Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites are packed with buttery garlic goodness. If you’re looking for an easy and delicious beef and potatoes recipe, this is the ultimate meal for you.

Beef stew meat is cooked low and slow with baby Yukon gold potatoes and seasonings until the beef is fall-apart tender.

It’s a wholesome, filling dinner that’s easy to make any night of the week.

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites and potatoes in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites are packed with buttery garlic goodness. If you’re looking for an easy and delicious beef and potatoes recipe, this is the ultimate meal for you. 

Beef stew meat is cooked low and slow with baby Yukon gold potatoes and seasonings until the beef is fall-apart tender.

It’s a wholesome, filling dinner that’s easy to make any night of the week. 

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites and potatoes in a slow cooker.

Why KJ Loves

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites

A true meat & potatoes kind of meal! I love how buttery and garlicky these beef bites are. Each bite is packed full of flavor while being tender and juicy. Plus, the slow cooker does all the hard work for you!

Seasoned beef stew meat and potatoes in a slow cooker.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Beef Bites

Beef stew meat

Slow cooking stew meat is the perfect way to make these tougher cuts of beef fall-apart tender. It’s an economical option that ends up tasting delicious because of the cooking method and the addition of other mouth-watering ingredients. 

Baby Yukon gold potatoes

No need to peel or cut them. You could also use a mix of baby Yukon and baby red potatoes. 

Butter

A star ingredient in this beef bites recipe. Fun fact: Besides being delicious, butter is high in vitamin A!

Garlic

Freshly peeled and chopped or pre-minced

Seasonings

A combination of seasoned salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper

Pads of butter sitting on top of beef stew meat and potatoes in a slow cooker.

How to Make Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites

01) Arrange the ingredients.

Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the beef stew meat to half of the slow cooker and the potatoes to the other half. Don’t mix them together right now! 

02) Coat with the good stuff.

Evenly sprinkle the seasonings and garlic over the beef bites and potatoes and gently toss to coat each half (keeping the meat and potatoes separate). 

Arrange the pads of butter over the top. 

03) Cook low and slow.

Cover the Crockpot with a lid and cook on low until the beef is tender. 

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites and potatoes in a slow cooker.

Serving Garlic Butter Beef Bites

Serve garlic butter beef bites with roasted vegetables and garlic bread for a complete meal!

Here are some recipes that pair wonderfully with slow cooker steak bites:

A close-up photo of garlic butter beef bites in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef Bites FAQs: 

What is beef stew meat?

Beef stew meat is small pieces of beef, often from tougher cuts of beef like chuck or round. Beef stew meat is a budget-friendly option. But we have a secret to making it taste delicious: slow cooking tougher cuts of meat helps tenderize the beef!

Can I use beef tips instead?

You can also use beef tips for this recipe. Beef tips are similar to stew meat but are generally cut from steaks like sirloin, flank, or tenderloin

Do I have to sear the beef bites?

No need to sear the beef bites! We’re making this an easy beef bites recipe. You’ll still get delicious results without searing the beef. 

What size slow cooker should I use?

I use a 6-quart slow cooker for this recipe. 

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Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites and potatoes in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Beef Bites are packed with buttery garlic goodness. If you’re looking for an easy and delicious beef and potatoes recipe, this is the ultimate meal for you. 

 

Beef stew meat is cooked low and slow with baby Yukon gold potatoes and seasonings until the beef is fall-apart tender.

 

It’s a wholesome, filling dinner that’s easy to make any night of the week. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cut into 1 tablespoon pads

Instructions

  1. Place the beef stew meat in one half of the slow cooker and the potatoes in the other half. Evenly season everything with the onion powder, garlic powder and seasoned salt.
  2. Very carefully toss the beef stew meat side together to make sure that all of the beef is seasoned, keeping it separate from the potatoes as good as you can.
  3. Evenly sprinkle the garlic over the top followed by the pads of butter.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or until the beef is tender and cooked through. Serve with the sauce from the bottom of the slow cooker spooned over the top and enjoy!

Notes

  • Looking for a faster cook time? Use cubed sirloin steak instead of beef stew meat and cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 398
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.7g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 46.8g
Garlic Butter Beef Bites served over smashed potatoes.

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22 Comments

  1. LP

    I made this with venison (because we usually have that in the freezer and don’t typically have much beef). I added mushrooms and small onions on top of the venison and a couple of cut-up carrots on top of the potatoes. It was delicious! My husband thought it was excellent.

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  2. Chris

    Can I use a ribeye steak instead of stew meat? I have one in the freezer.

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    • KJ

      Hi Chris – yes you can!

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      • Kirby

        O, What a waste or ribeye! Serve that ribeye on its own. And make this recipe for a later day, and make it with low price mear (stew meat)

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  3. Vicki Duggan

    would it be an idea to put all the beef ingredients in an oven bag before you put them into the slowcooker

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    • Debra

      I think you would want the otatoes to get some of the butter and beef sauce flavor

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    • Tamara Harden

      they make crock pot liners for the crock pot. Oven bags aren’t meant to actually TOUCH the hot oven, so I’m not sure if they would be safe, but liners for sure.

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  4. Katelyn Pollard

    Have you ever tried it in a instapot? I did not have time to put it in this morning before leaving for work.

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    • Kristen Hart

      Should you sear the meat before you put it in the crockpot?

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  5. Jerrilyn Rozner

    There’s no liquid in this recipe? Concerned it will burn. Please advise. Thank you.

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    • KJ

      Hi Jerrilyn – correct! The liquid will come from the butter and fat from the meat as it cooks low and slow. Thanks!

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      • Jerrilyn

        Thanks for the advice. I made it and it was amazing. I added carrots. It took longer than the stated time for the meat to be fully cooked and the potatoes to get tender.

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  6. Danelle

    I make this almost weekly and my whole family loves it! It always throws me off that there is no liquid though lol

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  7. Abby

    Would it be okay to make just the beef and not the potatoes? Would I need to change anything?

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    • KJ

      Yes go ahead! No need to change anything.

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    • Deanne Orabona

      Severely underwhelmed with this recipe, tried it and found it bland.

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  8. Jules Campbell

    if i’m using stew meat is there a way i can have a faster cook time?

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  9. SHERRYE GROTTE

    I made this exactly as the recipe stated. I didn’t care for it. It was too bland. I felt it was a waste of good stew meat where I could have made a beef stew or a beefy vegetable soup. I won’t made it again.

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    • Laura

      Made this today and it was a HUGE hit! Thank you for sharing@

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  10. Barbra Bailey

    I made this dinner today and it was absolutely delicious! I used a bourbon brown sugar roast from Aldi’s and it was perfect! I used the Yukon Gold potatoes which I love. The only thing that I would do different next time is that I would add fresh, quartered onion to the crock pot. I was running late today and could not peel and slice the onions but that’s the only change I would make. Yummy and so easy!

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  11. Chrissy Taylor

    I make this recipe often and my family loves it. Thanks for sharing

    Reply
  12. Ally

    If I am feeding a family of 4 how much stew meat meeded?

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