Honey Bourbon Steak Ends
Steak Ends Recipe, How To, & More!
You’ll rare-ly find a steak recipe this good! These honey-bourbon steak ends are an easy stove-top dish that will have everyone drooling.
Not the recipe for you? Learn how to cook steak ends on the stove and in an air fryer and season to your liking (see below)
Honey Bourbon Steak Tips
- ⅓ c honey
- ¼ c packed light brown sugar
- ⅓ c bourbon
- ¼ c soy sauce
- ¼ c Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 pounds steak ends
- 2 tbsp preferred oil
- 3 tbsp butter (divided)
- 6oz mushrooms cut in quarters (optional)
- Dice steak into 1″ cubes. (you can also slice them up after cooking, I like to before so each cube can soak up as much marinade as possible!)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Pour into a large zip top bag. Add steak cubes and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
- Heat vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a pan (preferably cast iron if you have one) over medium-high heat.
- Add steak. You will probably need to cook it in two batches because you don’t want to crowd the pan. Cook until seared on all sides. Remove from the pan.
- Add remaining marinade to pan and simmer until thickened to your preference, toss in mushrooms to cook, then add back in the steak. Toss to coat in sauce and serve!
How to Cook Steak Ends in an Air Fryer:
- Preheat the air fryer to 400F degrees for about 3-5 minutes.
- Lightly spray the bottom of the air fryer with oil and add the beef tips in a single layer (if they’re in a marinade, let them sit in a dish for a few minutes so they are not soaked- this will make a mess in your air fryer.) Add onions, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, or any extras you’d like on top
- Cook for 4-5 minutes for medium-rare to medium.
- Repeat with the remaining steak.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan and drizzle with melted butter
- For even cooking, you should air fry the steak tips in a single layer. This means you’ll likely need to cook them in multiple batches, especially if you have a small air fryer.
- Each air fryer is a little different so you may need to adjust the temperature or cook time slightly.
- Use a good quality spray oil to avoid damaging the air fryer. I like to use an oil sprayer and fill it with my favorite oil.
- If you prefer your steak tips well done, air fry for a few extra minutes, but check on them to make sure they don’t burn.