Marinated Steak Bites

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 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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4.67 from 12 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 Rettke
  • 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
  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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  • Theo Smidt says:

    Steak Bites were Delicious thank You for Sharing

  • Beth says:

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

  • Gerri J. says:

    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.

    • Amanda says:

      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. 🙂

      • Laura says:

        Great! Will be using this recipe from now on!

  • Lis says:

    What side dishes do you suggest with this?

  • Jessica says:

    We love this recipe so much! A great steak recipe for the whole family.

  • Debbie Botha says:


    Could you not fry up a whole piece of steak then chop it up or have you done it this way for ultimate flavour?

  • Cody Hoerner says:

    Trying this tonight. Was looming for a good, quick steak recipe to accompany my french onion soup. This looks great, and I’ll be back to confirm after!

  • tony says:

    Followed the recipe to the letter. To Salty. Will try reduced Soy and omit the 1 teaspoon salt next time

  • Penny says:

    Made this for supper the other night it was delish! Even leftovers were still tender and flavorful.
    Thanks for all the great recipes!

  • Cherie says:

    I tried this with some beef stew meat. I don’t think I added enough garlic. Overall, very good!

  • Sharyn Nevels says:

    Has anyone made these in foil packets on the grill? Looking to make these for a crowd.

  • Theresa A Falco says:

    Can you also marinate vegetables like red, yellow and/or green bell peppers, as well as grape tomatoes and onions, as you do with shish kabobs, then put them into the frying pan with or after you cook the steaks?

  • Hassan says:

    The recipe is just great, but adding some extra freshly minced ginger (about a teaspoon) makes it even zingier and taste fresher.

  • Maria says:

    Love this recipe I have made it over and over especially for last minute dinner parties! Tip is to leave out salt if you don’t want to much as the soya was very salty and enough. The big surprise was my kids loved the flavors too:)

  • Gale says:

    This was amazing. I was trying different ones and this is the closest to Chop Steakhouse steak bits. Very Good. I marinated them overnight. Perfect

  • Gale says:

    forgot to say that I left out the salt. There is enough with the other ingredients that you don’t need it.

  • Jeanne says:

    We loved this recipe! The only change I’ll make next time is to omit the salt. Delicious!

  • Frank says:

    So I hate posting on recipes because everyone has there own tastes and flavors hit everyone differently but this, this was amazing! I can’t recommend it enough.

  • Robin says:

    I used garlic powder instead of minced garlic and added some cayenne and onion powder while cooking it. Everyone loved it. The kids asked if I could make it again the next day

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