These delicious steak tips are a meat lover's dream. They're perfectly tender, juicy, and oh-so flavorful, and they have just the most delicious crispy seared edges to 'em too. Plus, you won't believe how easy these steak tips are to make. Just a handful of ingredients and about 5-10 minutes of cook time is all you need to put this dish together.
The Best Steak Tips
If you're looking for a way to transform relatively inexpensive cuts of beef into something extraordinary, look no further than this steak tips recipe. This recipe can help turn even the toughest kinds of steak into buttery tender and juicy bites.
The steak tips are coated in a savory marinade - this is what helps tenderize them - and then they're seared to golden brown perfection on the stovetop. They're just so delicious, and so easy to make too!
Besides the marinating time, these steak tips literally take just 10 minutes to prep and cook. And you barely have to do a thing! All you have to do is mix the marinade ingredients together, then let the steak tips soak up all of those delicious flavors, and sear 'em for a few minutes.
By the way, while the steak tips are marinating, you'll have plenty of time to whip up some sides to go with 'em. So, if you're looking for what to serve with steak tips, some of my go-to recipes are these sauteed brussel sprouts, this sauteed asparagus, and these cauliflower mashed potatoes.
The ingredient list for these pan-seared sirloin tips couldn't be simpler. Pretty much all of them are pantry staples, so there's a good chance you'll have everything to make these steak bites at home already.
Anyway, here's what you'll need:
- 2 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 2lb. top sirloin steak, cut into 1 ½-inch cubes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Not too bad, eh?
By the way, if you love a good steak recipe, you'll for sure want to give this skirt steak recipe and this cast iron steak recipe a shot sometime. They're 2 of my favorite steak recipes, and they're just as easy to make as this one is!
Ingredient Suggestions and Substitutions
While I think this recipe turns out best when it's made with the ingredients listed above, there are definitely some ways to switch it up if you need/want to.
For example, if you don't have sirloin steak you can always use chuck steak or round steak in its place to make your bites with.
As far as the marinade goes you can play around with adding some soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, or even bourbon to it. I actually am a big fan of adding both soy sauce and bourbon to the marinade.
Lastly, to give your steak bites an even richer flavor, you can add some garlic butter to the pan when your steak bites are almost done cooking.
Also, just so you know, you can use any kind of oil to sear your steak tips. I like avocado oil best for this recipe, but olive oil, grass-fed beef tallow, or ghee will all work great as well.
How To Cook Steak Tips
Now it's time to cook some steak tips!
And, as I've mentioned a few times now, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. Just a few simple steps are all you need to follow to make it.
Anyway, let's not waste another second and get right into it!
Step 1: Marinate The Steak Tips
First things first, you'll want to add your steak bites to a bowl and then you'll want to season them with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
Then, you'll want to give everything a good mix, cover the bowl, and pop it into the refrigerator to let the steak marinate for atleast 30 minutes.
Step 2: Sear The Steak Tips
Once your steak tips are done marinating, you can take out a cast iron skillet, put it over medium-high heat, and add some oil to it.
As soon as the cast iron pan is hot, you can add in your marinated steak tips and cook the steak tips for around 3 minutes - or until the bottoms develop a nicely browned crust. Then, you can flip the steak tips over and cook 'em for another 2 minutes.
Step 3: Rest and Serve
When all of the steak tips are done cooking, you'll want to transfer them to a plate - or cutting board - and let the steak tips rest for 5 minutes to lock in those meat juices.
Then, finally, you can plate up your delicious steak bites and serve them with sauteed onions, steamed veggies, or even some mashed potatoes. I'm not going to lie, they go great with some sauteed eggplant too.
How To Store Cooked Steak Tips
This recipe for steak tips makes 4 servings, so it's great for a family dinner. If you're lucky you might even end up with some leftovers.
Speaking of leftovers, you can store your cooked steak tips in a shallow airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. However, if you want them to last even longer, you can transfer your tips to a freezer bag and freeze them for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Steak Tips
When you're ready to enjoy your steak tips again you'll probably want to reheat them - although they are quite good cold in a salad.
With that said, I've found the best way to reheat steak is in the oven. Just preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C) and heat the tips on a wire rack set over a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes.
FAQs About This Steak Tips Recipe
What cut of meat for steak tips?
The best cut of meat to use for steak tips is sirloin steak. But you can use practically any tender cut of beef you want, like stew meat, beef tenderloin, strip steak, round steak, and even flank steak.
What is the best way to cook steak tips?
The best way to cook steak tips is in a cast iron pan on the stovetop. This will guarantee that the steak tips end up tender and juicy with a crisp, browned crust. As far as cooking instructions go, you'll want to sear the steak tips in a cast iron pan over medium high heat for about 3 minutes on one side and then 2 minutes on the other side.
How do you make steak tips tender?
The best way to make sure your steak tips turn out tender is to not overcook them - cook them to no more than 130°F - and also let them rest for a few minutes right after they cook.
Wrapping It Up
Well, that's how to make steak tips!
These sirloin steak bites are so flavorful, tender, and juicy, and whether you're serving them for family dinner or as an appetizer, they'll impress every time.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do.
As always, if you try it let me know how it turns out for you in the comments below.
More Dinner Recipes
If you liked this steak tips recipe, I have a ton of other absolutely delicious dinner recipes on the blog I think you'll like just as much.
Here are some reader favorites
- Ground turkey tacos
- Garlic butter steak bites
- Carne picada
- Stuffed pork chops
- Eye of round steak roast
- Bottom round roast
- Grilled ribeye
- Grilled beef tenderloin
- Place the steak into a bowl and season with salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Stir to coat and refrigerate the steak tips covered for 30 minutes.
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the steak tips into the skillet, making sure you do not overcrowd the pan.
- Cook the steak for 3 minutes on one side or until a brown crust appears.
- Flip the steak tips and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Remove the steak tips from the skillet and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve with sauteed onions or potatoes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: ½ Pound Steak
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 31g