Marinated steak bites are the perfect party food, main beef protein or appetizer. They are beyond easy to make and turn out tender and delicious every single time. Cook them on the grill or stovetop!
Original post: July 2017 | Updated: January 2023
Why This Recipe Works
My favorite kind of recipe is the one that can be made for a number of different events and purposes. These marinated steak bites are one of those recipes. They act as the perfect finger (or toothpick) food for July parties, they’re the perfect protein for a weeknight dinner and they are the perfect game day appetizer.
Wherever you plan to serve them, I promise they will get devoured quickly. Once prepped and marinated, they only require 15 minutes total time. You will be amazing by the tenderness of the meat and the flavor left in your mouth.
Olive oil – Replace 1/2 cup olive oil with any variety of oil such as canola oil or vegetable oil. If you prefer the taste of butter, use equal amounts as a replacement to create garlic butter steak bites!
Worcestershire sauce – This savory sauce is the secret ingredient, so don’t skimp! Throw a few extra splashes into the mixture if you love it as much as I do. To make this a gluten-free dish, check the label for gluten before using!
Soy sauce – To make this a gluten free recipe, replace 1/2 cup soy sauce with coconut aminos. For a less salty steak marinade, use low sodium soy sauce.
Garlic – Go the extra mile and use fresh minced garlic if you have a few spare minutes. In a pinch, you can replace the minced garlic cloves with up to 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
Sirloin steak – About 1 1/2 pounds of steak will feed 4-5 hungry people. Be sure to trim the fat before cooking and cut into 1.5-inch cubes.
Seasonings – Use any variety of salt, along with freshly ground black pepper. Consider adding dried or fresh herbs to the mix such as parsley, Italian seasoning or cumin. Red pepper flakes will add a touch of spice!
How to Make Steak Bites
Step 1 – Steak Bites Prep
In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, Worcestershire, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well and add steak. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour, tossing once halfway through.
Step 2 – Cook Steak Bites
Two choices for cooking methods:
- Cook steak directly on a grill lighted over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side. Remove steak pieces with a tongs, transfer to a serving plate and serve!
- Place 2 tablespoons butter in a cast iron skillet and place skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot, add steak along with 1/4 cup of juices from bowl. Cook steak for a few minutes on each side, for until desired doneness has been reached.
Dipping Sauces For Steak Bites
Try a variety of these delicious sauces to serve with your next batch of tender steak bites!
- Steak sauce
- Buffalo sauce
- Sweet Heat Sauce
- Ginger Sauce
- Barbecue Sauce
- Blue cheese or blue cheese dressing
- Melted garlic herb butter
How Long Does Soy Sauce Last
If you are wondering if your bottle of soy sauce has been sitting in your fridge for too long, read this article about whether or not you should toss the sauce!
What To Serve With Steak Bites
If you are looking for some great side dishes to accompany your steak bites, consider any of the following:
- Chopped salad or spinach salad
- Cooked pasta
- Mashed potatoes or baked potatoes
- Sweet potatoes
- Vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli or green beans
- Fruit salad
Best Steak for Steak Bites
We recommend sirloin steak cut for making steak bites as they are typically meaty, tender and packed with flavor, but here are a few other options to consider:
- Top sirloin steak
- New York strip steak
- Top sirloin
- Flank steak
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Garlic Steak Bites Recipe
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 lbs sirloin steak (or comparable cut), fat trimmed and cut into 1.5-inch cubes
- In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, Worcestershire, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well and add steak. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour, tossing once halfway through.
- Two choices for cooking methods: 1. Cook steak directly on a grill lighted over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side, or 2. Place 2 Tbsp butter in a cast iron skillet and place over medium-high heat.
- When skillet is hot, add steak along with 1/4 cup of juices from bowl. Cook steak for a few minutes on each side, for until desired doneness has been reached. Serve warm!