Steak Bites with Bloody Maria Dipping Sauce

For a tasty appetizer, stab a skewer into some perfectly seasoned beef and drown it in a puddle of oozy red deliciousness.
Course Appetizer, Beef
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


For the sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • half of a small onion finely minced
  • 1 cup red wine I used Gallo Family Vineyards Merlot
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup or one 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

For the steak bites:

  • 2 pounds beef top round cut into about 1 inch pieces
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and season with salt and pepper, and saut√© for about 5 minutes or until translucent and softened.
  • Add wine and reduce by about half.
  • Stir in Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and tomato sauce. Return to a simmer.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve alongside steak bites for dipping

For the steak bites:

  • Heat a drizzle of oil in a cast iron or nonstick skillet over high heat.
  • Sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper and toss to coat evenly.
  • Cook the meat about two or three minutes on each side until caramelized and cooked through.
  • "Stab" the steak bites with small skewers or toothpicks.