September 7, 2023

Air Fryer Garlic Butter Steak Bites


Lets transform a 1-pound ribeye steak into bite-sized pieces of heaven, infused with the flavors of garlic and butter, all with the help of our trusty air fryer. This can feed a crowd and also it is so versatile, you can stick it on a salad, a sweet potato bowl or with a healthy side like these Air Fryer Garlic Green Beans!


Let’s start by preparing the foundation for our steak bites’ flavor. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and a hint of rosemary. These simple yet potent ingredients will serve as the marinade for our ribeye steak cubes. 

Trim any excess fat from your ribeye steak and then cut it into 1-inch cubes. Place these succulent cubes into the marinade, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Now, allow the steak to soak up those flavors for about 30 minutes.

Air Fryer

While our steak is getting marinated, it’s time to preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).

Once your air fryer is ready, arrange the marinated steak cubes in a single layer within the air fryer basket. This step is crucial to ensure even cooking and that delightful crust we all crave. Let them sizzle away for 5 to 6 minutes, remembering to flip the cubes halfway through the cooking process. The result? Steak bites that are golden on the outside, tender on the inside! I love air frying!

Garlic Butter

In a pan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over gentle heat. Once the butter has achieved a golden hue, add in 3 tablespoons of minced garlic. Sauté the garlic until it’s fragrant and has taken on a golden tint.

Finishing Touch

Transfer the perfectly cooked steak bites to a bowl, and pour the melted garlic butter over the steak bites, ensuring they’re coated.

To add a burst of color and freshness to our dish, sprinkle freshly chopped parsley over the steak bites. Serve with a suggested method below or with your favorite meal accompaniments.


Ways to Serve

  • Appetizer Platter: Arrange the steak bites on a platter with toothpicks for a convenient appetizer at parties or gatherings.
  • Salad Topper: Add the garlic steak bites to a bed of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and your favorite dressing for a hearty steak salad. Try this Maple Dijon Dressing!
  • Pasta Perfection: Toss the garlic steak bites with cooked pasta ( I love Banza pasta or orzo), cherry tomatoes, spinach, and a drizzle of olive oil for a quick and satisfying pasta dish.
  • Sweet Potato Bed: Serve the garlic butter steak bites over a bed of roasted sweet potato cubes. Simply roast diced sweet potatoes tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for 20-25 minutes until tender. Then, place the cooked steak bites on top of the roasted sweet potatoes for a flavorful and satisfying meal.
  • Green Bean Pairing: Arrange the garlic butter steak bites on a plate alongside the Air-Fried Garlic Green Beans for a flavorful and balanced meal. The crispiness of the green beans complements the juicy tenderness of the steak bites.

Recipe Variations or Additions

  • Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the marinade for a spicy twist.
  • Citrus Zest: Include the zest of one lemon or lime in the marinade for a bright citrus flavor.
  • Asian Fusion: Substitute soy sauce for Worcestershire sauce and add a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of grated ginger to the marinade for an Asian-inspired flair.
  • Cheesy Delight: Sprinkle grated Parmesan or shredded mozzarella over the steak bites before serving for a cheesy finish.

Storage Tips

  • Refrigeration: After your meal, if there are leftovers (a rare but welcome occurrence), let the steak bites cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Store them in an airtight container to preserve their moisture and flavor for up to 3 days in the fridge.
  • Reheating: To enjoy your garlic butter steak bites again, use the air fryer. Preheat it to 350°F (175°C), then arrange the refrigerated or frozen steak bites in a single layer in the basket. Reheat for 3-4 minutes until warmed through, ensuring they stay tender and juicy. Keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking.

Air Fryer Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Natasha Pehrson Print Recipe
Hey there, fellow kitchen adventurers! I've got a sizzling recipe that's about to take your taste buds on a wild ride. If you've been following my culinary escapades, you know I've been on a serious air fryer kick lately. And today, oh today, we're diving into the realm of irresistibly juicy and flavorful garlic butter steak bites. Prepare yourselves, because you just might find yourself craving these bad boys day in and day out.


  • 1 pound ribeye steak excess fat trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley


  • 1. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and rosemary. Add steak cubes to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Let the steak marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • 2. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Arrange the marinated steak cubes in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • 3. Cook the steak cubes for 5 to 6 minutes, flipping them halfway through for even cooking.
  • 4. While the steak bites are in the air fryer, melt butter in a pan. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant and golden.
  • 5. Once the steak bites are cooked, transfer them to a bowl. Pour the melted garlic butter over the steak bites and toss to coat them evenly.
  • 6. Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley over the steak bites for a burst of color and freshness.
  • 7. Serve the garlic butter steak bites immediately as a delicious appetizer or main course.


  • air fryer
  • bamboo cutting board
  • mixing bowls
  • Kaloh Stoneware


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