Cajun Steak Bites

Cajun Butter Steak Bites

A spicy steak recipe for your eating pleasure
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp mild paprika for more mild spice, use 1 tsp instead
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder omit this for less spice
  • 1-1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 to 1-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper you can omit this or add more depending on how spicy you like it

Steak

  • 4 ribeye steaks you can choose the cut of your choice but we prefer ribeye's
  • 2 to 4 tbsp canola oil (divided)
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped) you can also use 1 tsp of minced garlic for each clove

Instructions
 

  • Cut the steak into 2 inch pieces. I normally trim the fat off them first but that is totally your choice
  • Combine all the seasoning ingredients together in a bowl and coat the steak pieces with all the seasoning. The seasoning is also a way of tenderizing the meat so I'll let the steak sit in the seasoning for a good 30 minutes before cooking
  • Heat 2 tsp of the oil into a skillet or pan over medium heat
  • Sear the steak bites in batches until each side is crispy and browned. Add extra oil as needed.
    Once the steak has been seared, remove the pieces from the pan
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter to the skillet and heat until melted. Saute the chopped garlic until fragrant while deglazing the pan
  • Take the pan off the heat and put the steak back into the pan. Coat the steak bites in the garlic butter to evenly coat.
Keyword spicy, steak