Sunday, August 18, 2013

Popcorn Steak Bites

I am so happy to share this delicious recipe that comes directly from Beef. It's What's for Dinner.   These came out super, super tender! I mean they were seriously so tender they melt in your mouth.  My family gave them two thumbs up!  :)

Here is what you will need: Beef Cubed Steaks,  ridged potato chips, flour, eggs, and pepper.

Cut the cube steak into cubes about 1 inch by 1 inch.

I used my mini food processor to crumble the chips in small batches.  I experimented with the consistency and made some with very fine crumbs and some with coarser crumbs.  The very fine crumbs were much better.  The finer crumbs stayed on much better and gave these a more even coating.

First dip the steak cubes into the flour, then into the egg and then into the crushed chips.

Place these onto a broiler pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  I cut this recipe in half and broiled these in my toaster oven.  The recipe states to broil for 8-10 minutes but ended up cooking them for 12 minutes so they would brown a little more. They came out perfect!  I was pleasantly surprised at how tender these were! 

Did you know?
Besides just tasting great, the nutrients in lean beef, such as protein, iron and B-vitamins can help satisfy you and maintain a healthy weight, build muscles and fuel a healthy and active lifestyle. Research suggests that eating lean beef can also improve cholesterol levels!



1 pound beef cubed steaks, cut 1/2 inch thick
6 cups ridged potato chips, any flavor
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs, slightly beaten

Dipping Sauce:  Ranch or Thousand Island dressing, mustard, ketchup or barbeque sauce.


  1. Cut beef steaks into 1X1-inch pieces; set aside.
  2. Place chips in bowl of food processor. Cover; pulse on and off to form fine crumbs.
  3. Combine pepper and flour in a shallow bowl. Place crushed chips and eggs into two additional shallow bowls. Dip steak pieces in flour, then into egg, then into crushed chips, turning to coat all sides and pressing chips onto steak pieces.
  4. Spray rack of broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place beef bites on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 6 inches from heat. Broil 8 to 10 minutes or until 160°F. Serve immediately with dipping sauces, as desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • To crush chips with rolling pin, place chips in large food-safe resealable plastic bag. Close bag securely, leaving one inch opening. Finely crush chips in bag with rolling pin.