Baked steak fingers

DQ…. that’s what I like about Texas.  Growing up I remember riding my bike and meeting my friends at Dairy Queen for an ice cream blizzard.  Chocolate chip cookie dough, crushed butterfingers, crushed peanut butter cups and caramel turtle blizzards are my favorite.  I love the way they flip them upside down to ensure you get the best ice cream cup ever.

Another DQ favorite of mine is their steak finger basket packed with delicious steak fingers, Texas toast, fries and white gravy followed by a big tall drink to wash it all down.  We were traveling the other weekend throughout Texas and stopped at a DQ and while we were there I expressed to my husband about making a baked version of steak fingers.  His immediate reaction to most of my meals and recipes was, ” I don’t know if that’s going to work.”

Baked steak fingers

Much to his dismay I made it work and we had it for dinner this week.  A couple years ago I had made baked chicken drumsticks with a crispy outer coating and I was destined to do the same with this crust.  When you work with fried batter its easy to handle and you can jerk the food around but with these steak fingers you have to handle delicately to ensure the batter stays on.

So the next time your family is craving some good homemade steak fingers go for the baked version instead of the fried.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Baked steak fingers

Baked steak fingers


  • 2 ounce packet Kraft parmesan seasoning blend
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 pounds beef steak fingers


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large shallow dish combine seasoning blend, cornmeal, flour, chile powder and salt.  Mix well to make sure it is well combined.
  3. Place a couple of steak fingers at a time in a bowl filled with milk.  Then place them in dry mixture and flip meat over to make sure all sides are coated.  Lay on a baking sheet covered with non-stick foil.  Repeat until all meat is done.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes and then flip over the steak fingers.  Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until done.
  5. Remove from oven and lightly season with salt.


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11 comments on “Baked steak fingers”

  1. Why have I never thought to do this before! This looks delicious!

  2. Ditto what Brandy said!! This looks amazing!

  3. Somehow, I have never had steak fingers. After seeing these, I seriously NEED to, and soon!

  4. I am a sucker for a cookie dough AND Reese’s Blizzard…it’s the best! I also cannot say no to the seasonal Pumpkin Pie Blizzard either. I haven’t ever actually ordered food at DQ so I’m not familiar with the steak fingers but yours look tasty! I think my husband would be a huge fan of them.

  5. Wow, I never thought to use steak instead of chicken and I love that they are baked not fried! And the Blizzards, I could totally go for a cookie dough or Oreo one right now!

  6. Hi I just made this. And was very disappointed My flour mixture did not
    Brown didn’t look at all like picture
    I have a recipe for milk steak where the steak is soaked over nite in
    Milk and then floured and brown then baked

    What did I do wrong. . .?

    • Hi Marye,

      Thanks so much for letting me know. First off did you omit any ingredients? Bake on nonstick foil? I only let each meat piece soak for about 15 seconds it wasn’t a long amount of time.


  7. Any idea what the calorie intake is?

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