Steak bites are a simple yet delectable dish, perfect for a quick appetizer or a satisfying main course. This dish begins with high-quality steak, often sirloin or tenderloin, cut into small, bite-sized cubes. These cubes offer a perfect balance of meaty flavor and tenderness. Before cooking, the steak bites are usually seasoned generously. The seasoning can range from simple salt and pepper to more elaborate spice blends incorporating garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, or even a hint of cayenne for a spicy kick.

The cooking process is quick and essential in achieving the perfect steak bite. A skillet, preferably cast iron for its even heat distribution and ability to get very hot, is used. The skillet is heated to a high temperature, and a small amount of oil is added – just enough to coat the bottom of the pan. The key is to cook the steak bites in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan, which can lead to steaming rather than searing. The steak bites are seared for just a couple of minutes on each side, developing a beautifully caramelized crust while keeping the inside tender and juicy.

Once cooked, the steak bites are often finished with a touch of butter for richness, and sometimes fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary are added for an aromatic lift. Additionally, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a splash of Worcestershire sauce can be used to enhance the flavors and add a bit of acidity, balancing the richness of the meat.

Steak bites are versatile in serving. They can be enjoyed on their own, perhaps with a dipping sauce like a creamy horseradish or a blue cheese dressing. They also pair beautifully with sides like roasted vegetables, a crisp salad, or even over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes or rice for a more filling meal. For a more casual or party-friendly presentation, steak bites can be skewered on toothpicks, making them easy to pick up and eat.

Overall, steak bites are a crowd-pleaser, combining the rich, savory flavors of steak with the convenience of bite-sized, easy-to-eat pieces. They embody a delightful balance of simplicity and indulgence, suitable for a wide range of occasions, from casual gatherings to more formal dining.


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-1/2 lbs. flat iron or top sirloin steak, cut in 1-inch pieces


1 – Place all ingredients, except steak, in a large ziplock baggie. Stir with a spoon to combine.
2 – Drop steak pieces in and seal shut. Shake gently to coat steak entirely in marinade. Place bag in refrigerator to marinate for at least 3 hours or up to 24.
3 – Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Heat skillet until it’s very hot. Remove steak pieces from marinade using a slotted spoon and place in hot skillet. Discard marinade. Cook steak according to your desired temperature. We like medium-well so I cooked ours for about 3 minutes.
4 – Serve warm and enjoy!

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