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Easy Chipotle Steak Bites

This Easy Chipotle Steak Bites recipe is packed with so much flavor and is so easy to throw together! Nothing better than delicious juicy and tender steak bites smothered in a yummy buttery chipotle garlic sauce. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef, chipotle, spicy, steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 489kcal
Author Oriana Romero

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Season beef cubes with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Place the chipotles in adobo in a small food processor and purée until smooth.
  • Add the chipotle puree to the beef and toss to evenly coat. Let marinade for 15 – 30 minutes, or even overnight if time allows.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a skillet or pan over medium-high heat until hot. Sear the steak bites in batches for 2-3 minutes each side until edges are crispy and browned, adding extra oil as needed. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add butter to the skillet and heat until melted. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute) while scraping up any browned bits from the pan.
  • Take the pan off the heat. Throw the steak bites back into the skillet and toss through the garlic butter to evenly coat.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro. Serve warm with yucca fries, roasted potatoes, or white rice, if desired

Notes

BEEF: The best cut of meat to make steak bites is top sirloin. Try to cut the cubes the same size for even cooking.
 
CHIPOTLE: chipotle peppers in adobo is quite spicy so feel free to add just the half of the can if you just want a little spicy kick.
 
Use a really hot skillet, this allows the steak to get crispier and develop that golden crust on the outside.
 
DO NOT crowd the pan – cook the steak bites in 2 -3 batches.
 
Do not move the steak bites for the first 1 or 2 minutes. You want it to sizzle and brown on one side before flipping them over.
 
Don't overcook the beef, or it will get tough, 1-2 minutes on each side is my recommendation.
 
Deglaze pan with butter scraping up any browned bits from the pan.
 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 857mg | Potassium: 821mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2835IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4.9mg