When we received our quarter of grass-fed beef, we got several packages of cube steak. I wasn’t thrilled, at first, because I had cube steak as a child and vowed to never serve such vile and difficult-to-chew food to my children. In fact, it was the taste and texture of cube steaks that made me swear off steak completely until I took a chance on a sirloin in college and fell in love.
My husband, on the other hand, has fond memories of his mother serving cube steaks for dinner. I think the cube steaks I had as a child were actually venison, not beef, and, although I loved venison otherwise, those cube steaks almost turned me vegetarian at a young age.
Fortunately, the local, grass-fed beef cube steaks we received with our quarter cow order are delicious. They boys love them and they are tender and juicy. I use the same basic seasoning mixture that I use on t-bones and sirloins, pan-fry the cube steaks in butter and serve them with onions, peppers and mushrooms. There are no leftovers after this meal!
1/4 c butter
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
2. Sprinkle both sides of each steak with the mixture.
3. Melt the butter in a large frying pan.
4. Place the steaks in the pan and fry until browned.
5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!