Honey Garlic Steak Bites
With just six ingredients and mere minutes to cook, it is my go-to on really busy nights when time escapes me.
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Have you tried making these delicious honey garlic steak bites? Come on in and I’ll show you just how easy it is!
Honey Garlic Steak Bites Ingredients
Sirloin steak, cut into 1 inch pieces I didn’t weight them, I just used two steaks
Honey, 3 tablespoons
Teriyaki sauce, 2 tablespoons
Soy sauce, ⅓ cup
Garlic, 4 cloves, minced
Olive oil, 2 tablespoons
Honey Garlic Steak Bites Directions
Cut the steak into one inch bite-size pieces.
In a resealable bag, add in the sirloin steak and then pour the marinade in over it. Seal the bag, and try to press out most of the excess air. I start with giving the bag a good shake to get things moving around inside. Then gently massage the marinade into the steak.
Let it sit in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Whenever I happen to wander near the refrigerator, I’ll stop and give the bag another shake, but it isn’t a requirement.
Heat a small amount of oil (a teaspoon should be plenty) up in a frying pan, on medium-high heat. I use the 8 setting on my stove, because I want a beautiful sear that comes from a hot and fast cooking technique.
Using a strainer, drain off the excess marinade from the steak. The key to this recipe is a really good quality sear, and the liquid will cause it to steam instead of sear if there is too much.
When the pan is hot, place the meat in and cook it, this should take just a couple of minutes. The goal is mostly to just sear it on all sides. Because the meat is cut into such small pieces, overcooking it is easy.
Transfer to a plate, garnish with fresh parsley if desired, and serve with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!
If you want a delicious sauce, remove the steak from the pan, add in a tablespoon of butter to the pan, and cook until it has all reduced to a sauce consistency. I do this if I am serving this dish as an entree with rice.
Honey Garlic Steak Bites Notes
I paired this with garlic parmesan potato wedges for the simplicity of both dishes. There are some nights where Nathan is literally standing at the stove eating before he has to head out for work, and these two dishes are absolutely perfect for those kinds of nights.
This marinade can be made ahead of time and frozen to save for later. It is delicious on grilled steaks and chicken. I like to make a double batch of it when I have everything out for this reason, especially with summer approaching.
These honey garlic steak bites make an amazing late-night snack. I ended up eating one cold last night, just to try it, and it was still delicious! So they are great for an on the go snack when necessary.
If you’re serving these as a party appetizer, just add a toothpick on the platter and let everyone enjoy it!
Why I Love This Recipe
The simplicity of this recipe is important for me. Life gets busy, especially as we say goodbye to winter and hello to spring and summer. The longer days mean I want to spend less time in my kitchen prepping meals and more time soaking up the sun.
The longer days also mean Nathan typically has less time in between his two jobs. These honey garlic steak bites mean I can give him a great quick meal in between jobs, without sacrificing a quality meal or my time with him.
If you have a decently stocked pantry and freezer, you can make these without having to go to the store. That appeals to the prepper in me!
There is a jerky-like quality and flavor profile to these steak bites that Nathan and I both fell in love with. If you enjoy a delicious quality beef jerky, I can promise you that you’ll enjoy these honey garlic steak bites.
Have you tried making these delicious honey garlic steak bites yourself? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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