Recipe Review

These Chili Lime Steak Bites Are Total Perfection

published Jan 3, 2019
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If I’m attending a dinner party, I don’t fuss too much over the main course. It’s nearly guaranteed to be well-prepared and filling. No, what I look forward to the most are the appetizers. The snacks you eat while you’re waiting for dinner to come out of the oven set the tone for the entire evening. A well-arranged cheeseboard and plates of still-hot finger foods can be the difference between a legendary party and one your friends wish they could forget. It’s imperative to keep your hungry guests from getting cranky while they sip wine and try to make conversation.

New Year’s Eve might be behind us, but that doesn’t mean the parties have to end. You always need a foolproof recipe for a snack your partygoers will love, like this one for chili lime sirloin steak bites.

What makes this recipe so great is that, after the cooking ordeal of Thanksgiving and Christmas, these little steak bites take hardly any effort but still pack a flavorful punch. All you have to do to make this zesty snack is toss the cubed sirloin steak in chili paste and honey until each piece is thoroughly coated. Then you’ll drop the cubes in your super-hot skillet. The steak only needs to cook for a few minutes — you want to make sure the pieces stay juicy and tender. Finally, you add the lime juice and lime zest to the steak while it’s still in the hot pan, give it a quick mix and then serve. That’s it.

It sounds simple because it is. Sometimes the most delicious dishes are actually the easiest to make. And this one, which pairs the bite-size pieces of steak with a citrusy tang and just a hint of spice, will not just impress your friends, but become a recipe you’ll keep going back to no matter the occasion.

Get the Recipe: Chili Lime Sirloin Steak Bites from Diethood

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