Cajun Steak Bites

Cajun Butter Steak Bites

A spicy steak recipe for your eating pleasure


  • 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)


  • 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)
  1. Cut the steak into 2 inch pieces. I normally trim the fat off them first but that is totally your choice

  2. 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

  3. Heat 2 tsp of the oil into a skillet or pan over medium heat

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.