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Easy, Tender Cube Steak Recipe

Cube steaks are one of the most frugal cuts of beef. They make a wonderful dinner for a family on a budget. They are versatile and can be grilled, baked, or pan fried with ease.

My easy pan-fried cube steak recipe is kid-approved and a family favorite!

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Tender Cube Steak Recipe

This Recipe Made Me Love Cube Steak

When we received our first quarter of grass-fed beef, we got several packages of cube steak.  I wasn’t thrilled at first, because my childhood memories of cube steak weren’t great.  I remembered cube steak as chewy and flavorless. 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. 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.  The 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!

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Flavorful Golden Brown Cube Steaks with No Flour Needed

Many people bread and fry cube steaks and serve them with gravy. While I have no problem with a meat and gravy dish, we try not to eat too much wheat. I didn’t want to bread my cube steaks or use gravy to give them flavor.

I wanted the end product to be a lovely golden brown and have tons of flavor without a lot of fuss. I needed this recipe to be quick and frugal. With the help of delicious homemade grass-fed butter and some lovely spices like paprika, tumeric, and nutmeg I achieved a golden and flavorful cube steak in minutes.

Spices for the win. I mean, always, right? Flavor and health benefits? Yes, please!

Pan-Fried Cube Steaks, Grilled Cube Steaks, or Baked Cube Steaks

When I first created this recipe I fried it in a cast iron pan to make pan-fried cube steaks. Next I tried it on my indoor cast iron griddle (on the grill side). It worked well and the cube steaks had nice grilled marks.

While I haven’t tried it myself, I’m sure this recipe would be nice baked or grilled on your outdoor grill, as well.

Here’s the recipe.

Pan-Fried Cube Steak Recipe

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Ingredients

4 cube steaks
1/4 c butter
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp nutmeg
[Real salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, turmeric and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  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!

Easy Pan-Fried Cube Steaks

Ingredients

  • 4 cube steaks
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Real salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, turmeric and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle both sides of each steak with the mixture.
  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan.
  • Place the steaks in the pan and fry until browned.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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