This smothered cube steak is tender, juicy, and packed with flavor. Did I mention how easy it is to prepare? Did I mention this is, the best smothered fried cube steak you will ever have?

One thing that I love is a meal that is good and doesn’t take much time to prepare. That’s why I love Best Smothered Fried Cube Steak. This steak is the perfect touch to the dinner table when you want to look like you worked for hours over a hot stove, but you didn’t. LOL

Smothered Cube Steak

What side goes well with Best Smothered Fried Cube?

I love to serve my cube steaks with some delicious buttery mash potatoes along with gravy drizzled over the top. Whew!!! Doesn’t that sound good?! Yes, I know. Another side that goes well with cube steaks is stovetop macaroni.

Do you have to let your cube steak sit in milk?

No, you don’t have to use milk at all—one thing I love about this steak is how easy they are to make. You don’t have to add extra steps for them to taste simply delicious.

Do you season both the meat and flour?

Yes, if you want to take your taste buds for a drive down flavor lane, then you can season both your meat and your flour. When seasoning your cube steaks, make sure you thoroughly rub the spices into each piece of steak.

Tips and tricks?

1) Make sure to tenderize your cube steak. Not too much, just enough. Sometimes, depending on the size of the cube steak, it will begin to tear, and you don’t want that, so be gentle when tenderizing.

2) Massage the seasoning gently into your meat for more flavor.

3) Try to buy the cube steaks the same day you plan to cook them. Sometimes freezing them can lessen the quality.

Is this meal budget-friendly?

Cube steak is definitely one of those meats that you can buy and not have to break the bank in doing so.

How to cook cube steak?

Cube steak is so simple to cook. The first thing I do is make sure to thaw the steak. Then I use a flat pan and place all of my pieces of cube steak in the pan one by one so that I can take my time and season them front and back. This next step may sound strange, but it adds so much flavor to the meat. After washing your hands, massage the seasonings gently into each cube steak. Once you have done so, you are pretty much ready to begin cooking the steak. To make sure we are on the same page, let me give you clear instructions on how to get the best flavor from your cube steak!!

How to make cube steak?

Step 1:

After tenderizing the meat place your cube steak pieces separately onto an oiled flat pan.

You can also chop sweet onions and bell peppers to place on top of the cube steak when frying. This part is optional, but it definitely brings out more flavor.

Step 2:

Pour about ½ cup of oil in the pan and preheat on medium-high.

Tip: To know that the oil is hot enough, either uses a food thermometer or take a tiny, and I do mean a tiny sprinkle of water to see if the oil pops when the droplets hit the grease.  If you are new to frying, I would suggest a thermometer.

Quick and easy brown gravy
Quick and easy brown gravy

Step 3:

Get your bowl of flour and mix all of the seasonings into it. Then stir the flour and seasonings together.

Step 4:

Dip the cube steak in the flour mixture. Make sure to coat both sides of each cube steak thoroughly with this mixture.

Step 5:

Place the cube steaks into the oil and put onions and pepper on the top. Cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until you no longer see red juice is released when the steaks are poked with a fork.

Warning: Unless you like rare meat, please make sure to cook until you see no red liquid because the steaks go straight into the gravy.

How to make cube steak and gravy?

You can also have this homemade gravy with pretty much any meal you would like. You can use some of the drippings from the cube steaks to make this gravy, which gives it even more flavor!

Step 1:

Turn on the stove to medium-low

Step 2:

In a frying pan add in butter, onions and peppers.

Optional: I prefer to add onions and pepper for flavor.

Step 3:

Once the butter has melted add in the flour. Stir the flour until the flour is dissolved and the flour is brown. Continue to stir and reduce heat

Step 4:

Add in all black pepper, salt, and  garlic powder.

Step 5:

Add in the beef broth or any other broth you would like. Continue to stir until gravy thickens

Optional:

Add in any herbs that you choose at this point.

Step 6:

Add the cube steak into the mixture and have a blast!

Easy how to make smothered Cube Steak(gravy)

The Best Smothered Fried Cube Steak

Ronalyn Alston
This smothered cube steak is tender, juicy, and packed with flavor. Did I mention how easy it is to prepare? Did I mention this is, the best smothered fried cube steak you will ever have?
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 459 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pack Beef Cubed Steak Family Pack(6-8 pieces) Smaller pack if need be
  • 1 tbsp Seasoning salt To taste
  • 1 tbsp Pepper To taste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder To taste
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup Onions Optional
  • 1/4 cup Green bell peppers Optional
  • 1/2 cup Oil

Brown Gravy

  • 1 cup  Beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder To taste
  • 1 tbsp Pepper To taste
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Chopped onions

Instructions
 

Cube Steak

  • After tenderizing the meat place your cube steak pieces separately onto an oiled flat pan
    You can also chop sweet onions and bell peppers to place on top of the cube steak when frying. This part is optional, but it definitely brings out more flavor
  • Pour about ½ cup of oil in the pan and preheat on medium-high.
  • Get your bowl of flour and mix all of the seasonings into it. Then stir the flour and seasonings together.
    Optional: You can season your meat as well.
  • Dip the cube steak in the flour mixture. Make sure to coat both sides of each cube steak thoroughly with this mixture.
  • Place the cube steaks into the oil and put onions and pepper on the top. Cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until you no longer see red juice is released when the steaks are poked with a fork.

Gravy

  • Turn on stove to medium low
  • In a frying pan add in butter, onions and peppers.
    ****Optional****
  • Once the butter has melted add in the flour. Stir the flour until the flour is dissolved and the flour is brown. Continue to stir and reduce heat
  • Add in all black pepper, salt, and  garlic powder.
  • Add in the beef broth or any other broth you would like. Continue to stir until gravy thickens
  • Add in any herbs that you choose at this point.
  • Add the cube steak into the mixture and have a blast!

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Nutrition

Sodium: 1973mgCalcium: 22mgVitamin C: 8mgVitamin A: 209IUSugar: 1gFiber: 2gPotassium: 194mgCholesterol: 15mgCalories: 459kcalSaturated Fat: 6gFat: 34gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 34gIron: 2mg
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