Steak Bites With Parsley-Garlic Sauce
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Steak Bites With Parsley-Garlic Sauce

Easy Appetizer: Steak Bites With Parsley-Garlic Sauce

These steak bites with tangy dipping sauce pack a 1-2 flavor punch.

  • Total Time

    43

    Mins

  • Prep Time

    5

    Mins

  • Marinating Time

    30

    Mins

  • Cook Time

    8

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  • Servings

    4-6

    people

  • Ingredients

    9

    items


The garlic, lemon and parsley sauce in this recipe is based on a chimichurri sauce, a traditional Argentine sauce that’s served over grilled meats. Here, it makes a perfect dipping sauce for an appetizer of bite-sized steak bits.

Ingredients

2 cups

fresh parsley

¼ cup

plus 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

¼ cup

water

1 tsp

dried oregano

3 tbsp

fresh lemon juice

2

small cloves (or 1 large clove) garlic

1 tsp

plus ½ tsp salt, divided

½ tsp

pepper

1 ½ lbs

sirloin steak, cut into 1 in pieces


directions

Step 1

Place the parsley, ¼ cup of the olive oil and all the water, oregano, lemon juice, garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt in a blender. Blend until you have a smooth, green sauce. Place ¼ cup of the sauce in a gallon-size Ziploc® brand bag. Reserve the remaining sauce, in which you will dip the cooked steak, in a small serving bowl.

Step 2

Sprinkle the steak with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and the pepper. Place the steak pieces in the bag containing the ¼ cup of sauce from Step 1. Seal the bag and turn the mixture around to thoroughly coat all the steak pieces with the sauce. Let the steak pieces marinate in the bag, refrigerated, for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in small batches to avoid overcrowding and to allow room for turning, add marinated steak pieces to the pan and cook for approximately 3 to 4 minutes for medium-done meat.

Step 4

Turn the steak pieces with a spatula or tongs as they are cooking, until the steak is evenly browned on both sides. Remove the steak pieces as they’re done and place them on a serving dish. Serve the steak with the reserved dipping sauce from Step 1.


Chef’s Note

You can use chuck instead of sirloin for the steak bites because the lemon juice in the sauce will tenderize even tougher cuts of meat.

To buy the best quality meat, go to your local butcher. Or, if shopping in your supermarket's meat case, look for meat that is reddish-pink and remember to check the packing date to make sure it hasn’t expired.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup

Serving Amount

6

Calories

300

Calories From Fat

150

Total Fat

16g

Saturated Fat

4g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

60mg

Sodium

470mg

Total Carbohydrates

3g

Dietary Fiber

1g

Sugars

0g

Protein

34g