Recipe: Sesame Flat Iron Steak on Wonton Crisps

Beefy appetizer that’s delicious & nutritious

Try this beefy and nutritious appetizer from Beef Loving Texans. (Beef Loving Texans, Beef Loving Texans 2023)

SAN ANTONIO – Beef up your pre-dinner game with this appetizer recipe from Beef Loving Texans.

It’s delicious and nutritious. According to Beef Loving Texans, this recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12 and zinc. It’s also a good source of niacin, vitamin B6 and selenium.

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Sesame Flat Iron Steak on Wonton Crisps


  • 1 beef flat iron steak, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • Marinated cucumbers (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 12 refrigerated wonton wrappers
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Sesame Soy Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Prepare marinated cucumbers: Whisk together 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 cup rice vinegar in a medium bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1 cup of diced seeded cucumbers; place the mixture in a food-safe plastic bag. Close the bag securely and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. Drain cucumbers in a large colander; discard the marinade.

Cut beef flat iron steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4 inch strips; set aside. Combine Sesame-Soy Marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Place beef strips and marinade in a food-safe plastic bag; toss to coat. Close the bag securely and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1/2 cup oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Fry 3 wonton wrappers for 15 seconds per side or until crispy; drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers.

Remove beef strips from the marinade; discard the marinade. Heat pan over medium heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until the outside surface of the beef is no longer pink (do not overcook). Repeat with remaining beef.

Evenly divide beef strips over wonton crisps; top beef with 1 tablespoon marinated cucumbers and 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds. Garnish the plate with red bell pepper strips, if desired.

More recipes from Beef Loving Texans:

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About the Author

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.

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