Crushed Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Super FAST + Super FLAVORFUL dinner or Meal Prep idea
We often use “Ghee” aka: clarified butter as a substitute for regular butter in many of our CFC recipes, but do you know why?
Ghee is made by melting regular butter. The butter then separates into liquid fats and milk solids. Once separated, the milk solids are removed, which means that ghee has less lactose, making it a very good possibility for you, if you have sensitivities to dairy products.
Ghee has a higher smoke point when compared to typical butter, so it won’t burn as quickly. This makes Ghee perfect for sautéing meals. Butter will smoke and burn at 350°F (177°C), but ghee can withstand heat up to 485°F (252°C). Awesome!
Ghee also produces less toxins (acrylamide) when heated compared to some other oils.
There are many great brands of ghee available at the grocery stores these days, but they’re typically priced much higher than butter.
If you’d like to try making ghee yourself, it’s pretty easy!
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil, or olive oil
- 6 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and crushed
- 1 lb. sirloin steak cut into bite-size pieces
- sea salt, to taste
- 2 Tbsps clarified butter or ghee
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 Tbsp chopped chives
Heat your oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat.
Add in crushed garlic cloves and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
Add in steak bites and sear each side until slightly brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
Once steak bites are done to your liking, reduce the heat and add in the butter/ghee. Stir to combine until butter is melted and nicely coats the steak. Season with sea salt and pepper to your taste if desired.
Garnish with chopped parsley and chives.