Mouthwatering Potato and Steak Bites Recipe

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Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe with sweet pepper slices in a pan on counter. It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Meat and Potatoes go extra.  My daughters were just educating me on the term ‘extra’ and this Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe is definitely EX-TRA!  (my girls are cringing right now)  The potatoes get a gorgeous and flavorful sear in the pan first and then garlic and beef filet cubes are added with sweet peppers.  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe with sweet pepper slices on a plate with pan on counter. It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Petite Beef Filet:  The secret is revealed! 

This recipe uses a lesser known cut of super tender beef, known as the Petite Filet, which comes from the shoulder.  It’s similar in flavor to the more well known Beef Tenderloin filet, but without the most expensive price tag.  In fact, you are likely to find petite filets at over 50% LESS cost/pound than a tenderloin filet. 

The petite filet is a very lean cut, generally about 165 calories per 4 oz. serving.  If you haven’t tried this cut, be sure to look for it or ask your butcher the next time you are at the store!  You will LOVE IT!

Here are other recipes where I’ve used petite beef filet: Mini Beef Wellington Bites and my Spiced Cauliflower Rice with Beef Filet.

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

You need a large skillet or frying pan for this recipe. You can use a cast iron skillet for this, but it isn’t necessary. I used my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  It comes with a glass lid, which is perfect for watching your dinner cook!

And mincing garlic is made super easy with a Garlic Press.

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR GARLIC STEAK BITES AND POTATOES

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you can prepare in the day(s) in advance (See the full recipe below).

The prep for this recipe includes chopping the fresh parsley, mincing the garlic, quartering the creamer potatoes (the smaller, the faster they will cook), and cutting the steak into bite-size cubes.  You can also season the steak in advance with salt and pepper. 

Knife slicing creamer potatoes for Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe.  It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Knife slicing mini sweet peppers for Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe.  It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Knife slicing petite beef filet into steak bites for Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe.  It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Hand seasoning raw steak bites for Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe.  It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Store each of these ingredients separately in the fridge or just keep aside as you get ready to cook.

Can I use another cut of beef?

There are a few different cuts that you can use for this recipe, all cooking about the same time.  I prefer tender cuts that simply sear.  I find that the tenderloin and petite beef tenderloin are the most forgiving.  In other words, if you over cook them, they don’t immediately get too tough, they stay pretty tender.  You can also use sirloin, rib eye or New York strip steak.  Be careful not to over cook these cuts as they can get tough and chewy on you.

Can I use other types of potatoes?

Yep!  You can use just about any potato that you want, as long as you cut it into small bite-size pieces.  The best potatoes are going to be small creamer or yukon potatoes as the skins are thin and tender so you don’t have to worry about peeling them.  If you use russet potatoes or sweet potatoes, you will want to peel them first.  Sweet potatoes may also take a bit longer to cook, so test them with a fork to make sure they are cooked through before moving on to the steak.

COOK YOUR GARLIC STEAK BITES AND POTATOES 

The basic steps for cooking this are: 1. sear and cook the potatoes then remove 2. sear and cook the steak bites and the peppers 3. add the potatoes back and finish.

For the potatoes, since you cut them into small pieces, they should cook pretty fast, about 10 minutes.  Add olive oil, potatoes, salt, black pepper, thyme, and oregano to a hot skillet. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, stir and cook and additional 3-5 minutes until fork tender. Remove and set aside on a plate.

Potatoes cooking in a pan for Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe. It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Turn the skillet to high heat. Add the 1 tablespoon butter and then the steak bites. Let the steak sear for a minute, then add in the minced garlic and sliced sweet peppers, stir everything and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes.

Steak bites cooking in a pan for Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe. It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Adding sliced sweet peppers to steak bites for Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe. It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Add the potatoes back and cook for a final 2-3 minutes, just to warm it all together.

Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe with sweet pepper slices in a pan on counter. It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 

Top everything with the chopped parsley and serve!

Do I need a cast iron skillet for this recipe?

A cast iron skillet will give you a beautiful sear and crust to the potatoes and the steak.  However, you don’t have to use one.  You can use any large skillet or frying pan for this recipe.  I used my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking.

How do I reheat Steak Bites?

The best way to reheat this recipe is back in a pan on the stove with a little bit of extra olive oil and butter to reintroduce moisture.  You could also place everything on a sheet pan and reheat in the oven 400 F degrees for 10 minutes.  You can reheat this in the microwave, however, I don’t recommend it as it the potatoes will not get crispy, but rather soggy.  

What to serve steak bites with

All you really need to go with this recipe is a vegetable side and it’s a completely balanced meal.  A simple roasted veggie, such as broccoli with a drizzle of olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper is perfect!  Or Roasted Cumin Carrots are delicious with this.  Or go with a Simple Mesclun salad for a cool side.

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe with sweet pepper slices in a pan on counter. It's an easy and delicious, one-pan family dinner!  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite! 
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Mouthwatering Garlic Potatoes and Steak Bites Recipe

This Garlic Potato and Steak Bites Recipe is quite possibly one of the easiest and delicious meat and potato dinners!  Everything cooks in one pan. The potatoes get a gorgeous and flavorful sear in the pan first and then garlic and beef filet cubes are added with sweet peppers.  You get fantastic salty, buttery, tender steak and potatoes in each and every mouthwatering bite!  #easyfamilydinner #familydinnerideas #steakbites #onepanmeals

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, dinner, potatoes, steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 396 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Potatoes

  • 1 pound Gold creamer potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano (divided)

Steak Bites & Peppers

  • 1 pound Petite Beef Filets
  • 1 tablespoon Salted Butter
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoons Salt (divided)
  • 1 teaspoons black pepper (divided)
  • 8 Mini Sweet peppers (or 1 medium Red Bell Pepper)

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. Rough chop the parsley. Mince the garlic. Slice the mini sweet peppers. (Note, the seeds are so small and soft, that I just keep them in, but you can discard).

  2. Cut the petite beef filet into bite-size cubes and then season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper.

  3. Quarter the creamer potatoes. If you have larger potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch x 1 inch pieces. If you are doing this step in advance, you can place them in cold water to prevent them from turning brown. Dry them off before cooking.

Cooking Steps

  1. Heat a large frying pan or skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil, potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, thyme, and oregano. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, stir and cook and additional 3-4 minutes until fork tender. Remove and set aside on a plate.

  2. Turn the skillet to high heat. Add the 1 tablespoon butter and then the steak bites. Let the steak sear for a minute, then add in the minced garlic and the sliced sweet peppers, stir everything and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes.

  3. Add the potatoes back and cook for a final 2-3 minutes, just to warm it all together.

  4. Top everything with the chopped parsley and serve!

30-Minute Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls (Bulgogi!)

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Obsessed.  I am truly obsessed with this dinner recipe.  Is it possible to fall in love with a recipe?  If so, this one did it to me.  It’s my 30-Minute Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls.  I love love love my original Korean Beef Tacos recipe, but this one is sooooo much faster to make!  There is no marinating needed. The sauce comes together in just minutes and gets added to the ground beef in the pan for the most intensely perfect flavor. 

The Soy sauce brings salt, the sesame gives nuttiness, the vinegar gives acidity, the brown sugar brings sweetness, and the ginger and garlic bring loads of spice and flavor! 

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowl with sliced radishes fanned out on top and scallion garnish.

RICE BOWLS FOR EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNERS!

Rice bowls, Noodle bowls, Quinoa bowls, Poke bowls, Soup bowls, Salad bowls…they ALL make for an easy weeknight dinner!  I love that you can create your own mix of ingredients when it comes to “bowls” so that everyone is unique and just exactly what you want.  I also love that they can get you and the kids to try new ingredients and flavors.

Here are some links to some of my favorite Bowl Recipes!

These are just ideas, it’s really up to you to have fun with it.  AND, include your kids!  If they help to pick out the ingredients and prepare them, they are more likely to eat them.

To get more easy dinner ideas, check out my 30 Leftover Protein Dinner Ideas.

Spoon with bite of Korean Ground Beef and Rice with bowl below with sliced radishes fanned out on top and scallion garnish.

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

For this recipe, you need a large skillet/frying pan to cook the ground beef. I use my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.

It’s also easiest to use a food processor or blender to make the sauce so you don’t have to mince the garlic and ginger by hand. My mini food processor was perfect for the job! 

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR KOREAN GROUND BEEF AND RICE BOWLS

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

The steps for prepping ahead are really easy.  Basically, you can prep the sauce, slice the radishes, and cook the rice ahead if you want.

The easiest way to make this sauce is to use a mini food processor.

First peel your ginger by scraping off the skin using a spoon. Rough chop the ginger.

Peel the garlic.  The easiest way to do this is to smash the clove with the side of knife, which loosens the peel so you can simply pull it off. 

Note: if you’re not using a food processor or blender for the sauce, you can use a Garlic Press to mince the garlic cloves use your knife to mince.

Add the garlic cloves, chopped ginger, sugar, food processor. Pulse to get it going and then puree until all chopped up. 

Marinade in food processor for Korean Beef Tacos with flavorful Korean beef, crunchy Sesame Cabbage Slaw and a creamy, cool, Cilantro Lime Sriracha sauce!

Soy sauce added to brown sugar and other ingredients for Korean Ground Beef cooked in a skillet for Korean Beef and Rice Bowls.

Can I use dried garlic and ginger?

Fresh garlic and ginger makes a huge difference in the flavor.  You can buy jars of already minced garlic and ginger to save time.  But if you absolutely cannot get fresh, you could use dried powders.  Use 3 teaspoons of garlic powder and 3 teaspoons of ginger powder.  If you do use powders, there is no need to blend, simply mix with a fork or whisk in a bowl.

COOK YOUR KOREAN GROUND BEEF AND RICE BOWLS 

Start the rice before cooking the beef.  You can also make the rice up to 3 days in advance and simply warm it up again.

Preheat a large pan/skillet on High heat. Add the ground beef, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook for 5 minutes to brown the meat, then stir in the sliced whites of the scallions. Turn the heat down to medium and add the premade korean sauce to the pan and stir all of the browned bits up from the bottom of the pan. Bring back up to a simmer and stir as it thickens slightly (takes about 5 minutes).

Ground Beef cooked in a skillet for Korean Beef and Rice Bowls.

Korean Ground Beef cooked in a skillet for Korean Beef and Rice Bowls.

To serve, simply scoop the rice into bowls, add a scoop of the Korean beef and sauce on top of the rice, and then garnish with the sliced radishes and scallion greens.

Enjoy!  😍 Carrie

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls with sliced radishes fanned out on top and scallion garnish.
Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls with sliced radishes fanned out on top and scallion garnish.
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30 Minute Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls (Bulgogi)

30-Minute Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls are the perfect weeknight family dinner!  The mouthwatering sauce comes together in just minutes and gets added to the ground beef in the pan for the most intensely perfect flavor.  The Soy sauce brings salt, the sesame gives nuttiness, the vinegar gives acidity, the brown sugar brings sweetness, and the ginger and garlic bring loads of spice and flavor!  Served over rice with with a simple cool and crunchy radish garnish, it's a hearty and delicious dinner! #koreanbeef #easydinnerideas #familydinnerideas #ricebowl #30minutedinners

Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Keyword bulgogi, ground beef, korean beef
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Korean Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup White wine or rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 3 Tablespoons Sesame oil
  • 2 inches Ginger Root (2 tablespoons minced)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (3 teaspoons minced)

Other

  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef, raised w/o antibiotics
  • 1 cup Radishes
  • 4 Scallions
  • 2 cups White Long Grain Rice, uncooked

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Steps

  1. Make your sauce by first peeling your garlic. Then peel your ginger by scraping off the skin using a spoon. Rough chop the ginger. Add the garlic cloves, chopped ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and sesame oil to a mini food processor or blender. Pulse to get it going and then puree until blended.

  2. Clean and thinly slice the radishes. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the greens (used for garnish) from the whites (cook with the beef).

  3. If you really want to get ahead, you can also make the rice up to 3 days ahead (see instruction step below)

Cooking Steps

  1. Make the rice.  Rinse the rice under water in a strainer until the water runs clear.  Add to 4 cups of water with a pinch of salt and bring up to a boil.  Turn the water down to a low simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes. 

  2. Preheat a large (12") pan/skillet on High heat. Add the ground beef, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook for 5 minutes to brown the meat, then stir in the sliced whites of the scallions.  Turn the heat down to medium and add the premade korean sauce to the pan and stir all of the browned bits up from the bottom of the pan. Bring back up to a simmer and stir as it thickens slightly (takes about 5 minutes).

    Korean Ground Beef cooked in a skillet for Korean Beef and Rice Bowls.
  3. To serve, simply scoop the rice into bowls, add a scoop of the Korean beef and sauce on top of the rice, and then garnish with the sliced radishes and scallion greens.

    Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowl with sliced radishes fanned out on top and scallion garnish.