Garlic Butter Elk Steak Bites

Garlic Butter Elk Steak Bites

Holy cow… I have found this recipe to be fast and utterly delicious. You can use any sort of red meat for this recipe.

I used elk here, but you can use venison, big horn sheep, goat, antelope, moose, caribou—you get the picture.

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I am actually going to experiment with crane and goose next time around. Stay tuned!

When choosing a cut of meat, your more tender cuts will do better with this recipe.

However, when we process our game, we have our round steaks and sirloins tenderized. Thus, I can use those tougher cuts for something like this.

Cuts like the butter used in the recipe!


  • 2 pounds steak cut into bites
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste (I also use a lot of lemon pepper here)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (it adds way more flavor than traditional parsley)


  1. Cube steak into 1 inch cubes
  2. Heat oil in large pan
  3. Add steak and sear both sides
  4. While steak is cooking, combine garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper in a bowl.
    Set aside.
  5. Once steak bites are adequately seared, add a stick of butter. Cook until butter thickens a bit.
  6. Add garlic mixture and cook until garlic has browned
  7. Remove from heat and serve!

These steak bites have tons of great flavor and work well with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon.

They can be served as appetizers or as a main dish. I personally prefer to serve it as a main dish.

Potatoes work well with it as you don’t have a lot of competing flavors.

Another lighter option? Serve on top of a salad. The sauce will serve as your dressing.

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Kirstie Pike

Kirstie Pike is the founder and CEO of Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women, the leading edge for women’s performance hunting gear for nine years and running.
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