Sirloin Steak and Potato Bites

Sirloin Steak and Potato Bites are an easy one-pan dinner. It’s full of delicious flavor and comes together quickly- the perfect option for meat-and-potatoes on a weeknight.
A close up shot of steak and potatoes in a pan, focusing on a chunk of steak.
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Steak and Potato Bites

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I married a man who is extremely picky. We compare his palate to that of a toddler ad joke that he’s the ids menu guy, since those are the foods he prefers. But he’s also a big meat-and-potatoes guy. So having a good steak bites recipe is a must for us.

We all love a good steak and having them in bite-size pieces in the same pan as deliciously crispy potatoes is a sure-fire way to impress your family on a busy weeknight!

An overhead image of a pan of steak and potato bites.

Tips for making Steak Bites with potatoes

  • I like to pull the steak out at the beginning and let it sit and come closer to room temperature while I prep and cook the potatoes.
  • Pat the steak dry for optimal pan searing.
  • Cut the potatoes and steak pieces to around the same size so that they cook evenly. I prefer 1 inch chunks for the potatoes and 1 1/2 – 2 inch chunks for the beef.
  • Using a mix of butter and olive oil helps prevent the butter from burning.
  • Turn the potatoes often to crisp each side evenly.
  • The cooking goes pretty fast with the steak- in terms of cooking time, I cook mine about 2-3 minutes so they’re a nice medium rare inside but if you like them a little more well done, just keep them in a minute or two longer (just remember- you can always put them back into the pan if they’re under cooked- but once they’re overcooked you can’t go back).
  • Be sure you’re turning the steak bites often to brown each side. The idea is to get a quick sear so you’re not overcooking.
  • Let the steak rest for a couple minutes before serving.

A close up shot of a fork with a pieces of steak cut open revealing the inside.

What cut of beef is Sirloin?

Sirloin comes from the rear portion of the cow and it comes in two parts, top and bottom. I prefer top sirloin because it tends to be more tender. But both types will work- the key to this cut is short cooking time.

Can you make steak bites ahead?

While I wouldn’t encourage you to cook the whole recipe ahead, you can cut the steak ahead of time and even measure out the seasonings.

Can I substitute regular potatoes for baby potatoes?

Yes, just cut them to a uniform size (around 1 inch is ideal).

Can I make this dairy-free?

Yes! Just sub in a non-dairy butter alternative or even olive oil.

How long do steak bites last?

While these are best served immediately, the leftovers will last 3 days covered in the refrigerator and can be reheated in a pan or the microwave.

An overhead image zooming in on steak and potatoes in the pan.

Ingredients for making this Sirloin Steak recipe

  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Baby potatoes
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Sirloin steak
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning (low sodium)
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Ingredients to prep ahead:

  • Cut meat
  • Wash potatoes

Helpful tools:

  1. Chef’s knife
  2. Cutting board
  3. Measuring cups
  4. Measuring spoons
  5. Large saute pan
  6. Wooden spoon

A wooden spoon in a pan of steak and potatoes.

Sirloin Steak and Potato Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting time
3 mins

Sirloin Steak and Potato Bites are an easy one-pan dinner. It's full of delicious flavor and comes together quickly- the perfect option for meat-and-potatoes on a weeknight.

Course: dinner, Main, Main Course, Main dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sirloin steak
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon salted butter, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound baby potatoes halved (or full size potatoes cut to 1 inch chunks)
  • 2 pounds top sirloin steak, cut to 2 inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon Low Sodium Montreal Steak Seasoning (or 3/4 teaspoon if full sodium)
  • Fresh parsley chopped- for garnish
  1. In a large saute pan, melt 1 Tablespoon butter and olive oil over medium high heat.

  2. In a small bowl combine, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Set aside.

  3. Once oil is shimmering, add potatoes to the pan in a single layer and sprinkle them with 1/2 the seasoning mixture. Cook for around 4-5 minutes.

  4. While potatoes cook, toss steak bites in Montreal Steak Seasoning.

  5. Turn the potatoes and sprinkle with remaining seasoning. Cook for 4-5 more minutes. Remove from pan to a bowl and cover with foil. Set aside.

  6. Melt 1 Tablespoon butter and add steak bites in a single layer. Cook for 2-3 minutes for medium rare (or a little long if you'd like it more well done). Turn frequently to brown all sides- this goes fast!

  7. During the last minute of cooking add potatoes back into the pan.

  8. Rest for 2 minutes and serve immediately with a sprinkle of parsley for garnish.

A close up shot of a potato in a pan with steak and potatoes around it.

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