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!
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 ½ - 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.
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).
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.
Ingredients for making this Sirloin Steak recipe
- Olive oil
- 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
Sirloin Steak and Potato Bites
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 Tablespoon salted butter, divided
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ 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 ¾ teaspoon if full sodium)
- Fresh parsley chopped- for garnish
- In a large saute pan, melt 1 Tablespoon butter and olive oil over medium high heat.
- In a small bowl combine, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Set aside.
- Once oil is shimmering, add potatoes to the pan in a single layer and sprinkle them with ½ the seasoning mixture. Cook for around 4-5 minutes.
- While potatoes cook, toss steak bites in Montreal Steak Seasoning.
- 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.
- 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!
- During the last minute of cooking add potatoes back into the pan.
- Rest for 2 minutes and serve immediately with a sprinkle of parsley for garnish.
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