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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