Steak & Onion Bites

steak & onion bites

prep time: 25 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
ready in: 45 minutes

makes: 30 servings, 1.5 oz. each


  • 1 ¼ lb top sirloin steak
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper
  • 12 oz. French bread baguette (3-inch diameter)
  • 2 cups tender greens or baby spinach

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Preheat broiler. Trim fat from steak and place on broiler pan. Rub both sides of steak with garlic, oregano, and black pepper. Broil 6 minutes on each side until medium rare or internal temperature reaches 145°F. Allow steak to rest 10 minutes before slicing against the grain into thin strips.
  2. Heat butter in a small skillet over medium heat and sauté onions just until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add vinegar and sugar and continue to cook, about 5 minutes, until liquid is reduced. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and chipotle pepper. Slice baguette into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  4. To assemble, spread chipotle mayonnaise on bread slices. Top bread with beef slices, then with greens and onions.

Tip: Beef, onions and mayonnaise may be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated until ready to assemble.

per serving: 90 calories, 2g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 10g carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 1g sugars, 8g protein