What’s For Dinner? Garlic Butter Steak Bites With A Side Of Zoodles

What a lot of people don’t get about healthy food is that it really doesn’t have to just be plain boiled broccoli and plain grilled chicken. In fact, you need to be eating enough nourishing foods in order to keep you energized and full rather than constantly snacking throughout the day. If you eat a good, hearty meal, you won’t be searching for the next thing to eat half an hour after a meal. This steak bites and zoodles meal is the perfect balance of delicious filling protein and a side of filling veggies that are fun to eat. In just 30 minutes, you can whip up this tasty meal that will keep you satisfied.

Garlic Butter Steak Bites With Zoodles

What You Need

For the steak and zoodles:

450g sirloin steak cut into bite size cubes

4 medium zucchini, spiralized

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 tablespoons butter

minced garlic

60ml beef stock

minced parsley

fresh thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes

juice 1/2 lemon

For the marinade:

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon hot sauce

fresh black pepper, to taste

juice 1/2 lemon

An Easy To Make Healthy Dinner

What To Do

Start with making the marinade: mix together the soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, hot sauce, and black pepper. Add the steak bites in and keep in a resealable bag for a minimum of 20 minutes. The longer you let it marinade, the better.

To make the steak bites, heat up your skillet so that it is screaming hot. Add olive oil to the pan on high heat and once it’s hot, add the bites in and don’t touch them for a minute or two so they can get that sear we’re looking for. Keep the marinade for later. Cast iron pans work best here. Season the steaks with salt and pepper.

Make sure you’ve placed the steak bites in one layer and that they’re not overcrowded, so you might have to work in batches. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the pieces have become golden brown. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and garlic to the skillet and make sure to coat the steak evenly while cooking for a minute or two. Remove the steak bites and set them aside for now.

Add the butter, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, beef broth, and the marinade to the same pan and bring to a simmer. Let the sauce reduce for a few minutes, making sure to stir often.

Add the zoodles in and toss them for about 2 to 3 minutes until they cook completely. Add in fresh parsley and thyme. If the sauce is too watery, let it cook down. Move the zoodles aside and add the steak bites back in and reheat for a minute or two. Enjoy!

Use A Cast Iron Skillet For Best Results