Crack Beef Tips

Make these Crack Beef Tips at your next party! Tender beef tips with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce – so addicting, they’ll be gone in minutes!

I’m telling you, everyone will be asking you for this recipe. There’s just some recipes that stick in people’s minds like our Mushroom & Thyme Cheese Bread and definitely these Sloppy Joe Big Mac Sliders. Everyone just wants to make them at their next party…

Crack Beef Tip Bites are going to be the hit of the appetizer table!

Crack Beef Tips For The Appetizer WIN!!!

Sometimes you have to bring it. Bring the recipe that’s going to make everyone go bananas. It’s not always going to be the easiest recipe but when it counts you’ve got to buckle down and start cooking.

These Crack Beef Tips are it.

No frying, even though they look deliciously fried and crispy. Simple oven baked, breaded beef tips that are coated in the most delicious barbecue sauce ever.

We’ve been making some pretty epic apps these days that have become favorites like these Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Taquitos and this Loaded Beef Burrito Layered Dip.

Cheese and crackers are a favorite, don’t get me wrong, but you’ve got to have a star of the show too.

How To Make Crack Beef Tips

Start out with about a pound of cubed chuck roast or stew meat. You can grab beef tips already cut up at the butcher counter in most grocery stores. If you can’t find the beef tips already cut for you, grab a boneless chuck roast and dice into 2 inch cubes.

Bread the beef in flour, eggs and panko breadcrumbs. Place the breaded cubes of beef on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all the beef cubes are coated.

These Crack Beef Tip Bites are baked, not fried!

The cooking time is just about 10 minutes since the beef is cut into smaller sized pieces like you see here. If your beef tips are larger than mine you can add a few minutes to the cooking time. We’re looking for a medium-rare to medium cube of beef so that the beef stays tender.

Spray the breaded beef cubes before baking with an oil based cooking spray to help them brown.

Crack Beef Tip Bites are oven baked then coated in a sweet BBQ sauce!

Now it’s time to dunk them in the sauce! All you need to do is grab your favorite barbecue sauce, add garlic, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. What you end up is that perfect sweet and spicy, glazed, thick sauce that makes these Crack Beef Tips so addicting.

The brown sugar in the sauce is what gives this recipe that “crack” coating. As it cools down the sauce gets super sticky and super delicious.

You can dip these Crack Beef Tip Bites in Ranch for the perfect appetizer!

Serve them with Ranch dressing for dipping, or you can use blue cheese dressing too if you’re a fan – I am not so I’m sticking to Ranch. Words can not begin to describe how good these Crack Beef Tip Bites are…you just have to trust me and make them.

Whether you serve this for appetizers, lunch, dinner or snacks, they’re going to be a hit! It won’t matter what time of day it is, no one is going to turn these down!

These Crack Beef Tip Bites are so good, everyone will be asking for the recipe!

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These Crack Beef Tip Bites are so good, everyone will be asking for the recipe!

Crack Beef Tips

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Make these Crack Beef Tips at your next party! Tender beef tips with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce – so addicting, they’ll be gone in minutes!



  • 1 pound cubed sirloin or tenderloin (tenderloin is the most tender option)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten with a splash of water
  • Ranch dressing for dipping

For the Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups regular BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Set out three bowls for breading the beef, one with the flour, one with the eggs and one with the breadcrumbs.
  3. Dip a piece of beef into the flour so it’s fully coated, then shake off the excess. Next dip into the eggs letting the excess drip off and then into the breadcrumbs so the beef tip is fully coated on all sides. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the beef tips are coated
  4. Cook the beef tips in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. While the beef is cooking you can make the sauce by adding the oil to a saucepan over low heat. Add the garlic, stir and cook for 30 seconds, then add the rest of the ingredients to the pan. Stir until combined and let simmer until the beef is ready.
  6. Remove the beef tips from the oven and then dip them into the barbecue sauce to coat.
  7. Serve with Ranch dressing for dipping.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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13 Responses
  1. Darin Cook

    I liked your tip of eating beef bites with ranch dressing. My wife is wanting to try making beef bites and she was wondering how she could make the meat taste better. I’ll tell her that we should use ranch dressing with our beef bites.

  2. Barbara

    Do you put the beef cubes with sauce back in the oven or under the broiler again after coating with sauce to crisp them up?

  3. Kay

    What did you use for toothpicks? I know that’s not what those are but what are they? I think I’d rather have something sturdier than toothpicks and what you’ve used looks much better than a toothpick.

    1. Tara

      You could just get some bamboo skewers and use a pair of pruning shears or good kitchen shears to cut them (on an angle) into smaller (toothpick sizes) pieces if you needed something “same day”- every grocery store carries them :)

  4. leslie

    Is there a certain way to cut the beef so it is not tuff? Chuck roast normally needs to be cooked for hours to be tender.

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