Beef Parmesan (also known as chicken parm steak)

I’ve made this one from The Rookie Cook Cookbook several times, but not in years. It’s basically chicken Parmesan, except with steak instead of chicken.


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 to 4 beef steaks
  • olive oil (1/2 tbsp per beef steak)
  • at least 8 oz pizza sauce
  • sliced mozzarella or provolone cheese (1 slice per beef steak)

Note: The original recipe yields 4 servings, but I made it with just 2 beef steaks; I adjusted a bit accordingly. This is really one of those recipes that you don’t need to measure things too carefully, so don’t over think it.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place egg and water and in a small bowl; beat the egg with a fork. Place breadcrumbs (you could also use croutons, finely chopped or blended) and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in a separate small bowl; mix.

Dip the beef steaks in the egg mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture. Cook in oil over medium high heat for about 5 minutes on each side.

Pour half the pizza sauce in a baking dish and arrange beef steaks on top. If you feel the need to, add a bit more egg/breadcrumbs on the steak.

Cover the beef steaks with the remaining pizza sauce, followed by the remaining Parmesan cheese, followed by the sliced cheese (I used provolone).

Bake for about half an hour.

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