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Steak Bites

March 01, 2020

Steak Bites

Fast and easy Steak Bites in 20 minutes or less that will get you out of the kitchen and have your family begging for more. Serve alone, as an appetizer or with your favorite side dish (mashed potatoes, veggies or rice), add Steak Bites to your weeknight recipe favorites.

STEAK BITES

Level: Easy
Serves: 2 to 4
Total: 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Felton Angus Beef Top Sirloin Steak
  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons oil (avocado oil is a favorite)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon minced garlic, sprig of fresh rosemary

 

Directions

  1. On a cutting board, cut sirloin steaks into 1-1 ½ inch bite size pieces.
  2. Season steak pieces with salt and pepper or your favorite steak rub.
  3. Heat oil in heavy-duty skillet or cast iron skillet over medium-high to high heat. You want the skillet to be hot enough to sear.
  4. Place a single layer of sirloin pieces in hot skillet. Sear on both sides for 30-45 seconds. You want the beautiful brown crust on both sides but not cook all the way thru steak bites.
  5. Remove steak bites from pan. Repeat process if you have more raw steak pieces.
  6. Add butter to deglaze skillet (Options for dairy free: deglaze with beef stock or red wine).
  7. Reduce heat to low. (Optional: add minced garlic and/or rosemary to skillet).
  8. Return steak bites to skillet. Toss in skillet to coat steak pieces.
  9. Serve Steak Bites alone or with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

 

How much do we love steak bites? Let me count the ways: fast, one pan, great for any cut of steak, quick appetizer, kid friendly and goes with any side dish.

 

Steak Bite Tips

  • Choose your steak. Top sirloin is our go-to but any steak will work from ribeyes and new york strip to flat iron and delmonico.
  • Cut steaks into 1 – 1 ½ inch bite size pieces. Be consistent with size so they cook at the same rate.
  • Season steak bites evenly, tossing to coat. Salt and pepper works great or your favorite steak rub seasoning.
  • The secret is in the sear. Get the skillet hot. Use an oil, like avocado oil, that works well with high heat. You want the crust to form on steak bites in 30-45 seconds per side. Any longer will overcook the steak bites.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan when searing. Work in batches and add more oil if needed.
  • Remove the steak bites and let them rest while you deglaze the pan. Deglaze with butter and scrape up those flavorful seared pieces of steak.
  • Need a non-dairy option? Deglaze with beef stock or red wine.
  • Garlic is optional. My family isn’t a fan so we leave it out. It does add wonderful flavor but be sure to add at the very end with the heat turned down so you don’t burn the garlic. Burnt garlic is bitter and will ruin the flavor of your dish.

 

Steak Bites are a family favorite at our house. Serve alongside your favorite side dish, leftover side dishes or cut up some fresh vegetables for dipping.

Looking forward to warmer summer months and trying Steak Bites on the Flat Top Grill outside. A cast iron skillet on your traditional grill will work like charm taking the entire meal outdoors.

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