These teriyaki steak bites are a simple and flavorful option for when you’re craving takeout. This recipe is paleo, whole30, and AIP.

Teriyaki Steak Bites

Steak bites are such a hearty and nourishing main dish! They’re easier and quicker to cook than a whole steak, but you still get all of the flavors of the steak. Yes, please!

These teriyaki steak bites are savory bites coated in a flavorful sauce, and it only takes about 20 minutes to make, start to finish! It’s paleo, and easy to make whole30 and AIP friendly.

How to Make These Teriyaki Steak Bites

  • Prep the steak: Remove the steak from the fridge and season well with salt and pepper. Allow to sit on the counter for 8-10 minutes.
  • Prep the sauce: While the steak sits, combine the coconut aminos, lime juice, coconut sugar, and arrowroot starch. Whisk well and set aside.
  • Cook the steak: Add the avocado oil to a large pan and set to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the steak bites and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until browned. Set aside.
  • Cook the sauce & combine: Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Pour in the coconut aminos mixture and stir. Allow to thicken for 2-3 minutes. Add the steak bites back in and stir to coat until the steak reaches it’s desired doneness.

Tips & Tricks for this recipe

Allow the steak to sit for a few minutes before cooking.

Putting super cold steak into a pan is a no-no! Allow it to sit for a few minutes.

Use less arrowroot if you like a thinner sauce

The arrowroot thickens the sauce, so use less if you prefer thin sauces.

Use fresh garlic and ginger

Seriously, it makes a big difference in a simple recipe to use fresh seasoning!

What cut of steak is best for teriyaki steak bites?

I find sirloin steak to be the best for this particular recipe, but you can easily use NY Strip or Ribeye as well. Flank steak would also work!

Can you make this recipe sugar free, keto and whole30?

For sure! Simply leave out the coconut sugar in the sauce to keep it low carb and whole30. There’s still plenty of flavor in this meal without it.

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What to serve as a side dish with the teriyaki steak bites…

The Ingredients for the Teriyaki Steak Bites

Sirloin Steak

You can also use NY strip or ribeye, but I think sirloin works best.

Coconut aminos

Coconut aminos is a soy-free alternative to soy sauce.

Garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds

You can omit the sesame seeds for AIP.

Coconut sugar

Feel free to omit for whole30.

Arrowroot starch

This helps to thicken the sauce. Tapioca may work, but I find it to be gummier than arrowroot.

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Teriyaki Steak Bites


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

These teriyaki steak bites are a simple and flavorful option for when you’re craving takeout. This recipe is paleo, whole30, and AIP.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb sirloin steak, sliced into cubes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • Juice of half a lime (about 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (omit for whole30)
  • 1 1/2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp green onion, chopped

Instructions

  1. Remove the steak from the fridge and season well with salt and pepper. Allow to sit on the counter for 8-10 minutes.
  2. While the steak sits, combine the coconut aminos, lime juice, coconut sugar, and arrowroot starch. Whisk well and set aside.
  3. Add the avocado oil to a large pan and set to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the steak bites and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until browned. Set aside.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  5. Pour in the coconut aminos mixture and stir. Allow to thicken for 2-3 minutes. Add the steak bites back in and stir to coat until the steak reaches it’s desired doneness.
  6. Serve topped with sesame seeds and green onion with a side of your choice.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Method: Stove Top

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 275
  • Fat: 11.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.4g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Protein: 25.7g

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Teriyaki Steak Bites