Saturday, September 10, 2011

Quick & Easy Meal - Steak Bites

Steak bites are favorite in our house, of both the adults and the kids. They are juicy, flavorful and bite size and perfect for a quick weeknight meal. I have been making these every since I first discovered Pioneer Woman a couple years ago. If you are afraid of cooking steak because you don't want to ruin it - THIS is the recipe for you. The key is a good cut of meat- sirloin steak is my favorite, and using a hot, hot pan. This is a simple way to prepare steak that even my sister (who doesn't cook) can do (and she loves it!).

Steak Bites
recipe from Pioneer Woman

Ingredients:
1 1/4 lb sirloin steak (or other lean cut)
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
Seasoned Salt
Lemon Pepper

Directions:Heat a heavy cast iron pan or skillet over HIGH heat. Add butter.
Meanwhile, cut the steak into 1 inch cubes, or smaller if desired.
Season the steak bites generously with season salt and lemon pepper.
Once your pan is smokin' hot and your butter is browned, you are ready to cook the steak bites.
Add the steak bites in a single layer and do not move them around. Let them smoke and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, until the underside is browned and seared.
Use a pair of tongs, or a large spatula to flip the steak bites to the opposite side, and cook again for another 2 to 3 minutes until that side is also seared. Remove the steak bites from pan and let sit for about 3 minutes to allow the juices to lock in.
Serve with veggies (or a salad) and fresh bread for a quick and tasty meal.
These steak bites have so much flavor that you do not need steak sauce or any additional seasonings. They are crispy on the outside and tender and pink on the inside. Just the way I like my steak.

Enjoy!

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