I'm married to a very Midwest man. He loves a meal full of meat and potatoes. Steak is always his choice of meat.
Cooking steak used to really intimidate me. You don't want it to be underdone (although, for my husband he'd be totally fine with that!), and you definitely don't want it to be overdone. It's a little more expensive of a meat choice, so there's some added pressure not to screw it up.
What I've realized with cooking steak is that the pan will do the job for me if I sit back and let it. In the end, searing a steak on the stove is a super easy meal that really doesn't take much time at all.
Steak bites are on a whole other level!
By cutting up the steak into bite-size pieces you're actually cutting down the cook time by more than half! If you're in need of a fast, easy meal you can't go wrong with steak bites.
Steak Bites & Baked Potatoes
1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, cut into bite-size pieces
1 Tbsp avocado oil
1 Tbsp butter
2 tsp minced garlic
1 russet potato per person
1) Preheat the oven to 425*F. Wash and poke the potatoes with the tines of a fork. When the oven comes to temp, place the potatoes on the oven rack directly. Allow to cook for about 45 minutes.
2) Meanwhile, prep the steak by cutting it into pieces. Toss the steak with garlic, salt and pepper and allow it to sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes -- time that you can tend to the kids, throw in a load of laundry, or pour yourself a glass of wine ;)
3) Then, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, drizzle in the avocado oil. Once the oil is hot, add the steak bites and allow to brown and get a little crispy on each side. Don't overcrowd the pan, do a couple batches if you need to.
4) Once the steak bites are cooked to your liking (we like the center to be slightly pink), transfer them to a large plate. Allow the meat to rest at least 5-10 minutes.
5) Check on the potatoes, once cooked through and the center is soft, enjoy the steak bites with the potatoes plus a good dose of butter, salt, pepper and maybe a touch of sour cream.