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15-Minute Chili Lime Steak Bites Recipe - Cupcakes & Kale Chips

15-Minute Chili Lime Steak Bites Recipe - Cupcakes & Kale Chips

This easy Chili Lime Steak Bites recipe packs plenty of spicy and zesty flavor into tender pieces of sirloin steak. With only a handful of ingredients and in less than fifteen minutes, you can have a gluten-free appetizer or a quick and easy dinner with an irresistible flavor that is a fiesta for your taste buds.

Success is a funny thing. Some people don’t care what they have to do to achieve it, even if it is at the expense of others. There are those who, once they feel they have “made it”, they forget about the “little people” they passed along the way or those who helped them get there.

But then there are people like Donna and Chad of the wildly popular food blog The Slow Roasted Italian. They just work their butts off, and all along the way they just want to support everyone and use their success to help others learn, grow, and achieve their dreams. That’s why I am honored to tell you about and share a recipe from their new cookbook, The Simple Kitchen.

It’s a simple dish that is part of our regular rotation. These Chili Lime Steak Bites are so good and so fast that we are always making them serve over rice or browned butter cauliflower rice, in tacos, on salads, and more!

We love the flavors that I’ve even started making Chili Lime Shrimp!

Sirloin Steak Bites with Chili and Lime

With only six ingredients (plus salt and pepper), they are ready in less than 15 minutes! I guarantee you’ll be making them as often as we are, whether it’s Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or any busy night when you need a fast meal.

Here is a brief overview so you can see just how easy it is to make. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the full quantities and details. But don’t skip my PRO TIPS below!

The top sirloin is a lean and affordable cut of beef. But it is extremely flavorful and juicy. It is perfect for a recipe like this because since it does not have a high-fat content, the quick cooking time ensures it retains its moisture and does not dry out.

If there is a thick layer of fat on the steak, you can cut that off. Then cut it into 1-inch thick slices, and cut those slices into 1/2-inch long pieces.

Salt, pepper, and garlic powder

Since the steak and sauce have so much flavor, you only need basic seasonings from your spice cabinet for this recipe.

Chili paste

For this recipe, I use the tubes of chili paste you can find in the produce section near the herbs, like from the brand Gourmet Gardens.

Just a little honey allows the steak to really caramelize in that hot pan and balances out the spice.

Olive oil

Olive oil will keep the steak from sticking in the pan. You can also use something like avocado oil as well. No need for the fancy extra virgin olive oil here.

You’ll need both the zest and the juice of the limes, so be sure to zest the limes first before juicing them. I like to use a Microplane zester to avoid getting any of the bitter white pith. And this handheld juicer has become my new best friend lately because it gets out tons of juice without a lot of work or mess.


It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Brianne’s recipe pro tips

Serving suggestions

Once you know the technique, you can change up the ingredients for all different flavors:

If you are already a fan of The Slow Roasted Italian, then nothing will surprise you about Donna and Chad’s cookbook. And that’s a good thing. It’s page after page of the vibrant photos of their belly-filling and soul-satisfying comfort food that you’ve come to know and love.

And if you don’t already know and love them, I guarantee that you soon will. They create, capture, and share dishes filled with ingredients and flavors that are familiar, but always put together in a way that just takes it to another level. Whether it’s the most colorful pasta dishes or heartiest soups and stews or juiciest meats, every recipe is at the same time familiar and approachable as it is impressive.

The Simple Kitchen will have dog-eared corners in no time. It’s a collection of slow cooker recipes, one-pot meals, super-fast dinners and sides, fun party appetizers, and of course desserts.

I’ve already marked a ton of recipes I know my family will love, like Melt-In-Your-Mouth Spicy Ribs, Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Rice, and Banana Berry Cheesecake Salad.

You can also get some other sneak peeks into The Simple Kitchen cookbook.

Are there gluten-free recipes in The Simple Kitchen Cookbook?

For my fellow gluten-free readers, there are definitely gluten-free recipes to choose from. There is a fair amount of pasta dishes, so you might have to substitute gluten-free pasta in those dishes.

A few of the soups and sauce are thickened with flour, so perhaps you can give those a shot with rice flour. And admittedly a few of the recipes, like Jalapeno Pretzel Twists and Donna’s Famous Sugar Cookies would need a complete gluten-free overhaul. But there’s still plenty to choose from. There are even a couple of desserts like No-Bake Rocky Road Avalanche Bars.

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Chili Lime Steak Bites Recipe

With only a few ingredients and 15 minutes, you can make this easy dinner recipe or steak appetizer that is a party your mouth. You are going to want to always keep the ingredients on hand because they are perfect to whip up when you only have a few minutes to make dinner.

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Chili Lime Steak Bites

A super easy recipe that's ready in less than fifteen minutes, and packs plenty of spicy and zesty flavors with only a handful of ingredients. Make them for a quick dinner or a simple party appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Keyword: chili lime steak bites, easy appetizers, gluten-free appetizers, gluten-free dinners, low carb
Cut the steak into 1-inch strips, then cut the strips into 1/2-inch pieces.
Place the steak in a small bowl, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to coat the steak in the spices.
Add the chili paste and the honey, and stir again to coat the steak completely.
Place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Hold your hand about 6 inches above the pan, and when you can feel the heat, add the olive oil and swirl around the pan. Add the steak to the pan in a single layer. If it doesn’t sizzle and hiss, the pan is not hot enough.
Sear the steak for 1 minute before touching it, then flip the steak bites with tongs or a spatula. Sear the steak on the second side for an additional 1 minute, then remove the steak from the pan to a plate.
Add the lime zest and lime juice to the hot pan, stir to combine, and pour the chili lime sauce of the steak bites.
Tried this recipe? Mention @cupcakekalechip or tag #cupcakesandkalechips!
Serving: 1g | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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