Juicy steak and crispy potatoes in a garlic butter sauce – Skillet Steak Bites with Potatoes is the one-pan meal you’ve been looking for!
I’m a huge fan of any meal that my kids beg for and it gets major bonus points if it’s a one-pan recipe. Skillet Steak Bites with Potatoes checks all those boxes and MORE. I love that this complete, delicious meal is prepped and ready in under 40 minutes and it’s packed with incredible flavor.
If I’m feeling extra fancy I’ll cook up one of my favorite shrimp recipes and make it a true surf and turf dinner! Talk about a crowd-pleasing meal!
My dad was ALWAYS one of those “meat and potatoes” kind of guys. Give him a steak and my mom’s mashed potatoes and he was a happy man. He didn’t care if there was seasoning or marinade on the steak, or if his roasted potatoes were crispy or mushy. Just that he had meat and potatoes.
I, on the other hand, can’t stand bland food. While I still love the idea of simple meat and potatoes meal, I need a little flavor to it. That’s where this delicious garlic butter steak bites with potatoes recipe comes in. It’s a one-pan meal that is PACKED with flavor.
From the tender, juicy steak to the crispy garlicky potatoes, this is one of those “it’s gone before your fork even hits the plate” kind of meals. My family requests steak bites with potatoes at least once a month and I really can’t argue with them. It’s just SO good.
Next time my dad comes over for dinner, I’m making him this steak bites recipe. I know he’ll change his “no need for seasoning” mind!
Steak Bite Ingredients
Steak – To feed my hungry family of four I use a pound and a half of flank steak or rib eye. Cut up into 1-inch pieces, those little marinated steak bites are tender, juicy, and mouthwateringly good!
Potatoes – When I’m making this recipe I use 1.5 pounds of baby gold potatoes. I’ve found that those cute little potatoes crisp up perfectly and they really soak in the marinade to create the most delicious flavor profile.
Steak Bites Marinade – Quite possibly the MOST important part of this recipe is the steak bites marinade. A combination of soy sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, and olive oil make up this delicious marinade that just soaks into the steak bites and makes them taste like absolute perfection.
How to make steak bites with potatoes
With just 10 minutes of prep time and about 30 minutes of cooking time, you can have a complete and mouthwatering meal on the table. This recipe is crazy good and it’s gotten the “two thumbs up” seal of approval from both my kids. Grab your skillet and get cooking!
STEP ONE: Add all your marinade ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk them together. Plop those steak pieces in and use your hands to toss them until coated. Set them aside (the more marinating time, the better the flavor!)
STEP TWO: Grab a large skillet and put it over medium heat. Add in 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Heat it up until the butter is melted. Add the potatoes to the hot skillet and give them a good stir to make sure that butter sauce gets all over them. Spread them out into an even layer and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir the potatoes and continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender and crispy. Season with salt and pepper, stir the potatoes and then transfer them to a bowl.
STEP THREE: To the same skillet (with all that buttery goodness still in there), add 2 tablespoons of butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Stir until the butter is melted. Increase heat to medium-high to cook the steak bites.
STEP FOUR: Add the marinated steak pieces to the pan in a single layer. (When you’re putting the steak bites into the skillet, you can pour all of the marinade in with the steak if you want. I’ve done this, it creates lots of pan sauce and everything tasted great! Otherwise, simply place the marinated steak bites in the skillet and discard the extra marinade.) Cook them for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. The marinade and garlic butter will make a really yummy pan sauce!
STEP FIVE: At this point, you have two options to finish up your meal.
Option 1) Add the potatoes back to the skillet and toss them in the pan sauce with the steak bites.
Option 2) Plate the cooked steak and potatoes and spoon the pan sauce as desired over your meal.
Note: The potatoes can get soggy if you don’t serve them immediately after tossing in the sauce! My family prefers option 2 because one of my sons likes TONS of sauce and the other likes minimal… to each his own, right?
Sprinkle your finished meal with chopped parsley and serve immediately!
What to serve with steak bites?
Garlic butter steak bites and potatoes is totally a one-pan meal that can fill your family up with no problem. But, if you want to serve your steak up with some veggies or bread, here are some of my favorite recipes!
For veggies, I love to serve steak bites with a simple side salad because it adds barely any dishes and it’s super easy to throw together. If I want a cooked vegetable, I definitely make a batch of my favorite brown butter carrots.
I love to nibble on some bread with almost any meal. So of course, I’ll serve steak bites and potatoes with simple dinner rolls. If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll make some grilled parmesan garlic bread (it’s just SO good).
Can you make steak bites with stew meat?
When making your garlic butter steak bites, I don’t recommend using stew meat as a replacement for the steak. While stew meat is deliciously perfect for STEW, it doesn’t work quite as well for steak bites.
When making a stew, you’re cooking your meat for an extended period of time which helps the meat become tender. For steak bites, you’re cooking your meat faster which means you want a more tender cut of meat to begin with. I recommend using flank steak or sirloin because it is tender and juicy.
Need more mouth-watering family meals?
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- 1.5 pounds flank steak cut into 1-inch pieces (or ribeye)
- 1.5 pounds baby gold potatoes quartered
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter divided
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or 1/2 tsp for more kick!)
- Salt & pepper
- Fresh parsley chopped, for garnish
- Add marinade ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Add steak pieces to the marinade and use your hands to toss until coated. Set aside.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Heat until butter is melted.
- Add potatoes to skillet and stir to coat. Spread into an even layer and cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir potatoes and continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender and crispy. Season with salt and pepper, stir the potatoes, and then transfer to a bowl.
- To the same skillet, add 2 Tbsp butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Stir until butter is melted. Increase heat to medium-high.
- Add steak pieces to the skillet. Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. The marinade and garlic butter will make a really yummy pan sauce.
- At this point, you have 2 options for finishing up your meal.Option 1) Add the potatoes back to the skillet and toss in the pan sauce. Option 2) Plate the cooked steak and potatoes and spoon the pan sauce as desired over your meal.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.