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Keto Instant Pot Spicy Butter Steak Bites

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These Keto Instant Pot Steak Bites are the perfect appetizer to serve at your next gathering. However, they also make a convenient weeknight dinner when you’re in a pinch. 

Kids will love their bite-sized appearance. It’s the perfect recipe to make the next time your picky eater needs some protein and minerals in their diet!

Bite-size beef cubes are the core of the recipe. Beef is naturally a rich source of protein, which is great for building muscle mass. It’s also a good source of many minerals, including zinc, which supports healthy hair, nails, and skin. This is why I’ve made many low-carb beef recipes you can try.

Zinc is also an immune-booster and has been shown to protect against infections (1). Research shows that it helps regulate proinflammatory agents in the body. 

keto instant pot butter steak bites

For the most nutritious cut of beef, go with grass-finished meat. Research shows that grass-fed animal products are higher in several nutrients, including omega 3 fatty acids and several antioxidant precursors (2). 

Most grass-fed beef does not contain hormones or antibiotics, which is tastier than chemical-laden beef. It’s a good idea to make sure your meat is also organic and pasture-raised. 

In my low-carb instant pot recipes, I use the instant pot 3-Quart Duo Mini 7-in-1. This model is ideal to cook for one to two people while the 6-quart and 8-quart models are intended for bigger families.

The seasoning ingredients in this keto cube steak instant pot recipe are numerous: paprika, dried oregano and thyme, garlic powder, chili and onion flakes, erythritol, salt and pepper.

low carb instant pot butter steak bites

These seasonings provide antioxidant nutrients and vitamins. You can omit the sweetener if you’re sensitive to it as the meat will be flavorful enough without it. 

Chopped onion and garlic are both for seasoning and improving taste. They contain vitamin C, dietary fiber, folic acid, manganese, and selenium. 

Onions are an excellent source of prebiotic fiber, which has been shown to enhance immune function (3), while garlic has antimicrobial properties that fight potentially harmful bacteria in the body (4). 

You can serve these steak bites with your favorite low-carb vegetables, such as sauteed asparagus or steamed broccoli. You can also serve them with toothpicks on a cheese plate for the perfect meat and cheese appetizer. 

How to Make Low Carb Cube Steak in an Instant Pot

Mix the spices in a bowl and sprinkle them on the steak cubes. Toss to coat. 

mix beef bites with spices

Set the instant pot to the “saute” mode. Add olive oil and allow to warm up. Then add beef cubes and saute for 4 to 5 minutes or until brown. Remove beef from instant pot.

saute beef in instant pot

Add garlic and onion. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until soft. Add water and stir contents with a wooden spoon. Add butter and return the beef back to the instant pot. Stir again and turn the “saute” mode off.

add butter in instant pot

Put the lid on and set the instant pot to “sealing.” Press the “pressure cook” manual button and cook on high for 9 minutes. 

pressure cook beef bites

When the time is up, do a quick release, remove the lid, and stir. Serve warm! 

More Keto Beef Recipes You Can Try:

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Keto Instant Pot Steak Bites

These low-carb and keto-friendly butter steak bites are great for a family dinner or meal prep, and will be your favorite meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword Instant Pot Steak Bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 508kcal
Author Tanya K.


  • 1 lb beef cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp onion chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped , optional

For seasoning:


  • In a bowl, mix all seasoning ingredients. Sprinkle the prepared spicy mixture over the beef and toss to coat.
  • Turn the “saute” mode on your instant pot. Pour in olive oil and wait until hot. Add beef cubes and saute for 4-5 minutes or until browned. Take beef bites out of the instant pot.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes or until soft.
  • Pour in water and scrap all the bits off the bottom of the pressure cooker with a wooden spoon. Add butter. Return the beef bites back to the instant pot and stir. Turn the “saute” mode off.
  • Put the lid on and turn the valve to “sealing.” Press “pressure cook” (manual) and cook at high pressure for 9 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time ends, do a quick release, take the lid off, and toss the bites.
  • Pour some cooking juices over the meat and serve immediately garnished with chopped parsley (optional).



Nutrition Facts
Keto Instant Pot Steak Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 975mg41%
Potassium 452mg13%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1196IU24%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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