10 Delicious Cube Steak Recipes You Need To Try

Cube steaks are a classic staple of American cuisine. The tough steak that needs to be physically pounded with a meat tenderiser to be edible has graced our dinner tables for as long as we can remember. 

10 Delicious Cube Steak Recipes You Need To Try

So if you fancy making cube steak but are not sure what to make it with then read on as we give you 10 amazing recipes for cube steak.  

Slow Cooker Cube Steak

This dish is packed with fresh vegetables, and low sodium processed ingredients like no cream of chicken soup makes this meal a more healthy take on Cubed Steak and Gravy.

Putting cube steak into a slow cooker makes it an easy meal to prepare whilst you head out to enjoy your day. 

So how do you go about preparing it:

  1. Add onion, sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce to the slow cooker. Season your steak then add them to the cooker.
  1. Cook on a low temperature for 5-6 hours until the meat is tender and cooked through. 
  1. Make your gravy and add it into the pot. Allow to cook for an additional 20-30 minutes.
  1. Enjoy!

Quick And Easy Pepper Steak

This dish is a Chinese-American stir fry dish that can be made in only 30 minutes. The recipe contains;

  • Cube Steak 
  • Bell Pepper – Any colour will do
  • Onion – You can use red or sweet onions
  • Cherry Tomatoes 
  • Sauce – Soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, salt and pepper, cornstarch 
  • Rice and Scallions 

Let’s make it:

  1. Whisk the sauce ingredients together 
  1. Oil your skillet over a medium-high heat. Add half of the steak and cook until brown. Then remove it and repeat with the other half. 
  1. Add and stir in the vegetables, cook until tender and a bit charred.
  1. Add the beef back in and any juices from the meat, along with cherry tomatoes and the sauce. 
  1. Cook until the sauce is bubbly and then serve over hot white rice.

Worcestershire Sauce Cube Steak 

Another quick and easy cube steak recipe (Check out some Delicious Thin Steak Recipes as well) with only two ingredients but still packed with flavour. So here is the relatively short ingredient list needed;

  • Oil
  • Cube Steak
  • Salt and pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce

This meal is so easy to prepare that it only takes 10 minutes:

  1. Preheat your skillet and add oil.
  1. Season the cube steaks with salt and pepper.
  1. Place the steak in a pan and cook each side for three minutes. 
  1. Finally, pour your worcestershire sauce over the steaks and allow it to soak in.

This recipe is so simple and can be done so quickly that it should be commonplace on your menu.

Asian Steak Bites And Potatoes

Beef and potato is a combination that never fails and this dish is no different. Steak and potatoes in a garlicky butter and soy sauce is a sure fire way to please your guests.

Taking just 30 minutes to cook and all in one pan why not give it a try.

The ingredients needed are:

  • Cube steak
  • Potatoes – Preferably Yukon Gold
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Soy sauce
  • Fresh Thyme 

Now let’s make it:

  1. First cook the potatoes, this should only take about 5-7 minutes.
  1. Once the potatoes are done, sear the steaks and add butter, garlic, soy sauce and the potatoes. 
  1. Stir and allow the flavours to blend together.

Vietnamese Shaking Beef

This easy and delicious one pan meal is an excellent choice for every occasion. The odd name comes from the way it is cooked.

The beef is added to a hot pan and is then shaken around constantly to sear the meat quickly. 

The ingredients are easy to acquire and are:

  • Cube steak 
  • Baby Cress 
  • Vietnamese Spices 

To cook this dish you will need a heavy bottomed pan to easily shake the meat. This dish is so simple to cook.

Simply heat the pan until it is very hot, then simply add the meat and any veg you want to be cooked with it. 

Do not cook for any longer than five minutes as you will overcook the meat. 

Cuban Cube Steak

Cuban food is incredible and this dish certainly does not lack in the powerful flavours and latin style the country is famous for. 

The ingredients needed for this dish are:

  • Cube Steak
  • Lime Juice
  • Two crushed cloves of garlic
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • Half an onion
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil

Although there is a lengthy list of ingredients the dish is simple to make:

  1. Tenderise the steak and then place in a freezer bag and add lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Leave the steak and mixture to marinade for a few hours minimum but preferably overnight.
  2. When the steak is ready, slice up your onion and warm the butter and add the oil to a small skillet over a medium heat. Add the onions then fry until they are browned.
  1. Warm another skillet to a medium-high heat and add oil. Shake off your steaks then add them to the pan and cook each side for a couple of minutes. 

Easy Cube Steak

This recipe does exactly as it is stated a quick and easy cube steak recipe this simple recipe is made with:

  • Cube Steak
  • Flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Onion Powder
  • Vegetable oil 
  • A large onion 
  • Beef broth
  • Ranch

To cook this recipe you simply have to:

  1. Put the flower into a bowl and add garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper, onion powder.
  1. Coat the meat in the bowl mixture.
  1. Heat a cast iron pan on medium high heat and add in oil. When up to temperature add in the steak and cook for five minutes per side. 
  1. Once cooked remove the steak and use any juice to make a gravy to go with the steak. 
  1. Top your steak with the gravy and then serve with any side dishes you wish.

Instant Pot Cube Steak 

Next we have a fun recipe for those of you with an Instant Pot. 

To make this meal you will need:

  • Cube Steak
  • Potatoes – Baby Potatoes work best
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Beef Stock 
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and pepper

Now let’s get onto making it:

  1. Coat your instant pot with oil 
  1. Add the cube steak and season it 
  1. Add in potatoes, mushrooms, sliced onion, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper as well as the beef stock. 
  1. Cover the lid and make sure the vent is set to sealing. Set high pressure and cooking time to 20 minutes.
  1. When finished cooking, release the steam and take the steak out with any vegetables. 
  1. Inside the pot should be liquids from the meat, you can use this to thicken any gravy you are making to go with the steak. 

Cajun Butter Steak Bites

This recipe claims to be the best 10 minute dinner recipe you will ever try. So let us see if it lives up to the claims.

To make the dish you will need:

  • Cube Steak
  • Tony Chachere’s Origional Creole Seasoning
  • Vegetable Oil 
  • Unsalted Butter 
  • Diced Parsley

Now we know what is in it lets see how to make it:

  1. Cut the steak into two strips
  1. Add the steak into a medium bowl with two tablespoons of the Tony Cacheres seasoning and mix until the steak is evenly coated.
  1. Heat a large pan over a medium heat, add oil and coat the pan
  1. Add the steak to the pan and cook for 90 seconds per side. Once the steak has been sauteed, cook for another 2-3 minutes. 
  1. Remove the steak then lower the temperature and place butter with more seasoning and stir them.
  1. Add the steak back and toss the steak to coat it in the sauce.

Air Fried Steak Bites 

Air Fryers have burst onto the cooking scene over the last few years, so it is only normal we found a way to air fry steak.

This recipe contains only a few ingredients:

  • Cube Steak 
  • Potatoes 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • Seasoning

The ingredient list may seem short but it does not compromise on taste. Air Fryers are designed for easy cooking so to make this meal you just need to:

  1. Chop your potatoes and tenderise the steak
  1. Season the steak and potatoes and then chop the steak into bite sized pieces
  1. Put your potatoes into the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes.
  1. Now add the steak and cook for a further 10 minutes.

To get the best results cook the potatoes first at 160c/320f and then up to 200c/400f when adding the steak. This gives you crispy and fluffy potatoes with a perfectly cooked steak.

Final Thoughts

There we have it, 10 easy Cube Steak recipes you can be making right now! We gave you a large range of meals from the simple and easy Pepper Steak to the technical Cuban Cube Steak. 

So whether you want a meal made in minutes like the Vietnamese Shaking beef or a meal made in hours like the Slow Cooked Cube Steak you can rest easy knowing we have covered it all.

Enjoy your beautiful cube steaks

Jeff Pratt
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