Easy Cajun Steak Bites (with Homemade Seasoning)

These tender Cajun Steak Bites are a meat lovers dream. Cajun seasoned steak is quickly seared in butter to create crispy edges, a juicy inside and ready in just a couple of minutes. This high protein recipe makes a great appetizer or add a delicious side for a meal to make your mouth water. 
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Cajun seasoned steak bites cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Cajun butter steak bites – a steak lovers dream

Delicious does not have to be time-consuming and these cajun steak bites prove it. All you need is a cut of top sirloin steak, chopped into bite-sized pieces, a homemade seasoning for an explosion of flavor, and a smidge of butter.

The best part is this easy meal comes together in mere minutes and still makes a restaurant-worthy meal. When you want something savory, a little spicy and delicious, these cajun steak bites are guaranteed to please. If you’re on a Cajun kick and want more Cajun inspired recipes, check out my Cajun Meatball Stew or Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • 35g of protein per serving.
  • Ready in less than ten minutes.
  • Pair with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies for a complete meal.
  • Homemade cajun seasoning can be saved for many other recipes.

Sirloin steak for the win- flavor, price and fat content

Sirloin steak is tender, juicy and flavorful but lean and lower in fat than other cuts of steak. It soaks up the cajun spices and butter beautifully making it the obvious low-fat choice for our steak bites. It’s relatively affordable compared to the rest of the cow making it a more economical way to enjoy the finer things in life – like these perfect steak bites!

You can also make this with skirt steak but I prefer that cut when using a marinade as it tends to be a bit tougher. If you want an even leaner cut, opt for round steak or top round.

Plated steak bites with broccoli and mashed potatoes.

Cast Iron Tip

When I cook steak, I love to use my cast iron. Make it screaming hot before putting your meat on to make the most amazing sear with a golden brown crispy outside and tender juicy inside in just a few minutes. If you don’t have a cast-iron any piping hot skillet will do.

Gluten and dairy-free info

This delicious recipe is gluten-free as is. To make dairy-free, sub out the butter for coconut oil or omit it entirely.

Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions for cajun steak bites. 

Ingredients for steak bites. Cajun seasoning, butter, steak and parsley for topping.

Sirloin Steak: look for even edges, firm and cold, and moist but not wet. You don’t want to see liquid on the bottom of the meat tray. Other types of meat to use: round steak, top round or even chicken.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning: can use store-bought but those tend to be higher in sodium so look for a lower sodium variety.

Butter: or coconut oil

How to make cajun steak bites (a visual step-by-step guide):

Step 1: Prepare the cajun seasoning

In a small bowl or mason jar, combine the Cajun seasoning and set aside. You will only use 1.5 Tbsp. of this seasoning but can use it on many other recipes. 

Step 2: cut steak and coat in seasoning

Cut the steak into 1-inch cubes. Place in a mixing bowl and add the cajun seasoning (image 1). Mix to fully coat. 

Cubed steak coated with cajun seasoning in a bowl.

Step 3: Cook the steak

Butter melted in a cast iron skillet.

In a medium cast iron skillet or large skillet, heat the butter until melted over medium-high heat (Image 2).

Cubed raw steak added to to hot butter.

Add the steak to the pan of melted butter (Image 3).

Browned steak bites in a skillet.

Cook for at least 2-3 minutes before stirring the steak pieces so that you get a nice sear on them (Image 4).

Cooked steak bites topped with fresh chopped parsley.

Continue cooking for another 2 minutes until they’re golden brown and cooked to your liking (Image 5). 

Serving and storing

Serve these spicy cajun steak bites with Greek yogurt mashed potatoes, garlic green beans or roasted vegetables. Make your own garlic butter sauce to drizzle over the top for an extra decadent steak. If you want to keep on theme with cajun flavors serve with jambalaya.   

If you have leftover steak bites, store in an airtight container for up to three days. Add to eggs for a cajun breakfast or salads or wraps the next day.

Fork holding cooked cajun steak bite plated with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other steak recipes!

If you make this recipe, please leave a rating and/or comment! Tag me on Instagram @ohsnapmacros, I love hearing from you!

Cajun seasoned steak bites cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Cajun Steak Bites

Danielle Lima
These tender Cajun Steak Bites are a meat lovers dream. Cajun seasoned steak is quickly seared in butter to create crispy edges, a juicy inside and ready in just a couple of minutes. This high protein recipe makes a great appetizer or add a delicious side for a meal to make your mouth water. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 361 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs. top sirloin trimmed and cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. cajun seasoning 2 1/2 for extra heat
  • 1/2 Tbsp. butter or coconut oil

Cajun Seasoning

  • 3 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1.5 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregeno
  • 1 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl or mason jar, combine the Cajun seasoning and set aside. You will only use 1.5 Tbsp. of this seasoning but can use it on many other recipes.
  • Cut the steak into 1 inch cubes. Place in a mixing bowl and add the cajun seasoning. Mix to fully coat.
  • In a medium cast iron skillet or skillet, heat the butter until melted over medium high heat. Add the steak to the pan of melted butter. Cook for at least 2 minutes before stirring the steak pieces so that you get a good sear on them. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes until they’re golden brown and cooked to your liking.
  • Remove and serve with sides like mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions. 
  • Serving size is approximately 4.5 oz. cooked steak. It’s best to weigh your final and divide by 4, as the final weight will vary depending on your desired doneness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 35gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 361mgPotassium: 1mg
Keyword cajun, steak
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Photos by Marie-Catherine Dube

7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    100/10
    It was easy, fast and delicious. My while family loved it, even the kid who always says they don’t like steak!

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