Super Sirloin Steak Bites

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When friends come over to hang out and watch a game on TV, I like to serve food. Usually we serve a platter of tasty bites consisting of grilled beef, chicken, pork and veggies because they are easy to prep, cook and assemble in batches as needed. Of course one of the pleasures of having guests over is talking with them…but if the conversation is happening indoors in front of the TV and the cooking is happening outdoors – I miss out. Where I live it’s cold outside in January. And often it’s also wet. I mean really wet.  So while I may have my grill outdoors on a covered open-air patio – I like to make my cooking time away from the action happen as quickly as possible.. This recipe can be prepped in advance, even the day before, and grilling takes only about 2-3 minutes and I can do it during a commercial break.

The inspiration for these Super Sirloin Steak Bites came from a fancy holiday dinner party I attended and a platter of smoked salmon rosettes.  Driving home I was discussing the meal with Miss Laura and she suggested I give the rosette idea a CB touch. Beef was my first thought. Initially, I planned to grill a flank steak and roll up the thin slices made from cross-cutting the grain of the meat. BUT DANG! Flank steak is expensive these days…when did that happen? I happened to glance in the “Manager’s Special” section and spied a package of thin-sliced sirloin steak. Perfect!

I pounded out the sliced beef to make it even and tender, seasoned and rolled the strips using 4 toothpicks to hold each of the sections and cut them.  With the toothpicks still inserted, I placed the steak bites on a flat cast iron griddle on the grates of my grill. They only took a minute on each side and I turned to sear the other side; removed from the griddle and took out the tooth pick, placing the cooked sirloin bite on a cracker.

The verdict of our guests was Dee-Lish-Us!  I agreed and made a couple dozen more…some with a slather of sour cream & horseradish sauce and others with just stone ground mustard.  I suspect they would be very tasty with grilled onions and a reduced balsamic vinegar sauce! Here’s the simple recipe for my super sirloin steak bites – BTW you can use any seasoning you like; I used my own blend of spices blended just for beef.


CB’s Super Sirloin Steak Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 4 bites per strip

Serving Size: 1 bite

Calories per serving: ~

Fat per serving: ~

This recipe created by Barry 'CB' Martin of Welcome to the Cookout.

Sirloin is flavorful and relatively easy to come by. These delightful bites of steak flavor can be prepped in advance and grilled when needed - taking only a minute or two to cook and serve.


  • Sirloin steak cut into thin strips - other cuts of beef steak may be used
  • Seasoning of choice


  1. Pound steak strips to even consistency so as to improve their tenderness and help uniformity.
  2. Season one side of the steak.
  3. Roll up length-wise.
  4. Use tooth picks to secure the roll - spacing about every inch and eyeballing so each bite is about 3/4 - 1 inch thick.
  5. Place cut side down on seasoned and heated grill pan resting on the grates of your grill.
  6. Sear for about 1 minute or less, turn - repeat and remove from heat.
  7. Place on tray with toothpicks still in and serve with dipping sauce.
  8. Serving Suggestion: Remove toothpicks and place individual bites on crackers with sauce or cheese.


Ask your butcher to slice a sirloin steak into thin cross-grain strips - that makes it an easy-peasy preparation at home! Or use a sharp knife and do it yourself. Sirloin is flavorful and relatively inexpensive - perfect for this dish.

This recipe created by Barry 'CB' Martin of Welcome to the Cookout.


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