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The pizza sauce and cheese make these so good!
Total Time: 10-15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
By Robin from Washington, IA
Place cover on baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Serve with egg noodles for a delicious dinner!
Alternative Recipe: using regular cream of mushroom soup, mix soup with 1 Tbsp. dry onion soup mix and sliced onions.
By Sherry from Silverdale, WA
By Robin from Washington, IA
This is one of my favorite quick meals. It's inexpensive and healthy eating.
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What can I do with cubed steak?
Line a pan with foil. Brown the cubed steaks in a skillet. Place the steaks on the foil and add 1 bag of stew veggies over the steak. Add 1 envelope of onion soup mix to 1 can of cream of mushroom soup.
Dredge it in flour mixed with a few seasonings, such as seasoned salt/garlic powder/salt/pepper/etc. Brown in a little oil just until browned. Lay it on a paper towel to try to get excess oil off. Place in a foil lined pan. Mix up a mixture of about 1/4 cup all purpose flour, and a quart of water or so. Pour over it and bake at 350 degrees F. for approx. half hour to 45 minutes. Makes its own gravy. Be sure and get the excess oil off so it will be creamy gravy, not oily.
Another way to use the cube steaks is to make swiss steak out of them. Brown them in a little oil, with some onions and add a can of diced tomatoes and either cook on low on the stovetop or put in the oven for about 45 minutes on 350 to tenderize. We also use the cube steaks for beef stroganoff, just cut into small squares, brown with onion and add a can of mushroom soup with a can of milk and stir in the meat and onions.
How do I bake cube steak?
By gary from Detroit, MI
Cube steak is one of those kinds of steak that's good for breakfast. What I would do is lay out the ones you want for a meal, season (I like garlic powder, salt & pepper on beef-put salt on both sides, lightly, then pepper on one side & garlic powder on the other) Use a back side of a fork to press the spices into the meat, then melt butter to almost burning & fry it very fast. This is not a meat that needs long frying time. I like butter for this steak cause it is good at high temps & it adds a good taste. You could use what you want, but butter has the right taste. If you fry it too long, you just make it tough. The faster the better. Oh & use high heat to keep it frying fast.
Sorta Salisbury Steak
* 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
* 6 (4 ounce) cube steaks (pounded round meat)
* 1 large onion, sliced into strips
* 2 cups beef stock
* 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven, or deep iron skillet. Dredge steaks in some of the flour, reserving the rest of the flour. Brown steaks in the oil a few at a time, and remove to a plate. When all of the steaks are browned, place a layer of sliced onions into the Dutch oven, and alternate layers of steak and onion. Pour in beef stock and Worcestershire sauce.
3. Cover, and bake for 2 hours in the preheated oven. Remove steaks and onions from the pan, and whisk in 2 tablespoons of the remaining flour. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook, stirring until thickened. Serve steaks and onions with gravy with mashed potatoes or noodles.
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I bought cube steaks on sale. Any ideas on how to fix them would be wonderful. Crockpot or oven recipes would be great.
S. Wolf from El Paso, IL
I put some Worcestershire sauce in a zip baggie, add the meat, and let it marinate for a couple of hours. Then I dredge it in seasoned flour and cook until brown on each side (only cooking until brown, not fully cooked), then place them in a casserole dish (example: 13x9). I cover them with a mixture of mushroom soup, green chilies, and onion. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake them for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. I serve it with mash potatoes and whatever veggies sound good at the time. I uncover the meat after taking it out of oven to let it "set up" before serving. We like it and hope your family does too. (10/02/2006)
Cube Steak Parmigiana
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a plate combine flour, salt, and pepper. In a pie plate, combine, beaten egg and water. On another plate combine Parmesan cheese, saltines, and basil. Dip steaks in flour mixture, then egg mixture and then roll in cheese mixture.
In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Brown steaks on both sides. Remove to a greased casserole dish or baking pan. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Drain any pan juices.
Combine tomato sauce, sugar, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon of the oregano. Pour over steaks. Bake 20 minutes longer. Place mozzarella cheese on steaks. Sprinkle with Parmesan and remaining oregano. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. (10/02/2006)
Country Style Cube Steak
Coat meat with mixture of flour, salt, and pepper. Brown meat in oil with the onion and green pepper strips. Stir in brown sugar, mustard, catsup, water, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until steak is tender.
Italian Cube Steak
In a shallow dish, combine flour, paprika, and black pepper. Add steaks and turn to coat lightly. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Cook steaks 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Transfer steaks to a platter and cover to keep warm. Reduce heat to medium and add broth, tomatoes, and garlic powder to the skillet. Heat until the mixture just begins to boil, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, stir together water and cornstarch until smooth. Slowly add to the tomato mixture, stirring until thickened. Return the steaks to the skillet and cook until heated through. Makes 4 Servings.
Cube Steak Stew
In a skillet over medium high heat, brown the beef and onions quickly in hot oil. Transfer to the crock pot; add vinegar to skillet and scrape browned bits up with a spatula; add to crock pot. Add potatoes and corn, then sprinkle with gravy mix; pour water over all and mix to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serves 4 to 6. (10/02/2006)
Add a container of sour cream (stir well) and serve over noodles. Add a green vegetable, if you like.
It is yummy and one of my kids' favorites. (10/03/2006)
I've used this easy recipes for years. Place steak, sliced onion, chopped tomatoes or canned crushed tomatoes, and chopped green pepper, salt, and pepper in pressure cooker or in crockpot. Cook until done. This dish is very tasty and very good warmed over if you make extras. (10/03/2006)
By Gena Rae
The only way I have ever made them is a childhood favorite of mine. Season some flour with salt and pepper. Dredge the cube steaks in the flour mixture and brown in margarine. Place in a casserole dish. Put a slice of onion on each one and then cover with one or two cans (depending on how much gravy you want) of mushroom steak sauce or beef consomme. Cover with foil and bake for about 45-60 minutes on 350 degrees F. Serve with mashed potatoes. Great comfort food. (10/03/2006)
For cubed steak, all I do is put them in the crockpot with a couple cans of brown gravy and let them cook until tender, add mashed potatoes and you have a great meal, and it's fast and easy, my type of cooking.
Hope this helps.
Teresa from VA (10/04/2006)
First fix one package stuffing mix. Lay steak flat, place 1/4 cup stuffing on steak. Roll up steak and secure with tooth pick. Next, brown steaks on all sides. Drain and place in 13x9 inch pan. Next pour soup or gravy over top of steak rolls. You may use any of the following: brown gravy, mushroom gravy, or cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup. Cover pan with foil and bake 350 degrees F for one hour. You could also do this in crock pot instead of the oven. (10/04/2006)
I love cube steak, when it is not cooked to death. I use a spice called Cavenders, it is an all purpose Greek seasoning. It can be used on many different meats. I prepare my cube steak by sprinkling about a teaspoon of Cavenders directly on both sides of the cube steak, then flour. Fry them in a thin coat of hot oil on medium until no longer pink inside. Check out the website for more ideas on how to use this spice.
I brown my cube steak in a skillet, pour tomato sauce in after browned, cut up potatoes and onions add it to the skillet. Then let it simmer until potatoes are down and serve. It's my husband's favorite meal. (12/30/2006)
This recipe was one Great Gramma, Gramma, and Mom made for Sunday dinner on the farm. We called it Suey Sunday.
Dredge cubed steaks through flour salt and pepper mix. Lightly fry each side in oil or butter. We are just trying to seal the meat to hold in the juices. Place in casserole pan and cover with Campbell's cream of mushroom soup mixed with half can of heavy cream or milk. Use one can per four steaks. Add sliced onion if desired. Cover and bake for approximately 2 hours. The soup and beef juices make a wonderful gravy. Serve with whipped taters, coleslaw, and green beans. (03/09/2008)
Slice cube steak into strips and dredge in flour seasoned with salt and pepper, you can add garlic powder, too. Note that it is easier to slice when slightly frozen. On top of stove on medium high, brown in Canola oil. Right before meat is completely browned, add wine. Turn burner down to medium and cook until wine is absorbed into the meat. Add mushrooms (canned or pre-cooked fresh mushrooms). Turn burner down to low and add sour cream. Stir and bring the temperature of mixture up to just below boiling (avoids curdling). Serve immediately over rice or egg noodles.
Sometimes I wait to just before dinner to add the sour cream.
Husband loves it. (06/05/2008)
I want to thank all of you for your ideas on cube steak, my husband brought some home a couple of weeks ago. I had to get on the Internet for this and your suggestions have saved me.
I did something different; I marinaded it in the red wine, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic and then wrapped it up in aluminum foil and put it on the electric grill at 350 degrees F. I have never cooked this before. With baked potatoes and veggies, let me tell you on a hot summer night this was good.
Next I want to try the crockpot recipe, that sounds delicious. I have not used my stove for frying meats, in a good five years. Between the crockpots and the pressure cooker those are the only way I cook these days. Quick, simple meals, and so. Delicious. (06/18/2008)
For this recipe you need:
Place a couple of tablespoons of feta cheese in the center of each cube steak. Roll the steaks, pinning them with the toothpicks to keep them together. Then place stuffed cube steaks into a large saute pan on the stove. Pour the tomatoes with their liquid over the steaks and cover. Cook over medium heat on the stove until steaks are cooked through.
This recipe is one of my favorites. It is simple and doesn't cost much. I like to make it for my husband, because he loves it. I also make it for guests, because it's sort of fancy and doesn't take much work. And, I always get great feedback after I have served it. Enjoy. (08/15/2008)
Season your cube steak and cook in frying pan on medium heat for 5 minutes each side. Then put in a casserole dish. Spray the bottom with Pam, spoon spaghetti sauce on top and then sprinkle with sharp shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F, till cheese is golden brown. Enjoy. My mom's recipe, man is it good. (01/12/2009)
This is so easy. I season a little flour with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and dredge the steaks in it. I cut up onions and green pepper into fine strips and cook them in a frying pan with a little vegetable oil until slightly soft. Add the steaks in to the pan and cover the meat and vegetables with a can of cream of tomato soup. (You might need 2 cans depending on how many steaks you are cooking.) Cover and let simmer about 20 minutes. The soup absorbs the juices from the meat and the vegetables and makes a great gravy for mashed potatoes. This is my husband's favorite. (02/24/2009)
My favorite for cube steak is as follows:
In a large frying pan melt 2 - 3 T of butter. Into the melted butter mix 4 to 5 T of brown sugar. Mix until a syrup forms. Add steaks and cook over medium heat until done. Remove steaks, mixture remaining will be a very thin liquid. At this point I continue cooking the sauce until it is reduced to a thick mixture which I then pour over the cube steaks and over any starch you are serving with them. A very decadent and delicious way to cook cube steaks. (02/24/2009)
By Sheila S
Roasted Beef and Vegetables:
Cut veggies (I use ones above, but use what you like) into chunks about same the size as the steak. Spread out on a large shallow baking pan, like a cookie sheet with sides. Add olive oil just enough to coat veggies, seasoning, and salt and pepper and toss
Bake at 425F for 20 minutes. Heat iron skillet. Or if you only have Teflon do not preheat. Coat steak in olive oil and add salt and pepper, or you can also add a little of any steak seasoning you like, something spicy is good.
Add to hot skillet, do not stir for at least one minute then stir and leave again for a minute. Brown evenly then reduce heat and add steak sauce. I also like to add a splash of red wine vinegar. Cook to desired doneness.
Remove veggies from oven add steak and toss. Try different veggies, seasonings and sauces, or leave out potatoes and toss with pasta or rice. (11/30/2009)
Does anyone have any good ways to fix beef cube steaks? I bought 10 packages at a good sale a few weeks ago, but I only know one way to fix them (pan fried w/gravy).