Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Steak Bites (+Video)
A fix-it and forget-it meal, these Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Steak Bites are so tender, juicy and packed full of garlic butter flavor!
A TASTY STEAK BITE RECIPE
I love to utilize my slow cooker for warm and comforting meals. These Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Steak Bites are a super easy and minimal ingredient meal that satisfy my meat-and-potatoes loving family! Because they are cooked in a delicious gravy, they are perfect to serve with mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles. The end results are a delicious recipe you will want to put on your regular menu rotation. Trust me, you have to whip up this Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Steak Bites recipe tonight!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I like to use sirloin in this recipe as it is super tender especially when slow cooked. Other meats that you can use are stew meat, round steak, chuck roast or flat iron steak (I especially like this one because you get that steak flavor for better price.)
No. I really like to do this as it seals in the flavor and gives it great color but you can skip this step.
Generally I serve these with mashed potatoes to take advantage of that lovely gravy. You could also serve it with rice or egg noodles.
Yes, you can add thyme or rosemary sprigs.
This can be cooked on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Cooking it low and slow produces a more tender steak.
This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will keep for up to 3 days. These steak bites can also be frozen. Place in a freezer bag or container and it will keep for up to 3 months. To defrost remove to the refrigerator overnight. To reheat, you can add it to the slow cooker, stove, microwave or even air fryer until heated through.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- sirloin steak
- kosher salt and black pepper
- sweet onion
- unsalted beef stock
- au jus gravy mix
- unsalted butter
HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER GARLIC BUTTER STEAK BITES:
Place the steak pieces into a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine to thoroughly coat.
Get a large skillet hot over medium-high heat and add half of the oil. Brown (sear) the steak bites in batches. We’re not cooking them all the way, just giving them some color. Add more oil to the pan if needed. Once all the steak is seared, add them into a 6-quart slow cooker along with the onion and garlic. Give it all a gentle stir.
Pour in the beef stock. Sprinkle the au jus packet evenly over the top. Lay slices of the butter evenly over the top.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Stir once an hour if you can.
Serve with a garnish of fresh parsley (optional).
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Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Steak Bites (+Video)
- 3 pounds sirloin steak, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (you may need more)
- 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 cup unsalted beef stock
- 1 ounce packet au jus gravy mix
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, thinly sliced
- Place 3 pounds sirloin steak, cut into bite-sized pieces into a large bowl and season with 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper and toss to combine.
- Get a large skillet hot over medium-high heat and add 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil. Get it super hot then brown (sear) the steak pieces in batches. We're not cooking them all the way. Just browning them to give them some color. Add more oil to the pan if needed.
- Once all the steak is seared, add them into a 6-quart slow cooker along with 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced and 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced. Gently stir together.
- Pour in 1 cup unsalted beef stock. Sprinkle 1 ounce packet au jus gravy mix evenly over the top. Lay 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, thinly sliced over the top.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Stir once an hour if you can.
- Then serve (with mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice.)
- Flat iron steak is a great, less expensive alternative.
- This is great served over mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles.
- You can cook this on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours (cooking it slower will result in more tender steak bites.)
- You do not need to brown the meat first before cooking (although this does add great color and flavor.)
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
I made this tonight for dinner, with white rice and left over collard greens. I’m on a low sodium diet, I put some bites on my toss salad. I only made half the recipe, it next will make big batch for company as it was very good.
Thanks so much Karen!! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed this one!
Excellent recipe!!! So easy yet so delicious!
Thanks so very much Toni!
Oh my gosh, my mouth started watering as soon as I started reading this one! Say one wanted to use a cast iron dutch oven and do this in the oven instead, how would that change things (I literally JUST bought a 7 Qt dutch oven and can’t wait to use it!)?
Hi Stacy! Thanks so much! I haven’t tested this on the stovetop yet. However, if you give it a try, I’d love to know how it turns out for you!! And yay for a new dutch oven – ha!
I can’t WAIT to try this! I know hubby is gonna LOVE it!!!!!
p.s. I LOOOOOOOOVE the new “Cook Mode” button (well, it’s new to me anyway)!
I’m so glad you like that feature – it is NEW so I’m glad you noticed it! Let me know if you try this one. It ended up being a HUGE hit with the men in my house. LOL