How to Cook Cube Steak

Cube steak

This meat is versatile, but when you learn how to cook cube steak using this recipe, you won’t look back. It’s juicy, tender, and packed full of flavor.

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You know those nights you’re in the mood for a rich dinner like steak but don’t want to spend the time and money on it? I do love my beef dinners, and I’m sure you do, too. So, let me show you how you can have them affordably more often by introducing you to this recipe on how to cook cube steak, and you’ll be amazed you hadn’t considered it sooner.

Inexpensive beef, butter, onion, flour, and broth is really all you need to make a quick and easy mid-week meal. And, it’s mouthwateringly delicious. I love to have it as a comfort food or to treat the whole family on a budget.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • This is one of my favorite steak recipes. It’s inexpensive, quick, and easy for any home cook to make.
  • The onions go well with the cube steak and add some sweetness to your meal.
  • It’s the perfect comfort food for a weekend or mid-week dinner with the whole family.
  • These cube steak steaks are the perfect choice if you are looking for a budget-friendly meal.

Ingredients

See, I told you this was an affordable meal! Just a handful of budget-friendly ingredients are needed.

  • 2 cube steaks 
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup broth, chicken or beef
  • pinch of salt & pepper
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Instructions

Prep time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 15 minutes
Yields – 2 servings

  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet together with the sliced onions. Cook for 5 minutes over medium-high until the onions have softened. Transfer the cooked onions to a plate and set aside.
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  • Meanwhile, season the steaks on both sides with onion powder, salt, and pepper.
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  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and cook the steaks on both sides, 2 minutes each. Remove and set aside.
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  • In the same pan add the remaining butter and heat over medium-high. Add the flour and whisk to combine. Add the broth, then bring to a boil while whisking constantly. Cook for 1 minute until the gravy thickens.
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  • Turn the heat off. Place the steaks and cooked onions in the gravy. Spoon the gravy over the top of the steaks.
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  • Serve the steaks with the gravy and cooked onions. Enjoy!
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Serving Suggestions

I’ve thrown a few ideas together down below, which include some sides I would serve with my cube steak. I have also included dessert, because no meal should be complete without a sweet treat at the end!

  • Creamy cucumber salad: Fresh, creamy, and refreshing! This salad is the perfect accompaniment to a rich meal like this cube steak.
  • Classic scalloped potatoes: Steak and potatoes? Obviously. They are the ultimate combination and this scalloped potato dish will go great with the gravy from your steak.
  • Make-ahead freezer mashed potatoes: This recipe is all about making your weeknight meals easier, so if you prepare these mashed potatoes ahead of time, your side dish will be as easy as plopping it on the plate!
  • Slow-cooker-fried apples: Dessert is a must, so keep the comfort food flowing with these delicious Cracker Barrel-inspired fried apples.

FAQs

My cube steak is tough. What did I do wrong?

If you tenderize cube steaks by yourself, make sure to pound it out well, about 1/4 inch thick, using a meat mallet. Usually, the butcher will tenderize the meat for you, which is the best way to guarantee a tender cube steak.

Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can. For this method, you won’t have to tenderize your cube steak in advance. Just sear the steaks on both sides in the pan for 2 minutes, then place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook for at least 3 hours on high. This yields extra tender meat!

See Also
Roasted chickpeas

How do I know when the cube steaks are done?

Simply use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the cube steaks. The temperature should reach a temperature of 145°F.

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How to Store Cube Steak

You can keep your leftover cubed steak in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just let them cool, then place them in an airtight container. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months as well, but you will want to defrost them in the fridge overnight before cooking.

To reheat your cube steaks, you can place them back in the skillet and heat until warmed through, or use a microwave for a couple of minutes.

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Cube steak

How to Cook Cube Steak

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This meat is versatile, but when you learn how to cook cube steak using this recipe, you won't look back. It's juicy, tender, and packed full of flavor.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 389 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet together with the sliced onions. Cook for 5 minutes over medium-high until the onions have softened.
  • Transfer the cooked onions to a plate and set aside.
  • Meanwhile season the steaks on both sides with onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and cook the steaks from both sides for 2 minutes each side. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan add the remaining butter and heat over medium-high. Add the flour and whisk to combine. Add the broth then bring to a boil while whisking constantly.
  • Cook for 1 minute until the gravy thickens.
  • Turn the heat off, then place the steaks and cooked onions in the gravy. Spoon the gravy over the top of the steaks.
  • Serve the steaks with the gravy and cooked onions. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Feel free to cook the steak to your desired level of doneness.
  • Get some sides on your plate and you’re in for a delicious and comforting dinner!

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 37gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 598mgPotassium: 693mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 289IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 3mg
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