Quick and Easy Steak Bites with Honey Balsamic Glaze

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Honey Balsamic Steak Bites pack a ton of flavor into tender, bite-sized morsels of beef. Seared in a screaming hot pan, then coated in a sweet and sticky balsamic glaze, this steak bites recipe has only a handful of ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to make. Serve these steak bites as a quick dinner or gluten free appetizers at your next party.

Honey Balsamic Steak Bites on a plate

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A fork picking up steak bites with balsamic glaze

Honey Balsamic Glazed Steak Bites Recipe

This easy steak bites recipe has only a handful of ingredients, and it is ready in less than fifteen minutes. That includes the time it takes to cut the meat. But with the caramelization from searing it in a hot pan and simple glaze, it packs in plenty of bold and intense flavors without a lot of time or effort.

What cut of beef do you use for steak bites?

For steak bites, I use sirloin or top sirloin steak. This is a steak that is lean and affordable. It is juicy and versatile, as it is often the cut of meat used for kabobs or skewers. It is great to keep on hand to be able to make these steak bites any time you need a quick and easy meal.

What is in the honey balsamic glaze?

After you season the steak cubes with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, you only need three additional ingredients.

  • Honey
  • Dijon mustard
  • Balsamic vinegar

How do you get a crust on steak bites?

The first key to a good crust and tender steak bites is to use a screaming hot pan, and ensure your oil gets very hot before you add the steak. While you can use any kind of skillet, I recommend a cast iron skillet. Not only can you put it over a very high heat to sear the steak, but it also aids in the caramelization that adds incredible flavor.

Also, be patient with waiting for your pan to heat. Cast iron gets very hot, but it does take a few minutes. You should feel the heat when you hold your hand several inches above the pan. You’ll also see a shimmer when you add the oil.

After the pan is hot, add one piece of steak to start. If you don’t hear it sizzle instantly, then wait a few more minutes before adding the rest of the steak.

Do not crowd the pan. You’ll want just a single layer of steak. Finally, be sure to let the steak sear for a full minute or two before moving or flipping the meat.

In this recipe, the caramelization is also aided by coating the steak not only in seasoning but also Dijon mustard and honey to help it get that nice crust that creates the deep savory flavor.

Closeup of Honey Balsamic Steak Bites

How do you make steak bites with balsamic glaze?

  1. Cut the steak into cubes.
  2. Place the steak in a small bowl and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Coat with Dijon mustard and honey.
  4. Get the pan screaming hot and coat with oil.
  5. Add steak in a single layer and sear for one minute.
  6. Flip the steak bites and sear on the second side for an additional 1 minute.
  7. Remove the steak bites from the pan to a plate.
  8. Add the balsamic vinegar to the hot pan and whisk to combine.
  9. Pour the honey balsamic sauce over the steak bites.

Honey Balsamic Glazed Steak Bites being picked up with a fork

How do you serve steak bites?

  • Serve them as an appetizer with toothpicks or little appetizer picks.
  • You can use them to top a salad with Greek Yogurt Creamy Balsamic Dressing.
  • They also make a complete dinner with a side like rice or potatoes and your favorite vegetables.

What do you serve with steak bites?

If you are serving them for dinner, here are some side dishes I’d recommend. 

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Honey Balsamic Steak Bites Recipe

Tender morsels of beef are coated in a sweet and savory honey balsamic glaze for a deep, rich flavor that takes just minutes. The key to this quick and easy recipe is a super hot pan and just a few simple ingredients that pack a ton of deliciousness into these tender steak bites. Perfect for a fast dinner or party appetizer.

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Honey Balsamic Steak Bites

Tender morsels of beef are seared and coated in a flavor-packed glaze for a quick dinner or easy party appetizer that is ready in less than 15 minutes.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the steak into 1-inch strips, then cut the strips into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Place the steak in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and toss to coat.
  • Add the Dijon mustard and the honey, and stir again to coat the steak completely.
  • Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and let it get screaming hot. You’ll know it is hot enough when you can hold your hand about 6 inches above the pan and feel the heat.
  • Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  • Add one piece of steak to test if it is hot enough. You should hear it sizzle immediately.
  • Add the rest of the steak pieces to the pan in a single layer.
  • Sear the steak for 1 minute without touching or moving it.
  • Flip the steak bites with tongs or a spatula and sear on the second side for an additional 1 minute.
  • Remove the steak from the pan to a plate.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar to the hot pan and whisk to combine.
  • Pour the honey balsamic sauce over the steak bites.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Balsamic Steak Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 401mg17%
Potassium 423mg12%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 26g52%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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