Cajun Butter Steak Bites with Mushrooms




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Introduction

Indulge in the flavorful wonder of Cajun Butter Steak Bites with Mushrooms, a dish that brings together tender beef, savory mushrooms, and a kick of Cajun seasoning. This recipe is a showcase of simple ingredients coming together to create a dish bursting with rich flavors and satisfying textures.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dish that’s packed with bold Cajun flavors, this recipe is perfect for you. The combination of juicy steak bites, earthy mushrooms, and a buttery Cajun seasoning creates a mouthwatering dish that is sure to impress your taste buds and satisfy your cravings.

How to Make Cajun Butter Steak Bites with Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef tenderloin
  • 2 ½ tbsp oil
  • ½ tbsp Tony Chachere Creole Seasoning
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 ½ tbsp butter

Directions

  1. Whisk together the Creole seasoning, paprika, onion powder, and black pepper; set aside.
  2. Cut the beef tenderloin into 1½-inch by 1-inch pieces. Place the steak bites, sliced mushrooms, 2½ tbsp oil, and seasoning mix into a bowl.
  3. Mix until the meat and mushrooms are well coated. Cover the bowl and marinate for 30 minutes to 1½ hours.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Cook in the air fryer (in 2 batches) at 400°F for 6-10 minutes.

How to Serve Cajun Butter Steak Bites with Mushrooms

Serve the Cajun Butter Steak Bites with Mushrooms hot and fresh, straight from the air fryer. You can enjoy them as a standalone dish or pair them with a side of rice, potatoes, or a crisp green salad.

How to Store Cajun Butter Steak Bites with Mushrooms

Store any leftover Cajun Butter Steak Bites with Mushrooms in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or on a skillet until warmed through.

Tips to Make Cajun Butter Steak Bites with Mushrooms

  • Ensure the steak bites are evenly coated with the seasoning mix for maximum flavor.
  • Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket to allow proper air circulation for even cooking.
  • Adjust the cooking time based on your desired level of doneness for the steak bites.

Variation

For a spicier version, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the seasoning mix before coating the steak bites and mushrooms.

FAQs

  1. Can I use a different type of mushroom for this recipe? Yes, you can use any variety of mushrooms you prefer, such as button mushrooms or shiitake mushrooms.
  2. Can I grill the steak bites instead of using an air fryer? Yes, you can grill the steak bites on skewers or in a grill pan for a charred finish.
  3. Is there a substitute for Tony Chachere Creole Seasoning? You can use your favorite Cajun or Creole seasoning blend as a substitute for Tony Chachere Creole Seasoning.

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