Milanesas is a Bolivian dish that my mom would prepare for us when I was young. When we were getting ready to move from Texas, we were trying to have more family dinners and invite some friends over to spend more time with us. Now that are eating in all the time, this Milanesa recipe has been added back to the rotation.
One of my favorite go-to recipes my mom would make when I was a kid was Milanesas. It’s a South American dish that is super easy to make, especially the way she makes them. You literally bread some thinly sliced steak and fry it. Bam! That’s something this busy mom can handle.
I also love being able to pass on a recipe from our heritage to my kids. I know how much it means to my mami that my kids love to eat it, and that I make it for them. Do you know how hard it is to find something they all love to eat?
So the next time you have friends over or you want to add a little South American touch to your next family dinner, come try out Milanesas.
Kroger was my go-to store in Texas. I remember laughing when an employee working in the produce department saw me checking out the mangoes. He said, “Choose the soft ones. Those are sweet and delicious. If you choose the hard ones, they’ll taste like nothing.” Thanks for the tip!
Now here’s one of my tips. Tres. Leches. Cake. Kroger makes the best Tres Leches Cake. I discovered it when I first bought one for my daughter’s teacher who was from Peru. It’s heavenly, and I don’t have to bake dessert. That just saved me an hour, and my family loves it.
How to Make Milanesas
Get out your ingredients.
1 lb. thinly sliced top round or sirloin (about 6 steaks)
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil (or olive oil)
Season your thin cut steak with salt, pepper, and cumin. Make sure the steaks aren’t too thick or else you’ll want to tenderize them.
Cover steaks with bread crumbs.
Fry each steak on each side for 2-3 minutes on each side or until steak is cooked until desired doneness.
Then add your favorite easy sides!
I add some avocado and onion with my meat for some extra flavor. And I could eat arroz con fried plantains every day for the rest of my life.
For dessert – of course Tres Leches Cake!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your friends and family. Memories are made around a kitchen table. ¡Buen provecho, amigos!
Sprinkle each steak, one side with salt and pepper and the other side with salt and cumin. Put bread crumbs on a plate or cutting board. Cover steaks with bread crumbs and pat. Heat 1/2 inch oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Fry each steak for a few minutes on each side or until steak is cooked to desired doneness. Drain on paper towels.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 28g
Sprinkle each steak, one side with salt and pepper and the other side with salt and cumin.
Put bread crumbs on a plate or cutting board. Cover steaks with bread crumbs and pat.
Heat 1/2 inch oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
Fry each steak for a few minutes on each side or until steak is cooked to desired doneness.
Drain on paper towels.