Honey Balsamic Steak Bites are a fun twist on a traditional steak and they wont disappoint on flavor either.
These are fun as an appetizer or served as an entree with your favorite dipping sauces. There are so many sauce options, to dazzle your tastebuds, it's endless.
With Honey Balsamic Steak Bites you will enjoy the sweetness from the honey and the little bite from the Balsamic vinegar.
Add some Red Pepper Flakes to heat it up and together it's a perfect marinade for steak.
What should I serve with Steak Bites?
Choosing what to serve as a side dish can be difficult but we have you covered with a few of our favorites. Try Garlic Roasted Potatoes, or Pasta with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes for starters.
But don't stop there, maybe a Wild Rice Pilaf is more your style and if not a traditional Macaroni and Cheese is sure to please.
What cut of Steak if best for Pan Frying?
You want a tender cut of steak for sure. Choose one of these cuts and you won't go wrong:
- Top Sirloin
- Flank Steak
- Round Steak
- Filet Mignon
What Oil should I use to Cook Steak?
Always heat the pan first. Just trust me here. Get it good and hot.
When I cook on the stove I like to use a cast iron pan. It just works magic. Then I use an Olive Oil (you can of course use a Canola Oil if needs be) and some butter. This is just personal preference.
Once my pan is hot, I turn down the heat to cook my steak or steak bites.
Is it okay to marinate overnight?
You would think the answer is yes, but truly the answer is "maybe". If your marinade has alcohol, acid or salt you do not want to marinate over night because those ingredients will begin the cooking process.
You are best to only marinate for up to 4 hours. If your marinade does not contain those items then you should be good to marinate away!
What's in Balsamic Steak Bites?
The recipe card will give you all the details but to wet your appetite here is the list of ingredients:
- Steak cut into cubes
- Crushed Garlic
- Soy Sauce
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Red Pepper Flakes
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How to Air Fry Steak Bites?
I'm in love with my air fryer. Being a mom can be hard work and by the end of the day making dinner is just sometimes too much.
I can use an Air Fryer to cook Steak Bites to perfection while I'm cleaning my kitchen or folding laundry. That's a win in my book.
To make Honey Balsamic Steak Bites in the Air Fryer, mix up your marinade and allow to marinate for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
The longer the better to allow each cube of steak to absorb all that goodness.
Preheat your Air Fryer to 400 degrees for 4 minutes and then place the Steak Bites in the basket in a single layer for 5 minutes. Turn over and cook an additional 5 minutes.
This will give you a nice Medium cooked steak bite. So cook short or longer depending on what you prefer keeping in mind that different size air fryers may cook differently.
How To Cook Steak Bites on the Stove
Take your steaks and cut them up in 1 in cubes. In a gallon ziplock bag add all your spices and vinegar. Mix to combine.
Place your cubed steak into the ziplock bag and shake to coat all pieces of steak. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes to 4 hours. The longer the better, but even an hour is great.
Over medium to high heat, heat up a frying pan or cast iron pan with 2 Tbls of Olive Oil.
Allow the oil to get hot. Remove cubed steak from marinade and place in hot pan to cook.
Cook each side for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes and then flip over using tongs or a fork and cook for 1 – 1 ½ minutes on the other side.
This will be perfect for a medium/well steak bites. If you like a more rare steak bite you will need to cook for less time on each side.
Adjust the time according to your own preference.
Honey Balsamic Steak Bites will come off the heat perfect and ready to eat.
They are infused with honey and balsamic vinegar and absolutely delicious. Use your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy these little babies.
Serve with a salad, baked potato, rice or veggies. This will be a recipe you come back for for sure.
If Steak is your passion we've got more!
Perfect Side Dishes for your Steak Bites Recipes
- Mushroom and Rice Pilaf
- Mushroom Butter Noodles
- Garlic Roasted Potatoes
- Neighborhood Favorite BLT Pasta Salad
- Pasta with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes
- Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad
- Savory Rice
- Pistachio Fluff Salad
Honey Balsamic Steak Bites
- 2 lbs Top Sirloin Steak Cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 Tbs olive oil *for frying
- ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- ⅓ cup Honey
- 3 Tbs Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbs Vegetable Oil *use in marinade
- 1 Tbs Crushed Garlic
- 2 teaspoon Rosemary
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- Cut steak into 1 in cubes and set aside
- In a separate bowl combine Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Soy Sauce, Vegetable Oil, Garlic, Rosemary, Salt, Pepper and Red Pepper Flakes and whisk to combine.
- Add cube steak to marinade and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 4 hours
- Remove steak from marinade.
Stove Top Directions
- Over medium to high heat allow a frying pan or cast iron pan to heat up with 2 Tbls Olive Oil. You want the pan hot before you add the steak
- Add steak cubes to hot pan and allow to cook for 1 - 1 ½ minutes per side and then flip with tongs or a fork. Cook on other side for an addition 1 - 1 ½ minutes for a medium/well steak cube. If you prefer your steak more rare cook less time.
- *The sugar in the honey will cause the steak to brown quickly, so keep an eye on them. Keep heat to a medium/high temp for best results. Or put in the oven at 350 degrees for a couple minutes to finish cooking to desired temperatures.
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees for 4 minutes
- Place cubed marinated steak in Air Fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 5 minutes
- Turn steak bites over and cook for an additional 4-5 mintues on other side.
- Cook more or less depending on your desired doneness of steak. This will cook steak bites to a medium temperature. Larger or smaller air fryers may cooker faster or slower so please take note.
I used pork instead of beef because that’s what I had and it was super good!
I love these Steak Bites! I bet it would be good with Pork Also! YUM!
These sound delicious!! I’m marinating right now! I only have 1lb steak but I also have chicken so I’m doing both. I’m just not sure how long to cook the chicken. I might try to do the chicken on the air fryer and the steak in a frying pan.
Oh that will be delicious to add steak! Enjoy!
Awww! How excellent!!! A husband who cooks along side his wife!!!!
haha... thanks! My husband enjoys cooking as well. I leave the grilling, dutch oven, and flat iron cooking to him...all the outdoor elements! 😉
My wife invited me to make dinner... I had some steaks getting old in the freezer and couldn't decide what to do with them... then I looked up and found this recipe. Made these over rice and a garden salad and it was a total hit!!! Thanks.
Hey Matt! That's so great to hear! This is a fun recipe. You might also like the Honey Lime Steak Bites too!
Looks delicious. I'll have to try this one.
This looks absolutely delicious! I cannot wait to try this!
Ina at Crafty For Home
Delicious steak bite! Easy to make too, I will do skewer in barbeque too with this recipe!
Goodness gracious! This recipe looks mouth-watering! I can't wait to try this on my husband and kids who all LOVE steak! Thank you for sharing!!!
This looks so yummy. I can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
This looks so good! We are trying to add some more variety to our dinners and I will definitely be trying this in the future. I feel like this would be good with chicken as well.
These are delicious! I made them and my whole family has requested me to make them again and again! Thanks for a great go to recipe!
I'm so glad you tried them and love them! They are fun! Try the other steak bite recipes too, I bet your family will love them as well.
Looks delicious!I will be pinning this for future use. Your pictures look great.It shows how much effort and time you put in your post.
Thanks Maureen... I do work hard to have nice photos and videos for my viewers. Not to mention great recipes too! Please come back and enjoy more recipes.
I must try this. Sounds so yummy!
Looks delicious. You really can't go wrong with honey and balsamic. Hope to make this soon.
These look SO good! Pinning this so I remember to try it out on the hubby 🙂
It's among my hubby's favorites...well, it's among the favorites for all my boys! 😉
Holy cow this looks amazing! I'm putting this on my menu this week and can't wait to try it. Fantastic content! 🙂
Thanks Heather. I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! 🙂
Looks delicious! I especially like the video; it's so handy to be able to see how it's done and read it too. I'll have to add that to next weeks menu!
The Video's are great to really show how easy it is to make. I'm so glad it's helpful for you too. Enjoy the Steak Bites. They are delicious.
Wow! This recipe looks delicious and I'm definitely going to try making these soon! I love the quality of your photos! Do you mind me asking what camera you use? Do you use natural or artificial light? I love the layout of this post also! I'm definitely going to be saving your blog and put it to use to get ideas for future dinners!
Hi Amy! Wow! Thank you for all your compliments. I work hard to keep my site easy to use, with great images and video. My recipes are packed full of flavor using common ingredients. I do all my photography with a Cannon DLSR, and I use a combination of natural lighting and off camera flashes. My video work is done with my iPhone 7+. Let me know what recipes you try! We would love too hear.