These garlic balsamic steak bites are an easy and delicious way to enjoy steak. Serve them as an appetizer, or make it a one-pan meal with asparagus or a vegetable of choice.

Garlic Steak Bites

There’s nothing quite like a juicy steak! I was always under the impression that steak was hard to cook, and only seasoned pros could make a good steak. Not only is that not the case, but there are ways to make it easier if you’re intimidated.

These garlic balsamic steak bites are a great way to cook steak quickly and still have it taste amazing!


How to make this Garlic Balsamic Steak Bites w/ Asparagus Skillet

  • Slice the asparagus and cook in a pan with lemon juice until tender. Set aside.
  • Slice the steak into bites and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Add the avocado oil, balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos, garlic, and thyme to a bowl and add the steak. Allow marinating for 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you can marinate overnight.
  • Heat oil in the pan and cook the steak for 3-5 minutes or until the steak has browned.
  • Add the asparagus back to the pan and serve!


Garlic Steak Bites

What kind of steak should you use for steak bites?

Sirloin steak is the best steak for this type of recipe! However, you can also use something like a ribeye or NY strip.


Tips & tricks for great steak bites

Make sure that the steak doesn’t go into the pan cold.

This is one mistake that can really leave you with a subpar steak. Leave the steak on the counter for 10-15 minutes to make sure it’s not too cold before you start to cook it.

Remove any gristle from the steak. 

This will keep you from having chewy steak bites!


How To Serve The Steak Bites

This recipe is for a one pan meal that pairs it with asparagus. You can round out the meal even more by adding some roasted or mashed sweet potato, or another vegetable of your choice.

If you’re wanting to just serve these by themselves at a gathering or buffet style meal, you can easily serve them with toothpicks and pair them with a variety of foods! They’re really versatile and pair well with a lot of different options.

 Garlic Steak Bites with tooth pick

The Ingredients For the Garlic Balsamic Steak Bites & Asparagus


Adding asparagus makes this a yummy one pan meal! You can either use another green vegetable like broccoli, or you can easily just omit the vegetables and just make steak bites.

Sirloin Steak

Ribeye or NY strip steak also works.


You’ll for sure want to use fresh garlic rather than garlic powder.

Avocado oil & ghee

If you don’t eat ghee, you can either use butter if you tolerate dairy or just use avocado oil to keep it AIP.

Balsamic vinegar & coconut aminos

Coconut aminos is a soy sauce substitute that adds more flavor to the dish.


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Garlic Balsamic Steak Bites & Asparagus

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These garlic balsamic steak bites are an easy and delicious way to enjoy steak. Serve them as an appetizer, or make it a one-pan meal with asparagus or a vegetable of choice.



For the asparagus

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Juice of half a lemon

For the steak bites

  • 1 1/2 lb sirloin steak
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil (divided)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Start by preparing the asparagus by using a large skillet to heat the avocado oil on medium heat.
  2. Slice the thick white ends off of the bottom of the asparagus and slice in half again.
  3. Add the asparagus to the pan along with the salt and lemon juice and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the asparagus is slightly tender. Set aside and lightly clean the pan.
  4. Cut the steak into bite-sized pieces, removing and gristle and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Prepare the marinade by mixing 2 tbsp of avocado oil, balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos, thyme, and garlic. Allow marinating on the counter for 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you can marinate the steak overnight in the fridge.
  6. Using the same skillet, heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil over medium heat.
  7. Once the pan is hot, add the steak and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the outside has browned. The internal temperature should be 145 F for medium-rare or 160 F for medium.
  8. Move the steak to one side of the pan and add the asparagus to the other side and lightly reheat for a minute.
  9. Top steak with parsley and serve.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: one pot meals
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 352
  • Fat: 20.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Protein: 39.1g

Keywords: steak bites, asparagus, one pan


Garlic Steak Bites