Welcome to my humble kitchen, where the magic of cooking happens! I’m so excited to share with you a recipe that will make your taste buds (and maybe your husband) dance with joy – Instant Pot Garlic Butter Steak Bites and Potatoes!
Step One: Steak Bites
First things first, let’s talk about the star of the show – the steak bites. They’re tender, juicy, and full of flavor. And the best part? They cook in no time thanks to our trusty Instant Pot. Talk about a time-saver! I’m using ribeye, but you can use any cut of meat you prefer. Sometimes I will even mix it up and use different cuts (I just use what we have and tend to buy what is on sale). As long as the pieces are cut to the same size (about an inch a piece), it shouldn’t matter much.
*Note: I was once told by a friend who is a Sous Chef that cutting a steak against the grain allows for it to be much more tender and juicy! So, that is what I do. Does it actually make a difference? I mean, I think it does. Could be a placebo effect. Could be legit. I will let you be the judge!
The first step is to season your steak bites. Sometimes, I simply use garlic, salt, and pepper. Today I felt a little fancy and wanted to add a splash of coconut aminos (about a tsp) and some paprika (also a tsp), too. Worcestershire is also a great addition, but I opted for this lineup this time.
Step Two: Potatoes
As for the potatoes, they bring a nice balance to the dish, adding a hearty and filling element that will leave you satisfied. I mean, who doesn’t love a soft, squishy, buttery potato? *Insert drooling emoji here* I find it easiest to place all the meat in one bowl and all of the potatoes in a separate bowl for seasoning and coating.
For the potatoes, I add a drizzle of olive oil and generously salt them. Once everything is seasoned well, I put all ingredients together in the instant pot. I put the meat in first, then the potatoes.
Step Three: Instant Pot
The last step (which I forgot to take pictures of, sorry!), is to add a stick of butter and a generous amount of minced garlic! I know it sounds crazy, but I do not add any liquid. The melted butter and the fat/juice from the meat meld together in perfect, delectable harmony.
All that is left to do now? Lock the lid in place, set the timer, and let the Instant Pot work its magic. No browning or sautéing needed!
While you wait for your Instant Pot to work its miraculous ways, why not pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and enjoy some good company? After all, cooking is always better with friends. And before you know it, your Instant Pot Garlic Steak Bites and Potatoes will be ready to devour.
Step Four: Plate & Serve
Once the Instant Pot has finished, I like to do a natural pressure release. If your steak is not cooked to your desired temperature, feel free to sauté to your liking. Once I plate our meals, I like to garnish with a sprinkle of parsley.
I like to serve these steak bites with a yummy salad (like this one here, sans chicken). I threw together a simplified version of this salad by adding what I had on hand.
Spinach or romaine are our favorite base. Add strawberries and combine with mandarin orange slices, feta cheese, and Trader Joe’s Candied Pecans. (The candied pecans are absolutely heaven sent, by the way). Top it off with your favorite vinaigrette (we use raspberry), and you’re all set!
Another great veggie to serve with this dish is fresh, straight-from-the-garden green beans. You can even add those directly to the instant pot and cook with the meat and potatoes! It really doesn’t get easier than this one, folks.
So, there you have it – Instant Pot Garlic Butter Steak Bites & Potatoes! A recipe that’s easy, flavorful, and perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner, a date night, or just because, this dish will impress. Give it a try and let me know what you think. And as always, happy cooking!
- 24 oz. ribeye steak (any cut will work), cubed
- 5-6 medium red potatoes, cubed
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 stick butter
- 1-2 tbsp minced garlic
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- parsley, garnish
- Prep meat and potatoes by cutting into one inch cubes. Place in separate bowls.
- Add olive oil and salt to potatoes. Stir until evenly coated.
- Add remaining seasonings, salt, and coconut aminos to steak bites. Stir until evenly coated.
- Place steak into instant pot first, then potatoes. Place one stick of butter on top. Add minced garlic.
- Close and seal Instant Pot. Set cook time at 20 minutes. Once finished, allow for natural release.
- Sauté to desired temperature if needed.
- Plate and garnish with parsley.
- Serve and enjoy!
*This recipe could be easily adapted into a stew by just adding some beef broth and chopped veggies (like carrots, celery, and onion).
*To make a gravy for stew, add a tbsp of flour or 1/2 tbsp cornstarch and stir.
*You could also do this recipe in a crockpot. Add 1/4 cup of broth (or water if needed). Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 39gCarbohydrates: 10.6gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 32.8g