Air Fryer Marinated Steak Bites

A white plate loaded with marinated steak bites in juices.

Air Fryer Marinated Steak Bites are fast and easy – just perfect for that weeknight meal you need on the table asap.

Straight-forward and simple, air fryer steak bites are juicy and tender. You can also make these steak bites in a skillet or on a baking sheet in the oven.

Air Fryer Marinated Steak Bites Recipe

Marinated Steak Bites on a white plate.

Howdy! Chef Alli Here. Let’s Get You Cookin’….Shall We? ?

We love “all things meat” in this household. That’s usually the first thing my boys ask about when they begin thinking about dinner time – “What meat are we having for supper tonight, Mom?”.

Of course, since we raise cattle, our first choice of meat is usually beef, but we are also fans of pork, and sometimes I do make chicken, though my husband gives me a hard time about it.

I love to make Easy Korean Beef Bulgogi (a great recipe using chuck roast) and French Dip Beef Sandwiches (made from a nice lean eye of round roast).

On weekends, I cooking beef or pork in my Instant Pot (or my Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker) is a must so I can start the work week off with cooked meat in my fridge.

That way, I can make quick week night meals where I incorporate the cooked meat – such as mac and cheese, quesadillas, wraps, grilled sandwiches, or salads.

A tender and juicy pork butt roast makes the most delicious pulled pork, and pulled pork makes fast and easy Air Fryer Pork Nachos and Loaded BBQ Pulled-Pork Sweet Potatoes.

Instant Pot Big Bold Beef Carnitas is a meat dish that my family enjoys as a savory week-night meal. There’s usually some of the shredded beef leftover, so it’s quick and easy to make quesadillas or even enchiladas.

What to Love About This Recipe –

  1. S-T-E-A-K!!
  2. Steak bites cook in minutes.
  3. You can use an air fryer, skillet, or even a baking sheet in the oven.
Marinated Steak Bites pictured up close.

What 5 Ingredients Do You Need to Make Marinated Steak Bites?

  • Sirloin steak
  • Soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Seasonings – granulated garlic (or garlic powder), Italian seasoning, dried parsley

Which Air Fryer Do You Need to Make Steak Bites?

We really, really like our Cuisinart air fryer. We’ve had it for over 2 years and because we use it so often, I feel really good about the prime real estate is requires on my cabinet.

I had no idea we would use our air fryer so much. Because my family is so busy (just as every family in America is) we often have to eat in shifts.

This makes the air fryer ideal since you can easily reheat leftovers in a flash and the air fryer makes everything nice and crispy again – we love it, especially for reheating PIZZA. Yowza….you won’t believe it.

Recipe Tips for Making Easy Air Fryer Steak Bites –

  • Be sure to place the bag of marinade and steak into a bowl before placing it into the fridge. If there are any leaks, they are contained in the bowl instead of all over your fridge.
  • Place the bowl containing the bag of marinade and steak onto the lowest rack of the fridge. This way there’s no cross-contamination of bacteria from raw food (steak and juices) to other foods in the fridge.
  • When cooking the steak bites, leave space around each piece of steak so the heat from the air fryer can really circulate and give it good browning all the way around.
  • Crowding the meat together doesn’t allow the heat to circulate properly, causing the meat to steam instead of air fry. Steaming meat never allows for good caramelization and the meat turns gray in color. It’s still absolutely edible, just not as appetizing to look at.
Caramelized steak bites on an air fryer pan.

How to Make Marinated Steak Bites in 5 Easy Steps

  1. Place all the marinade ingredients into a gallon bag; add the cubes of steak, pressing out the air and sealing the bag.
  2. Massage the marinade to combine all the ingredients, moving the steak around in the marinade as you go. Place the bag of meat and marinade into a bowl and place it into the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes but preferably overnight.
  3. Remove the steak bites from the marinade, spreading them out over the air fryer rack so that they aren’t touching each other; you may need to cook in batches, depending on how big your air fryer and the rack is.
  4. Air fry the steak at 350 degrees F. for 2-3 minutes per side, depending on how you prefer your steak to be cooked. (We do about 2 minutes per side since we prefer medium rare steak.)
  5. Serve at once!

How to Cook Marinated Steak Bites in a Skillet on the Stove –

Marinate the steak bites as directed in the recipe card for the air fryer steak bites. After the steak bites has marinated for the amount of time that you have, remove them from the marinade.

In a skillet over medium high heat, add a good swish of oil to the pan; when the oil is nicely hot, add the steak bites to the pan, making sure to leave space around each piece of meat.

Cook the steak bites 2-3 minutes per side, or to the desired doneness preferred and the steak bites are nicely browned on each side. Serve at once!

How to Make Marinated Steak Bites in the Oven –

Marinate the steak bites as directed in the recipe card for the air fryer steak bites. After the steak bites has marinated for the amount of time that you have, remove them from the marinade.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the steak bites out in a single layer over a greased rimmed baking sheet, making sure they are not touching each other.

Place the baking sheet of steak bites, uncovered, onto the center rack of the oven, roasting the steak bites for 2-3 minutes per side, until nicely caramelized on each side, depending on how done you prefer your steak.

Serve at once!

Tender and juicy marinated steak bites on a plate.

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Air Fryer Marinated Steak Bites

Air Fryer Marinated Steak Bites are fast and easy – just perfect for that weeknight meal you need on the table asap. Straight-forward and simple, air fryer steak bites are juicy and tender. You can also make these steak bites in a skillet or on a baking sheet in the oven.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 704kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. sirloin steak cut into large bite-size pieces, approx. 1 1/2-inches in size (meat will shrink a bit as it cooks)

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper optional

Instructions

  • In a gallon bag, place the marinade ingredients, massaging to combine; add the steak bites, pressing the air from the bag and sealing it well. Place the bag of marinade and steak bites into a bowl and into the fridge, on the lowest shelf. Let the steak bites marinate for at least 30 minutes, but preferably over night.
  • Remove the steak bites from the marinade, spreading them out over the air fryer rack so that they aren’t touching; you may have to work in batches, depending on how big your air fryer rack is.
  • Place the rack of steak bites into the air fryer at 350 degrees, cooking them for 2-3 minutes per side, depending on how you prefer your beef cooked. (We cook the steak bites for 2 minutes per side as we prefer medium rare steak.) The steak bites should be nicely caramelized on each side.
  • Serve at once with your favorite side dishes.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer steak bites, marinated steak bites

Nutrition

Calories: 704kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 2594mg | Potassium: 1275mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 9mg

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5 stars
These sound delicious. Going to make them for super bowl party!!!

Hi Kellie –
Well, the Chiefs didn’t win, but hopefully the Marinated Steak Bites were a hit at your party. I made those too!
Sincerely,
Chef Alli

YUM!

Hi Vickie – You GOTTA try these! We have flipped for them.
Take care,
Chef Alli

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