Steak Bites - Juicy beef, seared over high heat in a cast iron skillet is the best way to cook steak quickly.
Steak Bites
Prep Time
9 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Appetizer, dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cast iron steak, steak, steak bites
Servings: 4
Calories: 566 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Steak Bites Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Ribeye Steak (New York Strip or any other steak meat will work too), leave at room temp for 30-60 min before cooking
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tsp oil
Chimichurri Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp chopped chili pepper (deseeded) (optional, for spiciness)
  • 2-3 tbsp oil (avocado, light olive oil, etc.)
How to make the Chimichurri Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. 
    To make into a dip: combine all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth. 

How to cook Steak Bites
  1. Trim the steaks of any connective tissue or fat and cut into 2-inch cubes. Add the seasoning, oil, then toss to coat. 

  2. Heat a cast iron skillet until almost smoking over medium-high heat and sear the steak bites in batches, about 2-3 minutes per side for medium and 3-4 for well done. Do not overcrowd the skillet, or the steak bites will boil instead of searing. 

  3. Transfer to a warm bowl, toss with as much or as little of chimichurri sauce and serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Steak Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 993mg43%
Potassium 635mg18%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.