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If you're a meat-and-potatoes kind of family, consider making these garlic butter steak bites from Dinner at the Zoo tonight. These seared bites require only a few minutes of cooking and can hold their own as an appetizer or as a main course.
Bite-sized steak pieces look fancy when you spear them with toothpicks and serve them at a swanky party, but are also really fun for kids to eat. When I was growing up, I refused to eat steak unless it was served in small, cubic form, so I'm all about these. Another way to eat them is over a bed of mashed potatoes.
This recipe calls for sirloin because it's tender but also not super expensive. You can swap that for tenderloin, rib-eye, or New York strip steak too. According to the author, "The key to this recipe is an insanely hot pan so that you get a nice crust on your meat." The perfect pan for the job is a cast iron skillet because it can withstand super-high heat. To make sure the butter doesn't burn, start browning the meat in olive oil first, and then add butter and garlic later for flavor.
Make sure you have plenty of toothpicks for serving, because just like how long it takes to cook, these will go fast!
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