These Filipino Style Marinated Steak Bites are absolutely mouth-watering! They’re flavorful and versatile, perfect as the main entree, or as an addition to many other dinner recipes!
Who doesn’t love a good steak? This Filipino Style Marinated Steak Bites recipe is a perfect way to spice up plain beef and makes a great protein-packed meal. This will be your new flavorful favorite dish and a quick “go-to” when you want to impress your dinner guests.
Why are these considered Filipino Style steak bites? It’s all about the flavor and spices!
There are so many things you can do with these steak bites! First, you can serve them up as the main entree with some veggies or serve them on skewers or with toothpicks as an easy appetizer. Or, you can get creative and add them to your other favorite dinner recipes. Think a big, veggie stir fry topped with these marinated steak bites or serving them with broccoli over cauliflower rice for a copycat steak & broccoli recipe. You could also add them to a big salad for a healthy and easy lunch! Or, serve with eggs for some old-fashioned steak and eggs! Yum!
My advice is to make more than you need and use the leftovers to create new lunch and dinner recipes the following day.
Filipino Style Steak Bites can be marinated ahead of time and be ready for a quick fry in the skillet and bam….they are ready for the dinner plate. These tasty little treats are also good for quick freezer meals when portioned and frozen.
How To Make Filipino Style Marinated Steak Bites:
Step One: Cut the steak into bite-sized pieces
Step Two: Put your bite-size pieces of steak into a gallon size Ziploc bag
Step Three: Pour ¼ cup of soy sauce or coconut aminos into the Ziploc bag
Step Four: Add ¼ cup of lemon juice to the Ziploc bag
Step Five: Place a tablespoon of minced garlic and three lightly crumbled Bay leaves into the bag
Step Six: Add Salt and pepper to taste to the marinate
Step Seven: Seal the bag and rotate or shake it well to mix the ingredients and coat the steak
Step Eight: Marinate the steak bites in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to 4 hours before cooking
Step Nine: Add 1 TBSP of olive oil to a skillet over medium-high heat – allow the skillet and oil to get hot.
Step Ten: Add the steak to the skillet in a single layer
Step Eleven: Cook the steak bites for 1-2 minutes on one side without turning. It is important to hold the flavor to give the steak a good sear
Step Twelve: Turn the steaks on the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes or until your desired level of doneness has been reached and the steak has a nice sear on all sides
Can Other Cuts of Beef Be Used In This Steak Bites Recipe?
Yes, we recommended top sirloin in this recipe, however, you can use other cuts of meat such as Ribeye, New York Strip, or Beef Tenderloin. The flavor will go good on all cuts of beef so feel free to use whatever you have or can get cheapest at the store.
Can I Use Other Types of Meat in This Steak Recipe?
This Filipino Style marinade would also taste delicious on chicken or pork. Follow the same instructions above to make the marinade and then simply adjust the cooking time based on the protein you choose.
Do These Steak Bites Freeze Well?
Yes, you can portion and freeze these marinated steak bites. You can freeze them before you cook them or after you cook them. If you freeze them after cooking, the best method is to sear them and do not cook them to total doneness so when you reheat them, either in a skillet or in the microwave, they are not overcooked or dry.
Can I Grill These Steak Bites?
We recommend searing on the stovetop in this recipe but if you’d like to grill these steak bites, that is also an option. Ensure the pieces are big enough to not fall through the grate on the grill or you could even put them on kabob sticks and grill them that way. You will want to ensure that the grill is hot enough to sear the steaks but not burn them.
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- 5 - 2 lbs. Top sirloin steak
- ¼ c. Soy sauce or coconut aminos
- ¼ c. Lemon juice
- 3 Bay leaves lightly crumbled
- 1 tbsp. Minced garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- Cut up your top sirloin steak into bite sized cubes.
- Place the steak into a large gallon size Ziploc bag.
- Add ¼ cup of soy sauce or coconut aminos to the bag.
- Pour in ¼ cup of lemon juice.
- Place a tablespoon of minced garlic into the bag.
- Toss in 3 lightly crumbled Bay leaves.
- Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste.
- Close the Ziploc bag, shake it to mix the ingredients well and coat the steak. Place the marinated steak in the fridge for 30 minutes to 4 hours before cooking.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the steak to the skillet in a single layer. Let the steak sit for 1-2 minutes on one side without disturbing. This will give you a good sear.
- Flip the steak to the other side for another 2-3 minutes, until your desired level of doneness has been achieved and the steak has a nice sear on all sides.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1867Total Fat 110gSaturated Fat 43gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 51gCholesterol 696mgSodium 1074mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 205g