This garlic butter steak bites and potatoes recipe is easy to make and cooks up in under 20 minutes! The steak bites are incredibly tender and the potatoes get beautifully golden brown right in the pan.
¼ cup ghee or butter, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb yukon gold potatoes, cut into ½ inch cubes
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1 ¼ lb sirloin steak, cut into ½ inch cubes
Prep: Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and two tablespoons of the ghee to the pan.
Cook the potatoes: Once the ghee is melted, add the potatoes and sprinkle the garlic, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper over top of the potatoes in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes before stirring the potatoes. Stir and continue to cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 6-8 minutes. Stir frequently, about every minute, to prevent sticking. Remove the potatoes and the browned bits from the pan and set aside.
Sear the steak: Increase the heat to medium-high and add the remaining two tablespoons of ghee to the pan. Once melted, add the steak pieces and season with a dash of salt and pepper. Cook for at least 2 minutes before stirring the steak pieces. You want to make sure you get a good sear on them. Stir and continue to cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
Combine: Add the potatoes back to the pan and stir to combine. Add more salt and pepper to taste if desired.
Serve: Top with a freshly herb like chopped basil or parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy!
You can use other small potato varieties in this recipe, including yellow, red, or fingerling potatoes.
Cut those potatoes small and even! It will help them cook up quickly.
Fight the urge to stir the meat to early. Let them sear before stirring.