Easy Sirloin Steak Tips with Horseradish Cream Cheese

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A tender, juicy, protein-packed appetizer, these Sirloin Steak Tips are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Paired with horseradish cream cheese and warm pita bread, this crowd-pleasing dish is perfect for game day, gatherings, or a family dinner. 

an overhead shot of sirloin steak tips on a platter next to grilled onions, pita bread, and horseradish cream cheese

What Makes This Recipe Great

There’s nothing like a big, tender, juicy steak, am I right? But it’s currently winter, and with all this sleet and snow, I am not getting anywhere near my grill anytime soon. So, I remedied this with a new recipe that y’all are going to love. Rain or shine, cold or hot, this any-season Sirloin Steak Tips Recipe will satisfy those steak cravings right on the stove top! 

Full of flavor and super easy to make, this recipe is a winner. I paired it with a delicious horseradish cream cheese dipping sauce that adds tons of flavor, then stuffed the steak tips into a warm pita. Every bite is tender, tasty, and melt-in-your-mouth good. Plus, all you need are a few simple ingredients, a cast-iron pan, and 25 minutes! The BEST!

How To Make Easy Steak Tips

These delicious steak bites call for a handful of ingredients and some pantry staples there’s a good chance you already have on hand. Steak lovers, I promise, these are the BEST steak tips smothered in garlic butter sauce and cooked to perfection. The horseradish cream cheese adds some additional flavor to the tender beef, and the pita wraps it all up! 

Ingredient Notes

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Sirloin Steak Tips

  • top sirloin steak or tenderloin: I recommend a tender cut of beef so that your steak tips are tender and juicy rather than tough. Chuck roast, or stew meat, is a tougher cut of steak and works best when made in the slow cooker. For this recipe, I recommend sirloin or beef tenderloin cut into bite-sized pieces 
  • avocado oil
  • butter or ghee: can sub vegan for dairy-free
  • garlic cloves
  • red onions
  • pita bread
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Horseradish Cream Cheese 

  • cream cheese dairy-free or regular
  • horseradish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Cut and Season The Steak: Cut the steak against the grain into 1-inch cubes. Season the steak pieces with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat Skillet: Preheat a cast iron skillet or large skillet of choice over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp avocado oil and let it heat until simmering.
  3. Sear the Steak Tips: Place the beef tips in the hot skillet in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches if needed. Sear the steak tips for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they develop a nice crust. Adjust the heat if necessary to prevent burning. 
  4. Add Butter and Garlic: Right before the steak is done cooking, add in the butter and whole garlic cloves. Allow the garlic cloves to sit and simmer in melted butter for 30 seconds. Mix the sirloin tips into the garlic butter. Season again with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Sauté Red Onions: Place a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of avocado oil to the pan. Allow it to heat up, but be careful not to let it smoke. Once the oil or butter is hot, add the sliced red onions to the pan and season with salt. Spread the onions out in an even layer to ensure they cook evenly. Stir the onions frequently to prevent them from sticking to the pan and to ensure even cooking. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until they become translucent and start to caramelize. 
  6. Heat Pita Bread: Heat the pita bread as desired in the oven, air fryer, or toaster. 
  7. Make Horseradish Cream Cheese: In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, horseradish, and salt/pepper. Use a spatula or hand mixer to blend the ingredients thoroughly. Ensure an even distribution of horseradish throughout the cream cheese
  8. Assemble: Add the cream cheese spread to the pita along with the red onions and steak tips. Enjoy!
a pita stuffed with sirloin steak bites, grilled onions, and horseradish cream cheese.

Serving Tips

You can serve these delicious sirloin steak tips in a variety of ways. I’ve paired them with pita bread, grilled onions, and horseradish cream cheese as a fantastic appetizer, snack, or easy meal. 

You can also serve them on a platter with toothpicks and horseradish cream cheese on the side as a dipping sauce. Some other ideas include atop a salad, stuffed in a sandwich roll, alongside roasted veggies, potatoes, and more! 

Storage Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat your steak bites in the microwave for a couple of minutes or the air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 350F.

Store the horseradish cream cheese in a separate airtight container for up to a week. Use with your leftover steak tips or as a dip with other meats and veggies. 

sirloin steak bites on a white platter

Recipe FAQs

How do you make steak tips not chewy?

The most important thing is to not overcook them! For delicious steak bites with maximum tenderness you’ll want to cook them as directed in the recipe card– just 2-3 minutes per side. Overcooking them could result in chewy, rubbery steak. 

horseradish cream cheese and grilled onions on a platter

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Easy Sirloin Steak Tips with Horseradish Cream Cheese

5 from 1 vote
A tender, juicy, protein-packed appetizer, these Sirloin Steak Tips are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Paired with horseradish cream cheese and warm pita bread, this crowd-pleasing dish is perfect for game day, gatherings, or a family dinner. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5 servings

Ingredients  

Steak Tips

  • 2 lbs beef sirloin or tenderloin tips cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil divided
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee can sub vegan for dairy-free
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 2 red onions sliced into half-moons
  • 4 pita bread cut in half
  • salt and pepper to taste

Horseradish Cream Cheese

  • 8 oz cream cheese dairy-free or regular
  • 1-2 tbsp horseradish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Cut and Season The Steak: Cut the steak against the grain into cubes. Season the steak pieces with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat Skillet: Preheat a cast iron skillet or skillet of choice over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp avocado oil and let it heat until simmering.
  • Sear the Steak Tips: Place the steak tips in the hot skillet, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches if needed. Sear the steak tips for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they develop a nice crust. Adjust the heat if necessary to prevent burning.
  • Add Butter and Garlic: Right before the steak is done cooking add in the butter and whole garlic cloves. Allow the garlic cloves to sit and simmer in melted butter for 30 seconds. Mix in the steak tips. Season again with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Sauté Red Onions: Place a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of avocado oil to the pan. Allow it to heat up, but be careful not to let it smoke. Once the oil or butter is hot, add the sliced red onions to the pan and season with salt. Spread the onions out in an even layer to ensure they cook evenly. Stir the onions frequently to prevent them from sticking to the pan and to ensure even cooking. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until they become translucent and start to caramelize.
  • Heat Pita Bread: Heat the pita bread as desired, in the oven, air fryer, or toaster.
  • Make Horseradish Cream Cheese: In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, horseradish, and salt/pepper.Use a spatula or hand mixer to blend the ingredients thoroughly. Ensure an even distribution of horseradish throughout the cream cheese
  • Assemble: Add the cream cheese spread to the pita along with the red onions and steak tips. Enjoy!

Notes

Serving Tips

You can serve these delicious sirloin steak tips in a variety of ways. I’ve paired them with pita bread, grilled onions, and horseradish cream cheese as a fantastic appetizer, snack, or easy meal. 
You can also serve them on a platter with toothpicks and horseradish cream cheese on the side as a dipping sauce. Some other ideas include atop a salad, stuffed in a sandwich roll, alongside roasted veggies, potatoes, and more! 

Storage Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat your steak bites in the microwave for a couple of minutes or the air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 350F.
Store the horseradish cream cheese in a separate airtight container for up to a week. Use with your leftover steak tips or as a dip with other meats and veggies.

Nutrition

Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 800mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Love everything I try of yours! This one was another hit! I did skip the steak though and swapped it out for your ranch roast instead! It was amazing! Flavor combo was delicious!