Cube Steak Recipes

Friday, February 17, 2012
If you're looking for how to make cube steak recipes, you've come to the right recipe blog, I make cube steaks several ways and you will find all these simple economical recipes right here today.

We have simple pan-fried, cube steaks in brown gravy, cube steaks Italiano and Chicken Fried Cube Steaks, perfect easy meals with a lesser cut of beef and deliciously prepared below.

This meat comes from the hind end or shoulder of the cow.

Butchers can make it from just about any part of the cow, but these two portions are the most popular because they are tougher.

The butcher will tenderize the meat, or you can pound them yourself if you have a mallet to tenderize that's where you find those indentations from.

If beef is not your thing, you may also use boneless pork steaks, elk, deer, as substitutions.

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Economical Lesser Cuts of Meat



Growing up in the 1960s mom knew how to stretch a budget raising 3 kids with hearty appetites.


Being a butcher in trade herself, she would bring up lesser cuts of meat and pound them with a meat palet until they were thin and those indentations made them fork tender.


Below of three recipes she would make we absolutely love, don't be afraid to adapt them by adding more vegetables to the pan, each one can be an all in one pan on the stovetop, baked or made in a slow cooker (except for the Chicken Fried Cube Steaks you can bake them).


peppers and cube steaks

Chicken Fried Steak

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 (4-ounces each) cube steaks
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk mixed with eggs
  •  Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish 
  • Mix the flour with seasoning.
  • Dredge the cube steaks in the flour mixture then the egg mixture, ending in the flour mixture. Fry in heated oil.

  • Cube Steak and Gravy

  • 4 cube steaks
  • Fry cubes steak for 1 minute on both sides,
  • add a jar of beef gravy (around 16 ounces) to the frypan along with half a jar filled with beer or wine and saute for around 40 minutes
  •  (or fry only for 1 minute and dump the gravy into a crockpot/slow cooker using bottled beef gravy, and slow cook it for around six to eight hours) 
  • Either method you will end up with perfectly tender cube steak.
  • Perfect with mashed potatoes or over egg noodles.

  • Cube Steak Italiano

  • 4 cubes steaks
  • 1- 28 ounce can tomato sauce 
  • 3 thinly sliced and cleaned bell peppers or hot peppers
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, parsley, oregano
  • salt pepper to taste 
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • olive oil for frying
  • Optional: 1 pound of cleaned mushrooms
  • Heat the oil, fry them on low heat do not crowd the cube steaks. Add the sauce, peppers garlic, and simmer for around 45 minutes on low. Great served with Italian hard crusty bread.




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    There is nothing complicated to pan-frying cube steaks with just salt, pepper, and smothering the tops when completed with melted cheeses of any kind, sauteed onions, peppers whatever your family likes, just get creative and use what you have in your pantry.


    Keep in mind LOW AND SLOW is the trick to getting these tougher, less expensive meat to get fork tenderized.


    Hope you try one of these three cube steak recipes, they're easy and perfect for those on a strict budget!


    Cube Steak Recipes

    Cube Steak Recipes

    Yield: 4
    Author: Claudia Lamascolo
    Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 55 Min
    Here are 3 easy ways to prepare and cook cube steaks. We have delicious economical recipes to make a delicious dinner with less expensive meat.

    Ingredients

    • How To Cook Cube Steaks (recipes below)
    • Chicken Fried Steak
    • Cube Steaks with Gravy
    • Cube Steak Italiano

    Instructions

    1. Chicken Fried Steak 
    2. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    3.  6 (4-ounces each) cube steaks 
    4.  salt and freshly ground black pepper
    5.  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    6.  1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
    7. 1/4 teaspoon paprika 
    8. 4 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups whole milk mixed with eggs 
    9. Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish
    10.  Mix the flour with seasoning.
    11.  Dredge the cube steaks in the flour mixture then the egg mixture ending with flour mixture again. 
    12.   Fry in heated oil until golden brown on both sides.
    13.  Cube Steak and Gravy:
    14.  4 cube steaks 
    15. Fry cubes steak for 1 minute on both sides, add a jar of beef gravy (around 16 ounces) to the frypan along with half a jar filled with beer or wine and saute for around 40 minutes
    16. Note (or fry only for 1 minute and dump the gravy into a crockpot/slow cooker using bottled beef gravy, and slow cook it for around six to eight hours)
    17.  Either method you will end up with perfectly tender cube steak. Perfect with mashed potatoes or over egg noodles. 
    18. Cube Steak Italiano: 
    19. 4 cubes steaks 
    20. 1- 28 ounce can tomato sauce 
    21. 3 thinly sliced and cleaned bell peppers or hot peppers 
    22. 3 cloves minced garlic 
    23. 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, parsley, oregano salt pepper to taste
    24.  1/4 cup white wine 
    25. olive oil for frying 
    26. Optional: 1 pound of cleaned mushrooms 
    27. Heat the oil, fry them on low heat do not crowd the cube steaks. Add the sauce, peppers garlic, and simmer for around 45 minutes on low. 
    28. Great served with Italian hard crusty bread.
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    13 comments

    1. This is so delicious. Would be great to go with some pasta for the lunch.

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    2. I haven't had cube steak in years. The sauce in this sounds amazing.

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    3. Easy and yummy!Have a great weekend,dear!

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    4. What a delicious blast from my past. My mother used to make that all the time. Thanks for gentle and luscious nudge.

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    5. I was going to say the same thing as Claudia...LOVE this!

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    6. This looks really good Claudia. I would love some with a bowl of white rice, yum. Have a great weekend.

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    7. Yummy. Great dish and very tasty. I love peppers sauce. Have a great weekend. Ciao!

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    8. This is a great dish, and my Mom used to make a similar dish. Yours looks so delicious.

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    9. Hi Claudia, How nice to have a nice big hero of this with melted mozzarella cheese, so good!
      I hope you have a beautiful weekend. Blessings my friend, Catherine xoxo

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    10. These must get so tender cooked in sauce with those sweet, delectable peppers!

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    11. Yes, I now have two recipes for cube steak, but I think I will be tossing the old one. Yours here looks so full of flavor and my other recipe is quite bland. Tomato sauce is always welcome-especially on this cut of meat. Well done Claudia!

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    12. That looks delicious--and so easy! I can't believe that I don't use cube steak more often.

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