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Milanesa de Res and homemade french fries sitting on a white plate. The meat is topped with avocado and surrounded by cilantro leaves.
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5 from 3 votes

Milanesa de Res

Milanesa de Res is a thin cut of beef that's coated in breadcrumbs. It is then fried and ready in minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Serve with fries and your favorite salsa.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 220kcal


  • 4 steaks thin cut (either bottom or top round)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tspn pepper


  • Salt and pepper the steaks. 
    Set aside until ready to use.
  • Lay out three plates. 
  • In one plate, add 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    Beat the eggs. 
  • In another plate, add the breadcrumbs. 
    Leave the third plate alone. It is to add the breaded meat. 
  • Take one of the steaks and dip it in the eggs. 
  • Next, add the steak to breadcrumbs. 
    Cover the steak well on both sides. 
  • Place the breaded meat on the third plate. 
  • Repeat with each steak until done. 
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan.
  • Add one steak to the pan. 
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Flip the steak, and cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Both sides should be golden brown.
  • Remove and place on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  • Repeat to cook the remaining steaks.
    Serve with fries and enjoy. 



If you can’t find this cut of beef, you can pound the meat to make it thinner.
You can make your own breadcrumbs, using the ends of the loaf, or the heel. Or, buy a container of breadcrumbs at the store. It is a great timesaver.
The trick to breading is to use one hand. This will give you one clean hand that’s free just in case of an emergency. 
Some grocery stores sell Milanesa de Res already breaded and ready to go. It's sometimes called "Milanesa de Carne."
To bake Milanesa de Res:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Flip and cook for 5 more minutes.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.9g | Protein: 18.4g | Fat: 12.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 308.3mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.6g