? Adjust the amount to more or less according to your tastes.
Combine Cajun seasoning in a shallow bowl.
Pat dry steak tips with a kitchen towel and add to seasoning bowl. Toss to coat steak tips evenly.
Heat canola oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Add steak bites into the skillet in batches, leaving enough room to sear until crispy and browned, 2-3 minutes on each side. Add extra oil as needed. Set aside.
Reduce heat to medium. Melt butter in the skillet and sauté garlic in butter until fragrant and slightly golden around the edges.
Scrap up the brown bits sticking to the bottom of the skillet. Remove from heat and toss Cajun steak bites in the skillet to evenly coat with garlic butter.
Serve warm and enjoy!
We used Redmond Kosher Salt in this recipe – it has a larger grain size than fine salt, making it easy to pinch between the forefinger and thumb, lift your pinky, and sprinkle or toss at an angle into any dish (which you may recognize as a favorite move by chefs). What’s best on all-natural Certified Piedmontese beef than all-natural sea salt? Some may say it’s the original way of steak!