Honey-Balsamic Steak Bites

updated Apr 14, 2021
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Honey-Balsamic Steak Bites

Dress up tender cubes of steak with rich balsamic vinegar and sticky honey for an easy 3-ingredient dinner.

Serves4

Prep5 minutes

Cook7 minutes to 9 minutes

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honey balsamic steak bites are cooking in a cast iron skillet
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

I always try to fill my weekly meal plans with nourishing dinners that are easy to prepare. Some nights that means cooking dinner on a single sheet pan, and other nights that means using as few ingredients as possible. These tender honey-balsamic steak bites do both: The ingredient list is short, and cleanup takes mere minutes. Make them just once, and they’ll quickly become a suppertime staple in your home, too.

Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

New York Strip Is Best for Steak Bites

Most grocers sell pre-cubed portions of steak in the meat case (sometimes called steak tips), and while they’re relatively inexpensive and have big, beefy flavor, I prefer to start with New York strip steak. It’s boneless, which makes it easy to slice into bite-sized portions, and because it’s well-marbled, every bite is juicy and delicious.

Once the steaks are cut to size and seasoned all over with kosher salt, sear them in a hot skillet until every edge is browned. Then, toss the steak bites with a sweet and savory sauce of honey and balsamic vinegar. Finishing the steak with sliced scallions is optional, but you’ll love the mild onion flavor and fresh green color it adds.

Honey-Balsamic Steak Bites

Dress up tender cubes of steak with rich balsamic vinegar and sticky honey for an easy 3-ingredient dinner.

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 7 minutes to 9 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons

    honey

  • 2 tablespoons

    balsamic vinegar

  • 2

    medium scallions

  • 2 pounds

    (1 to 1 1/2-inch thick) New York strip steaks

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons

    olive oil

Instructions

  1. Whisk 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar together in a small bowl. Thinly slice 2 medium scallions (about 1/4 cup). Cut 2 pounds New York strip steak into 1-inch cubes, then season them with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the steak cubes and sear until browned, flipping them halfway through, 6 to 8 minutes total. Add the honey and balsamic vinegar mixture and cook for 1 minute more. Remove from the heat and garnish with the scallions.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 4 days.