Southwest Steak Bites Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Southwest Steak Bites Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Southwest Steak Bites

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"Tired of the same old chicken nuggets? Give these a try! Feel free to 'play' with the seasonings, but this is how my family likes them. Serve hot with barbeque sauce or salsa for dipping."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, beat together the egg and milk. In a resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, mesquite seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Dip the steak pieces in the egg mixture, then place in the plastic bag, seal, and shake to coat.
  3. In the hot oil, fry the coated steak pieces in small batches until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins

Footnotes

  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 29, 2009

This was very good and my whole family loved them! I added corn starch to the flour mixture and then let the steak sit for a few minutes before frying them. This helped the flour and seasoning stick to the meat while frying. A trick I learned watching TFN channel! Will definately have these again!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 16, 2009

I wasn't impressed. It definatly needs something to give it more flavor. When i dropped it into the oil, all the flour and spices came right off.

 

31 Ratings

Mar 10, 2005

My family loved this recipe. It was very simple and quick to make and a fun finger food to eat, especially for the kids. I deep fried these in my mini Daisy Deep Fryer (approx. 3 min. per batch) and they came out great. The prep time and the cooking time in the original recipe is overstated. I had these done from start to finish in less than 30 minutes, so don't let the time needed to make this recipe scare you. I didn't change the seasonings recommended, they were fine. Be sure to cut the meat into 1x1 inch pieces, no larger, because you want it to be like popcorn steak bites. Overall, this is a great recipe !

 
Nov 18, 2010

awesome and different. Erie, PA

 
Apr 11, 2004

This was pretty good, but just a bit too time consuming for me. I will just continue to make chicken fried steak out of the cube steak, although, a nice 'twist' for cube steak.

 
Nov 18, 2010

These were pretty good. They were a different version of chicken nuggets, but with cube steak. I will try this again.

 
Oct 13, 2009

These were very easy! I added taco seasoning instead of mesquite. Also omitted the cayanne pepper. Next time will try with ranch seasoning.

 
Oct 06, 2009

I thought that this was a good base for a recipe... I found that with any red meat that more egg=better hold on the spices and flour, i also marinated the steak with a montreal steak rub for an hour before breading and frying... it did say feel free to "play" with the seasonings... over all a good recipe that i will try again and again till perfected...

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 337 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 564 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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