Chili Lime Steak Bites
Chili Lime Steak Bites are a super easy beef recipe that packs plenty of spicy and zesty flavors into tender pieces of steak. With only a handful of ingredients, in less than fifteen minutes you can have gluten free appetizers or a dinner that’s like a fiesta for your taste buds.
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How to Make Steak Bites with Chili and Lime
Success is a funny thing. Some people don’t care what they have to do to achieve it, even if it is at the expense of others. There are those who, once they feel they have “made it”, they forget about the “little people” they passed along the way or those who helped them get there. But then there are people like Donna and Chad of the wildly popular food blog The Slow Roasted Italian, who just work their butts off, and all along the way they just want to support everyone and use their success to help others learn, grow, and achieve their dreams. That’s why I am honored to tell you about and share a recipe from their new cookbook, The Simple Kitchen.
If you are already a fan of The Slow Roasted Italian, then nothing will surprise you about Donna and Chad’s cookbook, and that’s a good thing. It’s page after page of the vibrant photos of their belly-filling and soul-satisfying comfort food that you’ve come to know and love.
And if you don’t already know and love them, I guarantee that you soon will because they create, capture, and share dishes filled with ingredients and flavors that are familiar, but always put together in a way that just takes it to another level. Whether it’s the most colorful pasta dishes or heartiest soups and stews or juiciest meats, every recipe is at the same time familiar and approachable as it is impressive.
The Simple Kitchen will have dog-eared corners in no time, with it’s collection of slow cooker recipes, one-pot meals, super fast dinners and sides, fun party appetizers, and of course desserts. I’ve already marked a ton of recipes I know my family will love, like Melt-In-Your-Mouth Spicy Ribs, Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Rice, and Banana Berry Cheesecake Salad. And some of the dishes are super versatile, too. I made Donna’s Cheesy Taco Skillet and put half of it it in a mini crockpot to take to a Halloween part as a taco dip with chips. We ate some the next day for dinner over rice for the guys and cauliflower rice for myself. And the little bit that was left I turned into nachos for lunch over the weekend.
For my fellow gluten-free readers, there are a fair amount of pasta dishes, so you might have to substitute gluten free pasta in those dishes. A few of the soups and sauce are thickened with flour, so perhaps you can give those a shot with rice flour. And admittedly a few of the recipes, like Jalapeno Pretzel Twists and Donna’s Famous Sugar Cookies would need a complete gluten free overhaul, but there’s plenty to choose from, even a couple desserts like No-Bake Rocky Road Avalanche Bars.
And you know what is going to be a regular part of my dinner rotation? These chili lime steak bites!
Chili Lime Steak Bites, with only six ingredients (plus salt and pepper) are ready in less than 15 minutes!
Cut your steak into cubes, toss it in a few seasonings, coat it with chili paste and honey, then sear it in a screaming hot cast iron skillet for just a few minutes. Take the steak out of the pan and add lime zest and juice to create a zingy glaze to slather over those steak bites. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Serve this easy steak bites recipe with rice or browned butter cauliflower rice, alongside a baked sweet potato, or you can even use them to make steak tacos. Also, these steak bite can be a super fast party appetizer. Just make a few batches and set out some toothpicks and a couple extra lime wedges.
If you like these Chili Lime Steak Bites, you might also enjoy these…
- Steak Bites with Bloody Maria Dipping Sauce
- Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings
- Chili Lime Corn
- Worcestershire Sauce Cast Iron Cube Steaks
And you can also get some other sneak peeks into The Simple Kitchen cookbook. Find the Down-Home Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes on Chelsea’s Messy Apron. The No-Bake Black Bottom Peanut Butter Pie was whipped up on 365 Days of Baking and More. And you can check out the 5-Ingredient Alfredo Sauce on Eating in a Dime.
I’m sure by now I’ve convinced you to pick up a copy of The Simple Kitchen Cookbook. But if you are interested in some other cookbook recommendations, you’ll find them in my recipes for Reese’s Poke Cake, BBQ Chicken Tostadas, Mediterranean Chicken Pinwheels and Home-Style Shrimp Bowls. I also share cookbook recommendations from me and all of my blogger friends, which is especially helpful if you are looking for gift ideas!
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Chili Lime Steak Bites
- Cut the steak into 1-inch strips, then cut the strips into 1/2-inch pieces.
- Place the steak in a small bowl, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to coat the steak in the spices.
- Add the chili pasta and the honey, and stir again to coat the steak completely.
- Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Hold your hand about 6 inches above the pan, and when you can feel the heat, add the olive oil and swirl around the pan. Add the steak to the pan in a single layer. If it doesn't sizzle and hiss, the pan is not hot enough.
- Sear the steak for 1 minute before touching it, then flip the steak bites with tongs or a spatula. Sear the steak on the second side for an additional 1 minute, then remove the steak from the pan to a plate.
- Add the lime zest and lime juice to the hot pan, stir to combine, and pour the chili lime sauce of the steak bites.