Easy Cubed Steak Dinner

Easy cubed steak recipe

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 33 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
61 Calories
3g Fat
0g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 8g
Calcium 4mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here's an easy method to pan-fry cube steaks. ​Cube steaks are portions of top or bottom round that have been tenderized by being run through a special machine. This will make for a quick and easy meal for the entire family. 


  • 4 beef cubed steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons clarified butter or ghee (divided)
  • 1 8-ounce package sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for cubed steak
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  2. Heat a large pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, then add a tablespoon of clarified butter and heat until shimmering (but not smoking).

  3. Season the steaks with salt and pepper, then add two of the steaks to the pan. Sear, without touching, for 3 minutes. Flip the steaks and cook for 3 minutes on the other side.

    Season the steaks
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  4. Remove cooked steaks to a baking sheet. Keep warm in the oven, and repeat with the other two steaks, adding another tablespoon of clarified butter to the pan if needed.

    Plate steak
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  5. Transfer the second batch of steaks to the baking sheet in the oven. Heat another tablespoon of clarified butter in the same pan over medium heat, then cook the mushrooms and onions together until soft, about 10 minutes.

    Transfer steaks to baking pan
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  6. Add the beef stock to the mushroom and onion mixture and stir well, scraping up any bits stuck to the pan with a wooden spoon.

    Add beefstock to mushroom
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  7. Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl, then add to the pan, stir well, lower the heat, and simmer for a few minutes until thickened.

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  8. Serve the cubed steaks with the mushroom and onion gravy, mashed potatoes or rice, and a seasonal vegetable.


  • Don't overcook cube steak, otherwise it will become tough.