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Cajun Steak Bites – Barefeet within the Kitchen


Steak bites are a weeknight mainstay of our meal-planning rotation. And these Cajun Steak Bites have simply sufficient kick to please each my spice lovers and fewer adventurous eaters.

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Cajun Butter Steak Bites

Steak bites are crispy bits of steak that cook dinner up shortly and simply on the stovetop. I like to make use of a skirt steak reduce into bite-sized items.

Cooked with loads of spices in a little bit of butter, this can be a assured win of a meal in my home. I usually serve them with some roasted greens and potatoes or rice.

Take care to not overcrowd the pan when cooking this recipe. You wish to give each bit the prospect to crisp up and get browned edges. Overcrowding the pan will end result within the steak being steamed as an alternative of browned.

The purpose when cooking steak bites is to create a crisply browned exterior and a beautiful pink and juicy heart for each bit.

Because the meat is cooking, if a chunk is barely bigger and has a facet that appears prefer it hasn’t browned, flip to that facet once more for 20-30 seconds. Take warning to not overcook it.

When requested whether or not to make use of inside or exterior skirt steak, my traditional reply is to make use of whichever yow will discover on the grocery retailer. The reality is you should use both reduce on this recipe. Nonetheless, if I’ve the selection I am going with the surface skirt.

Exterior skirt is often a bit bigger in measurement and is extra flavorful and tender than the within skirt. More often than not although, I simply go together with what is accessible at my native market.

There isn’t at all times time to marinate a steak so these tasty bites with a flavorful dry rub are an ideal resolution. The juicy bites cook dinner up in minutes and make a whole meal, simply add a vegetable.

I served these steak bites with a pan of Roasted Inexperienced Beans and Garlic Paprika Roasted Cauliflower, together with some Roasted Purple Potatoes seasoned with the identical Cajun spices I take advantage of on the steak bites.

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Cajun Steak Bites

You’ll want the next substances to make this recipe:

  • skirt steak
  • butter
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • crushed oregano
  • crushed thyme
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • cayenne pepper

You’ll be able to swap the entire spices on this recipe for about 4-5 teaspoons of this Cajun Seasoning Combine. I preserve a jar of it readily available within the pantry to make meal occasions even simpler.

I don’t advocate utilizing a pre-made store-bought seasoning in the identical quantities. Most pre-packaged mixes have an excellent deal extra salt in them and also you’ll threat a really salty ultimate dish.

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Cajun Seasoned Steak

To make this Cajun steak recipe, you’ll begin by chopping the meat into bite-size items, about ½” – ¾” in measurement. Place the meat in a big bowl and sprinkle with paprika, garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Toss properly to coat the items.

Warmth a heavy flat-bottomed stainless skillet over medium-high warmth and add 1 tablespoon of butter. When the butter has melted, swirl to coat the pan. Add a couple of third of the meat and unfold it throughout the pan.

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Prepare dinner for 1 minute after which use a big spatula to flip the items over. Prepare dinner 1 extra minute. Use a spatula to take away the meat to a plate after which repeat with the second batch of meat items.

Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the skillet, soften, and scrape up all of the drippings. Drizzle the butter over the steak bites. Serve sizzling.

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My children dive proper into these Buttered Steak Bites with Mushrooms and at all times ask for seconds. Served with Salt Potatoes and Honey Sriracha Roasted Broccoli, I really like each chew of this meal.

We prefer to serve these Indian Spiced Steak Bites over this Carnitas Salad Bowl (simply swap the pork for these steak bites), with Turmeric Butter Rice, or with these Turmeric Roasted Potatoes and Inexperienced Beans.

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Servings: 6 servings

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  • Lower the steak into bite-size items, about ½” – ¾” in measurement. Place the meat in a big bowl and sprinkle with paprika, garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Toss properly to coat the items.

  • Warmth a heavy flat bottomed stainless skillet over medium-high warmth and add 1 tablespoon of butter. When the butter has melted, swirl to coat the pan. Add a couple of third of the meat and unfold it throughout the pan.

  • Prepare dinner for 1 minute after which use a big spatula to flip the items over. Prepare dinner 1 extra minute. Use a spatula to take away the meat to a plate after which repeat with the second batch of meat items.

  • Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the skillet, soften, and scrape up all of the drippings. Drizzle the butter over the steak bites. Serve sizzling.

The purpose when cooking the meat is to create a crisply browned exterior and a beautiful pink and juicy heart for each bit. Because the meat is cooking, if a chunk is barely bigger and has a facet that appears prefer it hasn’t browned, flip to that facet once more for 20-30 seconds. Take warning to not overcook the steak.

Energy: 286kcal · Carbohydrates: 1g · Protein: 33g · Fats: 17g · Saturated Fats: 8g · Trans Fats: 1g · Ldl cholesterol: 110mg · Sodium: 409mg · Potassium: 465mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 1g · Vitamin A: 398IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 17mg · Iron: 3mg

{initially revealed 7/11/22 – recipe notes and photographs up to date 4/3/24}

Cajun Steak Bites are juicy, tender bites of beef heavenCajun Steak Bites are juicy, tender bites of beef heaven

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