One Pan Broiled Spicy Steak Bites!!
Who loves steak for dinner? Then this one pan, broiled spicy steak bites dinner is for you. This one pan dinner will make the meat lovers in your house, skip around the room in a happy dance. Who knew broiling steak could be so simple. Made with lean, organic grass fed beef and served with mashed potatoes and some veggies, this is a healthy dinner that your family will crave night in, night out.
What are steak bites?
Simple enough, steak bites are “bite size” pieces of any type of steak that you love. Just pick out your favorite cut of steak and cut them in to cubes big enough for one watering mouthful of beef. Bonus is that this is a great way to serve steak to those who have trouble cutting their own steak. It is already cut for them, so one less step for you at the dinner table.
What do I need to make steak bites?
Pick out your favorite cut of steak and grab some spices, veggies and there you go. Simple enough. Here is the ingredients list needed for our 5 Dinners in 1 Hour recipe;
- 1 T ground paprika
- 2 t dried thyme
- 1 t minced garlic
- 1/2 t rubbed sage
- 1/2 t cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 top loin steaks or any steak you like
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 2 T olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Should I marinade the steak for a long time?
In a full sized steak, the legends say that the longer the steaks soak in the “marinade” the deeper the flavoring will be. That is not always the case because it depends on what you are using as a marinade. Here is a quick article about marinading if you would like to read more about it.
Marinading helps break down the meat by breaking down the tendons and connective tissues within the steaks. So as the steaks soak, the marinade seeps deep into the beef, breaking up the tough chewy parts. So the folk lore says.
Buyer be warned. Not all marinades are the same. So be careful of what you use as a marinade as this can cause problems with your steak.
With an “acid” type marinade, using vinegar or wine and soak it too long and you may have a gooey piece of beef.
Using a “enzyme” type marinade, like papaya, ginger or pineapple and not soak it long enough, you might have a tough and chewy piece of steak.
We like a “dry rub” marinade using salt and spices that keeps the steak dry but still helps break down the connective tissues. We toss in a touch of olive oil to help adhere the spices to the cuts of steak. Plus it helps the steak from sticking to a sheet pan.
Preparing the Steak and Asparagus
You can prep this meal ahead like all of 5 Dinners recipes and store them in the refrigerator for a dinner later in the week. If you are starving and want dinner now, just turn on the broiler and broil when ready. Then grab a frozen mashed potato steamer and toss that into the microwave. There you go. Dinner will be ready.
In this recipe for spicy steak bites, it will not take that long for the flavors to get through the outer layers or penetrate to the core of the beef. So there is no real worry of over or under marinating.
- Add first 6 ingredients to large zipper bag.
- Cut steak into 2 inch pieces and add to same bag.
- Zip to seal and gently squish around to mix.
- Trim woody ends off asparagus and discard.
- Place asparagus spears in another large zipper bag with last 2 ingredients.
- Zip to seal and squish around to mix.
In this picture, we added both the steak and asparagus to the same bag and squished it around. We mixed them together because we were going to eat them right away. Either way is ok because they all go together on a sheet pan to broil.
When you are ready to cook, pour it on a baking sheet and broil it for 4-8 minutes depending on desired done-ness.
Fridge to table in 8 minutes…BAM.. you’re now a dinner rock star.
Meals in less than 10 Minutes!!
Are you drooling yet? If not look at this picture of the broiled steak bites. Yep we all are now.
Throw in some mashed potatoes and a green salad and you can gorge yourself on this is healthy meal too.
If your aren’t wiping drool from your chin by now, you are just not human.
If an 8 minute dinner looks this good, can you imagine how good it TASTES!
You can’t lick the screen to find out but I bet you want to.
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Added content and updated on 01/08/2018.