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Get Your Protein Fix with Super Simple Low Carb Chimichurri Steak Bites

Chimichurri steak bites are about as easy as it gets! Perfectly seared and tossed in a homemade chimichurri, this satisfying low carb high protein recipe is on the table in minutes!

Pan seared steak bites in a cast iron with butter and homemade chimichurri

Ready in under 30 minutes less than 1g carbs per serving! Pair that with a whopping 40g of protein and a ton of beneficial minerals and electrolytes these steak bites are a protein packed low carb meal you will love!

This recipe is part of my 60 minute keto meal series.




Steak bites are one of those go to meals we make when we don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen, but want a nutritious low carb meal.  They are incredibly versatile and can be paired with many different seasonings, sauces, and flavours. Steak bites work well with a huge variety of sides so it’s easy to make them into a meal the whole family can enjoy. 

Recipes like this are ideal for families where only one person is cutting carbs. If you are the only low carber in the house this is the recipe for you. Whip up a batch of steak bites for the whole family and vary the sides to fit everyone’s needs.

Why You Will love this recipe

  • Very quick and easy to make, a perfect lazy keto meal. Ideal for busy weeknights
  • Very low in carbs, and high in protein and beneficial minerals
  • A family friendly meal everyone can enjoy 
  • Easily paired with a variety of sides to fit everyone’s needs keto or not (except you vegetarians)
  • Less than 1g of carbs this recipe can fit a semi-carnivore lifestyle.

Recipe TL;DR

  1. Add chimichurri ingredients to a food processor and blitz until desired texture is reached. Set aside.
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper and sear in a hot skillet with some oil for 1-2 minutes per side until cooked to your liking.
  3. Turn off the heat and add chimichurri to the plane with some butter, toss to coat and serve!

What You Need To Know

Below is a deeper dive into the details of their recipe, if you are ready to make this recipe now use the button below to jump to the recipe card.

Chimichurri Steak bites Ingredients on a board and white marble background
Ingredients for Chimichurri Steak Bites

What type of steak is best for steak bites?

You can use whatever steak you like or can afford, but just like with a full steak, the higher quality the cut, the tastier and more tender they will be. 

For me there is one clear answer, ribeye or rib steak. It’s the king of steak for a reason!

What type of oil is best for searing steak bites?

Make sure that you are using a high heat oil with a high smoke point to avoid burning. Avoid low heat oils like butter olive oil and opt for something like avocado oil or ghee.

Steak bites perfectly seared in a cast iron pan
Perfectly seared steak bites

How big should I cut the steak bites?

I like to cut mine into at least 1 ½” cubes. This allows me to get a nice quick sear on the outside without overcooking the center. 

What can I use instead of chimichurri?

If you don’t like the taste of chimichurri (cilantro haters, I’m talking to you!) then you can make a classic Italian gremolata in its place. You can also use a simple mix of parsley and garlic butter, or make some Cowboy butter to toss your steak bites in. Steak bites are versatile and delicious that way!

Here is my favourite Gremolata recipe:

Here is my favourite no sugar added cowboy butter recipe:

What other condiments go well with steak bites?

In place of chimichurri here are some other good options for steak bites:

  • Guacamole
  • Garlic butter
  • Gremolata
  • Compound butter
  • Cowboy butter
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How long do leftover steak bites last?

It’s rare (pun intended) that these even make it out of the pan they are so delicious but if you have leftovers you can store them sealed in the fridge for up to a week. The leftovers make a great steak and eggs breakfast packed with even more protein! 

Can I use store bought chimichurri?

Yes! Just read the ingredients and as always check the nutrition label if you are following a low carb or keto diet to avoid any surprises.

Pan seared steak bites in a cast iron with butter and homemade chimichurri
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Easy Chimichurri Steak Bites (Low Carb)

Chimichurri Steak Bites in a cast iron skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 481 kcal
Net Carbs 0.5 g
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Tender chunks of steak pan seared to perfection, tossed with butter and homemade chimichurri. This low carb high protein meal is ready in under 30 minutes and is full of beneficial minerals and electrolytes, an ideal keto friendly dinner.

IMPORTANT – There are often Frequently Asked Questions within the blog post that you may find helpful. Simply scroll back up to read them!




  • 2 pounds steak ribeye, striploin or filet
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chimichurri recipe below

Low Carb Chimichurri

  • 1 cup parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup oregano roughly chopped
  • 1 whole jalapeno roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


Homemade Chimichurri

  • Quick Method: Add all the parsley, cilantro, oregano, jalapeno, garlic, lemon juice, and vinegar to a food processor or blender. Blitz until chunky.
    1 cup parsley, 1 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup oregano, 1 whole jalapeno, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Add the oil. With the food processor running, drizzle in the oil a little bit at a time until a sauce begins to form with the consistency similar to a pesto. Add oil and blitz until your desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    ¼ cup olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Rustic Method: Chop the parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic, and jalapeno very fine. Add to a bowl or mortar and pestle. Stir in the remaining ingredients and crush and mash the ingredient together into a chunky paste. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Chimichurri Steak Bites

  • Sear the steak. Cube the steak into 1 ½ to 2 inch chunks. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet until its nearly smoking hot. Carefully add the chunks of steak and sear on each side for around 1 minute for medium rare, or longer from more well done steak. Add the butter and turn off the heat.
    2 pounds steak, salt and pepper
  • Toss in Chimichurri. Spoon in some of the chimichurri and toss to coat. Remove the steak bites from the pan and let them rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
    4 tablespoons butter, ½ cup chimichurri


Steak: Use any of your favourite cuts of steak for this recipe. 
Chimichurri: In place of homemade chimichurri you can use store bought. If you don't like chimichurri then you can use a gremolata, guacamole, or garlic butter. 
Searing Time:  For 1 1/2 to 2 inch cubes of beef a 1 to 1 1/2 minute sear on each side will produce a rare to med rare steak. The longer the sear the more well done your steak bites will be. 
To test, remove one chunk of steak and cut in half. Remember, the center of the steak will continue to rise in temperature while resting.  


Calories: 481kcalCarbohydrates: 0.6gProtein: 40.6gFat: 34.2gSaturated Fat: 14.3gSodium: 423mgPotassium: 541mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.2gCalcium: 40mgIron: 2.6mgNet Carbs: 0.5g

Nutritional information is calculated using the recipe calculator and verified database available from Cronometer. Although every reasonable effort is made to provide accurate information this estimate is provided as courteously and convenience only. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe.

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Keywords: 20 minutes, easy low carb recipe, high protein, quick
Easy high protein chimichurri steak bites sliced in half showing a perfect medium rare center

What To Serve With Steak Bites

4 Quick Tips to Master This Recipe

  1. Make sure the oil is nice and hot before adding the beef to help you get a proper sear and avoid drying out the meat. 
  2. Don’t over cook! These cook in about half the time a full steak does. 
  3. Don’t under season! Salt is your friend and salt is flavour!
  4. Let it rest. Just like a steak, give these steak bites a moment to rest before you dig in.
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Low Carb chimichurri steak bite on a fork in a pan


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