Recipe #51: Steak Bites

With my upcoming move I’ve been trying to make a dent in my food supply here, specifically the freezer goods. I was looking for a lunch option in the freezer when I realized that I have a LOT of steak in my freezer. I remember seeing this steak bite recipe from The Pioneer Woman earlier in the week and it seemed like an incredibly easy supper choice. I was right!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Sirloin Steak (without Much Gristle) OR Pre-cut Beef Tips
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper To Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter

Preparation Instructions

Trim off the large obvious piece of fat that runs along the side of the meat. Next, cut strips less than 1-inch wide. Rotate the meat and cut into small bite-sized pieces. If you see any more large chunks of fat, gristle or long silvery membrane, cut them off. Sprinkle generously with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss the meat around a bit to thoroughly coat with the seasonings.

Heat the skillet over medium high to high heat. As the pan heats, add about 2 tablespoons butter to the skillet. Allow the butter to melt, then brown, before you add the meat. Place some of the meat in the pan in a single layer. It should sizzle loudly when it hits the pan – if it doesn’t, the pan isn’t hot enough. Don’t stir or disrupt the meat for 30-45 seconds. You want it to sizzle and brown on one side. Scoop as many steak bites as you can with your spatula and flip them over. Repeat until all the meat is turned. Cook for an additional 30 to 45 seconds—just long enough to sear the outside of the meat but NOT cook the inside.

Remove the meat to a clean plate. Add a little more butter to the pan and repeat the cooking process with the next batch just as before. Lastly, when all the meat is nicely browned and removed to the plate, pour all that browned/blackened butter all over the meat.

These were delicious. I ate them with garlic dipping sauce on the side, though they would have been good without dipping sauce too. I didn’t have kosher salt so I just used sea salt. My steak bites were not at all red inside because I like to multi task and didn’t get them off of the stove fast enough. They were still good though!

Will I try this again? I’ve already made them more than once!

 

 

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