Smothered cube steak are so tender and juicy. They can be pan-fried or baked. Not to mention that they are packed with a tremendous amount of flavor. The savory gravy, mixed with just the right amount of cube steak smothered over a bed of garlic mashed potatoes a side of green beans, or honey cornbread!

What Is Cubed Steak?

It’s a budget-friendly cut of beef that is tenderized with a meat mallet. It holds a special place in the Southern community. You can fry your steak, add them to a crock pot, or even bake it. It’s completely your preference. I bet your whole family will run to the dinner table!

Local Grocery Store List

Southern cube steak
Southern cube steak

Cube Steak- you can grab these healthy, protein-packed goodies from your local grocery store.

Onions- Adding onions will bring out the gravy flavor and help tenderize your steak cubes.

Seasonings- used an array of herbs such as black pepper, onion powder, and seasoning salt to add extra flavor.

Seasoned Flour mixture- I used a mixture of all-purpose flour and simple ingredients such as garlic powder and black pepper, to name a few.

Beef Broth- This delicious meal wouldn’t be complete without broth to make the perfect gravy mixture that will become a family favorite.

Butter and Oil- Searing your steak on the stove top is an easy way to cook them, especially if it’s your first time.

How To Make Cubed Steaks?

Step 1: Begin to tenderize your meat. After, doing so go ahead and chop your bell peppers and onions. Place them off to the side in a small bowl.

Step 2: Add the recommended seasoning to your round steak. Gently massage the seasoning onto both sides of the meat. Add the steak to the seasoned flour.

Step 3: Pour about 1/2 cup olive oil into a skillet. Turn the stove to medium-high heat.

Tip: To know wether the grease is hot enough either use a deep fry thermometer or take a tiny and I mean tiny sprinkle of water to see if the grease pops when splashed. If you are new to frying I would suggest a thermometer.

Step 4: Place the cube steak into the hot oil and allow to sear on each side for 4 minutes or until golden brown

Warning: Unless you like rare meat please make sure to cook until you see no pink. Remove from the pan and set to the side.

Step 5: To the pan add butter , Worcestershire sauce, and chicken broth mixture. This will make the homemade gravy. Place cube steaks back into the pot along with the same seasonings used previously.

Step 6: Place a top on and turn from medium high heat to low heat until the little cubes are fork tender. Pair with white rice.

 Variations

Try switching the gravy up and adding fresh mushrooms or combine cream of mushroom soup to give it an extra hint of flavor.

Suggestions

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. Be gentle.

Massage the seasoning into your meat for more flavor.

Try to buy the cube steak the same day you cook it. Sometimes freezing then can take away the quality.

Try not to skip the tenderizing process. Use a meat mallet for this.

How To Store?

To store your leftover cube steak you will want to make sure that you are using an airtight container that will hold in all the great flavor.

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 cube steaks is that they are so easy to make. You don’t have to add all those steps for them to taste just as delicious.

Is this meal budget-friendly?

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

In Conclusion

This tender cube steak recipe is one of the healthy recipes that I love enjoying as a powering boost of protein. It’s packed with a nutritious punch that will leave you full for a while.


Posted on September 29, 2020 updated May 7, 2024

Juicy Tender Cube Steak Recipe

Indulge in the best smothered cube steak recipe that's irresistibly tender and bursting with flavor. Prepare it effortlessly and savor the deliciousness.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cube steak and gravy, cube steak fried, cube steak gravy, cube steak in gravy, fried cube steak, how to fry cube steak, smothered cube steak, southern cube steak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 459kcal
Author: Ronalyn

Ingredients

  • 4 Pieces) Beef Cubed Steak Smaller pack if need be
  • 1 Tbsp Seasoning salt (All Purpose Seasoning)To taste
  • 1 Tbsp Black Pepper To taste
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder To taste
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Onions
  • 1/4 Cup Green bell peppers
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil

Brown Gravy

  • 1 1/2 Cup  Beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder To taste
  • 1 Tsp Pepper To taste
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Salted or Unsalted
  • 1 Teaspoon All-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

  • Chop your bell peppers and onions. Place them off to the side in a small bowl.
    1/4 Cup Green bell peppers, 1/4 Cup Onions
  • Add the recommended seasoning to your round steak. Gently massage the seasoning onto both sides of the meat.
    4 Pieces) Beef Cubed Steak, 1 Tbsp Seasoning salt, 1 Tbsp Black Pepper, 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Add the steak to flour and shake off the excess flour.
    1 Cup Flour
  • Pour about 1/2 cup olive oil into a skillet. Turn the stove to medium-high heat.
    1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • Place the cubed steak into the hot oil and allow to sear on each side for 4 minutes or until golden brown
    4 Pieces) Beef Cubed Steak
  • To the same pan add butter and chicken broth. Place cube steaks back into the pot along with the same seasonings used previously.
    1 Tbsp Seasoning salt, 1 1/2 Cup  Beef broth, 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder, 1 Tsp Pepper, 2 Tbsp Butter, 1 Teaspoon All-purpose flour, 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • Place a top on and turn from medium-high heat to low heat until fork-tender. Pair with white rice.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1973mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg

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