Thursday, February 4, 2016

Marinated Steak Bites

When asked a restaurant if he needed steak sauce, my dad always said, "If the steak is done right, I don't need sauce."  He would say it just needs a little seasoning.  At a restaurant it would be salt and pepper.  At home Nature's Seasoning and/or Lawry's.  I bucked his system a little bit with this marinated steak.  It helps break down the tougher steaks and adds a load of flavor.  

The first time I made it I served it with caramelized onions and perfectly pan fried potatoes.  This time I served with with steamed veggies.

Marinated Steak Bites                                                                         Printable Recipe

1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon A-1 sauce
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup water
Sirloin or round steak (or 2 pounds of beef tips)

In a gallon bag mix together all but the steak.
Cut up steak into 1 to 1-1/2 pieces, removing large pieces of fat and any grisly parts. My steak was about 2 pounds when I was finished cutting it up and discarding the junk. Dump the steak pieces into bag and mix to coat.  Marinate for 6-12 hours. 
You can cook the meat in a cast iron skillet or on the grill (you won't get as much caramelization on the meat if you use a pan.) Since the meat pieces are small you will need to use a BBQ grill tray or basket to hold the meat as they would just fall through your grill grates.  I like the wire style trays since they have holes large enough to let the heat and fire through.   (Sorry I forgot to take a photo! I bought mine through Pampered Chef.)

Cook for just a few minutes on each side, rotating to cook meat to your liking.  You can always test a piece or two while you are cooking (no one will know!)

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to learn a new way to cook steak and I think I've found it!

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