Tender and juicy Steak Bites that are marinated and cooked to perfection right in your skillet. An easy to make recipe for a quick dinner meal when paired with potatoes, vegetables, rice or a salad.
These are the Best Marinated Steak Bites that you will find. Honestly they are even better than the ones served at your favorite Steakhouse restaurant. In fact, whenever I ask my husband what he would like for dinner on a stay at home date night, he always asks me to make this recipe.
Mouth-watering delicious bits of seasoned steak that only take minutes to cook. However, you do need to plan a little ahead so that they can soak in a homemade marinade before being tossed in a skillet.
Although, you can save yourself some time by making the marinade ahead of time! In fact, the longer that the steak marinates, the more tender it will become.
And if you like to meal prep, you can even freeze the meat in the marinade. Then all that you have to do is remember to pull it out of the freezer to give it enough time to thaw before cooking.
Best Marinated Steak Bites Recipe
Ground black pepper
*Sirloin steak, cut into bite size cubes
I always get the question about what cut of beef to use to make the Best Marinated Steak Bites, and my answer is always the same. The absolute best steak to use is Top Sirloin steak. Even though sirloin is a leaner cut of meat with less fat marbling throughout, the marinade will cause the muscle fibers to break down enough to become melt-in-your mouth tender when cooked.
However, if you use a strip or ribeye steak, the recipe will still be delicious. I just prefer to save those cuts of steak for the grill because they have great natural flavor.
The first and most important step in making this steak bites recipe is to make the marinade. Do this by placing all of the ingredients, except the steak, in a shallow mixing bowl or a large resealable plastic bag and stir to combine.
Then cut your steak in one inch, bite size cubes, cutting across the grain of the meat. Now put the bite size pieces in the marinade and stir or shake to coat. Place the steak in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 15 minutes, but up to 24 hours. *Remember, the longer the steak marinates, the more tender it will become.
When you are ready to make the marinated steak bites heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Heat the skillet until it’s very hot. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, remove the steak bites from the marinade and place them in the heated skillet.
Cook the steak on all sides until desired internal temperature has been reached. This only took approximately 4-5 minutes for my steak tips to be cooked to medium doneness.
It is best to check the internal temperature with a digital food thermometer to ensure how you liked your steak served.
If you can resist eating these Marinated Steak Bites right out of the pan, here are a few of our favorite side dishes that pair well with them.
- Garlic Butter Smashed Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Garlic Green Beans
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Twice Baked Potato Casserole
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- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 TBSP dried basil
- 1 TBSP dried parsley
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 lb. sirloin steak cut into bite size cubes
- Place all ingredients, except steak, in a shallow mixing bowl or large resealable plastic baggie and stir to combine
- Place the steak bites in the marinade and stir or shake to coat. Place the steak in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 15 minutes, but up to overnight.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Heat skillet until it's very hot. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, remove steak bites and place in hot skillet. Discard the remaining marinade.
- Cook steak to desired internal temperature, approximately 4-5 minutes, turning often. It is best to check the internal temperature with a digital food thermometer to ensure how you liked your steak served.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 472Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 1987mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 34g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.