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 or a Wedge Salad 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

Grilled Foil Marinated Steak Bites

You can easily make these on the grill!

Simply get your foil ready then divide the marinated steak between the sheets. This recipe makes 2 healthy sized foil packets. Close the foil packets and set on a hot grill for about 10 minutes. This will result in a medium steak bite, if you want them cooked more you sure can.

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

Steak Pot Pie

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Marinated Steak Bites

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Tender steak, perfectly marinated to bring out the most explosive and amazing flavor!


  • 16 ounces top sirloin or ribeye steak cut into 1-inch cubes


  • 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


  • Place all ingredients except the steak in a large bowl or ziplock bag. Stir to combine.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Reader Comments

  1. These steak bites are absolutely delicious and so tender! My family loves these and ask for them often!

  2. I think these could be delicious. What I need to figure out is how to cook them without burning the herbs that is in the marinade.

    1. Hi Jenn! They don’t burn… did you run into an issue with the pan being not hot enough/too hot?

  3. Not much of a cook but you would have know it when eating the steak bites I just made for my family. Just follow the instructions and you’re gold.

  4. I was thinking about doing a vacuum pack/bag to marinade “stew” beef…
    What’s the longest time to marinade? I was planning on portioning some and then vacuum packing and freeze ing. What about a marinade for this procedure?

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