Breaded Beef Cutlets: the easy and quick beef recipe

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
cubed steak
500 g (1.1 lbs)
Greek Yogurt
3 tbsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp

If you’re looking for a quick, tasty dinner meal, Breaded Beef Cutlets are a great option. It’s actually a popular dinner item in most parts of the world, but is known by different names. In Argentina, a similar dish is called Milanesa de Res or Milanese Steak, where it’s made by breading thinly-sliced beef and frying it in hot oil. The results? Crispy on the outside, and meaty and tender on the inside. The dish is similar to the Austrian Wiener schnitzel, or to the chicken fried cutlet. Serve these crispy cutlets with a side of green beans, or mashed potato, and you’ll have a satisfying dinner ready in no time.

What Is A Cutlet?

A cutlet is usually a thin piece of meat that can be quickly sauteed or fried. These pieces of meat are often cheaper, making them an economical option for meals. This recipe uses ‘cubed steak’ which is basically steak that has been tenderized by pounding. You can use top round steaks, as these are more economical and full of flavor. Pound them with a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/8-1/4-inch.


How to Make Beef Cutlets Tender Inside?

To make sure the meat doesn’t end up tough, there are a few tips to follow:

Tenderize the meat properly with a meat mallet. Cover the meat with a few layers of plastic wrap, and gently pound it until you achieve the desired thickness. The recipe is usually made with cheaper cuts of meat, so it’s necessary to tenderize it manually.

– You can also marinate the meat in yoghurt for a few hours.

– The frying oil shouldn’t be too hot. If the meat cooks too fast, it will become tough, and the batter will also burn. A temperature of 360°F is great for frying these crispy cutlets.

Recipe Tips

These crispy cutlets make the perfect quick and easy dinner meal. Serve them with garlicky mashed potatoes, and a creamy mushroom sauce or gravy. To make your own gravy: Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan. Whisk in 2 tablespoons flour, salt and pepper, and ¼ teaspoon garlic salt. Slowly add 1 cup light cream, whisking continually. Turn heat to medium and cook until thickened.


How to Store Breaded Beef Cutlets?

If you have any leftovers, you can freeze it. Allow the Breaded Beef Cutlets to cool completely, and wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. Add to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. When you are ready to make the cutlets, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and bake in a medium-heat oven until crispy and heated throughout.

How to make Breaded Beef Cutlets


In a large bowl, mix together the beef, egg, salt, pepper, paprika and Greek yogurt.


Spread breadcrumbs on a large plate.


Use a fork to coat the cubed steaks in the breadcrumbs.


Fry the beef cutlets in preheated oil until golden.


Mix the beef with the egg, salt, pepper, paprika and Greek yogurt.

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