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Chili Lime Steak Bites Recipe

Chili Lime Steak Bites – Sirloin Steak Bites tossed in a chili lime sauce and seared to a wonderfully tender perfection. Effortless, 15 minute recipe packed with AMAZING flavors!

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Chili Lime Steak Bites


This is a very quick recipe that packs plenty of flavors with only a handful of ingredients including; sirloin steak, seasonings, honey, chili paste, and lime.

  • First, we are going to toss cubes of sirloin steak in a zesty sauce of chili paste, honey and seasonings.
  • Then, we will heat up a cast iron skillet until sizzling hot and cook the steak bites for just a few minutes.
  • Lastly, we are going to add fresh lime juice and lime zest to the hot pan; mix it around AND then WE EAT!

Chili Lime Steak Bites



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Chili Lime Steak Bites

Chili Lime Steak Bites

Katerina | Diethood
Cubed Sirloin Steak Bites tossed in a chili lime sauce and seared to a wonderfully tender perfection. Effortless, 15 minute recipe packed with AMAZING flavors! 
5 from 3 votes
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 pound top sirloin steak, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili paste (add more if you like it spicier)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced


  • Cut the steak into 1/2-inch cubes.
  • Place the steak cubes in a mixing bowl; season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and stir to coat the steak bites.
  • Add chili paste and honey to the steak bites; stir until well coated.
  • Heat a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Hold your hand 6 inches above the skillet, and when you can feel the heat, add the olive oil and swirl it around.
  • Add steak bites to the hot skillet in a single layer. If it doesn't sizzle, the skillet is not hot enough.
  • Sear the steak bites for 1 minute - do not move them around.
  • Using tongs, flip the steak bites over.
  • Continue to sear for a minute longer, or until done.
  • Transfer steak bites to a plate; set aside.
  • Add the lime zest and lime juice to the hot skillet and stir to combine; pour the lime sauce over the steak bites.
  • Serve.





Serving: 4 ounces | Calories: 242 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 25 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 66 mg | Sodium: 357 mg | Potassium: 468 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 35 IU | Vitamin C: 11.1 mg | Calcium: 36 mg | Iron: 2.1 mg | Net Carbs: 9 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American/Southwest
Keyword: appetizer recipes, gluten free, low carb, sirloin steak recipe, steak bites
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12 comments on “Chili Lime Steak Bites Recipe”

  1. Made it a couple of days ago, LOVED IT, not a fan of leftovers, but next day had for lunch, fantastic. Husband and I are making again tonight, putting it on southwest style salad. This would be great on chicken or shrimp as well.

  2. Cant wait to try this!! Do you think red curry paste would work as a substitute to thai chili paste? Or better to use hot sauce?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Yep, I have! And it’s delish! 🙂 But the chicken bites do take just a bit longer to cook through.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska


      You can use hot sauce, or sriracha. It won’t be as thick as chili paste, but it works.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Sure! It might take a minute longer to cook through since regular skillets don’t retain heat quite like cast iron skillets, but it’s fine. Also, just make sure to wait until the oil is hot enough before adding in the steak bites. You want that sizzle. 🙂

  3. This is delicious! It would be great to make and freeze it. Sitting down and eating some right now.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      You can use any as long as it’s chili paste. I use “Thai Kitchen” or “Sambal Oelek”

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