Ten minutes until tender steak and buttery mushrooms!
We’ve made steak bites before and this certainly won’t be the last time. While you can always just grill a steak, ‘steak bites’ take an economical cut of meat and prepare it in such a way that it’s still amazingly tender and juicy. And it also happens to be super quick – it’s like a steak dinner meets a skillet meal and this particular version incorporates plenty of earthy mushrooms and buttery garlic flavor.
I love this method because it brings a steak dinner to the everyday – it’s the kind of quick meal you can throw together without planning ahead or making time for prep. There’s no marinading or temperature checks to be done, just some simple stovetop cooking!
Once you’ve cut your steak into bite-sized pieces, you cook it quickly in some butter, but the key is to not crowd the pan, so work in batches if you need to. After just a couple of minutes, the steak comes out and the mushrooms go in…
… and once they’re tender, everything gets tossed together so you can be sure that every bite is coated in garlicky-butter goodness.
Depending on how big your pan is and how many batches you need to cook, this can be done in as little as ten minutes. I don’t know about you, but buttery steak and mushrooms in that little time always sounds good to me!
Buttered Steak & Mushroom Bites
Serves 4; 5 minutes prep, 10 minutes cook time
- 1 1/2 lbs skirt steak
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 6 oz small mushrooms such as crimini or button, sliced in half
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Cut steak into bite-sized pieces, about 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of the butter. Swirl to coat pan and add a third of the meat.
- Cook for 1 minute, then flip steak. Cook 1 minute more. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining steak in two batches. Tent cooked steak lightly with foil.
- Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to skillet and add mushrooms. Season with a bit of salt and let mushrooms cook without stirring for 2-3 minutes. Stir and continue cooking until soft. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
- Add mushrooms and any buttery drippings to steak and stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Barefeet in the Kitchen.