Try not to drool over these steak bites with garlic butter

As a busy woman with both a burgeoning career and a preschooler, new recipes need to meet just a handful of requirements in order to make it into my rotation. They need to be quick, they need to be easy, and they need to be delicious enough to lure my child away from her usual diet of mac and cheese and … actually, that’s it. She only ever wants mac and cheese.

If you’re similarly pressed for both time and kitchen skills, allow me to change your life. May I present Garlic Butter Steak Bites.

This recipe for Garlic Butter Steak Bites from Jo Cooks promises to have you in and out of the kitchen in a mere 15 minutes. Not only that, but you’ll only have to clean a single skillet when you’re done. Just fry up some well-seasoned steak, mix up butter, garlic and red pepper flakes and voila! You’re left with a platter of deliciousness that would work as an everyday entree or even as a dish you might bring to a potluck holiday party, perhaps with a side of toothpicks.

Jo Cooks

If you’re more of a literal meat-and-potatoes person, Alyssa of The Recipe Critic has a similar recipe that also incorporates sliced-up Yukon gold potatoes, seasoned with garlic, thyme, rosemary and oregano. Who needs side dishes when you’ve got this completely filling skillet of comfort food?

The Recipe Critic

And since we’re talking fancy butter, why not experiment with different types of flavored butter you might want to drizzle over your steak bites? This cowboy butter that incorporates such ingredients as shallots, lemon juice, garlic, dijon mustard and hot sauce.

If you’re not much of a meat eater but you’re still in search of some bite-sized nibbles to bring to your next potluck, try these 10 delicious — and kid-friendly! — muffin tin recipes. These eats are perfect for partygoers who want to grab and go as they mingle.

Now get cooking!