8 Quick and Comforting Cube Steak Recipes

Beef cube steak (sometimes known as cubed steak or minute steak) is a cut of meat, usually top round, that has been sliced and pounded with a meat tenderizer to create a more tender, succulent steak. The indentations left on the meat resemble small cubes, hence the name. Cube steaks are a great value and can be transformed into a family-pleasing dinner any day of the week. Take a look at this tasty collection of cube steak recipes — from comforting chicken-fried steak with mushroom gravy to cube steaks Parmigiana with fresh tomato sauce — to see how to cook beef cube steaks for perfect results every time.

01 of 09

Comforting Cube Steaks

Comforting Cube Steaks
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Cubed steaks are seasoned with Cajun seasoning and black pepper, then baked in an easy-to-make creamy mushroom and onion gravy until tender and delicious. Serve with rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles for a warming winter dish that the whole family will enjoy.

02 of 09

Swiss Steak Quick and Easy

Swiss Steak Quick and Easy
Meg.

Pounded cube steaks are lightly coated in flour and fried, then cooked with mushrooms, onions, brown gravy, and stewed tomatoes. "My mother has been making this Swiss steak for years," says recipe contributor Helene. "It can be made either on the stove top or — when you don't have a lot of time but want a hearty meal ready when you come home — in the crock pot."

03 of 09

Baked Chicken-Fried Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Baked Chicken-Fried Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Faith N

Cube steaks are dredged in flour and fried until golden brown before being baked with diced onions, garlic, canned mushrooms, and condensed soup for a comforting dinner during the colder months. "This was an excellent recipe for chicken fried steak!" says home cook ZacMom. "The meat was tender and the gravy was delicious!"

04 of 09

Sorta Salisbury Steak

Sorta Salisbury Steak
Melissa A.

Instead of using ground beef patties to make Salisbury steak, this recipe uses cubed steaks for quicker prep and extra flavor. It's so easy to cook that you might add it to your winter recipe rotation. Serve with noodles or mashed potatoes and corn on the cob for a dinner the whole family will devour.

05 of 09

Country-Style Steak

Country-Style Steak
Naples34102

Cube steaks are seasoned, fried, and slow-baked in beef broth until super tender to make the most of this inexpensive cut of beef. Make a meal of it by serving with mounds of mashed potatoes and green beans topped with the delicious gravy. "This was delicious!" says home cook kellifrey. "I was skeptical about the cook time but the steak was soooo tender!"

06 of 09

Cube Steak with Gravy

Cube Steak with Gravy
Naples34102

Cube steaks are coated in flour and tenderized (on each side to incorporate the flour into the meat) before they are cooked in butter and served with a rich peppery gravy in this nostalgic, comforting recipe. This recipe will work just as well using gluten-free all-purpose flour.

07 of 09

Cube Steak in a Cloud

Cube Steak in a Cloud
Yoly

Chunks of cube steak and chopped green bell peppers and onions are simmered in a skillet until tender, then served in a "cloud" of fluffy mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food that you can eat with a fork!

08 of 09

Cube Steaks Parmigiana with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Cube Steaks Parmigiana with Fresh Tomato Sauce
thedailygourmet

Cube steaks are coated with garlic-and-herb panko bread crumbs and fried until golden brown; top with sliced mozzarella and cook under a broiler until the cheese has melted. Serve with a fresh tomato and basil sauce for a winning family recipe that's a clever twist on chicken Parmigiana.

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