Steak Bites

Steak Bittes


Today I’ve got a recipe redo for you.  The photos in the original post were so bad it just had to have a redo.  I had actually taken the original photos at the dinner table as we were sitting down to eat and the lighting was terrible.  I have made these twice in the last few weeks because they are so easy and delicious.  If you are eating Paleo or Whole30 these work great.

Here’s the original post with new photos!

I have a confession to make!

I skipped Sunday School last week!  Shh – no one tell my mother or my husband  – o.k.?

I really didn’t skip on purpose, well I guess I kind of did.  I came home to get something really quick and before I knew it I was on my computer surfing around the food blog world.  It had been  a while since I had paid a visit over at Pioneer Woman – one of my favorite blogs.  She truly is a rock star blogger.

Before I knew it I was lost in her amazing pictures of amazing food and I had missed Sunday School!

One of the recipes I found was for Steak Bites.   I knew this was exactly the kind of meal my big boys – all three of them would love!

My husband was leaving town for the week so I decided to fix him a “Manly Meal” – steak and potatoes.  For my Idaho boy there is nothing he likes better!

The nice thing about the Steak Bites is that we lighter eaters don’t have to deal with a whole piece of steak – just take as many bites as you like!

The week prior I had been talking to my husband about trying to eat healthier and trying to integrate some vegetarian meals into our diet.  After eating the Steak Bites his only comment was – “You sure about that vegetarian thing?”  He loved them and so did Tessa and I!

Steak Bittes



Just for fun – here is the original photo!  Steak bites

The Steak Bites were so yummy and so incredibly quick and easy to prepare!  I could not find the precut steak bites like Pioneer Woman did so I just bought a nice piece of Sirloin Steak and cut it up myself.

Steak Bittes

I cooked them up in my cast iron frying pan with some butter.  Make sure your pan is nice and hot.

Steak Bittes


Just cook to your desired doneness.  I like my meat medium well.

Steak Bittes

I served them with some roasted sweet potatoes and a spinach salad.

Steak BittesFor other beef dishes try these:

Fast Fire Flank Steak - Slow Cooker Cuban Beef - Sunday Pot Roast

PicMonkey Collage

Steak Bites
  • 1 sirloin steak or 1 pkg. pre-cut beef tips
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Butter
  1. Trim off the large obvious pieces of fat that run along the side of the meat
  2. Cut strips less than 1 inch wide
  3. Rotate the meat and cut into small bite-sized pieces
  4. If you see anymore large chunks of fat, gristle or long silvery membranes cut them off
  5. Sprinkle generously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  6. Toss the meat around a bit to thoroughly coat with the seasonings
  7. Turn on your ventilation fan overhead
  8. Heat the skillet over medium high to high heat
  9. As the pan heats, add about 2 tablespoons butter to the skillet
  10. The point here is to allow the butter to melt, then brown, before you add the meat
  11. Place some of the meat in the pan in a single layer
  12. It should sizzle loudly when it hits the pan - if it doesn't, the pan isn't hot enough
  13. Don't stir or disrupt the meat for 30 to 45 seconds
  14. You want it to sizzle and brown on one side
  15. Now scoop as many steak bites as you can with your spatula and flip them over
  16. Repeat until all the meat is turned
  17. Cook for an additional 30 seconds or so - just long enough to sear the outside of the meat but NOT cook the inside
  18. (LA Note: I like my meat medium to medium-well so I cooked mine longer.)
  19. Remove the meat to a clean plate
  20. Add a little more butter to the pan and repeat the cooking process with the next batch just as before
  21. Lastly when all the meat is nicely browned and removed to the plate pour all that browned/blackened butter all over the meat


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Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Yummy! I’ve been thinking about making those! I’ve tried SEVERAL of her recipes…there was not one that I have not liked!

    Her chocolate pie is AMAZING! Seriously.
    I liked the marlboro man sandwich and lasagna, and bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers, and… the list could go on!

    I want to make the french onion soup next!

  2. says

    i am a big fan of pioneer woman, too! her chocolate cake is to die for! :)
    i am new to your blog and i wanted to tell you that it is wonderful! your pictures are just amazing. i have so many of your recipes bookmarked to try! i enjoy reading about your family and experiences – you are really inspiring to me as a young mom :)

  3. Jessica6903 says

    Ooh! I saw this recipe on her site, too. I definitely need to try it now!! We don’t eat a lot of steak so maybe this will be a nice treat. I’ve tried quite a few of her recipes but the ones that I make on a regular basis are her Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Monday Night Stir Fry and Penne Alla Vodka except we use the sauce on the Costco Chicken Ravioli. I’m really enjoying Kay’s website too. The lady from Kayotic Kitchen that guest posts on PW. She has amazing pictures, too!!

  4. Laurie says

    I may have to try the Steak Bite recipe now that you’ve raved about it! Would you believe, I just returned home from a party (I brought Pioneer Woman’s Yellow Cupcakes with Sticky Chocolate Icing but used her Cream Cheese Frosting from her Carrot Cake instead)and I’m now enjoying a piece of your Chocolate Chip Pie (I was sure I wouldn’t get a cupcake, so I made my family a treat they could look forward to at home!) Yum. I’m in dessert heaven! Pioneer Woman has great recipes. I love her Pico de Gallo and Carrot Cake.

  5. Mindy says

    My husband swears he’s going to marry her. He loves her Marlboro Man’s favorite sandwich. I haven’t had a bad recipe from her website.

  6. Kristina says

    I found Pioneer Woman through you and absolutely love her. I have to check her site before going to the grocery store to make sure she doesen’t have a new recipe up I want to try. My family loves Cheesy Olive bread and I love Asian Noodle Salad.

  7. says

    That looks awesome. I will have to save a little in the food budget to try that one… for me, I’m thinking the Pasta and Eggplant looks awesome… I wonder if I used italian seasoning on the steak if I could get away with the pasta and eggplant as the side dish…

  8. says

    Hi! I found your blog not too long ago and I love it!
    I’ve been drooling over all your recipes!
    Your site is right up there with Pioneer Woman in my books :)

    I’ve been making Pioneer Woman recipes for awhile now and I think my husband falls more in love with me each time I make them! Especially the Marlboro Man sandwich. He goes to the office bragging about it every time :)
    I haven’t tried the steak bites yet, but will have give them a shot!

    Thanks for all your yummy pictures! I can’t wait to try out your recipes too!

    I’ve added you to my blog, hope that’ ok :)

  9. says

    I have made Pioneer Woman’s Pasta Primavera – I love it.

    If I had children or dinner parties I would make more of her recipes. That’s what I keep telling myself. Every time I go home to visit with my family I end up making something from the PW site because there are enough people to eat it all.

    I have to say though – the banana bread from your site is still our very favorite.


  10. Melanie says

    I’ve tried her French breakfast puffs (which you’ve also tied!) and they are always a big hit. I really enjoy your blog:)

  11. says

    I’ve fixed her steak bites twice!! They are very good and so easy and nice to eat. I have made her cinnamon rolls. They were delicious too. I made her pico de gallo. I love her recipes and step by step photos. I guess I’l go fix some chicken fried steak. Don’t know if she has a recipe for that, I guess I’ll write my own. GB’s Ranch Grub.

  12. Darlene says

    Went to one of my kids house for a pot-luck dinner. I hadn’t planned well so at the last minute I grabbed a few steaks that were on sale and the other ingredients for these MAN-BITES.
    Everyone devoured them. They were so delicious. One of my sons is a chef and he thought it sac-religious to use a pan to cook steak in….until he wanted more!
    Great dish and perfect if you can never eat a whole steak.

  13. says

    These look delicious and my husband would LOVE them! Nice redo of the pictures. Isn’t it funny how much better one becomes at photography with more time!?!? :)

  14. cara says

    Hey there, happy 4th of July! I have a cute book for you to read, Delicious by Ruth Reitchl. She was the editor in chief of Gourmet Magazine. It’s fiction and about a lady that works at a food magazine that goes out of business. There is a cute twist involved. Also, I just started the Perfume Collector.

    • says

      I have read Ruth Reichl’s other books and really liked them. Will definitely check out Delicous! Thanks for the recommendation. Will also check out The Perfume Collector.

  15. Sharon says

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I am really new at cooking and your recipe is so easy that I attempted it and thanks to you, me and my husband had a great meal last night!! Love it!


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