Home Dinner Beef Asian Steak Bites

Asian Steak Bites

Asian steak bites are my new favorite dinner obsession! Tender, juicy morsels of sirloin steak are marinated in a sweet and savory Asian-inspired sauce.

I sear them until they’re caramelized on the outside but nice and tender on the inside.

Asian steak bites garnished with cilantro and sesame seeds
WANT TO SAVE THIS RECIPE?
Enter your email below & we'll send it straight to your inbox.

The best part? These bites are easy to make. A little chopping, a quick marinade, and a few minutes in the pan, and you have a dish to impress. 

Once you try these Asian steak bites, they’ll be on regular rotation!

Why You’ll Love These Asian Steak Bites

Quick Prep: Ready in just 15 minutes, these Asian-inspired steak bites are perfect for busy weeknights.

Flavor Explosion: The savory marinade infuses the tender steak with an irresistible umami flavor.

Crowd-Pleaser: The combination of tender steak, bold flavors, and customizable spice level makes this dish a hit with everyone.

Meal-Prep Friendly: Leftovers reheat well, so you can easily double the recipe and have lunches or dinners ready for the week.

Ingredients

  • Sirloin Steak: The star of the show. It’s tender, juicy, and packed with beefy flavor.
  • Low-Sodium Soy Sauce: It brings the salty, umami depth.
  • Honey: It adds a touch of natural sweetness to balance the savory notes.
  • Garlic: It adds a wonderful burst of flavor.
  • Ground Ginger: It complements the soy and honey perfectly.
  • Red Pepper Flakes: For a nice kick of heat! Adjust based on your preferences.
  • Sesame Oil: It infuses a rich, nutty essence. 
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds: The nutty and toasty garnish to finish the dish.
  • Chopped Cilantro: It adds a pop of color as a final finish.
Close-up shot of sirloin steak chunks in a wooden spoon

How to Make Asian Steak Bites

These steak bites are easy enough for any night of the week! 

1. Prepare the steak. Cut 1 1/2 lbs of sirloin steak into 1-inch cubes and place in a medium bowl.

2. Mix the marinade. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, minced garlic cloves, ground ginger, and red pepper flakes. Whisk together.

3. Marinate the steak. Pour the marinade over the steak cubes, and toss to coat evenly. Marinate for 20-30 minutes at room temperature or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.

4. Heat the oil. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of sesame oil over medium-high heat.

5. Cook the steak. Add half of the marinated steak bites to the skillet in a single layer. Sear for 2 minutes without moving, then flip and cook for another minute. Remove and set aside.

6. Cook the remaining steak. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of sesame oil to the skillet and repeat the cooking process with the rest of the steak bites.

7. Reduce the marinade. After all the steak is cooked and removed, pour any remaining marinade into the skillet. Bring to a boil and let it reduce and thicken for 4-5 minutes.

8. Garnish and serve. Pour the reduced marinade over the cooked steak bites, and sprinkle with 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.

    Asian steak bites marinated with sweet and savory sauce, garnished with green cilantro and toasted sesame seeds

    Tips for the Best Asian Steak Bites

    Follow these simple tips to make your steak bites shine. 

    • Keep things even. Cut the steak into uniform 1-inch cubes so they cook evenly.
    • Select your favorite steak. Flank steak, skirt steak, ribeye, or New York strip also work well in addition to sirloin.
    • Spice it up. Add more red pepper flakes or a dash of sriracha to make the dish spicier if desired.
    • Cut the carbs. Use coconut aminos and a sugar-free sweetener to make this recipe keto-friendly.
    • Have fun with serving ideas. Serve the steak bites over white rice, cauliflower rice, or lo mein noodles. Top with stir-fried vegetables like broccoli, peppers, and onions on the side.
    Tender chunks of Asian steak bites served with rice in a bowl

    How to Store

    Follow these steps to keep leftover steak bites fresh.

    To Store: Asian steak bites can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days when stored in an air-tight container.

    To Freeze: Place the cooled steak bites in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze individually. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 1-3 months.

    To Reheat: For the best results, reheat the steak bites in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through. Or, use an air fryer for a quick and crispy texture.

    Asian Steak Bites

    Course: Main CourseCuisine: Asian
    Servings

    4

    servings
    Prep time

    10

    minutes
    Cooking time

    10

    minutes
    Calories

    406

    kcal

    These Asian steak bites are the perfect blend of umami, sweet, and savory! They’re also easy to make, so they’re perfect for busy weeknights.

    WANT TO SAVE THIS RECIPE?
    Enter your email below & we'll send it straight to your inbox.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 lbs sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes

    • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos

    • 1 tbsp honey or sugar-free sweetener like Swerve

    • 2 cloves garlic, minced

    • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

    • 2 tbsp sesame oil

    • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

    • Chopped cilantro for garnish

    Instructions

    • Cut the steak into small 1-inch cubes, trying to make them as even in size as possible so they cook evenly. Place the steak bites in a medium bowl.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Pour the marinade over the steak bites and toss to coat well. Let marinate for 20-30 minutes at room temperature or up to 2 hours in the fridge.
    • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil. Using a slotted spoon, add half of the steak bites in a single layer. Let them sear undisturbed for about 2 minutes, then quickly flip and cook the other side for 1 more minute. They should be browned on the outside but still pink and tender inside. Transfer to a bowl.
    • Repeat with the remaining oil and steak bites. Once all the steak is cooked, pour any reserved marinade into the hot pan. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced and thickened, 4-5 minutes. Pour over the steak bites.
    • Garnish the Asian steak bites with toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately with rice and vegetables on the side.

    Did you like the recipe?

    Click on a star to rate it!

    Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 3

    No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

    Thanks!

    Share on social media:

    We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

    Let us improve this post!

    Tell us how we can improve this post?

    author avatar
    Kim - InsanelyGood
    Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

    Leave a Comment