Quick and easy to make, these lightly spiced steak bites are perfect as an appetizer or as a main dish with rice and vegetables.


  • 1 lb (454 g) sirloin steak
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) honey
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 limes, zest, and juice


  1. Cut steak into 1-inch strips, then cut strips in half.
  2. Place steak in a bowl and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to coat steak with spice mixture.
  3. Add chili paste and honey. Stir to coat steak well.
  4. Place a cast iron skillet on the stove over medium-high heat. Hold one hand about 6 inches above the pan and when you can feel the heat, add the olive oil and swirl it around the pan. 
  5. Add the steak in a single layer to the bottom of the pan. 
  6. Sear the steak for 1 minute, then flip the pieces with tongs or a spatula. 
  7. Sear steak on the other side for 1 minute, then remove from pan and place on a plate.
  8. Add lime zest and juice to the hot pan, mix well and pour over steak.
  9. Serve hot. 

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