Spicy Cajun Steak Bites Recipe

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Are you looking for ways to spice up your steak and make something a little different? This recipe for spicy Cajun steak bites is the way to go. These bite-sized pieces of steak are smothered in a blend of Cajun seasonings and then seared to perfection in butter for just the right crispness, texture, and flavor. And, they work as a meal or an appetizer!

Warning: There is a lot of spice ahead in these steak bites! If you want to cut down on the spiciness, omit the crushed red pepper and bump down the cayenne pepper and chili powder to 1 tsp each.

Spicy Cajun Steak Bites Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb Boneless Ribeye
  • 3 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 3 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Bread Crumbs
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt


  • Cut the ribeye steak into 1-inch cubes. Remember: Ribeye is known for its marbling, a.k.a fat, so you don’t want to cut off all the fat. Feel free to trim large chunks of it as you cube the meat, but you should still see the marbling running through the ribeye cubes. It’ll render down as you cook and keep your steak bites tender and flavorful.
  • Combine cayenne pepper, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, paprika, salt, black pepper, and bread crumbs in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add steak bites into the mixture and toss until thoroughly coated.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet to medium-high with butter.
  • Once melted, add steak bites to the pan so that they have space between them. Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Using tongs, turn each steak bite individually onto its other side and allow to cook for another 3-4 minutes. Steak bites should reach about 130 degrees.
  • Place steak bites on each serving plate and sprinkle with thyme and garlic salt before enjoying.


If you want to turn these steak bites into an appetizer, you can use mini cupcake paper wraps to hold each one separately or use a toothpick inserted in each bite for a simple grab-and-go snack. Even the picky eaters in the family will probably love this recipe!
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