Country-Fried Steak

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.
Cornmeal and a spicy seasoning mix are the secrets to this country-fried steak recipe.


  • 4 beef cubed steaks (about 1 pound)
  • 2 egg whites, well beaten
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • Prepared salsa, plain yogurt
  • Coating:1/2 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbs cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp Spicy Seasoning Mix (recipe follows)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Combine egg whites and milk in shallow dish. Combine coating ingredients in second shallow dish. Dip beef steaks into egg white mixture, then into coating mixture, to coat both sides.
  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium to medium high heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 5 to 6 minutes, turning once. Serve with salsa and yogurt.
  • Spicy Seasoning Mix:Combine 3 tablespoons chili powder, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper. Store in an airtight container. Shake before using. Makes 1/4 cup
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition note: The salsa and yogurt are not included in the nutrition facts.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 339
  Calories from Fat 183 (54%)
(31%)Total Fat 20g
(29%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(20%)Cholesterol 60mg
(15%)Sodium 356mg
(13%)Potassium 468mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(53%)Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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