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Asian Steak Bites and Potatoes - an easy weeknight dinner.
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Asian Steak Bites and Potatoes

This Asian Steak Bites and Potatoes recipe features seared beef cubes and potatoes in a garlicky butter and soy-based sauce. It comes together in under 30 minutes and everything is cooked in just one pan.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizers and Side dishes, Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: garlic steak bites
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 12 oz beef steak (I use ribeye)
  • 16 oz potatoes (I recommend using yukon gold potatoes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • black pepper
  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • cooking oil
  • chopped parsley (for garnish)


  • Cut beef into 1-inch thick cubes and mix with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and black pepper. Peel potatoes if you want, and cut into 3/4-inch thick cubes.
  • Place a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat and add oil to coat the pan. Add potatoes and let them cook undisturbed until the bottom starts to brown. Then add thyme sprigs, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and black pepper, stir and cook until they just get tender. Cooking potatoes may take 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
    Pan searing potatoes with thyme for steak bites and potatoes recipe.
  • Increase the heat to medium high-high and add more oil to the same pan if needed. Add beef cubes and let them sear undisturbed for about 45 seconds or until they start to develop colors. Then flip to cook the other side for about 30 seconds. Add 1/2 tablespoon of butter and minced garlic, start to stir and cook for a few more seconds until garlic is fragrant.
    Searing beef in a hot pan for steak bites and potatoes recipe.
  • Add potatoes back to the pan, give the beef cubes and potatoes a quick stir. Slightly lower the heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Stir to cook to desired doneness and coat everything with the sauce. This should not take long, otherwise the beef will be overcooked.
    Cooking steak bites and potatoes
  • Adjust seasoning to your liking. Turn off the heat and transfer beef and potatoes to serving plates. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.



You should use a heavy-bottomed pan like a cast iron to get a good sear on the beef and potatoes.
You may need to adjust cooking time and heat depending on your stovetop. I have a gas cooktop and with these instructions, my final dish turns out with medium beef and tender potatoes.
Feel free to scale up the recipe. Depending on how much food you are making and the size of your pan, you may need to work in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Also, feel free to cut back on the amount of butter if you prefer to make the dish healthier.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 912mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1120IU | Vitamin C: 33.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 5.4mg