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    filed under: Appetizers on December 28, 2018

    Tender steak, perfectly marinated to bring out the most explosive and amazing flavor! These Marinated Steak Bites are packed with flavor and full of fun! I often make these when making a buffet of Appetizers, including Bacon Jalapeno Poppers and Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Bites!

    Marinated Steak Bites

    Marinated Steak Bites

    These steak bites will knock you straight in the taste buds.  The marinade soaks into the steak so that every bite is just as amazing as the one before it.  This recipe is about 2 steaks, which as an appetizer, and feed about 4 people.  (Or 2 really hungry people!) If you want to serve this for a meal just pair it with some easy Mashed Potatoes and consider yourself full!

    Steak Bites Recipe

    How to Marinate Steak Bites

    The process of marinating steak does a couple of things.  First, it adds a blast of flavor to the meat.  Allowing the marinade mixture to soak into the meat and fat, gives it the chance to permeate the entire cut and ensure that each bite will be filled with layers of that amazing flavor. Second, it makes the meat more tender.  Different cuts of meat have different degrees of toughness and marbling.  Marbling in steak refers to the fat content.  If you look closely, a well-marbled steak will have the streaky look of actual marble, and in my opinion, will taste better.

    I have found that the optimal amount of time to allow steak to marinade is about 30 minutes.  However, I am one that likes to taste the flavor of the actual meat.  I want the flavor to have a chance to soak in, but without overpowering the natural flavor of the steak I am eating.

    Easy Steak Bites

    Want to try original Steak Bites with no marinade? I have a great recipe here: Cheesesteak Dip

    What Do You Serve with Marinated Steak Bites?

    Let’s be honest, this is a meal, folks.  We have a big family so we double, sometimes triple the recipe so that we have leftovers.  Why?  Because these steak bites are a great way to kick up other amazing recipes.  Steak and eggs?  Yes, please?  Here are a few ways that we like to use marinated steak bites the next day.

    Beer Mac and Cheese with Steak Bites

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    4 from 2 votes
    Marinated Steak Bites
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    4 mins
    Total Time
    14 mins
     

    Tender steak, perfectly marinated to bring out the most explosive and amazing flavor!

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: steak bites
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 438 kcal
    Author: Amanda
    Ingredients
    • 16 ounces top sirloin or ribeye steak cut into 1-inch cubes
    MARINADE
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
    • 2 tablespoons dried basil
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    Instructions
    1. Place all ingredients except the steak in a large bowl or ziplock bag. Stir to combine.
    2. Drop in steak pieces and seal (or cover bowl) for about 30 minutes. (I like it right at 15 minutes, but you can do as much as overnight)
    3. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. (You want it hot) Remove steak pieces from marinade and place in hot skillet. Discard remaining marinade.
    4. Cook for 1 minute then flip each piece and cook an additional minute. That is for medium steaks, so cook longer if you prefer yours well done.
    5. Serve hot.

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    Tools used to make Marinated Steak Bites

    The most important tool you will need for this recipe is a skillet.  I like to use the biggest one I have which is a 12 inch cast iron skillet but you can get them even bigger.  If you don’t have one that large, a smaller skillet will work similarly but you may need to cook the bites in small batches.  They need a little space to cook evenly.

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    Comments

    Steak Bites were Delicious thank You for Sharing

    So excited to try this marinade. I love anything with soy sauce.

    I made the Marinated Steak Bites tonight, exactly as stated. I expected the blast of flavor but didn’t get it. I will try it again but will add more garlic, salt and some mushrooms sautéed in garlic & butter Husband said it was okay.

      Unfortunately, I can’t account for individual taste buds and whether or not you will enjoy it. The amounts of seasoning on this recipe are enough for “flavor” and were considered flavorful and delicious by everyone who we asked to be taste testers. It’s a great option for you to increase the seasonings based on your individual tastes. 🙂

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