Crack Beef Tip Bites

Try these Crack Beef Tip Bites at your next party! Tender beef coated in a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce that won’t be easily forgotten!

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!

An Epic Appetizer Recipe For Parties

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 Tip Bites 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.

I like to use a really simple BBQ sauce for this beef tips recipe, nothing fancy, just a good bottled sauce that you like to use. Just plain old BBQ sauce…because you’re going to doctor it up with a few ingredients.

How To Make Crack Beef Tip Bites

Start out with about a pound of beef. You can grab beef tips right at the butcher counter in most grocery stores, or they might be called stew meat, either one will work.

Bread the beef in flour, eggs and breadcrumbs then get them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

These Crack Beef Tip Bites are baked, not fried!

The bake time is just about 10-12 minutes since the beef is cut into smaller sized pieces like you see here. If you’re beef tips are larger than mine you can add a few minutes to the cooking time.

When they come out of the oven they look like this –

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 heat up your favorite sauce, like we talked about, and add garlic, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. A good amount of brown sugar, we want these beef bites nice and gooey.

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 glazy…and totally 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 Tip Bites

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

Crack Beef Tip Bites are so addicting, you won’t be able to stop eating them! They are surprisingly baked, not fried so feel free to munch away.



  • 1 lb. beef tips or stew meat
  • 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. Now dip into the eggs and let the excess drip off. Finally dip into the breadcrumbs so the beef tip is fully coated on all sides and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Repeat until all the beef tips are coated then place in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  5. While the beef is cooking you can make the sauce by adding the oil to a saucepan over low heat.
  6. 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.
  7. Coat the beef tips in the sauce either by dipping them in or pouring the sauce over the beef tips in a bowl. I like to dip them individually so the coating stays in tact, but this will depend on how many you’re making!
  8. Serve with Ranch dressing for dipping.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: beef tips, crack beef, appetizer recipes, brown sugar glaze on beef, barbecue sauce on beef, beef bites


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1 Response
  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.

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