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Steak bites stacked on a pool of roasted red pepper sauce, and garnished with fresh thyme.

Steak Bites with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • Author: Asha
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Cuisine: American


Tender steak bites are paired with the perfect dipping sauce, featuring roasted red pepper, balsamic vinegar, honey, and fresh thyme.



Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

1/4 cup (13 g) red onion, diced

1 clove garlic, sliced (see note)

1 teaspoon olive oil

8 ounces (227 g) roasted red peppers from a jar (drained, pat dry, seeded, chopped)

1/4 cup (59 ml) olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Steak Bites

1 1/2 pounds (680 g) steak (sirloin, tenderloin, New York, ribeye, or pre-cut beef tips)



2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons dry sherry


Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a small frying pan. Sauté the onion until it softens and just begins to become translucent. For the last minute of cooking add in the garlic.

Purée all recipe ingredients together in a blender.

Steak Bites

Cut the steak into bite size pieces, about 1" cubes. Trim any fat or tendons. Season meat well with salt and pepper, tossing to distribute evenly. Divide the meat in half to be cooked in two batches. 

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in large stainless steel frying pan over high heat. When oil is very hot and begins to smoke, place the first batch of steak in the pan in a single layer. Cook it without disturbing for about 1 min or so, until that side is browned and seared. Flip the steak and sear the opposite side for another minute or so.

Pour in 1 tbsp of sherry and shake pan to evenly distribute. Immediately transfer the steak to a plate for medium-rare, or let it cook for another minute before transferring for more of a medium doneness. Be careful not to overcook.

Add the remaining tbsp of olive oil and repeat the above steps with the second batch of steak bites.

Serve the steak bites on top of a pool of the sauce, garnished with sprigs of fresh thyme.


If your jar of roasted red peppers also contains garlic you don't need to add more. 

This recipe makes enough for four servings as a main.

Keywords: steak bites, red pepper steak