Budget Steak Bites

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10 min


20 min


10 skewers

* PLUS 30 minutes to marinate
Budget Steak Bites

Photo: John Cullen

Fancy appetizers? Pfft, you're making it happen with these easy, budget-friendly steak bites.


  • 2 tip or top round steaks , (about 3 oz each)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup Asian or vinaigrette-style salad dressing
  • 10 skewers


  • Slice steaks into 10 long, thin strips. Place in a plastic bag with cherry tomatoes. Pour in salad dressing to cover.
  • Secure top of bag with a rubber band as close to meat as possible. Refrigerate at least half an hour, ideally overnight.
  • Threading onto skewers, weave strips of meat around tomatoes. Barbecue a few minutes per side or bath at 400 for 5-8 minutes.

Originally published in the October 2010 issue. Photo by John Cullen.