Garlic Butter Steak Bites with Zucchini Noodles


  • 1 lb  sirloin steak cut into small cubes
  • 4 medium zucchini, spiralized (or a pack of store-bought Zucchini Noodles)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup beef or vegetable broth or white wine
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or coconut amino for paleo)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (we used Sriracha)
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the marinade (soy sauce, olive oil, hot sauce, pepper, and lemon juice) and add the steak bites. Mix well and marinate for 15 to 20 minutes minimum, while preparing the other ingredients.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Drain steak from the marinade. Keep the remaining marinade for later.

4. Add 2 tablespoons butter and garlic to the skillet; cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring to coat the meat in the sauce. Remove to a shallow plate and set aside.

5. In the same skillet, add butter, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, beef broth, and remaining marinade juices. Bring to a simmer and allow to reduce for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly.

6. Add the zucchini noodles and toss for two to three minutes to cook it up. Stir in the fresh parsley and thyme, then allow the cooking juices to reduce for one minute if the zucchini renders too much water. Push the zucchini noodles on the side, add the steak bites back to the pan and reheat for another minute. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • You can also use tenderloin, rib eye, flank or strip steak if you like.
  • Zucchini tends to render a lot of water when cooking, so you can sprinkle with salt after spiralizing and allow to sit for a couple of minutes to take off excess water. Rinse well to get rid of salt and drain thoroughly in a colander before cooking.
  • Instead of broth, you can enrich the dish with dry white wine.


  • super 🙂

    postrecipes June 26, 2021 11:03 pm Reply
    • Super

      Linda June 27, 2021 12:43 pm Reply
  • Aaahhhrrggg! Left me hanging with no step 3. Hopefully I can wing it!

    Karen June 27, 2021 5:59 pm Reply
  • Where is step 3

    Monica June 28, 2021 7:31 pm Reply
  • Really tasty. Step 3 is missing but i was able to figure it out. I also added broccoli to step 5. I enjoyed the recipe.

    Kendra R. June 28, 2021 11:05 pm Reply
  • Looks Delicious!

    Sue Nugent June 28, 2021 11:29 pm Reply
  • Karen, I am wondering about step 3 too 😃

    Dana June 28, 2021 11:32 pm Reply
  • Carb count?

    Jodie June 29, 2021 1:33 am Reply
  • What is step 3??

    Christine June 29, 2021 2:21 pm Reply
  • So what is step 3 for those who figured it out

    Darren June 29, 2021 4:48 pm Reply
  • Yes, please post step 3

    Linda July 1, 2021 2:00 pm Reply
    • Step 3 is to eat it.

      Dominique McPeek October 4, 2021 1:56 am Reply
  • 3. Place the steak bites in the skillet in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the skillet or meat will steam, so you may have to work in batches depending on the size of your skillet. Cook steak bites for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until steak bites are golden brown. Repeat with remaining steak bites if needed.

    Meg M September 17, 2021 4:10 am Reply

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