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Grilled Steak Bites.

Grilled Steak Bites Recipe with Red Wine Pan Sauce

Savory seasoned sirloin bites grilled in a cast iron pan and then finished with a quick red wine pan sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled steak bites, steak bite recipe, steak bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 212kcal
Cost $18.00



  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon coarse black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional for heat)

Steak Bites

  • 1 ½ pounds sirloin Cut into one inch cubes.
  • 2 tablespoona extra virgin olive oil Separated. One for seasoning the meat, one for the pan.
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat Grill. Prepare grill for direct heat targeting 400 degrees Fahrenheit in the cooking chamber. As the grill warms up, place a cast iron pan (or other grill safe pan) in the grill to warm up as well.
  • Season. Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl. Place sirloin cubes in a large bowl and cover with olive oil and the rub. Mix together with your hands.
  • Grill Sirloin. Add olive oil to the hot pan and then add the seasoned steak pieces. It will sizzle quickly, be sure to move the steak around so it’s all touching the pan. Close the lid and let the steak bites grill for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, start moving the bites around in the pan with tongs. Continue grilling another 3 minutes. Take the temperature of a few of the steak pieces using a good quality instant read thermometer. It should ready close to 125, if it’s under 125 then keep turning until they reach the range of 125 – 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Then remove steak and place into the clean bowl.
  • Make Pan Sauce. Add butter and shallots to the pan and stir while the pan remains on the grill. This will start the deglaze process. After 3 – 4 minutes, when shallots are soft, add the garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add the wine and balsamic vinegar and continue to stir until all the flavor bits in the pan are scraped off and the sauce is incorporated. About 2 minutes.
  • Return Steak to Pan. Add the steak bites back into the pan, toss together and then place them in a serving bowl.


Stovetop: You can make this on the stovetop as well. Simply repeat steps over medium-high heat on the burner. Adjust heat down if it's too hot.
Variation: If you like sweeter style sauce, you can sub the pan sauce for your favorite BBQ sauce. Simply remove the steak bites and pan from heat. Then add 1 cup of BBQ sauce, stir to combine with bits in the pan and toss back the steak bites. Try our Kansas City Style Sauce if you want to make your own.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 748IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg