Honey Garlic Steak Bites

Tender, delicious, and juicy bites of sirloin steak cooked in a flavorful honey garlic sauce. This Honey Garlic Steak Bites recipe is a quick dinner idea, or game day food, that’s ready in minutes!

Perfectly seared Honey Garlic Steak Bites packed with flavor are so simple to make and they are beyond delicious. Tossed in a homemade honey garlic sauce, this is an easy dish that comes together in minutes and can be served as a meal or an appetizer.

Last month I shared this Chili Lime Steak Bites recipe with you and apparently, you all loved ’em! Considering the popularity of those bite-sized perfections, I thought to try and toss some steak bites in our favorite honey garlic sauce and see what happens. The results? SO DARN GOOD!

Garlic Steak Bites Skillet

This flavor-packed sauce hits all the right flavors: sweet and salty, savory and super tasty.


We are going to start with making our honey garlic sauce: in a small mixing bowl you will want to combine water, low sodium soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic, dried oregano, and cornstarch.

Honey Garlic Sauce

Next, you are going to heat up a cast iron skillet until it is smoking hot. Literally smoking hot. The best sizzle for these steak bites can only happen if your skillet is really hot.

Season the steak bites however you like, but I suggest to use some salt and pepper, plus sweet paprika. If not using low sodium soy sauce, I advise not to salt the steak at all.

Add steak bites to the hot oiled skillet and sear for only a few minutes. TIP: DO NOT crowd the pan – cook the steak bites in 2 batches.

Place all steak bites back in the pan and stir in the honey garlic sauce. Cook for 1 to 2 more minutes, or until sauce thickens.

Remove from heat; transfer to a serving plate, drizzle the pan sauce over your steak, garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Drizzle the sauce over some rice, or broccoli, or mashed potatoes, too! YUM!

Honey Garlic Steak Bites

So much flavor and so easy to throw together, these awesome steak bites are irresistibly juicy, tender, and infused with steak dinner perfection.


The steak bites are really good when reheated, but I wouldn’t make them hours ahead of time. What you can do is prepare the sauce a day or two ahead and just keep it in the fridge until ready to use.

Same with the steak; cut it up in cubes and keep in the fridge for a day. Take out from fridge and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before using.

Also, to keep the steak bites warm, cover them with aluminum foil until ready to serve.


I love these steak bites served over my Stir Fry Zucchini Noodles. You can also go for Garlic Butter Cauliflower Rice with Spinach or Spring Vegetables and Potatoes Baked in Parchment.

Honey Garlic Steak Bites



Honey Garlic Steak Bites | Easy Sirloin Steak Game Day Recipe

Honey Garlic Steak Bites

Katerina | Diethood
Tender, delicious, and juicy bites of sirloin steak cooked in a flavorful honey garlic sauce.
4.27 from 15 votes
Servings : 4 serves
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 1 pound top sirloin steak, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water, (or broth)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil, (you can also use extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, (you can also use white vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  • sliced green onions, for garnish


  • Cut up steak into 1/2-inch to 1-inch cubes.
  • Season with paprika, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine soy sauce, water, garlic, honey, sesame seed oil, rice vinegar, oregano, and cornstarch; whisk until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add 1/2 of the steak cubes to the hot oil and cook for 2 minutes per side, or until browned and done. Remove from skillet and repeat with the rest of the steak cubes, adding extra oil as needed.
  • Remove all steak bites from the skillet and set aside.
  • Give the previously prepared honey garlic sauce a good stir with a whisk and pour 1/3 of the sauce into the hot skillet; scrape up the browned pieces from the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the steak bites back to the skillet and pour the rest of the sauce over the steak; cook for 1 to 2 more minutes, or until sauce starts to thicken.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Transfer steak bites to a plate and drizzle with the pan sauce.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
  • Serve.




Calories: 289 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 26 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 66 mg | Sodium: 465 mg | Potassium: 452 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 245 IU | Vitamin C: 1.2 mg | Calcium: 36 mg | Iron: 2.3 mg | Net Carbs: 13 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
Keyword: appetizer recipe, sirloin steak recipe, steak bites
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33 comments on “Honey Garlic Steak Bites”

  1. It needs work. How is written didn’t quite work. It was not sticky at all. Too much liquid so it was almost the texture of a stew. The taste was ok. I would probably add twice the honey, and a little sriracha.

    1. Yes, you can. Just place the cooled steak bites in a freezer bag, press out as much air as you can, seal it, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

  2. I liked the Honey Garlic Steak Bites, but my husband said it was OK. The left overs were better than the night the Honey Garlic Steak Bites were prepared. Next time, I may add a bit more garlic and honey along with using a touch of Cheyanne for a bit of a bite.

  3. They were alright! I served mine on white rice. I’m a beginner cook, so I didn’t like that the recipe wasn’t cut and clear. Zero indicator of what temperature to heat the stove to; and when you pour the ⅓ of sauce, it doesn’t mention if you’re supposed to keep those browned bits in the pan, or if you’re supposed to dump them out?? (Again, young and new to cooking, so I don’t know these types of things.) Also, the steak was a little bland, it could have been better had you marinated it beforehand. Sauce had good flavor though! I’m sure my parents would like this recipe, but it’s just not for me, and that’s okay. 🙂

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      I think the issue here is that you didn’t scroll down to the recipe card. The recipe card in its entirety is located towards the bottom of the post, right above the comments section – it includes the amount of heat, all the ingredients, the directions that you need, nutritional analysis, and so on and so forth.
      Also, bland food usually means that you didn’t add enough salt; the third ingredient(s) in the recipe card is “salt and pepper, to taste”… Salt and pepper to taste means the taste to the palate of the person that is making it.

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    FIRST TIME MAKING THIS! I made it for my mom and she absolutely loved it! I added a bit more honey than suggested, but it still turned out great! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!!!!

  5. This really didn’t work for us. It had a bizarre flavor. We ate it but we didn’t keep the leftovers and I wont be making it again.

    1. The taste was off for me the first time to. Next time on your sauce use chicken broth as the base and triple the amount of low sodium soy and quadruple the honey. Also use 2 tablespoons of sirachi. Trust me you will like it.

    2. Turned out pretty good. Didn’t have the same color tho, mine turned out more brownish even tho I followed the recipe. Probably will add more honey next time.

  6. Not sure what I did, but I was really disappointed with the flavor. A bit too salty for me and flavor profile was not what I expected.

    1. I did that too. I put it over rice anf it was perfect ! Couldn’t even taste the salt. Doing it again tonight with no salt and more honey

  7. Very tasty. I marinated the cubes beef instead. I subbed maple syrup blend for honey, chili flakes for paprika, used only one spoonful of low sodium soy sauce and used ground peanuts in place of sesame oil. I will triple the sauce recipe next time—marinate the beef with half and upon serving using the remaining as a dipping sauce. I love sauce! Thanks for a fab recipe! Served with brown rice and Norwegian apple slaw.

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