Steak Bites Appetizer–Sneaking In Another Superbowl Recipe PLUS The ULTIMATE Guide To KC and 49ers Meals to Serve!

So I’m getting the Superbowl menu ready for this weekend and decided to sneak in another recipe. I always like bringing in some of the old with the new. That way we’re not eating the same thing year after year. But some of the classics and our favorites will always stay. We tried this steak bites appetizer as a meal and they were delicious! They have a nice garlic butter flavor to them.

Steak Bites Appetizer by BurntApple

If you are looking for Superbowl ideas, we’ve got this fantastic new recipe for you to try PLUS some other favorites from the past.

Steak Bite Appetizer by BurntApple

And we wrapped it all up with some classic Kansas City Chief and 49er inspired recipes!

Tailgate Taters by Chef Jeremy Tawney


Kansas City is all about the barbeque! Some of the best barbeque establishments have started out of Kansas City so Superbowl inspired food for Kansas City fans should include at least SOME element of barbeque sauce in combination with meat!

Barbeque Chicken Nachos by BurntApple

Kansas City Baked Beans from The Spruce Eats

Kansas City Chiefs Game Day Treats From Two Sisters Crafting

Barbeque Chicken Nachos by BurntApple

KC Food and Game Day Party Tips from Urban Bliss Life

Let’s Go Chiefs Candy Inspired Mix by Just Candy

Pork Ribs–Kansas City Style by the Neely’s

Tailgate Taters by Chef Jeremy Tawney

Ghiradelli Stuffed Brownie Sundaes by My Baking Addiction


San Francisco is considered the mecca for seafood and sourdough! San Francisco also serves as the home for Ghiradelli chocolate! If you are looking to host a San Francisco inspired menu, your meal should include at least some of these foods that you’ll find nestled in this amazing seaside enclosed city.

Boudin Bakery Garlic Asiago Sourdough Crackers by BurntApple

Clam Chowder in Sourdough Bowls by Christina’s Cucina

Ghiradelli Stuffed Brownie Sundaes by My Baking Addiction

Boudin Bakery Garlic Asiago Sourdough Crackers by BurntApple

Let’s Go 49ers Candy Inspired Mix by Just Candy

San Francisco 49ers Zinfandel Burger by No Recipe Required

Sourdough Pizza Crust by King Arthur Flour

Super Duper Veggie Burger Copycat by Chinese Grandma

Spicy Ranch BBQ Wings


These recipes tend to show up year after year at our house. While we may rotate them a little depending on the year, some of them have been served up since our first Superbowl days!

Cheesecake Factory Macaroni and Cheese Balls

Copycat Little Caesar’s Italian Cheese Bread Recipe

Spicy Ranch BBQ Wings

Stretchy Pants Needed Superbowl Menu Ideas

Theater Style Nacho Cheese Sauce

Ranch Oyster Crackers

Theater Style Nacho Cheese Sauce–No Processed Cheese!

Simple Steak Sandwich

Asphalt Pie

Simple Steak Sandwich


we know the secret to watching the Superbowl is keeping the kids entertained! And where we live in a cold climate, outside isn’t always an option. So here are some great ideas for keeping kids entertained while you watch the big game. They will be having so much fun you probably will even get to watch the commercials!

15 Football Superbowl Games by Good Housekeeping

15 Football Superbowl Games by Good Housekeeping

Big Game Activites by Paging SuperMom

Superbowl Sunday Kids Activities and Games by BurntApple

Indoor Superbowl Games or Indoor Football Games by Amazon

Superbowl Sunday Kid’s Activities by BurntApple

Steak Bites Appetizer

Steak Bites Appetizer

  • 1 tbsp oil (we recommend olive, avocado or coconut)
  • 1 1/2 lb steak cut into bite size pieces–we recommend sirloin, strip loin, tenderloin, strip steak or rib eye. If you’re in a hurry, we’ve used beef shaved steak–we just didn’t add extra salt when cooking
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

To Garnish:

  • 1 tbsp parsley fresh chopped or 1/2-1 tbsp dried parsley

In a skillet, add the oil. Heat the oil to high heat. Once oil is hot, add the steak pieces and sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over the steak.

Cook the steak on high heat for 2 minutes (do not stir the steak pieces during the first 2 minutes of cooking time). Allow the steak to get a nice sear on it. Stir the steak and cook an additional 2 minutes, or until the meat is a nice golden brown color. (Your total cooking time for the steak bites from start to finish will be about 4-6 minutes).

Pour the cooked steak bites onto a plate. Turn the heat on the skillet down to medium, then add the butter. After the butter has melted, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. (The red pepper flakes are optional and do add some heat to the steak). Cook until the garlic has turned a nice golden brown (about 30 seconds-1 minute of cooking time).

Pour the garlic butter mixture over the steak bites and toss to coat. Sprinkle the steak bites with fresh or dried parsley to garnish.

Suggested Sides: We served our steak bites over rice. I’ve also had these over zucchini noodles–so good! We also think garlic bread sounds good, mashed potatoes, noodles, whatever! You could also serve them plain on their own as party appetizers.

Recipe adapted from Jo Cooks

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